My Spa Secret
Be it a hot stone massage, a Swedish massage, or a any other massage therapy, I have one little secret that makes my experience all the more relaxing, and hence, more rewarding.
Get there 10 minutes early.
Many of us work stressful jobs, some hunched over a keyboard for more long hours during the day. We get stressed, we get tensed, and once in a while, it’s nice to get these knots kneaded out of our bodies. For myself, massage therapy is super relaxing, and I like to meet up with a girlfriend for a spa date, every once in a while.
Usually I am rushing in at the last minutes, and super strung out to get to my relaxing session. Kind of silly, isn’t it? Even though I don’t do it all the time, I make a more conscious effort to get to these appointments early. It really relaxes me and gives me a few minutes to wind down, and transition from the work day to a moment to relax.
Applying the idea to all events.
I am also trying to apply this concept to other parts of my life. Last week, I went to my volleyball game early, and got to chat with some teammates before the game. It’s nice to not have to worry about letting people down, if my team doesn’t have enough people to start.
One of the guys commented on people cutting it too close to the game, “If you don’t have 10 minutes to spare, so that you can arrive early [for an event], then you probably haven’t gotten your priorities straight.”
Do you like arriving early? And if you are one of the people who cut it too close, where are you spending your ten minutes?