I’m not usually one for resolutions but since I’ve been going through a lot of change lately, 2016 feels like the year I need a little more focus. I always feel like it’s sort of a waste of time making resolutions and I don’t really buy that ‘new year, new me’ stuff. So let’s keep this simple. In 2016 I’m going to worry less and do more, put myself first and travel to as many places as I can afford. And if I start 2017 feeling happy, exhausted and penniless then I’ll know I’m on the right lines. It’s my last working day of the year, I’ve finished my wrapping and Christmas is so close I can practically taste the turkey. After what’s been a pretty exhausting year, I can’t wait for a break. This time of year is always a bit strange though.. I find I get so built up for Christmas that by Boxing Day I’m in full festive slump mode. You know that feeling when you’ve eaten too much, spent more than you should have and exhausted yourself by trying to do too much and see too many people? That. And that moment when the madness finally stops and you get time to think again. It’s the time when usually I start thinking about what’s next to look forward to. Whether it’s planning a spa visit, or my next holiday. I just want to be somewhere relaxing. Preferrably with a great big marble bath tub like The Rosewood Spa.
Last year I indulged in a little weekend spa staycation and it was the perfect little break to chase away my post Christmas blues. There’s nothing like indulging in a deep tissue massage and having someone knead away all the stresses of the previous year. I’ve looked at the Rosewood hotel for a while now, so I wouldn’t mind a little weekend trip away. I always feel like spa trips are the perfect way to boost health kicks. You leave feeling all soothed and centred and much more likely to convince yourself to eat more veg and drink water and stuff. Or at least that’s always what I tell myself when I leave full of green tea and zen thoughts… Traditionally the new year is the time to kick start all the stuff you’re meant to do for the next twelve month. Late December / January is always when I feel like I need to start making plans. Not to be a better person. But to have things to look forward to. Having all that time off makes me more restless than relaxed. Another reason (probably) to talk myself into booking some sort of spa weekend.