Balance

The Day of Love

While today is known around the world as the day of love it may also be smidge painful or even just a little stingy for someone sitting right next to you in your cubicle or pod. 

We often make sure kids at school are treated even handedly but forget about adults going through a tough time.  Have it be a job stress, financial stress or just a sting of a relationship lost.  Show a little love and kindness to strangers and friends alike today. 

Fun fact.  Cupid is known as the son of the Mythical Gods Mars and Venus.  Oy!

3 Tips to Look Your Best this Holiday Season

The holiday season is starting, which means plenty of family and gatherings, and celebratory parties. Catching up with people you may not see as often puts the pressure on to look your absolute best. Do not worry - that is what we are here for! Here are three tips to look your best this holiday season.

  1. Start an exercise routine. Does your busy holiday schedule leave you feeling stressed? Besides improving your physical appearance, regularly exercising is proven to decrease stress levels, boost happiness, and increase self-confidence. Find the time to squeeze in a yoga class, strength-training, or even a brisk walk. My new favorite activity is alternating between simple trampoline rebounding and medicine ball HIIT while watching Morning Joe.  It has really helped me on wanting to throw things at the TV and tweet inappropriately. ;)   Your body but more importantly your mind will thank you!

  2. Take care of your hair. This time of year is infamous for dry skin galore. Take care of an itchy scalp by using a moisturizing shampoo and avoid applying conditioner on your scalp. You can also apply an olive oil or other rich oils as a hair mask. Simply warm olive oil, Jojoba or Argan Oil,apply to your scalp by using your fingers, wrap hair in a shower cap and wash it off in the morning.

  3. Refresh your look. A great way to refresh your look and lift tired skin is through a contouring and lifting facial, feels almost like acupressure. We are offering a new treatment that can be combined with other facial modalities to apply acupressure to the face with jade and rose stones not that different from a jade roller, but better! The process helps to reverse the signs of aging and puffiness and leaves your skin looking fresh and lifted.

We love helping our customers look and feel their absolute best. Ultimately though, it is important that you feel confident, happy, and excited to experience the holiday season. So, do whatever it is that will make you feel ready for the holidays, whether it be treating yourself to a facial, starting an exercise routine, and taking care of your hair.  Beauty comes from the inside, no matter what.

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Harmony Day Spa was founded in 2003 by Amy Waldorf to provide clinical and therapeutic skin care and body work to New Jersey residents. With over 20 years of experience in the professional skin care industry, we feel that we have found the finest solution based aesthetic treatments, relaxation products, and services available. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!

How To Live A Balanced Life

Running around all day to fulfill the obligations of jobs, parenthood, and personal wellness is the reality for many Harmony Day Spa patrons. As we enter into a new season of rest and rejuvenation, I want to provide tips on how to live a balanced life. I think we could all use a schedule refresh every once and awhile. Incorporate the tips below in your schedule to achieve a balanced life.

  • Take time for yourself. When our schedules are busy and obligations keep popping up, one of the first things taken off our agenda is time for ourselves. How does that leave you feeling? Most likely, stressed and unhappy. It is time we stop putting ourselves at the bottom of the list and carve out time for our needs. Take 30 minutes at the end of each day to read a book. Treat yourself to an after-work facial or massage. Explore a new hobby. The options are endless as long as you do what will make you the happiest.

  • Stay positive. Our mindsets truly affect our happiness levels. If being busy all the time has you feeling down, step back and try to change your mindset to find the positive. Put your situation into perspective and relinquish events that you can’t control. Once you realize that life has its ups and downs, you will be better prepared to live in the moment and enjoy the ride.

  • Reevaluate your priorities. It is Monday morning and you are looking over your schedule for the week. You think the schedule looks a bit on the busier side, but overall is manageable. All of a sudden, Tuesday arrives and you have invites to three different events for that week. What do you do? Accept them all without thinking where to fit them in? One of the best things you can do to start living a balanced life is to reevaluate your priorities. Think about the activities that are near and dear to your heart and fit those in. Maybe it means getting rid of another event, but life is a balancing act.

Making small steps towards achieving a balanced life is the best way to get started. We hope that you take time for yourself, stay positive, and reevaluate your priorities this week.

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Harmony Day Spa was founded in 2003 by Amy Waldorf to provide clinical and therapeutic skin care and body work to New Jersey residents. With over 20 years of experience in the professional skin care industry, we feel that we have found the finest solution based aesthetic treatments, relaxation products, and services available. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!