When was the last time you put yourself first, ahead of your business? If you can’t even remember, chances are that it has been too long. Take it from us: you need to. After all, productivity isn’t just about working harder; it’s also about working smarter, and self-care is an important component of productivity.
There are apps and online services for literally everything you can think of. Here are a few that make it easy to put yourself first whether at home, at the office, or on the go.
Soothe.ca: When you’ve got a lot on the go, sometimes it’s hard, if not near impossible, to get to the spa. Luckily, the spa can now come to you! Soothe is a mobile massage therapy app and service providing quality Swedish, deep tissue, sports and prenatal massages by RMTs in the comfort of your own home or office. Service are currently available in Toronto and Vancouver, with plans to expand to more Canadian cities.
Headspace.com: Could you use less stress and better sleep in your life? If you could (we certainly do!) then the Headspace.com meditation app is the app for you. Headspace offers a free introductory ten session series called Take10 that teaches you “how to train your mind for a happier, healthier life”. Each session is only ten minutes long making them perfect for coffee or lunch breaks (and yes, you should take a lunch break!).
TinyHeart.com/Quickfit-7-Minute-Workout: Sometimes the best medicine for the body and soul is a good old fashioned workout but just like the spa, making it to the gym after a long day can be a challenge. This low-cost app brings the gym to you with a variety of seven minute exercise routines to suit your particular needs. There’s the Quick 7, Quick Abs, and Quick Yoga. There’s also the free Quick 4, a complete full body workout in just four minutes!
Floathouse.ca: Do you ever have those days where you wish you could shut yourself off and have a few minutes of utter silence? Well, now you can! Sensory deprivation tanks or “floating” helps lower blood pressure, decrease stress, increase endorphins, and more. With several locations in Greater Vancouver and one in Edmonton, Float House offers 90 minute sessions ranging from $39 - $75 a float. You can also opt for a Membership option which is shareable and offers discounts on extra floats, retail items, massage partners, and more.
And if all else fails, turn on that “Out of Office” notification, pack your bags, and treat yourself to a much needed and well-deserved vacation.
After all, Admin Slayer is always here to pick up the slack while you’re away!