5 Reasons Why A Spa Night Is Essential To Your Sanity

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Stress is a huge part of my day.  Between running my own little blog/business, finishing my education, and managing a long distance marriage, my days can become pretty overwhelming sometimes.  It’s stressful to try balancing so many things at one time, so I do my best to find a way to relax at the end of the day.  Spa nights are a huge lifesaver and are essential to my sanity.

About once a week, on a night when I’m not so busy, I take a break from work and take some time to really pamper myself.  This might include an extra long shower or bubble bath, giving myself a mani/pedi, trying a new face mask, or even treating myself to DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut. Every busy woman needs a little time to herself every once in a while.  Unplug, turn on some music, clear your mind and just relax.  Here are five reasons why a good spa day is important to every busy woman’s sanity!

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It’s a great way to disconnect.

I’m connected to my iPhone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  All day, every day.  Since I both work and go to school online, sometimes there’s just no way to get around it.  My phone is constantly being blown up with emails, text messages, phone calls, and other miscellaneous messages from all my social media platforms.  It can be overwhelming.  But it’s so important to take some time to disconnect every once in a while.  A spa day is the perfect way to do this.

They can detoxify your body.

If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t spend as much time as you should on taking care of your skin.  I completely get it.  I use a great body wash in the shower and sometimes I’ll put on lotion.  I don’t always remember to take my makeup off before bed or anything either.  These things can actually be bad for your skin.  A lot of spa treatments deep clean and moisturize your skin.  Scrubs and facials rid your skin of impurities so that your skin is left feeling soft, smooth, and healthy.  So sometimes it’s good to focus on your skin a bit more and purify your body through a detox.  This can even help boost your immune system!

Relieves stress.

Everyone deals with stress in one form or another and it’s just not good for your health.  Stress can lead to many other health problems such as headaches, anxiety, muscle soreness, and so much more.  It’s important to find ways to manage your stress and relax every once in a while so that your body and mind can be happy and healthy.

A sense of renewal.

 I don’t know about you, but I always feels so refreshed and renewed after a night spa day.  Even after just painting my nails or taking any amount of time away from my MacBook and iPhone.  It’s a great way to hit to reset button and spend some time reflecting on your life.  You can focus on your personal development as well as your mental and physical health.  You’ll feel so much more energized ready to conquer anything life throws at you.

They’re fun.

All the health reasons aside, spa days are just plain fun!  I love spending a night making myself feel extra clean and pretty.  And like I said above, I always come back feeling a million times better and ready to take on the world!

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I’m sure you all have someone in your life who could benefit from a great spa night, so why not pass it along?  A few Christmases ago, I created a gift in a jar for my sisters and they were a huge hit!  It was super simple and quick to do even with my hectic work schedule.  Here’s how to create this easy gift idea!

Step 1: Gather your materials.

This gift idea is so simple that the majority of it is just finding the products to go in it!  So first and foremost, you need a jar.  This can be any size or color that you want it to be.

Next you need to find all the spa products you want!  You want smaller, travel size products so that they all fit neatly inside the jar.  My jar includes face masks, lotions, bath salts, body butter, a loofa, nail filers, nail polish, and more!  I also tried to stick with a bit of a color scheme as well.  I chose a lot of green and blue products to make it feel more spa-like.

Lastly, you need some tasty treats to snack!  DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut is always a great option when you’re looking for a “better for you” indulgence.  I’m a huge snacker and love to treat myself to chocolate every once in a while so one of my top new year’s resolutions for 2016 is to make better choices when it comes to snacking. With DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut, I can snack on my chocolate without having to worry too much.  I’m still right on track with my goals!  

Not only is it better for you, but it also comes in so many amazing flavors which makes it the perfect spa night treat.  The ones I chose are DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almond, DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberries, and DOVE® Roasted Almonds covered in Dark Chocolate.  Other great flavors include:

  • DOVE® Dark Chocolate Strawberry & Cocoa Almond
  • DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew
  • DOVE® Dark Chocolate Cranberries
  • DOVE® Dark Chocolate Cherries
  • DOVE® Roasted Almonds covered in Milk Chocolate

There’s a great option for just about anyone in your life!  You can find these in your local Walmart, in the special DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut in store display.  If you use this coupon, you can get $1.00 off two or more bags!

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Step 2: Arrange your products.

Now that you’ve gathered all of your materials, you now have to find a nice way to arrange them inside the jar.  Think of it like a gift basket.  Since the jar is clear, everything should fit neatly so that it looks nice for the person receiving it.  They should be able to look at it and see what’s inside before even opening it up.

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Step 3: Decorate the jar.

If needed, this can be done before putting the products inside.  You can be as creative as you want, or if you’re not big on DIY projects, you can leave it as is!  You could add some bows or ribbon or attach a little card.  Get as creative as you want!  This is a great time to really personalize it.

Step 4: Deliver!

Lastly, it’s time to deliver your gift to the deserving woman in your life!  A gift idea like this can be done for any holiday or special occasion and can be personalized to fit whoever it is that you’re giving it to.

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What do you do to de-stress and relax?  Do you add DOVE® Chocolate Fruit and Nut to your spa days?

  • I need a spa day! Too bad we don’t live near each other! We could do a “blogger spa day” haha.

    • Ooooo a blogger spa day would be awesome!! haha I do virtual blogger coffee dates through Skype sometimes with friends, but never a spa night!

  • A spa night would be amazing! I meditate to de-stress, but once a week I use a clay mask and read while it dries!

    • I tried meditation at one point and it’s just SO challenging for me to clear my mind to do something like that lol even spa nights are difficult sometimes. I’m a workaholic who has anxiety so it makes relaxing a bit more complicated haha and I too like to read while my face mask is on. I’ll sometimes do my Crest white strips too. It’s so convenient to multitask like that.

  • I live by my SPA days!! It’s such a great way to relax after a long week and it’s so simple. I love the gift idea.

    • Thanks Jazmine! I try to do my spa nights in the middle of the week so that it’s a nice break from the chaos. It works out super well because I then feel super energized to power through the rest of the week 🙂

  • this is so cute and i love spa days too! xo

  • Love it! Those chocolates look amazing. I love taking the time to put on a face mask and paint my nails. Taking a moment to love yourself makes a world of a difference!

    • The chocolates are AWESOME. I highly recommend them. I bought almost every kind available haha and they’re extra delicious on spa nights.

  • Oh gosh I might do this for a friend of mine.
    And I seriously need to try those chocolates!

    • Let me know if you make it! I’d love to see it. And I love these chocolates a lot. I bought almost every flavor available haha I highly recommend them!

  • This looks like heaven! I could just do with some spa treatments about now.

    • I could very much go for a manicure right now! I just put together my new office furniture and my gorgeous nails are officially done haha I’ll have to have a spa night this week 🙂

  • This sounds like heaven to me .. add some chocolate?! I’m definitely thinking this is a GREAT idea!! 🙂

    • It’s definitely the perfect combination! How can you night possibly get any better than spa treatments and chocolate?!

  • YES. A spa night is a must!

  • Spa nights are amazing and very needed every once in awhile! Your gift jar looks amazing and I am sure very much appreciated by whoever receives it 🙂

    • Thanks so much Ashley! I love making these types of gifts. It’s the only Pinterest-inspired project I can pull off haha

  • What a fun idea! Never underestimate the power of a solid spa night 🙂

  • Yes! I love Dove stuff so much.

    • Dove is my absolute favorite! I literally bought almost every flavor in this collection. They’re all great!

  • yes yes yes! I have been feeling the need for a spa night recently! I think maybe I’ll do one tomorrow afternoon/evening. <3

    • You should! It’s so relaxing!! 🙂 I try to do them on Wednesdays so that it’s a nice break from my work week. Always much needed!

  • I used to do these weekly, but I can’t remember the last time I had a spa night. I definitely need to get back into it again!

    • I did this last week and it was so relaxing. I love doing it in the middle of the week so that it’s a nice break from the chaos haha

  • Hi Dannie! I’m so glad you loved this! I love to do my spa nights in the middle of the week. Preferably on Wednesdays. It’s always a nice break in the hectic work week. It also allows me to recharge so that I can get through the rest of the week 🙂

  • I love love love me some spa nights! I try to do one per month!

    • Oh gosh girl, I try to do one each week. Preferably in the middle of the week so that it’s a nice break in the work week. It’s always a great way to get myself pumped up and ready for the rest of the week.

      • I’m so so so busy though. I start work at 7 every day and work until 8 three nights per week. I try to referee one other week night and then at least one week day. and spend the rest of my time blogging. Once per month is at least a start.

        • And I thought I was busy! haha I guess it’s a little easier for me since I work from home. Sometimes I cheat and paint my nails while I’m responding to emails and/or blog comments lol

  • Kait

    Totally off topic, but I just painted my toe nails white, too, and I love it! And spa nights are ALWAYS needed 😉

    • I’m completely in love with white nails lately!! My toes and fingers are painted white right now 🙂 it’s my new favorite. I’m obsessed haha

  • Cori

    Wonderful idea!!!

  • Jen

    Spa days at home are pretty much amazing! I love them.

  • I wish I was able to have a spa night more often! Maybe I’ll just grab some chocolate and call it good. 😉

    • Chocolate works just as well! haha and these are all amazing! So delicious!!