While making goals and achieving what we want is really important, so is being kind to ourselves and having a little break every now and then. You know, to just do something that is all about feeling good in the moment. Whether it be to read a book, spend the evening with your feet up on the couch watching TV until late or going for a massage, we all need a little me time for our sanity.
Being a sole parent with a limited budget the time I get to myself is so precious and I don't have a lot of dosh to do luxurious things. If I'm not with Ned or my niece Mala, I'm pretty much here in front of my screen working on my blog. My therapist is always telling me I need to set more time aside to do things that are just for me - for fun or relaxation.
If you follow my Instagram feed you'll know that I get my nails done pretty regularly. Every three weeks in fact. This is something I've been doing for years. I can't really afford it but it's a guaranteed one hour or so where I am sans kids and someone else is doing something for me. How good does that feel? Awesome.
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At the end of last year when I was forking out cash left, right and centre for birthday and Christmas presents for the kids I suddenly got the urge to spend some money on pampering myself.
Not having a lot of money left over, I went and checked out some of the group buying sites that are around. Groupon had some great beauty coupons so I scanned the list of deals available and settled on getting my hair straightened.
I've always wanted to get a keratin treatment but never thought I could afford it. My old hairdresser told me it would cost upwards of $400 for my hair because it is so long. The deal I found didn't have any 'penalty' for long or thick hair so I was sold. I bought two of the deals - one for me and one for my sister.
Yolanda and I went along to the salon last weekend and had a lovely morning having our hair washed, treated and straightened while we sat there reading trashy gossip mags. The kids were with Nanna and Grandpa so we didn't have a care in the world for those few precious hours.
I'm thinking the next pampering coupon I'm going to buy is a massage. And lucky for me, the good people at Groupon got in contact and offered me a $50 gift voucher to put towards my next deal. But, because I'm such a generous soul, I want to give YOU a chance to take some time off from whatever it is you need a break from and get a little pampering... or you can use the voucher for whatever you want. They have stacks of daily deals for meals or, I don't know, go check out the Groupon website!
For a chance to win a Groupon gift voucher worth $50 all you have to do is:
1. Like the babblingbandit.me Facebook page
2. Subscribe to the babblingbandit.me by entering your email address into the box at the top of this post
3. Tell me what you really need a break from and how you'd like to spend that break time
The most creative answer wins. This is a game of skill and will be judged on the creativity of the answer.
Just post your response in the comments below.
This competition is only open to Australian residents.
The competition closes on Friday 1 February 2013 and the winner will be notified shortly after.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Groupon approached me and offered me a $50 gift voucher which I have chosen to giveaway. All opinions are my own in accordance with my disclosure policy.