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What are some things you do to make your life easier when you’re in a period of working a lot of lonnnnng days? Or anything non work related that you absolutely make time for regardless of work schedule? I’m in a period of a lot of work and would love some tips!

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Always make time to exercise 4 - 5 days a week. Even if just 20 mins, but aim for 45-60 mins. Always make time to relax in bed and watch an episode of something to unwind. Look in to cbd gummies for some solid sleep too

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I like to take a mid-day exercise break. Exercise every day really wasn’t an option for me when working in office bc of how much I sweat and how thick my hair is (takes 40+ min to blow dry) and couldn’t do it at end of day bc of childcare/evening routines so now that I can break up my day with even 20-30 min on my pelotón or run It’s awesome !

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Ugh I’m back in the office most days but I agree with this when I’m home!

I have a nice espresso maker at home and make oat milk cappuccino every morning before I get to work, religiously. Bonus points for a really cute cappuccino saucer to go with it. 10-30 min pilates/ yoga during a quick break. And I really do try to keep quick healthy lunch options on hand. Anything too carb-y or heavy will give me major food coma, so if I need to be productive I stick to healthy lunches only.

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Can we just pause a moment to reflect on the fact that all of these tips should be baseline expectations for professionals living in an urban setting? I don’t disagree that we have to force ourselves to make time to exercise and eat in a healthy way. But it’s just a sad statement about the state of the profession.

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Exercise everyday. Period. And then an evening walk. Sometimes it’s just to and through the grocery store but away from the desk.

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Figure out your meals once a week so it’s set-and-forget. Get a meal service that sends you food that is very quick to put together (Hungryroot, etc) so that you have healthy and easy food to eat. Better than feeling sluggish after takeout or having to spend too much time cooking every night.

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This!! I usually treat myself to something I’m craving here and there, but I try to stick to meal prep as much as possible to keep it healthy and easy for most meals. Then if I end up eating candy at 3pm when I’m crashing at least I’ve had healthy meals the rest of the time.

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Have a nice coffee icecream to stay alert but feel good

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Regular exposure to sunlight. Proven to reduce resting heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar while increasing energy, strength, stress tolerance, and ability of blood to absorb and carry oxygen. I try to set aside at least thirty minutes—either broken up or all at once if work permits—a day to just walk outside and typically listen to a book on audible to relax or catch up on overdue calls with family or friends.

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Regular exercise where ever I can get it in. I always wake up a bit earlier to have a nice cup of coffee at home without my work phone near me. I have an apartment cleaner come every 2 weeks (can’t stress the value in this enough, takes cleaning off my plate and there’s nothing like coming home to a clean apartment) and meal prep/meal delivery as much as I can

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Working out and eating right is key for me!! I lift 4 days a week and cardio the rest. Days like this I don’t have time this morning to lift so I just did cardio.

I’m traveling now for three straight days of depositions. Billing 10+ hour days. I’ve gotten out each morning to walk to explore the city, and have made it a priority to not just sit in my hotel room and work when I’m not in depositions. Same thing at home - I exercise every day by walking at least 4 miles.

Definitely exercise for me. I have a small child so I can't really go run/workout in the morning. I mid-day run during lunch followed by a quick, healthy lunch does wonders for me. The workday doesn't always allow for it but I find room at least 2-3 days a week.

Get outside, meditate (5-10 minutes is enough to help)

Get outside and see some sun! Even just 15-30 minutes a day really helps. Regular exercise and healthy meals!

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