Five for Friday

This week, I realized I turned to a lot of apps to keep up with my week so I thought I would share some of those below as well as some other things that have been in frequent rotation. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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1. Pacifica

There are a lot of meditation/mindfulness apps out there currently, but many of them need a subscription or lack the resources and tools to handle many different situations during the day. However, I find that Pacifica does a great job in terms of its offerings, interface and general community. Each time you log in, it asks you to check-in and then recommends a specific meditation or activity to help you feel your best. I found this to be an easy, useful addition to my every day routine.

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2. ClassPass Go

Oh my god – I don’t know even where to begin with how awesome this app is! First of all, it gives you full access to so many different workouts, yoga sets and meditation classes with music as well. This is a fantastic free resource to work out when you can’t get yourself to the gym or want to do some quick yoga in the morning. I have been trying to do yoga when I wake up as much as possible and meditate before going to sleep. ClassPass Go makes this easy and hassle-free every time!

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3. Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask

Everyone has a bad skin week – mine happens to be this one. I was on Accutane for a year and thought I would never have to deal with stubborn, painful acne again. Yet, here I am, with a huge zit that refuses to budge. However, after a quick Herbivore Blue Tansy mask, it has reduced in inflammation and size. What do you use for stubborn zits? Comment below!

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4. UrbanStems Flowers

Buying flowers can be a hassle sometimes. They can end up super expensive and land to your recipient still as buds appearing less than stellar for gift giving. UrbanStems always ensures your flowers come out looking fresher than ever. They also have some of the most beautiful arrangements compared to other flower delivery companies. I would definitely take note of them when you want to send flowers for your best friend’s birthday next month!

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5.Β  The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

So I just started this book, but it is basically about how people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our “tendency” shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. So far, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this book and I recommend it to anyone looking for how to engage with our own expectations.