Self-Care isn’t Selfish

You’ve come to expect it every January. Articles and blogs on self-care seem to pop up everywhere you look. And yet, there’s more to the story. Self-care is truly about finding spaces, places and practices that help you stay healthy and more balanced – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

No doubt, the winter months are brutal here in the heartland. Not only that, hectic schedules make it tricky to keep up with commitments to self-care. Moreover, it’s a proven fact that New Year’s resolutions, though well-intentioned, go by the wayside simply because people set the bar too high. 

Relax. Breathe. Settle in by the fire in midtown Omaha’s newest coffee hotspot Stories Coffee Company with a London Fog and prepare to recalibrate and refocus. There’s no better time to make a list, prioritize, set realistic goals and get a head start on creating daily habits. 

Midtown Crossing is here to help.

Cultivate relationships with those around you

Taking time to meet a friend for coffee or take a co-worker for dinner takes time and effort, no doubt. And yet, studies show that people who commit to building strong relationships and support systems are healthier and live longer. Simply put, friends and supportive people can make your life easier and help you eliminate stress.

Looking for a new idea for a night out with a friend or family member? Need something fun to do with a team member? Look no further than Corky Canvas. Painting on canvas continues to be a popular activity for group painting and sipping! It’s just plain fun. It’s relaxing. It’s a great way to connect with those around you. Here is their calendar. If it’s painting boards you love, check out the Corky Board calendar here. Give it a try!

Commit to taking care of your body

Let’s be honest. This body of yours is the only one you have. The trained staff at Genesis Health Clubs gets it. They’re ready and anxious to meet with you and help you get back on track. The weight room, ok, it may look a little overwhelming at first. That’s why you might need to ease into things. Consider a free three day pass so that you can experience, firsthand, all the luxury amenities, fitness classes and state of the art equipment right here in midtown Omaha. Indulge in a steam after your workout, a full body massage or consider an invigorating yoga class. 

Once you meet with a trainer and get your body moving, you’ll discover a host of resources like tips on staying healthy while dining out and sticking to your resolutions. Now’s the best time to take that first step.

Add “me time” to your calendar

Commit. Set aside time for you. Why? Because you’re worth it and you deserve to feel better, inside and out. It might be time to head on over to Omaha’s Farnam Street. Gel Nails is located at 3157 Farnam Street, just west of Modern Love. The nail professionals at this popular nail spot are dedicated to making sure you feel pampered in a soothing, comfortable setting and provide an array of nail services at reasonable prices. Affordable luxury is what Gel Nails is all about!

Get help with everyday chores

Help with laundry? Yes, you deserve this too. Have you heard about the WASH+DRY+FOLD laundry services from Fashion Cleaners? This service will make your life easier by eliminating the tedious chore of doing laundry. The professionals at Fashion Cleaners offers two bag sizes, each with a set price. All you have to do is fill your bag and leave it at the 24/7 Dry Cleaning and Locker Fashion Cleaners location in Farnam Court, 32nd and Farnam. A driver will pick it up and bring it back clean and spiffy – and perfectly folded. Just open your drawer and put it away! Voila! It’s as simple as 1,2,3 and will give you time to do the things you love.

Hair removal? Oh my.

Whether it’s a more elaborate laser hair removal procedure or a much-needed Brazilian wax, you deserve to pamper yourself with a hair removal session. Or two.

Founded in 2012 by two Board Certified medical doctors, Milan Laser Hair Removal, (now open on Farnam street in Midtown Crossing) offers an array of safe and effective hair removal treatments performed by highly trained medical professionals. Their lasers are FDA cleared and are tailored to all specific skin types and hair color. Check out this month’s specials.

Headed to Cabo? Or some other fabulous beach destination? Before you head out, treat yourself to one of Waxing the City’s enhanced services including body waxing, Brazilian waxing, facial hair waxing and more. You deserve to look, feel and be your very best.  From head to toe and everything in between, let the trained professionals get you ready for the beach.

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