I must admit I’m not much of a spa girl, so when I was given a gift certificate to a fancy-pantsy spa, I didn’t quite know what to expect.  I write about my spa faux pas in Day 30.  Boy was I embarrassed! 

But now that I’m learning from my mistakes, I’m sure I’ll enjoy going to a spa in the future again.  If I can get a good deal!  The frugal in me says, “Just take a hot bath at home, ask your husband for a massage, and save the $100!” 

I give some ideas for creating a spa day at home for cents in my book.  You’ll want to de-clutter an area of your home to create a “relaxation station.”  This will probably be your bathroom/bedroom, or maybe the sofa of your family room. 

Put on some relaxing music.  Piano.  Acoustic guitar.  Praise music.  Whatever you find relaxing. 

You can soak your feet.  Do a sugar scrub on your hands.  Lay down with a favorite book.  Lay down and catch some zzz’s. 

Don’t forget to turn off the ringer of the phone.  If you relax for even 15 minutes, you will feel rejuvenated.  Let’s face it.  We seldom make time for ourselves, but this little 15 minute luxury could do wonders to de-stress.  And that’s priceless.

Arlene Pellicane

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