Let Your Hair Down

By Mae Davies / February 9, 2015
Let Your Hair Down
I can’t remember the last time that I had so much fun. It has been a long time since I last let my hair down and just had a good and enjoyable time.  I have been so busy lately with work and with making my way onto the corporate ladder that my social life has become close to nil.  I was just so engrossed with my work (I do love my work), and I am obsessed with becoming the best that I can be in the workplace.  But little did I know that I have slowly turned into a cavewoman and my social life has now consisted of me posting stats on my Facebook wall and tweeting my latest rants in the workplace.

Luckily, my cousin visited the city and saved my beautiful ass from really turning into a cavewoman.  My cousin is gay, and being so, he was all fuzzy about the way I looked, the way I dressed, and the fact that (according to him) I badly needed to go out and party.

To cut the story short, I emerged as a new woman, well sort of.  I had a day off, went into the salon and mall with him, had a makeover, some little pampering, and also did a little shopping (he said that I have to update my wardrobe).  We then went for some drinks, partied, and danced like there was no tomorrow with some of our friends and some of the guys that we met in the club. hair down

In the end, I realized that it’s actually good to let your hair down and go a bit wild once in a while.  Doing so has put some excitement into my otherwise dull life.  It actually felt good and relaxing to just enjoy the moment without worrying what other people might think of me.  I felt free and all my concerns and stress were stripped off from me.

I believe that every woman (especially those who work really hard) definitely deserves a break.  This is because taking a break and letting our hair down every once in a while will give us the needed rest, relaxation, and recharge that we all need.  It helps us from getting burned-out and puts an end to the boredom that we sometimes feel as a consequence of having a routine life.  And in the end, we will become more enthusiastic, more effective, and more blooming after much needed relaxation and de-stressing.

A pause, a stop, a hiatus should be welcomed in a woman’s life.  Let your hair down every once in a while.

About the author

Mae Davies

BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.