I’m working long hours and am really busy outside of work, so I’m all about the small pleasures right now.
Here’s a few things that are making me happy right now.
[photo via Beth]
Green Tea. I am a coffee person through-and-through, though I gave it up last year when I was unemployed and my stomach hated me. A few months ago, I felt myself falling into a second-cup-in-the-afternoon habit, which is obviously just a gateway drug to…more coffee? But sometimes in the afternoon, I just want a snack or to take a walk, and then I get distracted by Starbucks. The other day, I decided to grab an iced green tea. I vaguely knew they were good for me but wasn’t really sure why. Turns out it has lots of antioxidants and stuff and–at least anecdotally–it’s good for anxiety too because of the L-Theanine present. It’s part attitude, but I’ve felt so much calmer this week. Green tea?
Eye Gel. I think Ashley blogged about this a few weeks ago, and as soon as I read that, I realized that, shit, I’m turning 30 in February. Perhaps I should invest in a good eye cream? Luckily, I was going to Mohegan Sun where I could dip into Sephora after a few glasses of wine and buy some. Tipsy makeup shopping? Best part of Mohegan Sun.
Moccasins. I had a huge campaign launching on Cyber Monday at work, and I was incredibly stressed. Some people read celebrity gossip when they need a little break, and some people buy moccasins? These are Minnetonka, because I wasn’t about to spend $100 on a pair of slippers for Uggs, but these make my feet so happy walking to work. Or any time there’s nobody in the office.
BB Cream. I got a sample of this Dior BB cream when I bought the eye stuff, and I love it. It’s so much lighter than the foundation I usually wear…and so much more expensive. Fail.
What are your favorite things right now?