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Instagram LOLs For Your Next Coffee Break

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Work can be friggin’ full on. It’s Friday afternoon, you haven’t slept much for three days. Five ‘urgent’ requests just appeared in your inbox. You’ve missed three calls from your boss and the guy at reception can’t find you a meeting room for an important Monday morning telecon. Suddenly, a vaguely familiar bloke from accounting appears at your desk demanding an explanation about some executive summary you’ve never laid eyes on. 15-minutes later he realises he’s barking at the wrong person.

Urgggh.

During hectic and stressful times like this, I seek refuge for a few moments in the closest stairwell. I lean against the wall and focus on my breathing.

Inhaaaale, exhaaale. Inhaaaale, exhaaale.

That’s all I need.

Slowly the seemingly endless train of thoughts slows down to a manageable hum and the level of cortisol coursing through my veins settles.

Sometimes escaping the daily grind and switching off is the best thing to do. It helps you to re-focus by taking your body out of ‘fight or flight’ mode. Plus taking timeouts has been shown to decrease stress and increase creativity. I can’t recommend it enough.

Kelly Cutrone, founder of People’s Revolution, Whitney’s boss in The City (man I loved that show) and a judge on ANTM – welcome back Tyra – suggests the best thing to do in these situations, particularly if you’re on the brink of tears, is to go outside or find a place to collect and re-center yourself.

Remember this?!

If there’s no stairwell close-by and it’s raining outside, head to the loo.

Even better, take your phone with you (to the loo?) and try a little Instagram surfing. It’s oddly satisfying and if anyone spies you, they’ll probably assume you’re working. In my eyes, an aimless scroll through Instagram is a perfectly acceptable meditative practice. That is unless you’re trying to quit social media

Today, I indulged in an Insta-binge of my own. Mostly I just chuckled at the dog LOLs, but a few times I caught myself actually LOL’ing thanks to @RebelWilson and @KanyeDoingThings.

Here are a few gems.

Cue: timeout.

Elissa x

Funny Instagram posts and a fish LOL

Wait? What? I don't have to film 15 hours tomorrow and can relax on the couch!! Yassssssssss bootch!

A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson) on

OMG 😂🐶🐶

A post shared by BuzzFeed (@buzzfeed) on

Kanye holding a dog very seriously

A post shared by Kanye Doing Things (@kanyedoingthings) on

When you go to take a photo, but the camera is on "selfie."

A post shared by Ellen (@theellenshow) on

Oh, also: people who cough uncontrollably — ENOUGH!!!

A post shared by Claudia Oshry (@girlwithnojob) on

"Someone's at the door! How can you stay calm at a time like this?" – all dogs, even when there's no one even at the door.

A post shared by Digby & Aloysius Van Winkle ❤ (@digbyvanwinkle) on

Balance is 90% cupcakes 10% salad right?? Good thing scrubs have stretchy waistbands #funnyinspiration #betterhitthegym

A post shared by reidiculous_ash (@reidiculous_ash) on

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