Things I have done in the past year that were cheaper, and arguably more effective, than therapy:
- Got a sassy new haircut
- Started a walking club with other parents from Elfe's school
- Cleaned my kitchen
- Started doing yoga in the morning
So I tried a few other things, and they did kind of help...but my hair is getting a little long and shaggy again, the walking club went on hiatus for the winter, my kitchen is still pretty clean but the rest of the house is an utter disaster, and my morning yoga lasts for at most 10 minutes.
Eventually I'll get another job with benefits and maybe look into a new therapist, but in the meantime I think I'm going to schedule another haircut, start a coffee-drinking club with some other moms until the weather is good enough for walking again, make an attempt to clean the rest of my house, and find some ways to get a little more exercise.
All cheaper than therapy (except maybe the haircut), and arguably more effective.