Ring in the New Year with a Spa Trip!
The holiday season can be a little frantic–holiday parties, gifts to give, children on their winter break, finding babysitters last minute to attend adult New Year’s parties–on top of all of your regularly scheduled activities compounded with these once-a-year events. Whew! Talk about exhaustion. As impossible as it may seem, you have to remember to take a moment for yourself and your body’s needs with some much-needed self-care, thereby boosting confidence and self-worth – all while conquering that post-holiday stress!
Ways to Relieve Stress
It is absolutely essential to your health and happiness that you take care of yourself, especially during the holiday season. A day of pampering inserted here and there throughout the holiday season can help you to come out the other side feeling happy, healthy and satisfied, rather than worn down, ill, and pulling out your hair from all the frustration and hectic schedules. To receive the ultimate benefits from such a day, consider including the following:
Plenty of sleep. Ignore the endless list of tasks that you feel you just have to get done and put yourself to bed early. Doctors widely recommend getting at least seven hours of sleep every night, and since the hours you get before midnight are more helpful than the ones you get after midnight, it is good to go to bed early. Whatever tasks you need to get done, they can wait until you’re well-rested. In fact, you may find they’re easier and faster to accomplish.
Exercise. While exercise is often the first thing to go, it is one of the most important things to continue when things get hectic. Good exercise gets your heart pumping and your endorphins flowing, which can help you have a better, more productive day. It can also help you to be more aware of what you’re eating, and eat better.
A pampering spa day. A trip to the spa can allow you to disconnect from your busy schedule and truly focus on self while receiving some much-needed spa services that can help to relax your body and your mind. Consider an invigorating facial, a stimulating massage, or soothing mani-pedi, or even all of the above. Leave the cell phone and laptop behind, bring along a friend or favorite book, and allow yourself to fully disconnect while you’re there. Whichever services you partake of, you are sure to walk away feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready to jump back into holiday planning and activities.
A date night. Whether you spend the night with a close friend, family member or significant other, a little time alone with someone you love can go a long way toward helping avoid a burnout.
Personal time. Whether you enjoy time alone at the spa, having a cup of tea, going for a walk or even reading a good book while taking a bubble bath, personal time can help you reset your battery during the busy holiday season.
Quiet time. If you take a moment to consider it, there is actually quite a lot of noise surrounding the holiday season between the music, busy streets, crowded shopping malls, full parties, and more. Take a moment to get away to a quiet, still location, breathe deeply, and relax in the quiet.
It’s so easy to get swept up in the excitement of the holiday season, but if you end up burnt out, you’re stripping away some of the pleasure that the season has to offer. Instead, take the time to pamper and take care of yourself so that you better enjoy the holidays all the way through.
All of these suggestions apply to any time of year, but especially during the holiday season you can practice these options, as well as a few specific to the stresses of the holiday season. Primarily those would be keeping a schedule, keeping to your budget, staying organized, and practicing self-care.
Relax with Botanica Day Spa
Hit the pause button on a hectic holiday schedule and make a spa day part of your ways of taking care of yourself! We can do all the work while you unwind with a manicure and makeup application for your holiday party, but why not start with a massage in our beautiful and serene day spa? Make self-care and confidence part of your new holiday routine! Call us at 727-441-1711 to book your appointment today!