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Busy = stress = Time out



November is one of the busiest times in the beauty industry with December just around the corner when everyone wants to be booked in before Christmas.

Last week I had an amazing time-out of 90 minutes – a beautiful body treatment where I was exfoliated with a ginger delicious Sothys body scrub, removal was with hot compresses then follow-up by a relaxation full-body massage with essential oils. My skin felt silky smooth and I felt deeply relaxed.

What an indulgence. Who does this at the busiest time in their schedule, right? Well, I normally don't, but it was the best thing ever. I have never felt so relaxed and balanced – fit and ready for December!

It reminded me how important it is to take time out for yourself. It might not be a body treatment that is your thing, instead you might benefit more from a walk on the beach for an indulgent time out. Whatever centres you is what you need when life is busy and sometimes a little crazy.

We all need a little bit of stress in our life, it helps us to be productive, however it is amazing to take time out, to stop the busyness and enjoy the crazy busy Christmas rush and refocus.

I wish you a happy and healthy Christmas, I hope you get to spend it with family or friends, I hope that you take some time for yourself by having a relaxing body treatment or whatever works for you.

Merry Christmas.

n Alex Donald is owner of Pure Essence Face & Body Clinic and has worked in the beauty industry for 20 years. Online pureessence.co.nz.


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