These days, work and your social life can take up the majority of your waking hours. This is all well and good, but there will come a time when you need to recognize when to bow out and take a breather. In Garance Doré’s book she points out that during Fashion Week she tends to lose perspective. This is so true in anyones life, when you find that you’re always busy and have no time to yourself, you tend to lose sight of what’s important. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and take the time to reconfigure your mindset. Say no to that third night out in a row with friends and start up that Netflix series you’ve been meaning to watch or whip out that book you’ve tucked away for so long.
When you decide to take a night off be sure to find something that lets you actually relax and stop thinking about work or any other stress-related topics. Also try your best to unplug—no trolling Instagram or creeping Facebook please. Lastly, find something that you actually enjoy doing. For me that means taking a hot bath or shower with my favourite aroma oils or bath salts, lighting a scented candle and reading a good book. Some nights it also means snacking on dark chocolate and binge-watching The Mindy Project, because no one gets me like Mindy Lahiri and Morgan Tookers.