It seems like a pretty obvious statement to say that friendship enriches our lives for the better and can positively impact our overall health and well-being. However, given that we all know this as common sense, why is this often one of the first things we neglect when our lives get busy?
I can absolutely empathize with the hard-working women out there, showing up and putting 200% into everything you do. Sometimes life can feel like it’s continuously accelerating with no signs of slowing down, and you’re just going along for the ride. When you add family life and the little miracles we like to call children into the mix, is it really any wonder why we can sometimes forget about ourselves?
Friendship is a two-way street, but when we personally choose to put effort into cultivating and nurturing the relationships in our lives, the outcomes can be astounding. Anywhere from an all-in ladies’ day with mimosas and manicures (BeautyDel has you covered), to a movie night in your PJs with your bestie, spending quality time with the people you love is (surprisingly) beneficial. Here are three examples of the benefits you can expect from the time spent with your friends:
Improved mental health: The ties between social interaction and mental health are undeniable. Psychology Today tells us that face-to-face contact (in its simplest form) can noticeably reduce the risk of mental illness (i.e. depression and anxiety). It is no secret that social media and texting are NOT substitutes for being together in person.
Reduced loneliness: In its most extreme form, the Health Resources & Services Administration has compared the detrimental effects of loneliness to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Spending time with friends increases our sense of belonging and purpose, in turn reducing feelings of loneliness.
Reduced stress: Our close friends often know everything about us. We go to them when we are excited or want to celebrate, but we also go to them to grieve or vent. Confiding in our close friends plays a healthy and important role in relieving stress.
To give you a bit of incentive to spend quality time with the special people in your life, BeautyDel has created a referral program, where you and your bestie can each get $10 off our mani-pedi service!
Here is a picture of a recent ladies' spa day. This gathering was organized by one of our amazing clients with BeautyDel's mobile nail service. We provided the manicures and pedicures for the 4 ladies, and when you add brunch by the pool, you seriously can't go wrong! The BeautyDel mobile nail service emphasizes flexibility, and our nail technicians are super accommodating. We want to make it as simple and easy as possible to treat yourself and your friends to our mobile nail services.
Sending positive energy your way,
For more information about our referral program, click here
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to organize a ladies' spa day:) Can't wait to hear from you <3