Friday, August 26, 2016

The Importance of Selfcare When Life Gets Stressful

This is a sponsored post by Groupon. As always, all opinions are mine.

Life can get stressful. I’m in the middle of preparing for a new academic year, Andy is working long hours, the kid is getting used to a new school year (and getting up and out the door on time is NOT easy), and on top of it I injured my right elbow a few weeks ago and despite my hopes, it’s not getting better on its own.

Over the years, I have learned to make sure to take a break and do something for myself when life gets especially hectic. It seems counterintuitive to add something else to your schedule when you are busy, but I have found that whenever I take care of myself for an hour or two, I’m much more productive - and relaxed - afterward.

That’s just what I did earlier this week when I decided to get an extra fancy pedicure that included a hot stone massage and aromatherapy oils. After the pedicure, I felt relaxed, and I LOVED the way my toes turned out! I picked a dark red nail color, which means I guess I have started to transition my toes into fall!

Pedicure
 
Unfortunately, pampering yourself can get a bit pricy, and I can’t afford as many pedicures, massages, and yoga and barre classes as I’d like. One way to be able to afford a special treatment a bit more often is by using Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons. With a Groupon, I have gotten as much as 75% off the original price, which makes a $100+ massage a lot more affordable, and therefore allows me to indulge in a treatment more often.

I also love that a Groupon gives me the chance to test out a new salon or spa without a huge financial investment. In fact, I used a Groupon to find my current hair stylist many years ago. I think it was meant to be as I absolutely love her...

Questions: How do you take care of yourself when life gets stressful? When was the last time you got a pedicure and/or massage?

Be well,
Andrea

20 comments:

  1. I love this! It's so true! I had a very stressful week myself, with my blog being down, getting my son ready for pre-school, etc. I had no time for myself and I wish I did the same as you and got a pedi! Sometimes we just need to do something for ourselves -- so true!
    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! I can only imagine how stressful your week must have been with your blogging issues and everything else! And, yes, taking some time and doing something for yourself in the midst of the chaos is definitely a good idea...

      Hope you are having a wonderful day, too. Happy Weekend!

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  2. I do the same, give myself extra time to do what I love and alone time, that's how I recharge.
    Love your nail color.

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    1. Me time is so important... Thanks, Coco!

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  3. A fancy pedicure is a nice way to treat yourself! Great color!

    Mary

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  4. I agree, you have to take care of yourself so you are recharged! It really makes a difference! Love your deep red pedi!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks, Jill! Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  6. I always forget to check groupon for these things!!
    I just got a pedi a week ago with a darker color for fall. But I'll probably leave them naked for the winter---then they don't seem to get yellow as much!
    Don't they always look so nice when someone else does them?
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I've gotten some great deals using Groupons; I don't always check either, but I should!

      A change of color is fun, isn't it? And, yes, my own pedicures never look as nice...

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  7. Taking a little time for yourself is important, and pampering always seems to be a great way to destress. I love using Groupon for finding great deals.
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Yes, so important! I love that I can indulge a lot more (and feel less guilty, which I shouldn't, I know) when using Groupons...

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  8. Taking time for ourselves is so important when the wheels start to come off the bus! A mani/pedi is always a nice treat, I also love a restorative yoga class (bet Groupon has a few of those as well!). Thank you for the reminder to take better care of ourselves!
    XO
    Suzanne
    www.AskSuzanneBell.com

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    1. Yes, I have just been looking at different yoga classes. Restorative yoga classes in particular are such a great way to recharge!

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  9. I need to check out Groupon more often. I'm all in for pampering.

    Hope your elbow starts to feel better soon!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! I will do just about anything to avoid going to the doctor, but I think it's about time...

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  10. We need to pamper ourselves sometimes when live gets to stressful. Your feet ate looking very good btw! I had a stressful price, and then I get easily sick so I have to watch that very carefully. But now I am on a holiday! And when weer get back I will treat myself on a day shopping! That will do the trick!

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    1. Yes, taking care of ourselves is so important! I'm glad you are on vacation now and are getting to relax!

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