Got Your Vacation?

Its the end of July...its hot....its humid...everyone seems to be "taking a week off" to go frolic on a white sandy shore and bask in clear yellow sun rays--the sound of crashing glassy aqua waves in the background.....

But wait. Where's your vacation???

Are you feeling a little left out? Are you finding yourself slumped over your desk at 7pm muttering to yourself, "I need a vacation. I need a vacation. I need a vacation."

Well stop the dreary chanting and start giving yourself the vacation you deserve....without leaving your desk.....hmmm there must be a through to read more....

OK so if you are missing out on that "TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE VACATION" this year...blame it on the horrendous airline system and gas prices....

here are a few steps to stop the pity-party and start a little self relaxation.

1. BUY an AMAZING body oil..I recommend the ESPA brand in the FITNESS blend fragrance.

---the next step is to keep this oil at your desk and rub it on your temples, over your arms and hands and elbows whenever you need a little pick-me-up. (ESPA is the same brand that the glorious Mandarin Oriental Hotel chain uses in its world-class spas)

2. DEEP BREATHING/VISUALIZATION/ALL THAT HIPPY STUFF....So I know you hate to hear it, but deep breathing and visualization can work wonders for your mind/body and spirirt. So stop the "I need a vacation" chanting and close you eyes, inhale through you nose slowly and picture your favorite relaxing spot. A warm sandy beach, a cool lava rock by a waterfall, a cool misty bamboo forrest....a hotel pool..whatever gives your that "ahhhhh" feeling.

3. LUNCHBREAK--Vacation...Cut the soup and salad and go for a tropical island lunch! Order a pineapple-mango smoothie or a grilled pineapple veggie burger. Stick a Coconut Water in the fridge and drink it when you are feeling thirsty. Snack on macadamia nuts and dried papaya. Chug acai or a bit of POG---(if you can find it!)

Overall the point is to not get down on yourself if you are not able to jet to FIJI this season. It will just make your next getaway that much better....and you should feel good about not being one of the vacationers to pay $600 a night for a hotel room or $1500 for roundtrip airfare. Your desktop vacay should be under $20!

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