A New Year brings promise, change and new beginnings. After chatting with friends, and clients the number one resolution (goals as I like to call them) more of us wish to take time for ourselves and eliminate people and situations that cause us frustrations and personal grief.
Taking time out for yourself can be as simple as 10-15 minutes to leaf through a magazine, sit in a quiet room and gather your personal thoughts or treat yourself to a latte or hot chocolate.
My personal favorite is to have a hot relaxing bath! Nothing makes me feel more relaxed then pouring in the bubbles, scooping in the mineral soak and dropping in a tub tea and waiting for the water to get to the right level! As the tub fills I make myself a tea ( sometimes my new favorite blueberry tea - the NON HERBAL kind) and hopping into my tub of bliss with either a great trash mag, after all when your own problems seem to be too much, reading the problems of the stars makes me feel normal!
My other favorite choice is the Food Network magazine, YES I find cooking relaxing!!, I sit and flip through the pages earmarking the recipes I will make over the weekend or next few weeks.
After a long day or when I am completely grumpy, stepping into my tub of bliss makes me a completely different person! Sometimes it is 20 minutes and sometimes it is an hour!
Set yourself a goal to do what you love and makes you happy at least once a week. If there is 7 days in a week and 24 hours in a day we deserve at least one hour of bliss a week!
Enjoy what you love!
Mindy Biggar is co-owner of The Spa West 9th Street.