What's in my NOW? — Camille Hartsell
I start my days, the better ones anyway, with a shower. I don’t have easy access to a bathtub, but my shower is pretty spacious. These are things I keep inside my shower to make it a more spa-like experience.
This stool is small enough to fit nicely inside the shower, but large enough to offer a comfortable seat. It’s super useful for shaving, or just relaxing in the hot steam for a minute. The top of the seat is grooved to help the stool dry more quickly. It’s been in my shower for six months and still looks and works great.
Command Hooks for long-reach brushes
I only realized recently that Command Hooks can be used inside a shower to hang shower brushes. I use a medium size, clear plastic wire hook. The wire part of the hook swivels, which is incidental for my brush, but might make it easier to accommodate different types of brushes.
I use this linen dishcloth as a facial washcloth. I’ve been using it for a couple of years, so it has softened a bit with time and washing, but still provides just the right amount of friction for once or twice a week exfoliating. I just hang it over the glass door to dry and it’s always dry by the next shower (probably much sooner).
I’ve been using Tidal to stream music for the last several months. I’ve been able to find a huge range of music on it, and there’s an import playlist tool to ease the transition. And it satisfies my two main criteria for switching: I feel good about the way they compensate artists, and I feel slightly better about their corporate practices. It does cost more, and I believe it should.
My favorite app for connecting ethereally with friends and family is Co-Star. You can add friends by connecting through the app, or you can add them manually by entering their birth time and location (there’s a fee for each manual addition). Once you’ve added someone, the app will give you an overview of the way your charts compare, plus a daily horoscope for your relationship. It’s especially interesting to compare the daily horoscope the app gives you to the one given to your friend. They’re complimentary, but not the same.
When I’m feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks ahead of me, I try to remember to say to myself, “I have all the time I need to do the things that need to be done.”
What's in your NOW?
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