SEXUAL WELL-BEING BY PASSION PARTIES®
Today’s modern woman balances so many responsibilities in her life: family, career, friends, volunteer work, social obligations and more. Forgetting to add herself to that equation is something that most women seem to do. Women are so busy doing for others, they often miss out on doing something special for themselves. Sound familiar?
You wouldn’t think that taking time to pamper yourself would be such a big deal, but here’s why it is: with so many people depending on you, you need to be at the top of your game, all the time and everyday. The only way to accomplish this is by nurturing your needs and pampering yourself.
Think of yourself as a race car. Race car drivers spend hours pampering and tending to their race car. That’s because it’s essential that they can depend on their car to achieve victory. As a woman-on-the-go, you are no different. And, if you want to be able to go full throttle, you absolutely must incorporate self-pampering into your busy lifestyle. As Pat Davis, author of the Random House best-selling book, “The Passion Parties Guide to Great Sex,” would say, “Pamper your inner Passion Diva.”
■ First thing first is to schedule your pampering sessions. If you’re like the typical, busy, 21st Century diva, you probably have a calendar you use to keep your schedule. Now is the time to add long baths, massages, trips to the nail salon and even sensual time with your partner onto that schedule. If that schedule is viewed by the whole family, just label your sensual time as “date night.”
■ Take inventory of the type of pampering you need. Do you often feel stress or tension in your neck or back? Then consider adding massages to your pampering schedule. Have you noticed you are less limber than you once were? Think about taking a Pilates class. It’s summer time. Are you looking a little on the pale side? Time to hit the tanning salon. Sit down and analyze the type of pampering you think you need and add it to your schedule.
■ Make it easy for yourself. If pampering becomes just another chore to do, you aren’t going to want to do it. So find ways to make pampering yourself easy. For example, if you would like to add manicures and pedicures to your pampering schedule, but the nearest salon is a 20-minute drive, gather a group of friends and hire a technician to visit your home. Also, always keep spa-like products in bathroom. You’ll need lotions, scrubs, shower gels, bubble baths and body mists to pamper your inner Passion Diva daily. Select tranquil and romantic fragrances and keep all your products together in one container or basket. Call it your special pampering pantry.
Once you incorporate self-pampering into your daily schedule, you’ll find yourself better equipped to handle any little thing life throws at you, whether it’s traffic, a late appointment or a surly store clerk. With proper balance and soothing pampering, you’ll find yourself able to go full throttle, all day and every day.
September 19, 2011