When working in D.C. whether you are working on the Hill, with a private office, or even one of the biggest departments of the U.S., it is hard to find things to do to escape from all the stress. Many of the jobs up there require long hours of work that is always challenging you to learn. In this case many individuals seem to forget about taking time for selfcare and relaxing. Now this does not mean just to sit at home in your PJ’s and do a facemask; there are a lot more ways to regroup and take care of yourself than that. I have found that the best thing for me to clear my mind and recharge for the upcoming week is going outside and exploring. There are many hidden treasures in D.C. that many people forget about such as the Potomac River, sitting at the monuments and watching the people walk by, or even sitting in the park by your apartment and reading a book. There are so many ways to get out in nature and relax. All you have to do is find a relaxing place, take a deep breath, and do whatever makes you happy.
Always remember to “Relax, Recharge, and Reflect”!
Office of Congressman Bill Flores
Washington, D.C. | spring 2020