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I had just wrapped up an intense two-day consulting job in Southern California. I was sitting in my rental car, trying to drum up the energy to drive to the airport and fly back to Washington, DC. My phone rang. It was my grown son, Andrew, who was helping me with my business. An hour later, I was falling asleep in a hotel in Laguna Beach to the sounds of the ocean.

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InHerSight's growing community of professional women and get matched to great jobs and more! Already have an ? That was the most exhilarating day of recharging retail therapy my year-old self could imagine.

A recent study of 7, full-time employees found that 67 percent of employees have reported feeling burned out at work at least once, and women are at greater risk than are men of feeling burned out. Chronic stress and burnout can cause your work to suffer, so take a day to prioritize self-care and regain your energy. The most important part of playing hooky—leave work at work. No s, no texts, no calls.

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More hours of sleep will sharpen your brain, improve your mood, and keep your heart healthy. Cheesy spaetzle with caramelized onions and crispy shallotsanyone? Get lost in a bookstore and pick up a new novel. What better way to recharge your brain than escaping into a fictional world?

What would you do if you could play hooky for a day?

Get moving! We should all aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Listen to a new podcast while strengthening your muscles, improving your mood, and building balance and coordination.

Your day of playing hooky is the perfect time to treat yourself to a well-deserved massage or facial. Head over to the spa and let go of all your pent-up stress from dealing with difficult coworkers in the workplace.

Skip the redeye and tour your own city. Dive into your favorite pint of ice cream, get cozy in your pajamas, and veg out on the TV. Glass of champagne and a wheel of brie for one, please. Gather your favorite snacks, a magazine, and take a walk to your favorite park. Put your phone on silent and give your eyes a break from the blue light and enjoy the sunlight. Exercise your brain and mental agility with a puzzle.

Why you should play hooky (& 14 things to do with your time)

Who knows, maybe those problem-solving skills will translate into your workload tomorrow. Enjoy the weather, sip a margarita or twoand soak in the fading colors of the sunset. Sketch, watercolor, collage, write, sing, take photographs, dance, fill in a coloring book, or even create a vision board. Whatever gets your creative juices flowing, do it.

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Creativity breeds success and productivity. Meditating can decrease your anxiety, expand your consciousness, and improve your emotional stability.

Take a deep breath and let your thoughts flow freely. : 8 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety in the Workplace.

Playing hooky from work: reasons to get out of work

Purge the clutter and reorganize your furniture into an arrangement that boosts your creativity. Colors have been proven to have a great effect on our moodso play around with your color schemes.

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