Hop in Your Time Machine
Martin, our Director of Birchbox Man Editorial, likes to kick it old school—we’re talkin’ elementary school. Games like kickball, foursquare, and home run derby are a quick (and inexpensive!) way to reconnect with your inner somewhat wild child—just round up some pals and hit the park.
Throw an Impromptu Dance Party
After a week jam-packed with Tweets and Instagram posts, Birchbox Social Media Associate Sarah needs some help winding down. How does she do it? With spontaneous dance parties in her apartment, of course. A steady stream of the three B’s (Beyonce, Britney, and… Bieber) in the background, Sarah and her roommates dance the work week away.
Pretend to be a Tourist
Tired of the grind? Take a break from your regular surroundings by acting like a newbie in your own city. There’s nothing Birchbox Associate Editor Maura loves more than to tour a new museum or venture to a part of town she’s never wandered through. A simple change in your routine is the fastest ticket to feeling untethered.
On a summer Friday, Birchbox’s Director of Editorial Operations Bene likes to make like Don Draper and cut out for a mid-afternoon matinee. “A dark theater, blasting AC, big tub of popcorn, and phone turned off. Nothing feels more indulgent and carefree!”
Experiment With Your Style
On days when he’s feeling uninhibited, Birchbox Man Assistant Editor Nate likes to reconnect with his “sneaker head” roots. Though you’ll usually find him in a dapper button down, Nate’s been known to occasionally sport his fresh leather Keds and a pair of skinny jeans. The takeaway: Wear some fancy pants to feel freewheelin’.
Flip Yourself Upside Down
When in doubt, try Birchbox Editorial Director Mollie’s shortcut to feeling carefree: Do a handstand.