You’re not going to hang there forever. Only long enough for some blood to rush to your head and some better fashion sense to rush along with it. You just need to see things differently, and the only way to get that is to spend a little time in discomfort.
The Hanging Mannequin says if you usually use body wash, use a scrub. If you usually wear socks, don’t. If you have an actual traction machine and can hang upside down for real, do it, because your back and neck will stretch out a little and your face will flush and that might be all you need.
The key is to make sure you get upright before too long. Remember that you’re going for flushed, not congealed. Fresh, not frostbitten. Roughed-up, not raw. Those are fine lines. It’s your job today to walk them and to land on your rosy, exfoliated feet.
The Hanging Mannequin is sponsored by Bent River Outfitter. Showshoe rental, y’all. Legwarmers not included.