Rounding up a couple of favs from the last two months, this fav’s post is special because I’m focusing on non-digital things (for the most part!)
More specifically reading the Au Pair by Emma Rous. It’s a captivating quick read that I could NOT put down once I picked it up. I don’t want to share too much, because I really don’t want to ruin any of it for you, but those two coffees pictured were necessary.
In addition to the Au Pair, I have been reading Estee Lalonde’s book BLOOM. Which, if you like being nosy (like me) you’ll enjoy reading about a Canadian blogger navigating life and style amidst a transatlantic move to the UK.
Don’t roll your eyes at me, I know I’m no health and wellness guru. But I have been on a journey to better myself, I’ve been working on my fitness as Fergie says. But what are you doing Lisa? I’m glad you asked. Yoga has been an on-and-off boyfriend of mine for years, I would start my journey of ~zen~ enthusiastically, keep at it for a week and then suddenly quit. Over and over again, where I would proceed to beat myself up over not doing enough yoga, or not looking perfect while doing a yoga flow. I would get in my head, telling myself that I wasn’t good enough to do yoga because “I wasn’t good at it”. Completely negating the fact that sometimes the biggest hurdle was rolling out the mat, that I didn’t have to be perfect. That the journey to wellness is actually a journey and not an over-night fix
I love a tub. Not just restricting my love for tubs- being the bath variety. Tub-love is all inclusive ft. tubs of icecream, pop-corn, butter. I’m unaware of any tub items I dislike at the mo.. Moving on, Baths are a thing I associate with zoning out and relaxing. It’s almost a necessity at this point to have a bath at least twice a month to keep me from having major break-downs as bath time = self-care time. How is this non-digital if I’m always taking pics of my bath? I usually try and capture a pic of my baths to share how pretty and excited I am, but tub time also equals some serious reading time. I can grab my current read and dive deep into my book until the bubbles have departed and the bath water is getting cold. I also prolong any bath routine by making sure I face mask, hair mask, exfoliate and pretty much create the m-o-s-t spa aesthetic possible in my tiny 600sq ft apt. At times recruiting the hubs for a scalp massage.
Aaaaaand, I feel like there’s still room for growth in the list of things I like to do on my offline time, but I would much rather read the list of things you like to do with your time!
Or, if you have any suggestions for me for any offline activities, books or