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The Essential Survival Kit For Marathon-Long Days

We’ve all had those jam-packed days, crossing items off your boss-lady to do list from morning until night. On the days you’ve prepared, it’s no sweat. If you’re unprepared you can quickly become physically and mentally drained, throwing you off your game.

The key to surviving marathon-long days is prepping ahead of time. We don’t just mean planning for the big items: it’s all about the details.

Presenting the Marathon-Long Day Survival Kit. Use this guide to pack your school, tote and gym bag to help you tackle the busiest of days.

1. Charger
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’ll be surprised how much peace of mind having a back-up charger brings. A high-tech option worth noting is a battery operated portable charger for when you’re on the go and don’t have an outlet nearby.

2. Healthy Snack
It’s surprising how quickly hunger can get in the way during a busy day. Keep a protein bar, some almonds or dried fruit like raisins or apricots tucked in your bag for days when you don’t have time for a power-up pit stop.

3. Comfortable Contact Lenses
Comfort is key during long days and you can’t seize the day if you can’t SEE IT ALL™. If you wear glasses or contact lenses you should consider Alcon DAILIES TOTAL1® Contact Lenses. They are the world’s first and only water-gradient lens technology featuring a cushion of moisture for long-lasting comfort. A breakthrough design places water where it’s needed most to provide comfortable and outstanding visual performance from your first meeting of the day to the last. Speak to your eye care professional to see if they are right for you.

4. SYSTANE® Lid Wipes
While we’re on the subject of your eyes, did you know that build up from caked on sweat and makeup residue can cause irritation affecting the comfort of your eyes? Going to hot yoga after class? Wipe your makeup off before your sweat with SYSTANE® Lid wipes. They’re hypoallergenic and individually wrapped to take up minimal space in your bag.

5. Compact Umbrella
Small but mighty, six-inch umbrellas can be a huge lifesaver. Don’t get caught in the rain especially if you’re having a great hair day. Most have cute patterns and colours, too – a staple to a trendy outfit on a gloomy day.

6. Breath Mints
After a full day of lattes, lunches and snacks, the next person you chat with will definitely appreciate the thoughtful gesture. And if you’re really into good hygiene, include a travel-sized tooth brush and paste.

7. Foldable Flats
For short days that unexpectedly turn into marathon-long days, you’ll appreciate slipping into comfy flats to get you through those last few errands.

BONUS Must-Have
You’ve got your schedule and your kit ready and you’re thinking, “I’ve got this!” But, remember, there will be days where the universe tests you, no matter how prepared you are, so pack some extra patience, take three deep breaths, don’t sweat the small stuff and you’ll truly SEE IT ALL™.

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