I'm sure you have a million reasons why you can't possibly get away for a day or two with the girls--you have that covered. What we will go over in this article is why a girlfriend getaway is not a luxury but a necessity in todays soceity where women are expected to multi-task from dusk to dawn (not to mention all the stuff we have figured out how to do while we are sleeping).Top 10 Reasons You Need A Girlfriend Getaway.1.
You have something to celebrate! Be it a special birthday (29, AGAIN!) a great new job, or you have recently unloaded a heavy weight (boyfriend, husband or those 10 extra lbs. you've been carrying around) what better way to celebrate than with the women who probably helped you get to where you are today.2.It's time to branch out and try something different. You've had countless days of the same routine; wake up, feed the kids, get ready for work, commute, work, come home, make dinner?you get the picture. Time to change your routine even if it is only for 2 or 3 days.
Trust me you will feel recharged and re-energized maybe upon return you will appreciate your routine or maybe you'll tweak it a little.3.Travel with no extra baggage meaning boyfriend/husband and kids. Yes they are the center of your universe but taking time to charge your battery will make you a stronger person and that helps everyone.4.
You are way to serious, responsible and you frown too much. It is so fun to let your hair down and it also gives your frown lines a rest!.5.
It will give you the push you need to take yourself out of the comfort zone. You would think about rock climbing or zip lining on a work day in lovely suburbia but put you and a couple of friend on a resort weekend in Sedona and you'd be game for anything. Especially if you are promised an hour long massage when it is over.
6.Release yourself from the guilt. It's hard to feel guilty for doing something for yourself and being self-indulgent if you are not actually looking at the people you feel you are neglecting. Try not to phone home either! You deserve this and there is no need to make excuses!.7.Being a woman in today's society is a marathon not a sprint--most women will spend 17 years caring for children and 18 years helping an elderly parent.
Is 1 weekend a year going to hurt? No, in fact it will help you build reserves for the rest of the race.8.You could potentially be saving over $1,000.
The cost of 1 therapy session twice a month for 1 year could be as much as $1,700. Plan a Girlfriend Getaway on a budget as small as $200 can be just as therapeutic and just way more fun.9.You need the sleep. According to a 2004 Harris Poll conducted for Tylenol PM, almost 70% of the women polled said they get 6 hours of sleep or less per night during the work week.
A couple days away from the rat race with the girls would provide a great opportunity to catch up on those zzzzzz's.10.You don't have time for all the self-help and how-to books that are piling up on your nightstand. Instead of spending all those hours pouring over books, go away with the girls for great conversations. It could fill a book all the advice, tips and life lessons your girlfriends have to offer. Whether you need advice on losing weight, dealing with a colicky baby, a moody teenager or a difficult boss chances are your friends have been through it and can tell you what worked for them and what did not.
We have just laid out 10 fantastic reasons to take a Girlfriend Getaway. Here is our guarantee--do it once and you will be planning your next one before the trip is even over..
Valerie McDermott is mother of 2 and co-founder of http://million-dollar-mama.com home of the B.Y.O.G! (Bring Your Own Girlfriend) Getaway Guide.
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By: Valerie McDermott