Photos by Renzo Navarro
There’s no science to prove that the minutes go by faster, but they’ve certainly gotten more tiring. We all relate to this — that constant feeling of being on edge as our jobs get harder, and the political climate gets bleaker.
We’ve entered an age of hyper-productivity enabled by the birth of the digital realm; just as we expect the instant gratification of Googling the proper use of the word “dissent”, so do our bosses in our back pockets asking if we could rush that marketing deck for Monday morning. With our value-as-people and value-under-capitalism becoming more closely tied, it’s understandable to want to be a little kinder to oneself. To want to feel grounded, confident, worthy, and whole. To take deep breaths to inhale positivity, and exhale to release anything that no longer serves us well. And maybe even to purchase a Himalyan salt lamp to ward off the negative vibes.