Three Ways to Break-Up the Work Week
Most of us know the all too familiar mundanity of the typical 9-5 or the rigorous schedule of retail. For the most part it’s a never ending hamster wheel of waking up, going to work, coming home, and doing it all over again until there’s a day off. For me that day off can’t come soon enough, especially when there are weeks when the days between feel like an eternity. That’s why it’s important to break-up the work week with things that make that rigorous schedule manageable.
- 1. Self Care
Self-care is number one on this list for a reason. It’s important to never forget about eating healthy, keeping up with personal hygiene, and getting enough sleep to make sure your body runs at its fullest potential. I know at the end of a long day all you want to do is to crawl into bed, but pamper yourself a bit. Make time for a spa night or spa morning. Put on that face mask! Soak in that bubble bath! Run through your skin care routine as many times as you want! The whole point is to pamper yourself. Make yourself feel special by making yourself healthy and happy.
2. Themed Meals
Make mealtimes a fun break in the day. You can pick a country for each meal or choose a holiday and have Christmas in July, or July in Christmas if that’s your thing. Not only will you get to eat tasty new food but you’ll also be learning about new cultures and lifestyles. Food is our fuel and it’s important that it makes us happy and fulfilled. In this unprecedented time of behavior change, too much repetitiveness in our daily routine can wear us down mentally. So adding some variety in our day-to-day meal plans is a sure way to help us stay healthy and entertained.
Find a hobby! I know that sounds a little too on the nose, but trust me. Find one and commit! Whether it’s playing or listening to music, writing, singing, painting, drawing, knitting. There are countless things you can do to help you pass the time or break-up the cyclical nature of most of our lives. Hobbies help people find what they’re passionate about and that excites people, which releases endorphins. This also gives us the opportunity to connect with more people and make more friends with similar interests too.
Written By Katy Egan
Illustrated By Nicole Christopher