I miss recess…
Remember recess in school, when bell would go off every 45 minutes, and you’d sprint out of the classroom to the playground and basically run around and raise hell for 10 minutes?
Those were good times, yah? Good times…
I have a theory about recess. I think that if adults were mandated or otherwise required to take 10-minute recess breaks every 45 minutes, people would generally be less grumpy.
Picture yourself hanging upside-down next to your coworkers on a jungle gym, or sprinting down the street with everyone to see who makes it to the corner and back first.
I’m serious! — adult recess could revolutionize work as we know it, LOL!
But all kidding aside (yeah, right), I am a big fan of breaks, even though I haven’t always been very good about taking them.
I’ve been trying lately, though. Every day for the past few weeks I’ve been taking two 10-15 minute breaks per day, ideally away from the computer. I think it makes a big difference in my mood, too. Sometimes I’ll go for a quick walk; other times I’ll play with makeup, but it only counts if I get away from my computer.
See, the computer is the thing.
Today on my first break this morning I went for a 10-minute walk at the Indian Valley Open Space Nature Preserve, which is a couple blocks away.
That was like a mental health break, because I really needed to get outside.
Then on my second break I played with some of the 11 lip products from the new MAC Playland collection. I wanted to mess around with some bright, glossy lip combos using the Lipsticks and Lipglasses.
Combo Idea #1: Amplified Creme Lipstick in Happy-Go-Lucky + Lipglass in Pure Silliness
Combo Idea #2: Amplified Lipstick in Toying Around + Lipglass in Live It Up
Combo Idea #3: Frost Lipstick in Head in the Clouds + Lipglass in Bright Side
Combo Idea #4: Amplified Lipstick in Red Balloon + Lipglass in Carousel
Combo Idea #5: Amplified Lipstick in Sweet Experience + Lipglass in Carousel
Combo Idea #6: Frost Lipstick in Playland + Lipglass in Bright Side
So, one break outside, and one break to play with makeup. That’s a winning combination right there.
If you would like to play with the MAC Playland collection, mark your calendar for April 17. That’s when it twirls into town, onto MAC counters, and into stores and maccosmetics.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Speaking of breaks, how do you like yours? Do you usually go for walks? Grab a snack? Or hang out with a work buddy?
Please, please tell me that you’re taking your breaks.