By: Alexandra Rodobolski
It’s hard to balance your social life, work life, and school sometimes; we all know this. Some weeks are better than others, and sometimes there’s something in the air that makes everything feel so perfectly balanced. This week has been one of those weeks for me, and these are some of the things that have helped me settle myself right into that sweet spot.
Spotify Discover Weekly
This one doesn’t always work out for me, but this past week my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist happened to be absolute gold. I’ve been listening to some darker tunes lately because quite frankly the cold weather makes me want to light a scented candle, crawl under my covers and never come out. Sadly, I can’t do that. If you can, let me just say I'm jealous, and what’s your secret? Alas, my Discover Weekly playlist this week has helped pull me out of that extreme cold daze and look forward to warmer days. Some of the gems I found from the playlist this week are Declan McKenna’s Brazil and The Grinns’ Love Is Not an Enterprise. Let me know if Spotify has helped you discover any gems recently.
Fresh Rose Face Mask
Real shit, it has been downright frigid here in Toronto. I’m someone that suffers from dry flaky skin all year round, but the extreme cold weather does an especially harsh number on my face. This product has completely saved my skin from falling off entirely, I’m 100% sure of this fact. Not only does it hydrate my skin, but it feels so soothing after a hot shower, and smells amazing. You’ll be glowing like Patrick Bateman minus the whole bloodthirstiness.
The Dirty Nil
If you know me personally, you’d know that I haven’t shut up about the Dirty Nil this week. Why? I don’t know. They came into my mind going through some of my older saved songs, and I’ve been on a bender ever since. Not only do I always appreciate a local band, but these guys are absolutely killer. Hailing from Hamilton, the Dirty Nil just recently released their third studio album Master Volume. Some of my favs off the LP are ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ and ‘What Heaven Feels Like.’ Give it a spin and let me know what you think!
Couch To 5K App
Fitness is important, as much as I hate to admit it. I’ve been trying to be healthier, and get into healthier habits in 2019. One day, I got a phone call from my boyfriend telling me - to my horror - that he’d spontaneously signed up for a 10K run. Being the supportive girlfriend I am, I said “Oh, I’ll train with you then.” Why did I say that? I don’t know, love is blind I guess. I don’t run, so this app has been my saviour. It’s designed to build up your endurance over time so you don’t over exert yourself, and at the end of the 4 week program you should be able to run a 5K. If you hate running as much as I do, I highly recommend you try out this app. Let’s actually reach our fitness goals this year.
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