This week is about those Guilty Pleasures and Self Pampering Stories...
In the midst of the busyness of our lives we tend to get overwhelmed by it that we forget ourselves. Most of us are inclined to look out for others first, yet we deserve to look for ourselves as much or even more. I believe we do!
In fact we all need to learn to pamper ourselves and not just in times when we are stressed.
So for this week, we're going to share each other's self pampering stories...from little pleasures to guilty pleasures!
As most of you know I work on a graveyard shift and it has been almost 3 years now! My work is quite stressful...with all factors considered. (Which I'd rather not dwell today!)
If there is one thing I learned through time, it's about us taking care of ourselves...pampering them and loving them, for no one else is obliged to do that for us. So today I'd like to share to you
1. I am a massage slave!
Every Saturday IT Guy and I go for a massage. Most of the time I'd opt for a Thai Massage since I love being stretched and all...and sometimes we'd go for a Swedish/Shiatsu massage! Below is an old photo of me enjoying my massage. I'd love to show the Thai Massage but I don't think they allow photos inside...LOL
There are times when I get too tired that I have to request masseuse to come to the house even on weekdays!
2. Few trips to the Spa...
Hand in hand with my addiction to massage is my once in awhile trip to the Spa. I know to some massage is equal to Spa...but not for me! There are times, and this is like once a month or every 6 weeks...or when I just feel like it, that we go to Spa and get body scrub...facial...foot spa etc!
3. Having a lazy day!
Now, this is kind of vague I know...but my definition of this are any of the following --
- staying in bed 'til 11AM, brunch in bed...not caring if I have brushed my hair...going around the house in my pajamas...watching movies 'til dinner time!
Part of my weekends are more or less spent this way...after all, working at night is quite draining, so there are times I feel I need to recharge by getting so much sleep!
- staying at my tub! LOL
I can drown myself in hot water...
Or getting a tea or milk bath! Milk bath is something I used to do regularly...like every weekend when I was in my teens...it changed when I visited some poor communities in College...though I still get to have this on rare occasions!
- going to my favorite coffee shop...blogging (writing and reading blogs!)...reading books...sipping my favorite mocha...enjoying the warmth of the sun...enjoying nature!
Like this one...
Here are more photos of my favorite coffee shop. There you can see the view from where I sit.
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Wish you all a great week!