Have YOUR Day

I have been longing for MY day for a while.  I have squeezed in massages (50-80 minutes) but not set aside a full day for me in approx. 1.5 years.  So, that is what I did last week.  I spent a full day, 8 hours at the spa at the MGM Grand Detroit.  The day began with my making my fruit smoothie…raw oatmeal, fresh strawberries, blueberries, banana, and vanilla yogurt with ice.  I drank that and arrived at the spa at 11 a.m.  I put on my robe, spotted out a cabana and put my items on it, and then took out my book (The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner) and read until I fell asleep.  I then decided to switch gears and read my Fundraising Management book.  After about an hour of reading I decided to put on my headphones and listen to jazz; exactly what I needed to put me in the best mood.

Just after doing that, I ordered my soup and salad and enjoyed it!  Shortly after I was called for the first portion of my spa services…80-minute sports massage.  Unfortunately, due to extensive knots in my back (due to sleeping crazy and stress), my massage wasn’t relaxing.  It took the full 80 minutes to get the knots out.

After the massage, I went into the steam room and got ready for my facial.  After my facial, I into the Jacuzzi and enjoyed my last hour at the spa (hour 8).  While in the Jacuzzi, I started thinking about how much more often I need to do that for myself.  I spend a lot of time moving full force with my career, but don’t take the time out to physically and mentally take care of me.  Without good health, and physical and mental freedom, I won’t be able function, keep pressing on with my goals and be successful.

Do the same, I swear it’s a worth-while investment!!!

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