5 reasons $9 Therapy is the self-care manual you need to revamp your motivation

Photo: $9 Therapy by Megan Reid and Nick Greene.. Image Courtesy HarperCollins Publishers
Photo: $9 Therapy by Megan Reid and Nick Greene.. Image Courtesy HarperCollins Publishers /

$9 Therapy is the witty self-care book you need to reinvigorate that motivation you had at the beginning of the year.

February is here, and that means most of our New Year’s resolutions have either gone down the drain or have already become habits. If you’re looking to revamp some of that motivation from the beginning of the year, though, $9 Therapy by Megan Reid and Nick Greene is the book for you. A small, witty non-fiction piece, $9 Therapy can be easily read in one sitting — and it’ll leave you feeling inspired by the end of it.

The book’s premise is to offer readers budget-friendly — think $9 and under — ideas to help them practice self-care. And let’s be honest, we can all use a little self-care every now and then.

If you’re still on the fence about this release, however, there are quite a few reasons to pick this book up instead of the many other self-help tomes lining the shelves of Barnes and Noble. These are just a few of them.

The writing is witty and comical

If you’re looking for a book in the realm of You are a Badass by Jen Sincero, you’ll surely appreciate the wit and humor that went into writing $9 Therapy. While the book offers plenty of fabulous suggestions for pampering yourself, it also gives readers lots of opportunities to laugh. This book is full of pop culture references, silly sayings, and jokes that will surely hold the attention of anyone looking to have some fun while they read.

It contains genuinely good advice

There are plenty of self-help books out there that inundate readers with personal stories and jokes without offering them much actual advice. Thankfully, this isn’t the case with $9 Therapy. While the authors will occasionally mention their own experiences, this book is primarily for the reader — and it contains genuinely good advice that they can follow. Of course, it’s no substitute for actual therapy. But anyone looking for simple steps to follow in order to get that motivation boost can find them here.

It doesn’t take itself too seriously

Like I mentioned, $9 Therapy isn’t a replacement for actual therapy. And it doesn’t try to be. In fact, this book doesn’t take itself too seriously at all. The authors make it clear that their suggestions are simply practices that have worked for them — and that they may not work for everyone who opens this book. On top of that, they don’t present their ideas as a “cure” for whatever rut you’re going through. And we can respect that.

It offers recipes and DIY projects

In addition to all the self-care suggestions scattered throughout $9 Therapy, there are also recipes and DIY projects included throughout the book. Need a break from Pinterest? You can just open Reid and Greene’s latest release and find something fun to create on your night off. The DIY projects are designed to make readers’ lives easier, while the recipes will assist anyone hosting a night in.

There’s gorgeous artwork throughout

Readers looking for a book that’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is engaging will find joy in $9 Therapy, if only for the illustrations that appear within its pages. Created by Amy Beager, the images are colorful and complement the sassy attitude of the writing perfectly, presenting readers with a more immersive experience while reading.

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$9 Therapy is currently available to purchase in bookstores and online.