THIS is how to stay chill...
We feel you guys: adulting is the ultimate strug. Whether slaving away studying or hitting the working world's 8-5, times are t-o-u-g-h. We’ve waved a sad farewell to the mid-week pamper sesh, spontaneous shopping and squeezing in that decadent dessert. What's replaced them? Study review, batch cooking, SALAD and saving for the "future" (yuck). Rumor has it we’re supposed to be "adulting" now, with mature heads firmly screwed on. Say it with us: Uh, no thanks! This, our overworked, hungry, coffee-fueled friends, is your Guide to Staying Chill: Primark-Style.
The common enemy: the alarm clock. How many four-letter "chats" have you had with yours? After what feels like 4 minutes of shuteye, its smug sound fills our peaceful room. HOW CAN IT BE MORNING ALREADY?? we ask ourselves through sealed lids and fuzzy heads, fingers too weak to hit snooze/just totally skipping it. Sleep is a must for a healthy mindset, so first up: have yourself an early night for once, cocooned in the fluffiest bedding (ours should do the trick 😉). 8 PM snoozing? Dreamy – literally.
Three magic words can get us through a dreary day, peeps: avocado on toast (for reals!). If you can scramble up a totally yum breakfast, the morning struggle will be a little easier. Something as simple as treating your tastebuds can be enough to start the day with a smile (plus, no stomach rumbles in the morning meeting – #goals). Grab a coffee on the way to the office, or satisfy the 3 PM snack surge with a chocolate bar. Life is hard, peeps! So strut to that vending machine with pride (start the day with avocado, end it with an XL bag of chips, obvs!).
Sometimes things just get too much: all your makeup runs out at the same time, your phone dies and you never charged your power bank, your hair needs to be washed but it’ll be too fluffy for Friday night. Add these small-fry struggles to the bigger fish you’re bagging – exam deadlines, moving house, and bills (ugh). Our advice? Make a list: it’s the easiest thing you can do to straighten yourself out. Light some candles. Write it down. Prioritize. Quickie online shopping. Stare at list 20 mins. Then start DOING! Procrastinate, then practice – perfect.
Last but not least: nothing makes you feel as good as some serious quality time with your nearest and dearest. Turns out little sisters aren’t just about stealing your clothes or hiding the remote in the freezer – family and best buds always have your back! So when things turn chaotic, zone out from the struggles and zone into your fave activities with your there-forevers (yep, you too, Mom). So tweens, teens, and not yet has-beens, remember: there’s nothing a good sleep, a deep chin wag, a yummy-healthy meal and a little shopping can’t solve (homeware picks from $1.50, people!). Feeling zen yet? Always!