How are you all? Good I hope.
Well, I've come to the conclusion that I tend not to see most plans through. When it comes down to it, I back out, or something happens that causes me not to go through with said plan. SO! I've decided to do something about it. Say yes more and do it anyway.
I've always applied the scripture Psalm 15:4 to other people. It reads:
In whose eyes a vile person is despised, But he honors those who fear the Lord; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change.
How I interpret the highlighted part of this scripture is that, if I tell someone I'm going to do something, no matter what it costs me, I must fulfil that promise.
Problem is, when it comes to keeping my word to myself, I have no problem not fulfilling it. It's only me right? Wrong! We tend to see ourselves and our promises to ourselves as less important than others, and that's very wrong of us. One of the things I'm learning as I get older is that my obligations to myself come first. If I don't love myself first, I won't know how to love others. After all, the famous scripture says: You shall love your neighbour as yourself (Matthew 22:39). Meaning you have to love yourself first to know what love looks like right? Right.
So this year I've decided to say yes to myself more often. To love on myself more regularly. So far, so loving it!
One of the "yes" things I've been doing is forcing myself to socialise more, putting myself out there. To my friend's surprise, I've become a rather outgoing person. Hoorah! And I'm enjoying it.
Another "yes" thing thus far this year is I recently went on a spa weekend break with my friends. It was amazing! I felt like "what have I been doing all this while??" I haven't been living! So much so that I am budgeting some sort of spa break on a quarterly basis. It's now a must!
The spa hotel we went to was very accommodating. The staff were incredibly polite and helpful. Although it was busy, we were made to feel as though we were their only guests. Seriously, their customer service was just amazing! For me, customer service is 75% of the whole deal. I can't stand bad customer service. So I was very impressed. Their facilities were also pretty amazing. The rooms were luxurious. Their spa facilities were on point. Everything on "fleek". Lol. The only thing that let them down was their menu. There wasn't much variety, but it was ok. The menu wouldn't stop me from going back there because everything else was really, really good.
The package we chose included one spa treatment. I chose the Swedish Full Body Massage. It. Was. A-mazing!
Here are some pictures of my weekend.
The content of the Swedish Full Body Massage. Left me feeling like I was floating on air.
Entrance of the Spa Hotel.
My room for the weekend. I shared with one of my friends and we had an adjoining room. A very good idea.
Some of the products left out for us.
Enjoying good lighting in the bathroom.
Our bathroom. Nice and spacious.
Me by the pool, just before my spa treatment.
Me, just after my spa treatment. One hour went by too quickly!!
Dinner in the evening.
Spa hotel details: Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa, booked via: www.alexanderhotels.co.uk.
So I said all of that to say, love on yourself! Say yes to yourself (stop the deprivation!!) And enjoy your life!!
Until next time peeps!