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The pressures of a busy day can quickly add up. Maybe you start out Monday feeling great, but by Friday, you’re running on caffeine. Maybe you spend the weekend dreading all that you have to do as soon as you get into the office.

We’ve all been there. The best way to cope? Make sure you take moments for yourself throughout the day. While you might not be able to leave the office for a yoga class during your lunch hour or kick back and watch YouTube, there are still plenty of ways to find moments of stillness amidst a busy day. We’re sharing our five tips below.

Start the day right
If your mornings tend to be riddled with anxiety, try listening to a meditation podcast on your drive to the office. With so many options available, you’ll be able to find the perfect one to put your head in the right space before work.

Stretch it out
You may not have an office to yourself, but chances are, there’s a secluded corner (or even the bathroom) somewhere in your office where you can stretch. Doing this will allow you to focus on the physical movement of your body rather than the growing to-do list that’s in your brain.

Take a real lunch
Whatever that may look like or however long it may be, it’s important to keep your body nourished in order to keep up your energy. Pro tip: Don’t eat lunch in front of your computer as you’ll be more tempted to get work done. Step away from your computer – you deserve the break!

Listen to your favorite song
Minimize your inbox, pop in your earbuds, and cue up your favorite song. Your emails can wait for three to four minutes while you relax and give your mind a break.

Find an ally
It’s all too common for your boss or colleagues to make it seem like work is everything. Find a co-worker who understands the value of self-care and encourage each other to take time for yourselves even if it’s as simple as walking around the block. The small things can make a real difference.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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