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Finding Zen in a Stressful Life

Breathe in, breathe out and de-stress with Zebra Pen!

November 1st is National Stress Awareness Day! Between school, work, or other circumstances, stress can creep up unexpectedly. It’s important to remember to take time for yourself, and to listen to your body and mind when you need a well-deserved break. At Zebra Pen, our goal is to help you find Zen in each and every day with reliable writing instruments.

Here are just a few ways that you can take a break from your busy schedule and de-stress today and everyday!

Coloring

it’s not just for kids! Adult coloring and drawing has become a huge trend– and rightfully so! Though coloring and doodling proves to be great creative expression for kids, it also proves to be a relaxing activity for adults! Doodling on notes or scribbling to brainstorm ideas are great ways to increase creativity and reduce stress. Whether it’s channeling your inner child or taking a break and focusing on a lighthearted activity, coloring is a perfect way to find zen in a stressful day! Check out our Zensations Colored Pencils and choose from 24 vibrant colors! For intricate coloring and doodling, check out Zensations Sarasa Fineliners. The Fineliner tip allows for easy ink flow and precise drawing.

Journaling

Bullet journaling, gratitude journaling, dream journaling and creative journaling are just a few of the many journals you can create to plan and indulge in self care practices.  Although online journaling has its benefits, pen to paper journaling allows you to disconnect and focus your attention on something you enjoy. Grab your favorite Zebra Pen, or try our Sarasa Gel Retractable Pen to add some color, and find your favorite way to journal!

Planning

Plan to avoid stress! Planners and organizers are key to avoiding procrastination and over-exerting yourself: two major factors that cause stress. Keeping a planner helps to avoid cramming, and takes stress off of your mind to remember all the things in your busy schedule. Not to mention, crossing things off your “to do” list in your planner makes you feel accomplished! Using fun, vibrant colors in your planner can help keep assignments and tasks manageable! Use Zebrite highlighters to color coordinate your planner. Check out our Zensations line of pens and pencils to get as creative as you please with your planning!

Leisure Writing

If writing is something you enjoy, leisure writing might be the right de-stress activity for you! Write creatively, write about your day, or write about your favorite memories! This is something you could do on breaks at work or at the end of a long day. Grab your favorite Zebra Pen tool and find zen in any stressful day!

Everyone has their own unique way to relax after a stressful day. There are an unlimited amount of ways to #FindZen in a stressful life and practice self care methods. We hope you’re able to try these methods and #FindZen in your own life!

Unique Men’s Accessories

Watches, ties, wallets and belts. It can be hard to find men’s accessories that stray from the norm. When it comes to men’s style, you should think outside of the box to stand out and be unique. Check out these unique men’s accessories if you want to improve your style, make a statement, or boost your everyday functionality!

  • Steel Pen

Accessorize for success! The sleek, sophisticated look of Zebra’s Steel Pen makes a statement before you even write a word. With its convenient metal clip, it is the perfect pocket accessory.

  • Cufflinks

Traditionally for semi-formal wear, cufflinks have been making their way back into men’s style as an everyday accessory for business attire.

  • Pen Carrying Case

Protect your pen and your pockets in style, with a leather carrying case.

  • Padfolio

Practical and stylish. For important notes and reminders, keep your padfolio in your workbag, car, or at your desk for convenient access.

  • Laptop Case

Protect your laptop and make a style statement all at once! A laptop case is perfect for taking your laptop to work, meetings, or anywhere on the go.

  • Tie Clip

A quintessential men’s style accessory. A tie clip keeps your tie fastened to your shirt for a clean, put-together look.

  • Leather Work Bag

Whether you prefer backpacks, brief cases, or messenger bags, a leather bag makes a stylish statement while showing your professional side as well!

10 Key Accessories for Men

There’s an old saying, “The clothes make the man.” We at Zebra pen respectfully disagree.  Today it’s the practical accessories that have a distinctive look and style that make a man.  A man’s choice of accessories makes a statement to the world about who he is, and that extends everyday items like money clips, smart phone covers, and writing implements.

Now is the time to take stock of your accessories. What does the watch you are wearing say about you? Is your pen a reflection of your personal style? Maybe it’s time to make a change.

 

1  – A Good Watch
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Sure, you can tell the time by looking at your phone, but a watch is a classic accessory and a must-have for the well-dressed man. A stylish and sturdy timepiece is always a worthwhile investment, and there is a wide range of styles to choose from. Many men own several watches – for casual activities, to accessorize an outfit, or to make a bold statement.

2 – Sturdy Wallet/Card Holder

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When you show them the money, show them your style. Of course wallets need to be functional, after all, they carry your cash, your ID, and all your cards. But they should look good, too. Unfortunately there are a lot of men out there hanging on to the wallet they bought years ago, oblivious to how scuffed and beat up it looks. Sound familiar? If you or someone you care about needs an upgrade, now is the time, as there are so many styles to choose from. Quality, designer wallets can be surprisingly affordable, and if you prefer to carry your cash in a money clip, opt for a cardholder wallet that is small and sleek.

3 – Money Clip

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Many men prefer the convenience of a money clip, which makes access to cash quick and easy, and when kept in a front pocket, harder to steal. Money clips come in many styles, materials and price ranges. Some are very simple and functional, and others are made of precious metals. Successful men know they can make a good impression by using a money clip to keep their cash organized.

4 – Fashionable Tie

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You may not wear a tie often, but when you do it should be of good quality, and it needs to be in style. Believe it or not, tie styles change every year, and the pattern, color and width of the tie you are wearing tells people if you keep up with the latest trends. Nice ties don’t have to break the bank. You can easily find fashionable, inexpensive ties that reflect your personal style, or opt for a timeless look, such as a blue silk tie with a subtle pattern.

5 – Sleek Shoulder Bag

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A shoulder or messenger bag is extremely functional, but it is also a stylish accessory. If you are headed off to work, or out of town for the weekend, these sophisticated bags are practical, versatile…and they look great. They are available in a very wide variety of styles, colors, and materials. Make them a staple in your wardrobe ASAP!

6 – Zebra Steel Pens

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What does your pen say about you? Is it a cheap plastic throwaway with some company’s logo on it? Something you found in a drawer somewhere? You need a real pen; a man’s pen, like the Zebra F-701. A sleek beauty made of steel, that’s as rugged as it is stylish, and has a knurled grip that makes it a pleasure to write with. It’s hard to believe you can buy a pen this nice for under $10. Zebra offers a whole line of affordable (and refillable) Steel barreled pens, suitable for the workplace, whether that is an office or studio; on a worksite or in the field. Want an everyday pen? Consider the wildly popular F-301 Steel Ballpoint Pen; lightweight, but amazingly durable. Any pen from the Zebra Steel line looks good in a professional setting, and makes strong personal statement. https://www.zebrapen.com/product-category/brand/steel/

7 – Leather Belt

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You must invest in a good quality leather belt. Seriously. Just like the trusty pair of shoes you have, leather belts will last you a very long time, and they never go out of style. When choosing a leather belt, stick with classic colors, like black or deep brown.  These colors will match just about any outfit.

8 – Cufflinks

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Talk about style. Cufflinks and French cuffs are gorgeous, and they mean business. Cufflinks are like jewelry, an elegant accessory, and they come in so many styles and designs that there’s no excuse for not finding a pair that suits your personality or reflects your interests. When you want to make an impression, in a professional or personal setting, cuff links will set you apart.

9 – Handy bottle opener,

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You never want to miss out on trying that new craft brew, so you better keep a bottle opener handy. Forget those bulky openers that weigh down your key chain or get lost in your glove box. Slim, card-style openers fit in your wallet (or pocket) and are extremely convenient.

10 – Sunglasses

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Do we really need to remind you to buy a pair of flattering sunglasses? A symbol of style and the epitome of cool, sunglasses are must-have accessories for every man. From aviators to classic wayfarers, there are many types of sunglasses to fit your face and your style. Not only will they protect your eyes from harmful rays, they will make you look good.

 

Consider this list of accessories a starting point when thinking about ways to update your wardrobe, and while shopping for items that provide the function you need every day. And remember to find your own Zen.