October was a rough month for me: as I mentioned, I was dealing with a lot of problems. It got to the point where I was crying in the shower that I take before going to work.
I don’t have a lot of disposable income right now due to bills, but one week in October, I just said: screw it. I deserve to splurge at least a little bit to make myself feel better.
First, I got a gel manicure from Nail Tropics:
A few days later, I invited my coworkers to eat at Flatiron 1771 Restaurant and Bar. I treated myself to potato skins and steak!
We (well, I) decided it would be nice if we set a regular day for us all to go out and have a nice dinner out.
And talk about good timing for relaxation: we went to Casa Laura in Los Baños for a department outing. I spent a total of 5 hours socializing, before sleeping for 12 hours straight.
Although it really was a stressful month for me, these helped me take my mind off things. When the going gets tough, a little self-care never hurt. I’m happy that I actually developed some healthy coping mechanisms to deal with difficult situations.