get the most out of your sleep - Inspired by Jennifer Hanway at Popavents' Summer Party

Take the scenic route after work

Image Source: Boston Magazine

Image Source: Boston Magazine

Boston has so many gardens and beautiful buildings. Silence your phone for 20 minutes and enjoy the greenery, fresh air and all of the interesting people around you!

Have a cup of tea

Image Source: World Tea Company

Image Source: World Tea Company

After drinking coffee all day, treat your body to a warm cup of tea. Yogi tea has so many flavors- try cinnamon vanilla or bedtime tea!

Listen to music

Image Source: Urban Outfitters

Image Source: Urban Outfitters

We all know that a great song can instantly change our mood. Spotify premium is  currently offering 3 months for $0.99. Give it a try and follow popavent’s new account while you’re at it :)

 

Invest in an alarm clock

Treat yourself to an alarm clock that wakes you up with light technology. It’s a much better way to start your morning without the awful beeping noise. It also prevents you from scrolling through your phone the moment you wake up... maybe you'll find that you somehow gain 15 extra minutes every morning! 

 

Candles

There is something very calming about lighting a candle. Find a candle with a soft, relaxing scent that will also add warm lighting in your room.

 

Use calming essential oils

Find a scent that makes you feel at peace and relaxed. Your body will soon associate this smell with sleep preventing you from  Lavender is always a favorite!

Be a Tourist for a Day

How many times have you passed by a landmark in Boston, only slightly aware of the full history behind it?  Have you ever been on a Duck Tour as an adult?  Even though we live and work in the city, we often over look the main attractions of Boston.  Don’t be embarrassed to be a tourist in your own town; check out some of these tourist attractions on a work break!

 

2.     New England Aquarium

Instead of passing by the outdoor tanks and sneaking a peak at the seals, stop inside the New England Aquarium and get your share of sea creatures.  With a new shark exhibit, you can conquer your childhood (and maybe even adult fear) and meet the sharks face-to-face.  You may not have been to an aquarium since you were a kid, but who doesn’t love those 100 year old sea turtles cuddly penguins?

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1.     Boston Duck Tours

Travel by land and water on an iconic duck tour around Boston.  Catch your boat-car in front of the Museum of Science, grab a duckbill whistle, and embark on one of the famously named vehicles.  You may think you know everything you need to know about Boston, but these tour guides are sure to have some surprising fun facts up their sleeves!

3.     Trillium Greenway

Don’t want to relive your childhood memories?  No worries; the Trillium Greenway is a new beer garden, sure to be an up and coming tourist site.  Located in the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Trillium Brewing Company presents the Trillium Beer Garden.  Hot days spent on the Greenway with cold beers and friends embody the essence of a Boston summer.

 

4.     Freedom Trail

Get your history lesson and exercise in for the day on the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail.  Walk on your own, or as part of a guided tour, and finally see what all those red lines painted on the Boston sidewalks lead up to.  Explore Boston Common, pay tribute at the Boston Massacre site, and discover Paul Revere’s house- all only a short walk from your office.