Work Stressing You Out? Try These Quick Expert-Approved Tricks

There are big things that make us happy (such as Instagram-worthy beach vacations and pricey spa treatments), but it's the small things that keep us sane and smiling on a daily basis. We're partnering with Clinique on a new series to help you look and feel your best every day. Check back each week for ways to take your life from good to great, whether that means finding a foundation that boosts your confidence (try Clinique Even Better Glow™ Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15) or learning how to eat more mindfully. This week, we're sharing how to relax.

Let's face it: The workplace is not the most zen environment we've ever set foot in. We're constantly rushing to meet deadlines while fending off that one co-worker who just won't stop talking our ear off, and when we finally get home, somehow the most time-sensitive emails start flooding in. 

Instead of accepting that weekday stress is inevitable, we decided that it's time to set some boundaries. And to give us some real-world techniques for separating our work lives from our personal lives, we spoke to Vivian Diller, an NYC-based psychologist, and Kathy Cherry, a meditation and mindfulness coach.

Read on for their four expert tips on unplugging and resetting.

Ready to make your life even better? Check back next week for more tips—and in the meantime, shop the Clinique products that'll improve your makeup routine every time.

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