It is funny how a trip to the spa for most people is a relaxing, therapeutic event. They arrive, they leave all their worries and troubles at the door; peeling off the grime of the work week and submerging themselves into bliss and oblivion. Right?
So how come when I win a PHENOMENAL spa package (yup, $10,000 worth!!) when I finally start to go for my appointments, I find myself brainstorming marketing ideas, worrying about my daughter's next medical treatment detail or blasting through a yet to be written to-do list in my brain while my lovely masseuse is working on my shoulder knots? Do any of you have that problem? Is this normal? Never being able to turn off the runaway train or sit still for that matter?
Somewhere between my full body massage and my honey-papaya body scrub I realized that if I didn't derail this bad-ass train; I was going to "work" throughout my entire first day of relaxation and pampering, albeit lying down on a spa massage table; but my brain was still working full tilt!
So I started to focus on my breathing, then I forced myself to relax every muscle from my toes to my nose. Then I focused on the music, then on the fabulous fingers melting the stress out from between my shoulder blades...and you know what happened? I RELAXED! My whole body turned to jelly, I think I morphed or oozed into the table itself. I cannot remember the last time I was actually able to truthfully, completely, thoroughly relax!
I put all my agenda items into "park", I shoved my unanswered email list out of my head and I laid back and enjoyed every delicious minute of my Honey-Papaya Scrub,Rub & Float. If you have not heard of this (I hadn't either), and if you are fortunate enough to live in Calgary, check out www.tobesublime.com and ask for the Nurturing Body Float (and ask for Casey, she is lovely!) I won't even begin to try and explain it here but it is a relaxing, hot, detoxifying, AMAZING experience that I will definitely be doing again!
My point being, don't wait to reward and pamper yourself. Yes, you can be a busy, successful business owner with a blessed and bustling company (or two or three!); just don't forget to balance it with some downtime....and if you just cannot turn off that brain of yours, go visit Sublime Energy Spa on 17th Ave SW and just ask Casey to turn down the lights; then let her massage your to-do list away!
Leah Chevallier, serial entrepreneur in the Juvenile Industry sharing insight, success and 18 years of award winning retail experience! Took $2000 Micro-credit loan and turned it into $30 million!