Do you ever stop and think about how fortunate each and every one of us are to be able to gift the gift of Spa? There is that magical moment in every spa when your guests allow themselves to relax and be pampered. By the time the Spa is over, the same uptight, high-strung guest who walked in the door is walking out a different person all because of you. It doesn't get any better than that.
When it comes to pampering, there is no one that deserves it more than a mother. I recall, with the greatest admiration, the sacrifices that my mother made for our family. It was no secret that she was the backbone of our family. As I think back on those years growing up, I wish I knew then what I know now. I wish she had known a BeautiControl Consultant who could help her pamper and relax. I can only imagine what an hour of pure escape would be like for her.
You have that power. Often, we get wrapped up in the logistics of "selling" and running a business and we forget that we are giving our guests something that no other company can give them. You are providing a one-of-a-kind experience that can start a long-term client relationship. You can't, however, create that pampering experience for your guests if you don't take time and pamper yourself. As women, it is not your nature to take some "me time". If you are a mother, you certainly don't take "me time". There is an old saying that rings true..."you can't give a drink from an empty glass", meaning that unless you take time to relax and recharge, it is impossible to effectively give to others.
With that being said, I have a 2-part homework assignment for each of you this weekend. The first part will take only 1 hour. It doesn’t matter what time of morning, evening or night, but each one of us has to carve out just one hour to ourselves to pamper ourselves.
Ok, so here is what this involves:
First, you let everyone in the house hear loud and clear that you are going to take 1 hour to yourself. You have heard the old saying, “If mamma ain’t happy, then no one’s happy”? Well, no truer words were ever spoken. You inform all the children…yes, including the husband who can be the biggest child of all when it comes to being a little needy, that unless there is blood, they are to leave you alone. No phone calls, no “mommy I’m hungry”, no “honey where are my socks”, nada! This is your tiny slice of heaven and you are absolutely not to be disturbed.
Next, you light candles and put the all around your tub. Now, I don’t know what it is about candles, but they make “me time” just a bit more exotic, wouldn’t you agree. Round up all the candles you can find. They don’t have to match, this is about you. Light them and put them all around the bathroom.
Next, you need music. It doesn’t matter what kind of music, just make sure that it is something that helps you relax. Turn it up loud enough to drown out cartoons, CNN, the children, your husband pacing outside the bathroom door or any other sounds of reality that might cause you to feel guilty about taking time for yourself.
Now, using your BC Spa Facial products, remove all your makeup and put on your favorite mask. We have so many to choose from, so pick the one that best fits what you are looking for:
- Detoxifying – BC Spa Detoxifying Clay Masque
- Moisturizing – Warming Trend Green Tea Mask
- Resurfacing – BC Spa Resurfacing Peel
Now, fill the tub with water and pour in your favorite bath additive:
- BC Spa Body Therapeutic Bath Minerals or BC Spa Detoxifying BathTherma Del So Detoxifying Bath Soak
Next, get your favorite scrub:
- Herbal Serenity Show of Hands (great in the bath…the peppermint and other oils helps to condition the water and works just as great as a body scrub as it does on the hands)
- Spa Sugar or Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Now, turn off the lights, get in the tub, relax and completely turn off your brain. No job, no kids, no to-do lists, nothing! Let yourself think of absolutely nothing!
I promise you, when you emerge from your momentary hibernation, you will be so renewed, refreshed and revitalized that you family will not recognize you.
Now, for the second part of your homework assigment...pay it forward. In honor of Mother's Day, find one woman that needs the gift of Spa. Trust me, it won't be difficult to find a mom that needs to experience the power of the human touch. Maybe contact all of your clients who are moms and offer them a special gift with their next purchase. One small gesture of kindness and the gift of relaxation could be one of the most amazing things that she has ever experienced.
I wish each and every one of you a very Happy Mother's Day. Give yourself and another lucky mom the gift of Spa this weekend. The life you change might just be yours.