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Driving Peacefully

Driving Peacefully

It’s easy to forget that human beings are behind the wheel, and not projections of our current moods. As we venture back onto the roads, we’ve been thinking about ways to let our new, peaceful, and slower lifestyle tag along for the ride. WHEN IN DOUBT, WAVE We’re all one, deep down. If you think you made a boo-boo, or somebody slowed down to let you merge, flashing an open palm or a peace sign isn’t the worst thing you could do. It may even motivate that person to do the same when somebody does something kind for them. EVERYONE DRIVES DIFFERENTLY...

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Simple Ways to Stay Active During the Day

Simple Ways to Stay Active During the Day

The pressure of having to exercise, especially while you’re stuck at home, can bedaunting. But there are plenty of fun ways to keep moving that don’t include lifting weights or setting aside hours for yoga. USE A STABILITY BALL AS AN OFFICE CHAIR Multitasking at its finest! This is a great way to improve posture, strengthen your core, and stay on your toes throughout the day. TAKE SHORT WALKS You don’t need to do an entire loop around the neighborhood in order to stay well.Sometimes, breaking up a long walk into multiple, five-minute strolls during the day can help you squeeze in the...

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Relearning Patience

Relearning Patience

These unfamiliar stay at home orders pull the “Always Keep Moving” rug out from underneath us, and it’s revealing more than our floors. Over the last several decades, we have normalized an immense lack of patience during our everyday lives. Our eagerness doesn’t perpetually stem from ignorance, however. It’s from being systemically conditioned to view boredom, or waiting around, as stark red flags. If that work call is a few minutes too late, we immediately view waiting for it as a waste of time. If a person of interest takes too long to get back to us, we dismiss them...

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Games to Play at the Park

Games to Play at the Park

It’s an exciting prospect to pack a bag, fly out the door, and set up shop at your local park. Then you get there, and think, “Where are the waves? Where are the views? Is it completely immoral to watch an episode on my iPad?” Doing anything under the sun, while you’re under the sun, isn’t a bad idea, but here’s a list of light, classic games — that don’t require any cards or instruments — to make you wish the day lasted longer. THE SHOUT COUNT Decide on a number as a group. The goal is to count to that amount by standing...

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Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

Google “work life balance,” and you’ll be sure to find endless sources of tips and tricks for how to transform your office job into a blissful, seamless lifestyle. For some, it was a smooth and desirable transition. For others, not so much. And that’s okay! We’ve compiled a list of common psychological issues that are perfectly normal to experience if you’re struggling to work from home -- whether you’re a freelance writer, the head of advertising, or a bartender whose nights have suddenly freed up. Note that this list doesn’t involve tricks like “migrate to your solarium for a change...

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