1. Think outside the box when it comes to where you shop. Bustling, crowded malls aren’t your only option. Pick up sweets for stocking stuffers the next time you’re at the grocery store. Get your daughter a makeup lesson gift certificate while your hairstylist works on your ‘do at a local Poughkeepsie salon.
3. Get to the gym. Your mind will be better equipped to deal with stress if your body’s been active. Plus, you’ll look better and it is engagement season. (Getting hitched? Debra M Salon provides wedding hair and makeup!)
5. Just say “no.” Try it, it’ll feel great. No, you can’t host Girls’ Night this month. No, you can’t let your cousin crash at your house for a week. The answer’s “no” unless it’s for something that’ll make you feel more pulled together. Yes, you will head to the blow dry salon with your girl friend.