We need the internet. There’s no way around that. But we also need an occasional break from the internet. And unfortunately, this simply doesn’t happen enough. When it does, we’re not even sure what to do with ourselves without social media and our favorite websites. So, if you could do with an Internet break, but you’re a bit apprehensive, consider these inspiring ideas. They’re bound to make you feel better and refreshed.

Return to your hobbies

Hobbies. Now, that’s a word we don’t use much anymore. What for? We have Instagram to scroll through instead. But take some time to return to your no-phone hobbies, like painting, writing, music-making, reading, sketching, photography, cooking, baking, hiking, biking, etc. 

You get the picture. There’s a world of things to do. The only problem is, we’re not in the habit of doing them anymore. 

See your girlfriends in real life

According to UCLA research, spending time with your female friends is one of the best things you can do when you go offline. That’s because it increases oxytocin, a feel-good, anti-stress hormone that helps us feel calm, connected and loved. 

Be your own biggest fan

We often turn to social media and online spaces for approval, affirmation and praise from others. But instead of depending on this outside approval, cultivate your own self-love and self-appreciation. 

So, take time to acknowledge your skills and accomplishments, and show yourself lots of love and appreciation. 

When you enjoy your hobbies, hang out with your BFF’s and practice self-love, taking a break from the internet doesn’t seem so bad, now does it?

Whether you go to Fashion Week in New York, London or Paris, one thing’s for sure: there’s no shortage of outfit inspiration. And with New York Fashion Week just done, there are lots of exciting and out-there outfits to see. The only problem is, can you actually wear them in real life? It goes without saying, some of the street style outfits are better in pictures. Luckily for us, there are some looks that translate into very wearable fall ensembles. Here are seven outfits New York Fashion Week to copy.

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3 surprising signs of burn out 

For better or worse, we all have a lot on our plate. This addiction to busy-ness and multitasking is one reason why chronic stress is at epidemic proportions. It’s also why women are burned out – so much so, we don’t even notice it anymore. It’s the new normal, but it’s no way to live. So, look out for these three sneaky signs of burn out. Do any of them sound familiar? 

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