When was the last time that you visited a day spa? You know deep down you’d benefit tremendously, but you keep putting it off. Here are the top 3 reasons people procrastinate spa treatments (and why YOU shouldn’t fall for them).
1. Time “I really need a day at the spa, but I’m just so busy!”
Sound familiar? Ironically, this is when a spa treatment can do you the most good. If you constantly feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day, there is a good chance that you are overworked and stressed. A relaxing day at the spa (or even just a couple of hours pampering yourself) is likely to do you a world of good.
We know it’s tough to find the time to take care of yourself, but if there’s a will there’s a way! If you are a parent, hire a babysitter or ask a trusted friend or relative to watch over your children for a few hours. If you are employed full-time, look for day spas and salons in your area that have evening and weekend hours. Even if you are pressed for time, bump a spa visit to the top of your priority list!
2. Body Shame “There’s NO WAY I’m letting a stranger see me up close like this!”
Most of us go through periods of time when we feel more attractive or less attractive. The trouble is that often when we’re in the less attractive mode our reflex is to hibernate.
Whether you’re feeling “less-attractive” due to weight gain, what kind of shape your body is in, or those times when you are too busy to sleep, the bottom line is that waiting to feel better about yourself to do something you need is not a good way to live.
Don’t wait for the perfect weight, iron-toned muscles, and punch the bags-under-the eyes idea out of the water. If you are feeling unattractive, a visit to day spa is just what you need. We think that by the time you leave you’ll be ready to skip hibernation season and share your glowing self with the world!
3. Money “I can’t possibly excuse treating myself right now. Maybe for my next birthday…”
Change your perspective of a spa session from a “treat” to a “treatment.” There are proven health benefits of a massage and other spa treatments. So, consider not what a spa treatment will do to your purse – rather, consider what a spa treatment will do for you, and then budget it. The positive cost-benefit to spa treatments in that feeling good physically extends to other areas of our lives. When we feel good, we are overall happier, more productive, and satisfied with our lives.
Convinced, yet? Like anything good for you with no particular time frame, the best time to do it is…now. Go ahead, decide which spa treatment you’d like and book it, because if you don’t schedule now you’ll keep coming up with excuses for delaying it. Once you’re booked you can already start benefiting – by looking forward to that much needed day at the spa!