My friend recently had her annual medical test run. All those test that are needed at the mid-century years, were taken. The advice the doctor gave her was that he felt most women held in their stress. This naturalistic doctor advises his patients, before prescriptions, to try to manage stress in varies natural forms. One of his suggestions for women to release their stress is spa day. Massages were at the top of his de-stress advice.
We both looked at each other and said, "Yeah, RIGHT!" We both talked about all the issues that would keep us from de-stressing in this manner....money and time and family. We also discussed that we needed to learn from his advise. Walking is free...having a spa day at home, not massage, was also a possibility.
This is where my thoughts had gone in my head on this free morning. So off to the bathroom I went to have my own, de-stress, spa day. I looked into my drawer to find a spa packet, for my face, a gift from how knows how long ago. I looked down at my toes and fingers, yes!!!, they needed attention and color. I started the water in my shower. Calgon take me away commercial playing in my head, I stepped in. Surely the facial mask would remove the years of neglect. Surely my husband would notice all the time I am taking to beautify myself. Surely the stress would wash down the drain with the water.
Now, as my friend would say....I was setting myself up for a disaster. Truth is, It NEVER Works for me, but today would be different.
Music played, my hair was washed and wrapped in a towel, I leaned back in my de-tox mixture water to relax. I grabbed the facial mask and slathered it all over my face. It was thick. It smelled wonderful. Now in my rush to enjoy my spa day I didn't put on my glasses...I didn't read the package. As I leaned back relaxing, covered in my orange facial mask, I thought, I didn't read what it said to do. I grabbed the packet. To my horror I could barely make out, Hair Mask!!!
OH, MY!!, what had I slathered all over my face? Oh, my, was I now going to look like a red tomato all broken out? Oh, MY!!! I began to scoop off the mask, but not to lose it, rubbed it onto my hair!!!
While I am furiously removing the mask, praying it will not strip off my face, the phone rings. YES, someone is in need! My college son's car didn't work and he needs me to pick him up, NOW!!!
I look down at my toes, my fingernails and realize, once again.............It NEVER Works for ME!
Now how does this de-stress anyone? Well I was laughing as I stepped out of the tub, still watching my face in the mirror. Thank goodness, my hair mask, didn't manifest in horror on my face. As for my hair, well I couldn't tell any benefit.
My husband never knew I had tried to make myself look beautiful for him. My college son never knew he had interrupted my "spa day". Stress-free, came with the realization of laughing at myself, and plans to one day...............one day.............actually paint my nails, and use a face mask.
Laughter is good like medicine and it is free!!!
Today, I have some free hours......................you think I ought to try again?????
I hope you have a stress-free, relaxing, refreshing weekend!