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How to decompress after a hard week of Travel Agent-ing (that isn’t alcohol)

We all love a good wobbly pop after selling dreams all day long. But sometimes crushing twenty-two margaritas while still in your uniform on Friday night just doesn’t cut the mustard.

We all love a good wobbly pop after selling dreams all day long. But sometimes crushing twenty-two margaritas while still in your uniform on Friday night just doesn’t cut the mustard.

I don’t know how many times I’ve put through a ‘Friday drinks’ expense claim receipt longer than my arm with not one single item of food on it.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not about to go on a little ‘health-kick’ rant. By all means, spend it up, invite me even. But – every now and then why not skip the $92 round of jaeger bombs and try something else?

Or not, totally your call – here are a few things to try anyways.

 

Treat yo’self

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Talking about travel all day long is great – but booking a trip to Sri Lanka for yourself is better. We are lucky enough to be on the ground floor when the best deals are dropped. If you happen upon a ridiculous offer just reserve it.

If Monday roles around and you’re still keen, lock it in. The best part about this is that the buzz will last right up until you actually travel.

 

Play some sports

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Super Bowl — Bud Light — Will Farrell as Jackie Moon from the movie Semi-Pro. (Via MerlinFTP Drop)

You’ll notice I said ‘sports’ and not ‘exercise’ – and by exercise I mean those stupid boot camp things. Yeah, sure you probably feel great and get in shape and all that shit – but you don’t really get your mind into the game (and out of your work) – and you look like idiots carrying those stupid balls back and forth.

There’s heaps of options, like: soccer, surfing, oz tag, basketball…. And even that weird sport that everyone loves to play mixed-sex, netball. I don’t get it, but whatever floats your boat I guess – and hey, you might meet your future baby mama/daddy.

 

Do something good

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The range of this one is massive – and as much as the reason for doing a good deed shouldn’t be all about self-gratification – what’s the harm in in copping some good feels?

A lot of Australian companies now even offer a day or two per year of paid leave to do volunteer work for a charity.

Even better, take some initiative and organize a group of co-workers for a day out together.

Team bonding, relationship building and some good old-fashioned exposure your office will receive in the local community. Win-win!

 

Paintball

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Some might say that this would slot into the sports category. I disagree, because I feel that an activity that simulates shooting your mates in a faux-war doesn’t exactly follow good sportsmanship.

That doesn’t mean it’s not an amazing way to blow off steam! Definitely try and drag your boss along, this is your chance to legally pepper their body with bruises.

 

Get a massage

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If you have private health insurance then there’s a good chance you can subsidize the cost of a weekly rub down. Even if it’s in one of those crappy shopping mall places with the scary looking chair things.

You’d be surprised the amount of stress relief you’ll get from a strange man in a thin cotton suit playing with your feet. Don’t judge me.

How do you unwind after a hectic week at work?