Tuesday, November 21, 2023

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS ME Living Alone Diary Living Alone in the Philippines

All I Want for Christmas Is Me: 
A Self-Care Extravaganza at the Mall






The holiday season is a time of joy, love, and giving. But amidst the hustle and bustle of gift-giving, social gatherings, and festive obligations, it's easy to forget about oneself. Amidst the cheerful carols and twinkling lights, we often overlook the importance of self-care, especially during a time when we're expected to put the needs of others first.

This Christmas, let's break the mold and prioritize our own well-being. Instead of rushing from store to store, ticking off a never-ending list of gifts, let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. Let's turn the mall into our personal sanctuary, a place where we can unwind, recharge, and reconnect with ourselves.



Imagine stepping into the mall, not as a harried shopper chasing bargains, but as a pampered guest indulging in a self-care extravaganza. Picture yourself strolling through the aisles, not with a sense of urgency, but with a sense of tranquility, allowing yourself to be enveloped by the festive atmosphere.

Start your day by treating yourself to a luxurious spa treatment. Let the skilled hands of the masseuse knead away the tension in your shoulders, the aroma of essential oils soothing your senses. Immerse yourself in a world of serenity, allowing your worries to melt away like snowflakes on a warm palm.



Once you're feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, embark on a solo shopping spree, not to buy gifts for others, but to discover treasures for yourself. Browse through the racks, not with a sense of obligation, but with a sense of curiosity, letting your personal style guide your choices. Try on that daring outfit, that statement necklace, that pair of shoes that always caught your eye. Allow yourself the freedom to indulge in your fashion fantasies, without the fear of judgment or the pressure of conformity.

As the day progresses, take a break from shopping and savor a delicious meal at one of the mall's restaurants. Dine alfresco, enjoying the festive ambiance while indulging in culinary delights. Let the flavors dance on your tongue, the aromas awaken your senses, and the tranquility of the moment soothe your soul.



As you continue your self-care extravaganza, don't forget to nurture your creative spirit. Visit the art supplies store, pick up some paints, brushes, and a canvas, and let your creativity flow freely. Express your emotions, your dreams, and your desires through the strokes of your brush. Create a masterpiece that reflects your unique perspective, a piece of art that will forever remind you of this special day.

As the day draws to a close, find a quiet corner of the mall, settle into a cozy armchair, and immerse yourself in a captivating novel. Let the words transport you to another world, a world of adventure, romance, or self-discovery. Allow the characters to guide you through their journeys, their struggles, and their triumphs, and find inspiration and solace in their stories.

Before you depart from your self-care sanctuary, take a moment to reflect on the day. Appreciate the tranquility you've cultivated, the creativity you've unleashed, and the joy you've discovered within yourself. Remember that self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity, and that taking time for yourself is not selfish, but essential.



This Christmas, let's embrace the spirit of self-love and embark on a self-care extravaganza at the mall. Let's discover the joy of solitude, the power of pampering, and the beauty of self-discovery. Let's make this holiday season not just about giving to others, but also about giving back to ourselves.



About the Author

Arabella Eloise Sveinsdóttir, a.k.a. Arabella Elric from Reykjavík is a visual artist, actress, writer, model, content creator, voice actress, and vlogger of Íslendingar-Mongolian heritage and Filipino nationality. She is an active volunteer for different organizations and humanitarian groups, and an advocate for mental health.

🩰 Visual & Performing Artist 🟡
Email: arabellaelricart@gmail.com | https://linktr.ee/arabellaelric

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