In a statement rarely said, this week flew by! I don’t know how it went so quickly! I’m starting a new recurring series of weekly finds that I am interested in or keep thinking about. Enjoy this weeks selection below!
The Pomodoro Method
I read Hitha’s post on the method and the Productivity Planner the other day, I decided to listen to the Lively Show episode with Alex Ikonn about the planner. I am always interested in new ways to improve my efficiency (especially since I have been feeling rather inefficient in the past weeks) and it was incredibly thought provoking. The method is working for 25 minutes with no disruption on a specific topic, then taking a 5 minute break. The idea being that since you spend dedicated and uninterrupted time before moving on to something else, you are able to focus more energy on that one item. Alex and Ujay (creators of the 5 Minute Journal) created the Productivity Planner to help people focus on their most important tasks and conquer them in pomodoros. They have a downloadable trial version here and I am going to give it a try!
Purging Dirty Beauty Products
After the face mask class I mentioned on Wednesday, I was really curious about which of my beauty products were not as clean as I had once thought. I downloaded the Skin Deep and Think Dirty App and got to looking up all of the products I use regularly. I threw out a few products I used everyday and promptly replaced them with better alternatives. For example, my Living Proof Shampoo and Conditioner got the kick and I have replaced with samples of Yarok Shampoo and Conditioner. I also replaced the Dry Shampoo I was using with the Rahua Dry Shampoo. So far so good on both fronts, and I am comforted knowing I am not using products that contain allergens and potential endocrine disrupters. Download the app to see for yourself!
I have always been a bathrobe person. I love wearing them around the house and feeling extra cozy. This Christmas I asked for this Splendid robe, and I am in love with it. It is so so fluffy and cozy and incredibly soft. If you are looking for a new robe, I completely recommend this one, and order up a size.
Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones
I finally broke down and got myself a pair of noise canceling headphones. I have been eyeing getting a pair for a while, and after a lot of research I landed on the QC 25s from Bose. They are quite cute, and I love how quiet they make flying. I don’t know why I didn’t cave sooner. These headphones have a slim carrying case which was my biggest concern with these big headphones, but they haven’t been a problem.
Hope you enjoy this weeks Friday Finds!