10 Ways to celebrate the beauty of women
True beauty comes from within. Your intelligence, strength, courage and determination are what make you beautiful. Most of us know this, but we often forget how important it is to appreciate that inner beauty. Take time out to celebrate your beautiful self.
Go to the spa
One of the best ways to relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself is with a trip to the spa. If you can't afford a whole day, try a half spa day or just a mani/pedi. Part of celebrating your beauty is treating yourself with care — you deserve the pampering.
Take a bubble bath
If you can't or don't want to take a trip to the spa, reward yourself with a little at-home TLC. A great magazine, some suds and a glass of wine will do wonders to relax you. Even just a 30-minute bubble bath once a week will do you a world of good.
Make time to read
Escape the burdens of everyday life into a whole new world: a book. Schedule some time each day for your favorite piece of literature. Get into the habit of reading every night before bed — even if for just 15 to 20 minutes.
Girls' night out
Who said you have to celebrate beauty alone? Invite the girls out for some fun. Whether you like to dance the night away or prefer something more low-key like a wine tasting, it's a great way to reconnect with your friends and share some laughs.
Girls' night in
Don't feel like going out? Plan a little spa session for your closest friends at someone's house. Have some nail polish, chick flicks and cocktails on hand, and check any stresses at the door. It's a great treat to unwind and kick back with your BFFs.
Get a makeover
A little pampering perks up your mood. Schedule a hair appointment at your salon or stop by your favorite cosmetics counter for a makeover. You don't have to spend a fortune — even just a professional blowout can be a pick-me-up!
As women, we can't help constantly thinking of others, but celebrating your beauty is all about you. Go ahead and treat yourself to something special, whether it's a new pair of shoes, a dress you've been eyeing or just a few of your favorite magazines.
There's nothing like a date night with your special guy to make you feel like a princess. Put on your very favorite dress (whatever makes you feel like a million bucks) and let him take you out for a special night on the town.
With so many obligations, this one is much harder than it seems. But relax — it's all right to take some time for yourself to do absolutely nothing. Those projects will still be there when you're done, and you'll be all the more ready to tackle them.
Have a party
Go big and throw your own celebration — you don't have to have a special occasion. Just celebrate you! Invite your closest friends and loved ones to enjoy a festive evening together. If money is tight, make it a potluck dinner or just serve cocktails and apps.