Sunday meal prep sounds good in theory, but one of the first things to fall by the wayside when you’re busy and overworked is healthy eating. If your grab-and-go lifestyle is resulting in food choices that are draining your energy or causing weight gain, it might be time to call in reinforcements.
Try: Lean Bento which, like how its name suggests, offers bento meals that are halal and filled with fresh and healthy servings of vegetables, meat and grains. Its website also lists the nutritional facts for the weight-watchers among us.
Turn up the Kendrick Lamar. If you’re drowsy, listening to music can boost your attention span, says Teresa Lesiuk, a music therapy professor at the University of Miami. Music also activates the feel-good hormone dopamine, which can amp up your creativity. Stick to calming, slower jams if you’re feeling stressed.
ELLE LOVES Antisocialites, the sophomore album from alt-pop band Alvvays, for those days when the paperwork keeps piling up, and A Deeper Understanding, by indie rockers the War on Drugs, for when we need to crunch out that report.
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When it's 5pm
Think of your commute as a Zen retreat. Use that down- time to start meditating, which has been linked to increased productivity. Headspace is a classic meditation app, but for those who bore easily, we recommend Aura, which gears its three-minute micro-meditations to your personality.
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When it's 10pm
Enjoy some quality time with your Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Lunar Blue toothbrush. It gives you real-time feedback on your brushing routine (i.e., stop neglecting that upper-left incisor), which equals less time in the hygienist’s chair at your next dentist appointment.