Working Late: Five Ways To Create A Calm Atmosphere
Every hard worker (or procrastinator) can relate: sometimes you've just gotta stay up late to finish your work/project/essay/emails. And sure, not getting your beauty sleep can be stressful. When that happens to us, we've got these five fireside tricks to keep us sane through the night.
1. Meditation Break
Sometimes when it gets late, your brain needs a little break. Try a 5 minute meditation mindfulness exercise. Set a timer and sit in a relaxed position, focusing on your breath. If you’ve got a fire going, stare into the flames for a mesmerizing meditative experience.
2. Essential Oil Diffuser
Essential oil diffusers, those lovely little misters can transform your space into an aromatherapy oasis. Grab a cheap one off your favorite 2-day shipping service or nearby boutique and get diffusing.
3. Duraflame 2hr Firelogs
Duh. Duraflame, of course! With our short-burn, 2-hour log, you can time your work perfectly. And based on our totally unbiased and anecdotal experience, firelogs always brighten up the night, no matter how late it gets.
4. Your Favorite Show On Mute
This takes dedication, but also can be very relaxing. If you're in a particularly tired mood, and your work is getting you down, pop on your favorite show. Then mute it, or set it on a very low volume. Let the vibes of Friends or Game of Thrones or Avatar: The Last Airbender boost the mood during your late night work. But be careful: don't get sucked in!
5. Instrumental Jazz Music
Ok, this one might be a little polarizing, but trust us—try it. Sometimes we can get stuck into patterns of our familiar music, the same tracks and genres over and over. If it's late at night, mix things up to keep the energy going by trying something different. Classical piano. Instrumental Jazz. Disney songs. Anything. Ok, maybe not Disney songs.