I’ve just been for a pedicure. Some of you might be saying ‘yes….and so?’, others might be thinking ‘how extravagant’.
I’m thinking self nurture. The polish was shellac so I know whatever bashing into things I do the polish will look wonderful for many weeks (and probably months to come). I could have spent that £30 on other things – food shopping, money towards the gas bill but I chose to spend it on myself in what is for me one of the most luxurious beauty treatments. I could have done it myself however, it never ever looks the way the girls at the nail bar do it (does it?!)
This was pure self nurture. I sat in my own little world having chosen my polish. Barely a word was exchanged between me and the technician. Her instructions were simply hand gestures. I was being looked after, my feet scrubbed and massaged, nails trimmed and shaped and then expertly polished.
There would have been a time when I wouldn’t have done this. It would have been too expensive, or too self indulgent, or too frivolous. It would have been ‘something that other women do but not me.’
It needn’t be a pedicure but I ask you to share your acts of self nurture with me. And I mean your deliberate acts of self nurture.
What do you do or could you do to show yourself how much you value and love yourself?