Per Cedi, she requested that I do more posts on pampering and taking care of yourself as a BW.
We as BW live in a very harsh world that tends to try to break us down from head to toe, and seeks to suck our mind, body and spirit dry.
Well not this sista! I won’t lie and say that when I see and read the things affecting the BW collective it doesn’t bother me or get to me. But I have ways and things I do in my life to help me deal with any kind of stress or “traumas” from daily life that bring me back to a place of peace.
I think self care is a very important topic because BW are constantly giving and doing for everyone and always seem to neglect ourselves. Rarely do we get reciprocation from those we sacrifice everything for. SO I would advise many BW to get it where she can even if she has to pay for it.
I am very big on pampering myself and I have monthly and bi weekly “rituals” of pampering that I have been doing consistently for the last year and a half.
First. I get massages every 2 weeks. Luckily I found a great massage therapist that works in a chiropractic office and the massages are very reasonable. But she is also EXCELLENT. I don’t know if I can ever pay over $100 at a spa where I know I will not get the same type of massage that I get at my massage therapists. I pay $75 and that includes tip. They just started a package deal where you get a $50 break on one session. This is good for the body, mind and spirit.
Second. I get facials every 4 weeks CONSISTENTLY. I happen to have found a great skin care lady who is Ukranian and she has a skincare spa. Once again I pay a very reasonable price for excellent facials. She has all kinds of awesome facials. I also get microdermabrasion as well. I can get two types of treatments for under $150 or just one treatment from $100-115. SO worth it.
Third. I have a fitness trainer I go to 3 times a week, every week.
Fourth. I get a mani/pedi like clockwork every 2 weeks.
These are the things that I have made a staple in my life and they help so much with me feeling and even looking my best. I pray there will never be a day that I have to give up any of these things because I realize how important they are to my mind, body, spirit.
I want to start getting into meditation as I have heard that is great for clearing the clutter in your head. I tend to get very overwhelmed with a lot in my life and I feel meditation would help tremendously. I just have to find a place/person that can teach me how to do this. So that is what I all be looking into next.
What are some of the things that you ladies do to feel and look your best?