Do you get the mid-day slump?

I work out of my studio in my home. Does anyone else work from home? This article really spoke to me about some of the challenges - the snacking, the internet, occasionally forgetting to change out of pajamas.

Here’s how I like to beat the midday slump!

#1 - Make Granola

This is my favorite granola recipe that I’ve been using for years. I switch up the ingredients and use different nuts and seeds, like pumpkin seeds and walnuts, and reduce the amount of sweetener and oil to 1/4c each, substituting maple syrup for honey.

2 1/2c Oats
1/2c Sunflower seeds
1/2c Sesame seeds
1/2c Wheat germ
1c Coconut
1/2c Almonds
1/4c Maple syrup
1/4c Oil

Bake at 300 F for 45 - 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Enjoy!

#2 - Theater

I’ve been watching this documentary about the making of the musical Rent - an amazing story of perseverance and trial. We all know how it ends, but the journey is still remarkable.

#3 - Catalogs

I love to flip through catalogs for color inspiration! Gudrun Sjödén clothes and textiles are stunning - their spring collection, filled with bold, bright prints, can be found here.

#4 - Music

Bernstein conducting the recording of West Side Story with opera singers - I grew up on this music and it always transports me back to my parents' living room.

And of course, #5: taking a nap.

Do you work from home? What do you like to do to beat the midday slump? Share your story to my Facebook page.

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