Get a Superficial Boost
Depending on how deflated you feel, you might not have the capability of going deep and feeling the pain. Confronting the intensity of an emotion can disable a person if he or she is in a fragile state. An alternative? Starting with something a bit more superficial like hair highlights to ease the pain.
Researchers from Ruhr Universität and the University of Basel found that persons who underwent plastic surgery felt less anxious and had more self-esteem than the patients who didn’t, which isn’t to say you need to run off and get yourself worked on. The study merely reiterates my philosophy that sometimes a manicure can be just as effective as a therapist appointment, or maybe you could get a manicure on your way to your therapist.