Sunday, January 7, 2018

RECENT FAVORITES

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism Hardcover by Fumio Sasaki This is probably the favorite book I read in 2017. At first I thought it was a little extreme with descriptions of people who own like a mattress and virtual reality headset, but then it got to describing our relationship with stuff and how to let go. I love the Konmari method, but have really hard time telling what "sparks joy" for me, so this was great. For example, there was a bit about how our belongings don't need to represent who we are: we don't need to have a extensive library to show that we read a lot and are intelligent etc. After reading it, I was able to let go of so many things.
Toner, just toner in general, but I really liked this Mossa Micellar Water. I'm currently using something else, but will repurchase this next. I'm really into the Korean method of pressing the toner into the skin rather than wiping or spritzing and it's doing my skin so good.

Sleeping pills This is a strange one, but I finally admitted I have a problem and just got a prescription. Now, if I can't fall a sleep I just take one and am so much better for it.
Invisibobble hair ties. They are the only ones I now use. They do not pinch or cause kinks and they stay put. Love them.
I gave up sugar in the beginning of the year, (I also recommend Gary Taubes' The Case Against Sugar) and have felt great. I do occasionally grave something sweet so I've been trying out these St. Dalfour jams. They are sweetened, with date juice, but that's good enough for me. I just use a spoonful in my porridge or on a sandwich. Raspberry is my favorite.
Moomin mugs I used to use other mugs as "everyday" mugs and Moomin mugs as "better" mugs. Then I realized it made no sense. I was basically just storing them to be used for a few times a year. Why not use them now? So now I've been drinking my coffee from my Moomin winter mugs everyday and loving it.

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