{Quickie} Long Day? This Can Help

January 25, 2012

By Katrice

Whenever I feel like leaving my office and heading to a mall, it's been a rough day. I mean ... I love to shop in general, but knee-jerk spending, i.e. retail therapy, is not a habit I want to fall into. So, I'm constantly looking for new ways to brush the long day off my shoulders after a tedious 8 hours at the office. Two of my staples    taking an Earth Hour and cooking a good meal. But, I find that keeping the ways I unwind fresh also helps. Here's my shortlist of the moment. {I'd love to know what you do.}

Gift cards. I carry a cute faux snakeskin pouch with nothing but my gift cards in it for these times. If you have a stash too, save them for when the mood for retail therapy hits you. Pick-me-up shopping and gift cards are the perfect union. You won't be spending cash and you'll be able to enjoy a little indulgence in the name of rejuvenation.

iPad yoga. My coworker recently shared a few new apps with me and one of them was a Yoga app for beginners. When I've had a long day, many times, I just want to be quiet. All-in YOGA HD: 300 Poses & Yoga Classes is perfect for me to recoup. The app includes more than 200 poses that come with detailed written instructions, photos, videos, and male voice guidance as well as yoga music to help you work out more efficiently. There are also about 25 different yoga exercise programs for both beginners and more advanced users.

Meetups. I have three friends that I met on Twitter who are always my go-tos for coffee chats. Our conversations run the gamut from work and family to our goals and every single thing in between. These quick get togethers have turned our virtual introductions into refreshing friendships and excellent energizers. 

Laughing. "Norbit" is my guilty pleasure. I only saw this movie for the first time a few months ago and whenever I feel like laughing, it's top-of-mind. A good laugh at the end of the night does wonders for your mood the next morning. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing; I'm going to check out the iPad app for sure. I also heartily agree with the meetups. I enjoyed our first (marathon -:))coffee date and look forward to more to come.


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