Cue up your Americano on your phone with the Nespresso Expert app’s “schedule a brew” option and literally walk into the kitchen to a freshly made cup of your fave pod without touching a button.
Try: New Wash by Hairstory. Because it’s detergent-free (i.e., no stripping the good stuff), you can skip the conditioner and also wash your hair less often.
New Wash ($54), at shophairstory.com
Sunday meal prep sounds good in theory, but one of the first things to fall by the wayside when you’re busy and overworked is healthy eating. If your grab-and-go lifestyle is resulting in food choices that are draining your energy or causing weight gain, it might be time to call in reinforcements.
Try: Eat Train Live, a lifestyle company that cooks and delivers seriously tasty macro-balanced (i.e., filled with good carbs, proteins and fats) organic meals to your door. That’s one thing off the to-do list this week.
Eat Train Live, eattrainlive.ca
Turn up the Kendrick Lamar. If you’re drowsy, listening to music can boost your attention span, says Teresa Lesiuk, a music therapy professor at the University of Miami. Music also activates the feel-good hormone dopamine, which can amp up your creativity. Stick to calming, slower jams if you’re feeling stressed.
ELLE LOVES Antisocialites, the sophomore album from alt-pop band Alvvays, for those days when the paperwork keeps piling up, and A Deeper Understanding, by indie rockers the War on Drugs, for when we need to crunch out that report.
Think of your commute as a Zen retreat. Use that down- time to start meditating, which has been linked to increased productivity. Headspace is a classic meditation app, but for those who bore easily, we recommend Aura, which gears its three-minute micro-meditations to your personality.
Enjoy some quality time with your Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Lunar Blue toothbrush. It gives you real-time feedback on your brushing routine (i.e., stop neglecting that upper-left incisor), which equals less time in the hygienist’s chair at your next dentist appointment.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Lunar Blue toothbrush ($350), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.
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