Things we've all done to relax after work


Ladies, we know the drill. You get home after a long day at work and the sofa is calling your name. You could be productive and go to the gym and make a nourishing Buddha bowl for dinner...or let’s be real, below is the most likely scenario to occur...

Bra off, sweats on

No man will ever understand how good it feels to rip off your bra after a long day. I mean, you just cannot get comfy in your baggiest t shirt when the underwire of your bra is digging into you. Anyone who knows me will tell you I literally LIVE in my leggings when I'm at home and if it was socially acceptable to wear them at work, I would.


Open the cupboard. Look in the fridge. Realise you have nothing good to eat

You feel like eating chips but all you have are digestive biscuits and some stale crackers. You probably should go to the shops...but you really can't be bothered.

Sit down, pull out your phone, check all your socials

Waste ten years stalking people you went to school with and liking your friends selfies. Realise you're addicted to your phone and you need to put it away before getting sucked into a YouTube vortex.

Go back to your food with lowered expectations

You decide you should probably eat something a bit healthier than chips. Consider eating a raw vegetable before remembering you aren't a rabbit so you laugh it off and heat up something simple instead. Basil pesto with pasta is still considered healthy, right?

Spend the next hour scrolling through Netflix

Should you start a new series? What's in my recommendations? Oh, lots of true crime and murder dramas. Not exactly feel-good stuff. Give up and put on an episode of Jane the Virgin.

Hop into a hot bath

Light some scented candles, get a magazine and a glass of red and put in a LUSH bath bomb. Try and take a picture of how nice the bath is for your Instagram feed. Obsess over whether putting bare legs in the photo is too sexual...decide against taking a photo.


Search Pinterest for travel photos

Consider quitting your job and travelling around the world. You could do the whole Eat, Pray, Love thing. You could definitely do the eating bit.

Click through Buzzfeed

Feel like a nana when you encounter slang you haven't come across.

Get sucked into a YouTube vortex

Lose five years of your life watching funny cat videos and people eating fruit seductively.

Look at the clock

Tell yourself that you'll go to bed at 10pm. That's 20 minutes. You can do everything you need in 15 minutes, easy.

Look back at the clock

Realise its 12am. Set your alarm. Go to bed.



Emma is just your average book loving, tea drinking, story writing, narcissistic millennial on an eternal quest for the perfect t-shirt. Ever since she picked up her first copy of Dolly when she was twelve, she always knew she wanted to work in magazines. She would describe herself as a bit of a hopeless romantic with an obsession for true crime and horror and a love for red wine, whiskey or a stiff gin and tonic. When she's not binge watching Netflix or buying things she can't afford online, she spends her weekends trawling through bookstores and eating her way through Brisbane.