We all need a little time to slow down, but it’s easier said than done. When you’re a Boss Babe (or Boy), it feels like all of your energy is dedicated to other people or things. Whether it’s your job, your friends or S.O., your hobby or your hustle, things you love can quickly turn into a chore when you’re overbooked.
Important PSA: Self-care is the most important thing you can do. Pencil in a little time for yourself with these quick-and-easy ways to have “me” time, below.
Everyone can use a little TLC from time to time to keep them feeling 100 percent. If you’re not convinced that you can squeeze it in, try an express session that will suit your schedule. Chillhouse offers 25-minute express massages, while Heyday delivers a facial in just 30 minutes. Just like that, it’s over before you even have time to think about unread emails.
If lunch al desko has you down, try replacing the light from your computer screen with actual sunlight. We promise it does wonders. Whether it’s escaping the office for a bright eatery like Loosie Rouge or De Maria, or simply waiting in a long ass line at Sweetgreen, dining outdoors is a simple way to break the monotony of #officelife.
Meditation is an ancient stress-busting technique, as well as the year’s biggest wellness buzzword. The concept can seem intimidating, but apps make it simple to get in a zen sesh on your morning commute. Try a wake-up and wind down-focused app like Calm, or try a targeted program addressing anxiety, relationship troubles and more from Welzen.
Music is a proven happiness tool. It takes two seconds to put on a playlist that will brighten your mood, and plugging in headphones sets a boundary, letting everyone around you know you’re in your zone. If your own library is a little lacking, try one of our expertly curated playlists.
Written by Kirby Kelly
Feature image via HEYDAY