Friday, 8 April 2011
Extraordinary Indulgence, Kindness or Care
Today was a really nice day. My daughter and I went to the spa for pedicures and lunch using gift certificates which made it even better. We then had a few errands to run and I needed to take my Mom for an appointment after that.
It feels really good to get a pedicure. I just love going to the spa or for a massage. I need to do more of this, not necessarily going out but even just taking time and making the effort to pamper myself. Pampering is defined as to treat or gratify with excessive indulgence, kindness or care. I think that the "excessive" part has negative connotations and in my own personal definition, I will substitute in "extraordinary". Isn't it a lovely thought to do something extraordinary for yourself for no defined reason.
I have a basic weekly plan that I try to follow to keep my life somewhat organized and get things done. I'm going to incorporate "Pampering" into this because if I don't have a plan, it just won't end up happening. Life's just too busy and it's pretty easy to put off or not even think of doing extraordinary things for myself. I'm also going to incorporate this into my budget, not that it will always involve spending a lot of money but I would like to have some money available for this so I can do it without feeling guilty, again because it is part of the plan.
I already have an idea for a pampering activity. I really enjoy going to live shows or plays so I'm going to do some research, choose one and plan a night out. Ordinarily I wouldn't spend money on a play or if I did, I would feel really guilty for wasting that money as I would definitely categorize a play as an extraordinary indulgence. I still do these things on occasion but don't fully enjoy them because they aren't well planned, organized and/or didn't have money allocated for it. Now I will plan them, budget for them and of course, blog about them. What fun!