If you're like me, you've dreamed of working at one of those mythical offices with free yoga classes in the morning or meditation workshops at lunch, so you can zen yourself out before facing your Mount Everest-sized inbox.
This has never been my work reality. But now, anyone can make it theirs –– that is, if they sign up to be a member of The Assemblage, a co-working space in New York City that aims to fuse wellness into all aspects of its offerings.
You won't find beer on tap here. Instead, you can stop by the Ayurvedic elixir bar and organic restaurant, take daily meditation and yoga classes, or attend nightly wellness workshops and events, all without leaving the building. In this era of heightened work stress and State-of-the-Union anxiety, it's a logical business move to tap into the desire for a calmer and more balanced work life.
Another smart call in our anxious environment? More companies are getting in on the CBD oil trend to help the worried and stressed-out find some relief. There's a reason why CBD-infused products, which range from smoothies and edibles to ointments, are having a moment in 2018. And it's likely their popularity will only grow in 2019.
Speaking of anxiety (notice a trend here?), digital thermometer companies may be selling your fever and sickness data to third-party companies, which then serve up ads accordingly. These thermometers may be convenient, but are they worth it? That's up to you to decide.
In the meantime, I'll be doing my yoga and meditation and attempting (yes, attempting) to keep my cool.
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