BE WELL: OUR DE-STRESSING RECS FOR THE PRE-HOLIDAY SEASON

We prefer our holidays chill—and we’re guessing you probably do too. In the spirit of a less-stressful season, we’ve put together a few tips to use ahead of the game. So even when it seems like everyone around you is rushed and tense, you’ll be in total ~zen~ mode.

ALL ABOUT THE MINDSET

We know, we know, the “stay positive” stuff is easier said than done. But one great way to start is to take a little bit of time (really, like five minutes) every day to clear your head. We love the simplicity of this Headspace app and its easy-to-follow guided meditations as a way to dip our toes into practicing mindfulness.

GOOD EATS = GOOD VIBES

It’s no secret that eating well leads to feeling well, but sometimes finding the time can be tricky—especially during the holidays. That’s why we like the convenience of Daily Harvest which delivers pre-portioned frozen superfoods right to your door. Just pop ’em into your blender and go. Supplement those smoothies with personalized vitamin packs from Care/Of and you’ll be unstoppable.

“YOU” TIME, MORE OF THE TIME 

A lot of what makes the holiday season extra warm ‘n’ fuzzy is that it’s about other people—giving back even more to the community, finding just-right gifts for loved ones and spending time with family and friends we might not see often. But don’t forget about yourself. Recharge when you need to—curl up with a book, head out for a jog, visit a museum, whatever makes you feel your best.

Another suggestion for getting in some “you” time? Pop by our superchill pre-Black Friday event for Madewell Insiders. Score deals before anyone else (tackling that gift list early = major stress relief) and nab a Cozy Kit filled with goodies, plus enjoy exclusive offers from Headspace, Daily Harvest and Care/Of. More details here—see ya there (!).