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You know that kind of satisfying, sweet exhaustion that you actually enjoy? The feeling after finishing an epic project, or crashing on your couch after a long, productive day at a job you love? I’m riiiiight there, feeling the weight of the creative projects, a new job, an online class, and a head bursting with ideas. Sometimes you just have to ease into it and let yourself decompress in the midst of that kind of chaos.

In this spirit of this, my link round-up this week includes information about acupuncture, some tips on not going crazy with to-do’s,  permission to stop wearing makeup, and more anti-stress goodness.

 Looking to brighten your day in just a few minutes? Scroll through this visual list of the 10 most colorful places on earth.

 Need a few good reasons to stop wearing makeup? I especially love this concept for summer—but why not start now?

 Natural stress relievers to try, because we could all use a few. And in case you’re stressed over seeing perfect butts in magazines, here’s a celebration of real butts to bring you back down to earth.

 Need an awkward laugh? Friends without the laugh track should do the trick. Super weird.

 Liberated elephants? Yes please! Ringling Bros are freeing our giant adorable friends after being criticized by the public and animal activities around the world.

 A researched-backed case for taking daily naps. No arguments here! And speaking of sleep, what IS the perfect bedtime?

 Retreat to advance… !

 In case you’re craving a little (or a lot) of color therapy, ABC Home is celebrating Holi with a gorgeous explosion of color.

 Longing for an outdoor picnic, even though the weather is not quite permitting it? Here’s a perfect picnic hack.

 If you’ve ever thought of getting acupuncture but you’re worried about laying around stuck full of needles, read this. (Also: acupuncture is one of the best things that ever happened to me, and if you live in NYC, go see Yvonne.)

 Did Monday suck? Next Monday won’t!

 Thoughts on decluttering your daily to-do list (meal planning, bills, dishes and more) and getting more done.

 Finally, if you’re still feeling the effects of a wild, festive weekend, here’s your ticket to feeling awesome again. Shine on, girl.

Here’s to a beautiful week ahead.

P.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



Written by Mishka
A city girl who loves palm trees, strong coffee & late night writing. Founder of lifestyle blog Hey Mishka, co-founder & writing coach at Day Job Optional, and designer at Maison Minnaloushe. Learn more about her here.