WRITE ON: Really, nothing will clear out the cobwebs of confusion and angst like a good old- fashioned journaling session. Write about all the angst, anger and confusion that’s swirling around in your head or, better yet, write the letter to your ex that says everything you’re still harboring in the deepest, darkest confines of your heart and then burn it or tear it into a million pieces. It’s little rituals like this that will free you from the unwanted burdens your thoughts have probably become. Lose a few pounds of pent-up frustrations; negative thoughts weigh you down more than you think they do.
TREAT YOURSELF TO A MANI-PEDI: Nothing makes you feel better than a manicure. Even if you don’t have the spare cash to have your nails painted and polished you can opt for the do-it-yourself version of this spa-treatment. It cures all your man troubles (hence the name man-i-cure), if only for a few minutes, and even when you’re naked, you’re all dressed-up.
I could go on and on but this is where I hand the reins of creative stress management to you, by encouraging you to write a list of your own. Even something as simple as going out and buying a hat you’ll never wear or trying on a dozen different wigs, none of which you’d be caught dead in, could be a great boon for your soul. And believe me, these acts will save you from doing something stupid like pretending you know how to cut and color your own hair which is dangerous territory to embark on, even when you’re feeling A.O.K.