Remember to Rest

16 November 2015

My past couple weekends have been spent in super good company. Last Saturday I met up with the lovely Beth from The City Dweller. She has a great blog that puts a spotlight on Atlanta and all it's glory, and after like a year of following each other we were finally able to meet in person. More meet-ups are sure to come!

This past Saturday, on the other hand, was mainly spent alone, and it was WONDERFUL. Cue a post about me, me, me, and how great it was to some things for myself.

For starters, I got to experience sleeping in past 9am for the first time in a long while, and I woke up to the smell of bacon and eggs, which might actually be the best way to wake up in the mornings. A day of self-care was on the menu. I lounged around until noon and then headed out for a hot yoga class. It was a gorgeous day. After like a week straight of rain, and drizzly, overcast skies, the sun finally came out to play again. The antique store next door to the yoga studio was going out of business, so I stopped in for a peek after my hot and sweaty vinyasa flow. Afterwards I came home, took a long, hot shower, and gave my hair a much needed good deep-conditioning. THEN *rubs palms together* I made my way to a new spa.

I know it's no-shave November, but when Living Social has a waxing and eyebrow threading special for $19, at a place that has stellar reviews on Yelp, and you haven't treated or pampered yourself in a while... see where I'm going? Straight to Wax Thread and Scissors. And I was so happy with their service that I left my own stellar review on Yelp. (Ladies, definitely worth a visit if you're ever in Kennesaw). I swear I walked out the door with Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" playing in the background.

:)

A quick visit to the grocery store was up next, and then back home to relax for a bit. Raven then decided to show her human the proper form for downward facing dog.



She really does this stretch multiple times a day, and now I actually think about my dog while I'm at any yoga class. Crazy!



I spent the latter part of the afternoon at the nail salon getting a manicure. A MANICURE! This is a big deal. I hadn't gotten a manicure in like two years, and that's not an exaggeration. I always wrote it off as an unnecessary expense. Why pay someone to trim, file, and paint my nails when I can do it myself? Why even bother when they'll just get messed up again in a week? Nail care has never been a priority for me, and I loathe the sitting and waiting game they make me play when I do decide to go. To my surprise, there was no line, no wait! I walked in, picked a color, sat down, and the little lady went right to work. About 30 minutes later I was happily out the door and on my way to grab some food.

Saturday evening was spent on the couch, catching up on some shows. I ended up running a bunch of errands on Sunday, so it's a good thing I took that me-day. I can't begin to properly emphasize the importance of taking some time to yourself to do things for yourself - outside of the house. Even if you're just taking a couple hours to sip on a latte as Starbucks while you flip through a magazine, the feelings of refreshment are well worth the overpriced drink. I had gotten so caught up in responsibilities, and cooking, and cleaning up, and making sure the bills are paid, and organizing my schedule, etc., that I the only time I actually rested my mind was when I was sleep. I'm making it a point to come home from work, sit down, and chill for at least 10 minutes before I get up and do anything else or go anywhere else.

That's my one, single goal for this week: remember to rest.



8 comments

  1. OMG, it sounds like you had such a restorative and productive weekend! Quality alone time is sooo important to make time for because it's so easy to get caught up in the "go, go, go" of life. So glad you were able to find some time to treat yo self :)

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    1. Why do we sometimes feel guilty for treating ourselves?! I need to do it more often lol

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  2. I love a good productive weekend to myself. Time is something you definitely can't get back and you have to take advantage every chance you get.

    I've been on the hunt for a good waxing place. Looks I need to put my big girl pants on just travel out for good service and stop being cheap and lazy lol.

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    1. Do visit! It's well worth more than what they're charging on the living social special. Let me know of you want me to forward you the link!

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  3. Sounds like you had a great weekend! There's nothing like being pampered & just taking time out for yourself! It is important. . have a ggreat weekend!

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  4. This post made me smile :) Love it!

    xx

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  5. Firstly, I love your blog's design! So crisp and clean, I can't get enough of it. Now that that's out of the way (haha!), it sounds like you had a day full of things that made YOU feel good. Days like this are so necessary. Sounds like a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you! I literally spent months trying to find something that fit this space perfectly, so I'm glad it's getting noticed! :) Is it bad that I already want another day like this? How many is too many in a year? Lol

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