Woman's day: Pamper yourself silly!

Mar 08, 2013, 09:29 IST | Aruna Rathod

So what if nobody's gifted you anything for Women's Day. Here are some ways of pampering yourself

So it’s the day when you finally get the chance to celebrate being a woman and what better way than to pamper yourself. It is the day to relax and enjoy and you should, because nobody deserves it more than you! Read and indulge!

You could first list the things you love doing, but didn’t have time to indulge in. This could be short term (day) or long term (weeks). This could be the day you decide when you are planning to go on that holiday — either over the weekend or for five full days. Get together with your spouse, or close friend and make a booking on woman’s day itself. It’s your gift to yourself. You could check into a hotel with your best friend so that you could just relax, get a range of beauty treatments done, have a new haircut and what better than all meals taken care of!

If you don’t have the freedom to go away, then take the day off from work, from household work too, if you are a homemaker.
On D-day morning:

Wake up only when you feel like. If you have daily tasks and chores, delegate to someone for the day. If possible, tell your spouse to give you bed tea. Wear something that you are comfortable in, something that makes you feel good and happy — could be a noodle strap top which you otherwise can’t think of on a working day. Then spend time doing what you like, maybe listening to music, an hour in nature basking in the sun and fresh air, gardening or visiting the nursery to pick up your favourite plants, having a leisurely bath, going for a drive, having a sumptuous breakfast at your favourite restaurant.

Though it sounds clichéd, schedule a manicure, facial, pedicure or massage or just go shopping with no budget in mind. Have a look at stores which otherwise you wouldn’t dare enter. Who knows they could be having a special discount on woman’s day!

Meet a friend, have a leisurely lunch, dessert and coffee. Buy yourself a book, perfume, flowers. Then head home to take a nap or hook up with a friend to spend the evening with her. Wake up and call up a few friends, gossip and laugh. Or just put on your favourite movie and relax with some snacks and tea.

Light a few candles or have some scents around for a calming and uplifting effect. Indulge in a glass of wine, some cheese or starters before you settle down to a light dinner. If you can’t do all five, try to fit in three at least. 

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