THIS is how to stay chill.
We feel you guys, adult life is the ultimate strug. Whether you’re slaving at a study desk, or hitting the 9-5 in the working world, times are t-o-u-g-h. We’ve waved a solemn farewell to mid-week pamper sesh’s, spontaneous shopping trips and squeezing in that cheeky dessert. What have we replaced them with? Revising, batch cooking, SALAD LEAVES and saving for the ‘future’ (blah). Rumour has it, we’re supposed to be ‘adulting’ now, with mature heads firmly screwed on. Say it with us, ‘no thank you’. This, our overworked, slightly peckish, coffee-fuelled friends, is your guide to staying chill: Primark style.
The arch nemesis we all share: the alarm clock. Just how many furious arguments have you had with yours? After (what feels like) 4 minutes of shut-eye, it’s smug sound fills the room. HOW CAN IT BE MORNING ALREADY? we ask ourselves through sealed eyelids and a disorientated mind; fingertips too weak to press snooze/simply choosing not to. Sleep is vital to a healthy mindset so first up – have yourself one heck of an early night, cocooned in the fluffiest bedding (ours should do the trick 😉). 8pm snoozing? Dreamy, literally.
Three magical words can get us through a dreary day gang – avocado on toast. If you can sort yourself a scrummy breakfast, the morning slog will be a little easier. Something as simple as treating your taste buds is enough to start the day with a smile (plus, no rumbling tums in that 11am meeting – goals). Grab a coffee en route to the office, or satisfy that 3pm snack surge with a choc bar. Life is hard people, strut to that vending machine with pride (start the day with avo, end it with an XL bag of crisps, obvs).
Now and then things get a little ‘much’: all your makeup runs out at once, phone dies and you’ve still never charged that power bank, hair needs a wash but it’ll be too fluffy for that party on Friday. Add these small town struggles to the bigger fish you’re frying – exam deadlines, moving house, and bill-paying. Our advice? Make a list fam, it’s the simplest thing you can do to get sorted. Light some candles, write it down, prioritise the tasks, quick spot of online shopping, stare at your list for 20 mins, then start doing. Procrastinate then practice – perfect.
Last up, nothing makes you feel as good as some quality time spent with your best ones. Turns out little sisters aren’t only good for stealing your clothes or hiding the remote in the freezer, family and best pals have always got your back. So when things get too chaotic, zone out from the struggles and zone into your fave activities with your ride-or-dies (yep, you’re included mum). So tweens, teens, and not yet has-beens, remember: there’s nothing a good sleep, a deep chat, a cracking meal and a cheeky spot of shopping can’t solve (homeware picks from £1/€1.50 people!). Feeling zen? Always.