Surely I’m not the only one who feels like manicures are a form of therapy … right?
I honestly didn’t even need a new manicure yet, but my anxiety has been through the roof lately with the holidays and lots of life changes, so I decided to treat myself to some relaxing mani-therapy.
A nice long massage, the Food Network on every TV, all the latest hits playing on the stereo, a cool drink — this place is truly one of my happy places! (Aside from getting sweaty running in the summer sun, that’s also a big happy place lol.)
Late in the work day I jokingly snapped Dear Boyfriend that this is what I was having done tonight:
He probably didn’t buy it, lol. He knows me. My nails grow freakishly fast, and I loathe-with-a-capital-L having long nails.
So I went from this:
Within just a few moments of sitting down at the salon, I felt more at ease and less stressed. Therapy was working!
I’ve had more than my fair share of “real” therapy, but personally at least I think that finding therapeutic activities is so crucial — whether it be manicures, long walks, cups of tea, meditation, music, whatever!
Tell me: What is your non-therapy therapy?