/ 24.8.10 / 14 Comments / beauty , Flylady , healthy living
FlyLady Tips: How Do You Like Best to be 'Pampered'?
Getting a Manicure
Do you take the time to 'pamper' yourself at all...and if not..why not? I am the world's worst for not doing this. I love watching movies with Dear Hubby and going out on dates to play pool, watch airplanes, or just visit over dinner. But until my dear daughter took me out (with her very first paycheck) for a mommy-daughter date, and tricked me into a pedicure, I'd never even considered something like that. I don't buy lotions and potions. I get enough as gifts. (Are they hinting at something here?) :o)
I have other ways to enjoy myself, but it's very easy for me to neglect things like heels, toes, and nails. Thank goodness, I have a daughter who seems to instinctively understand that if you don't care for yourself, you won't have the energy to care for others.
She's the one who reminds me and encourages me to eat healthy. She's right too! One reason I have so much energy is that I eat right (most of the time) and feel fantastic!
What about a new hair do? I 'splurge' once ever six months and pay for a perm at Wal-mart of all places. With a perm my hair ends up looking curly and full rather than thin and whispy and ready to go with just a wash, some mousse, and some scrunching.That's yet another secret as to how I do so much. I don't spend a lot of time in the bathroom with make-up and hair. Check out my post on how to streamline this process if you want to learn more.
I now love pedicures because you get more bang for your buck than when having a manicure. I guess I'm not as hard on my toes as my hands--Ha! I don't even grow out my fingernails because it interferes with my guitar playing. But I do take care of them more than I used to. Rebekah has the most beautiful nails I know of. She says it's because she eats right. That is one of the most profoundly simple and accurate truths about nails, hair and even skin that I have ever heard of.
Eating right fixes a lot--your skin tone, nails, hair, complexion. Drinking water helps keep acne under control.
Pampering yourself is really just taking care of your body and your mind. Getting enough sleep, drinking water, eating well, and keeping up your morale and attitude by dressing nice and getting fixed up in the morning. And like my friend Gloria always says..."Take some time to smell the roses!" In other words, she's the best for reminding me to slow down and not get too rushed.
I love getting things done, but I'm always so glad when Rebekah says, "Hey Mom, how about tea?" Just taking time to relax and sip a cup of tea with a friend is one way to pamper yourself that won't hurt. Self-indulgence almost always backfires in the long run...but pampering, in moderation, can help you be so much more productive in the long run.
I want to look nice but I'm not out to win a beauty contest, of course. It's really counter-productive to be excessively worried about these things but at the same time we don't want to be careless about our appearance either. I think each of us can find a happy medium. We want most of our beauty to come from within...right? A smile is the best thing you can do to make yourself beautiful..but there are a few other things you can do too. :o)
So...how about a bubble bath..or a home pedicure? You don't have to go to a salon. You just have to take some time to take care of you. :o)
What is your favorite way to be 'pampered'?
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a great price. Therefore honor God with your body.I Corinthians 6:18