6. Hook up your workspace
Sure, you might not want your judgmental-ass co-workers snooping around your crib during video calls for work (feel free to switch that camera off, fam). But if you actually wanna get shit done with efficiency during workdays, you’ve gotta feel good in your space. Set it up to your liking, and don’t fuck up the feng shui, word to Kid Cudi. Take a day to decode that confusing IKEA manual and assemble a new desk. Cop an ergonomic chair. Get some incense. It’s a worthy PTO sacrifice: The more comfortable you are while working, the more likely you are to get your stuff done quickly so you can log off like a timber truck accident.
If you’re like me, you’ve snuck a Tuesday afternoon nap between work deadlines. Don’t front. If various 2020 fuckery has your sleep schedule in shambles, take a day to just chill out and catch up on some real zzz’s — without worrying about snoozing through an all-hands meeting.
4. Tend to an indoor garden
Black men, this is a thing — 4/20 isn’t the only day for surrounding yourself with greenery. What better way to calm your nerves from your co-workers’ shenanigans than nurturing a garden of your own? For newbies, cop a cactus or a resilient snake plant that’s hard to kill like Steven Seagal. If you’ve got a green thumb, dedicate some of your off day to watering your babies and repotting when necessary. Once you’re a certified plant zaddy, propagate them so they don’t die, they multiply, like Bébé’s Kids.
Gyms are closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work on losing some of that quarantine 15. Get some fresh air while weaving through traffic with the sounds of this on-the-nose Frank Ocean song in your headphones.
You’ll never feel more still and removed from the foolery of your passive-aggressive colleagues than when you’re in the quiet of the great outdoors, sun peeking through tree leaves, the (very low) prospect of becoming a bear’s lunch just risky enough to keep things interesting. Google “forest bath and terpenes” and thank me later.
1. Light up
Once again: 4/20 isn’t the only day for surrounding yourself with greenery. This one-day vacay will cost you no more than the price of a dub. Wheels up!