Greetings Divas! I can't believe that we are on Day 10 of the Divas' Holiday Wish List series...but here we are! Today's gift idea gives me the opportunity to talk about an issue that too often plagues many Professional Divas: stress. One of the primary reasons I decided to start the Martini Chronicles almost three years ago was to relieve stress. The truth is that being a professional and dealing with the everyday ups and downs of Corporate America usually brings unintended and unwanted stress. Unfortunately, stress can have negative effects on your physical, emotional, and mental health. For example, chronic stress can trigger headaches, chest pain, and elevated blood pressure. Additionally, stress can be attributed to insomnia and alcohol/substance abuse, as well as physical aches and pains. And for professional women of child-bearing age, stress can also be a contributing factor in infertility. Needless to say, it is imperative that professional women find ways to avoid and relieve the daily stress we encounter.
Which brings me to today's gift idea. Why not get yourself, or a fellow Professional Diva, to a spa treatment!? Think about it...most high quality spas offer a variety of treatments that are designed to relax. Maybe it's a hot stone massage. Maybe a seaweed body wrap is more of your thing. Or maybe a facial. Pick a treatment...or two...or just stay the entire day and RELAX! The point of this gift idea is to take it easy and relieve some stress.
Looking for a good spa? Check out SpaFinder.com to find a spa near your, or a distant spa resort. You may want to make a weekend of it! Whichever treatment you choose, be sure to chill out!