Self-care; self-love. But also: make sure you’re killing it at work, keeping up with all your relationships, and it all looks picture-perfect on social media. And it would be cool if you had a cute, quirky hobby like playing the accordion or hosting the best 4/20 parties. How are you supposed to accomplish all these things in such little time?
Welcome to our fate as the time-poor generation.
Not only are we busy due to the myriad events in our professional and personal lives, there’s also a culture of being too busy amongst millennials: maybe you’ve noticed that when you and your friends meet up, the first thing everybody says is “I’m just so busy!” Indeed, when was the last time somebody said to you, “I have so much free time, I wish I had more meaningless events to take up space in my calendar.” Those of us in the U.S. unfortunately are living in a period of “time poverty.”
In such a fast-paced environment where we have so much pressure to constantly perform, it feels more and more like we need to make sure our downtime is even productive: biohacking and meditation for the C-Suite reinforce the narrative of efficient relaxation. So for all of our cloud-loving friends out there, how are supposed to enjoy your herb when long smoke sessions on the couch are a thing of the past? No matter if you’re balancing an 50-hour work week, having kids, finishing school, or a combination of all three, we’ve got some ideas and gadgets for you to make the most of your chill time so you’re performing at your peak.