It’s crunch time. We are between level "pull your hair out" and "stress eat waffles". Late nights, fast fingers, and strained eyes is how we roll these days. And after its all over, we always ask…why? We could talk about time management, but let’s face it. The magazine world isn’t about time management. So we need the next best thing…stress management.
Here is our down and dirty list of how we plan to de-stress in the midst of this shiz storm.
Buy that shiz. Retail Therapy. No joke. We all have that coffee mug that says, "Shopping is cheaper than therapy". It is time to put it into practice. Of course, we will tell you not to go crazy. But think about what goes down during a hardcore shopping trip. Fun music to uplift your mood, walking to get those brain chemicals pumping, and pretty things to occupy our mind. We get that euphoric high when we really love a piece. Of course, we will recommend our fav local boutique, Apricot Lane. They have an amazing pink couch to relax on too!
Work that shiz. Real Exercise. So we know that our shopping cardio is not the best way to get our burn in, so we should legit offer up great options. You may be like us and don’t have the mindset or energy to go beat our brains out in a high intensity workout. We need to be comforted and supported a bit. That is why we say yoga…all day…long. Kay Corpus is our go to yogi. Literally just standing in her presence relaxes you.
Supplement that shiz. Adele’s is our go to supplier of the goods. They have written about stress management before, but it is always worth mentioning again. We particularly like alllll the salt lamps and droppin’ that lavender essential oil. They have so many options. They should always be your first stop on stress elimination train.
Eat that shiz. Stress eating may be bad. But we are very bad girls. So to reduce our badness, we want Gene’s…the healthy drunk food aka the healthy stress food. Tacos, grilled cheese, all the bubbly stuff. (Can't wait to show their bubbly in Issue 14!) Sounds like a the perfect recipe to equip us for a shiz storm. Well, it is. And it is the healthier version that will help keep that skin and body in shape for our launch.
Rub that shiz. Our last stop is the most obvious. What is the only thing that we want during these high stress times? Someone to rub on us…our shoulders, our neck, our feet…have you seen the shoes we run around in?! We need pampering. Fusion Spa offers great massage packages. We are even considering a subscription package! (which they offer). Grab your bestie and jump on that table. Snoring is allowed.
Operation Keep Your Hair and Your Nails is in full effect. Be sure to watch for the launch of our next issue to see if we are still standing. And pay no attention if you see us chugging tacos in Apricot Lane.