If I know I am going to be alone for a couple of hours, I take a nice long bath with music and candles. I invite some friends over and moisturize with lotions. Then I like to put cucumber or cinnamon tea bags on my eyes and soak. After that we pretend the rubber ducks are champagne bottles and the snoring we hear are waves crashing into the shoreline.
When my friends leave, I spend time totally enjoining and enveloping myself in the solitude, which is so essential to finding out who I really am. I use olive oil and sugar on the bottom of my feet and love the results better than a pumice stone. I get a rock and a bay leaf. I lie down and put the rock on my forehead. Focus. Smell the bay leaf. Breathe in and out. Breathe in and out. Focus on the rock on my forehead. Relax. Relax. Take a deep breath, focus on the rock. The bay leaf frees me.
I put regular jelly jar wax in a slow cooker and let it heat up until there is enough to fit my hand in. Then, I cover my body with shea butter and curl up. I make slow circular movements with the pads of my fingers on all the bones of my face for ten more minutes. I smile and stretch my arms up and out while I take three deep breaths to connect with the world and nature.
Afterwards, if it's cold outside I will go down and watch an episode of The Simpsons. If it is warm I will go outside and shoot some hoops.