In lieu of the typical
afterwork cocktail beginning promptly at — if you’re lucky in this town — 5PM (which, mind you, is something I like to indulge in on the occasion); I teamed up with Perry Ellis with the task of sharing some of the things I do during this time that would typically be reserved for a drink (or three, gauging the craziness of the workday). It seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Happy hour: digressing from work mode, but usually in association with colleagues you’ve been with all day; feeling relieved, but only for an hour or two, as fatigue or a possible headache ensues until slumber (maybe even through the next morning!). So, how can we add to our happiness outside of work in the hours that we’re given without any influence of consumption? Let’s investigate. Also, side note — because I’m really big on tangents and this is quite exciting for you guys — you can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree to Perry Ellis by clicking here (terms and conditions do apply as always*). Now back to it…
In partnership with Perry Ellis. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.
1. Go to the gym, but take the scenic route.
I hit the gym on the regular, but I usually have about one hour to get it done before work; or if I take a break in the middle of the day, I feel pressured to take the least amount of time. Given that the day’s technically over during “happy hour” and sunset isn’t until the 7 o’clock hour, there’s a lot more time to not only get a great workout in, but also put in some light cardio before and after via scenic routes to and from the gym. I’ve realized that I barely take advantage of the breathtaking views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights and taking this promenade, which is an additional 45 minutes out of the way, is a stress reliever in itself.