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Today: A young woman who lost her job due to COVID-19 finds balance in daily exercise, beach visits, and pink hair dye.

Age: 24

Location: Hazlet, NJ

Occupation: Finance professional (currently unemployed due to COVID-19)

Salary: $450/week on unemployment

Annual Subscriptions:

$60 a year for Headspace, a meditation app

$39.99 a year for Verv, a holistic fitness app

Day One

10 a.m — I had a long, long weekend, sleeping maybe a combined four hours on Friday and Saturday night. My body was desperate for rest, so I took a melatonin on Sunday night and slept way in this Monday. I usually can only sleep until 8 a.m., so the two extra hours have me feeling full-functioning, rejuvenated, and ready to start the week.

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