If you’re going through a holiday breakup (first off: I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this, and you will be okay), chances are you need a little push to get over that “I feel so bad I could cocoon in my comforter for the foreseeable future” hump. The problem is, a lot of us don’t have the cash flow or free time necessary for, say, a mani/pedi or a weekend vacay.
So what’s a cash-strapped, time-crunched gal to do? Yours truly is the author of the book The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide, and I’m going to give you the inside scoop. Try these bonus tips not found in the book that require absolutely no Benjamins (or Washingtons, for that matter) to give yourself a mood boost:
1. Steal Some Strength
Think of a strong woman you admire, celebrity or not. Angelina Jolie? Your grandmother? Maybe even a writer you like, like Joan Didion. Print out a picture of her, big or small, and tack it somewhere in your work cubicle or above your desk in your home office. Every time you feel the urge to break down emotionally, your Lady of Fortitude will be watching over you. Take some inspiration from her.