Five Faves 7/13/18

Five things I’ve been consuming or enjoying this week (7/13/18).

ENO DoubleNest Hammock.

I got this hammock as a wedding gift and have been SO excited to use it this summer.  After realizing my backyard had no trees, I needed to find the right hammock stand (definitely not the best, but sturdy for my preferred price point).  I got the hammock all set up and ready for use and…I realized I don’t relax well!  If I’m home, I’m doing chores, hanging photos, cooking dinner, not just laying around in a hammock.  However, I brought it to the beach (relaxing required) and absolutely loved it.  (p.s. to actually use the hammock you also need straps like these).

Reading Camino Island in my ENO Hammock at Camano Island
I saved this book to read at Camano Island this summer, ha.
ENO Hammock with Grandma
Grandma seemed to enjoy it too.

 

Birkenstocks.

You will not see me wearing anything except these sandals for the next two months.

Birkenstocks Gizeh Birko-Flor

Pomodoro Technique.

I’ve been struggling to find daily motivation for research this summer.  A friend approached me earlier this week about implementing the pomodoro technique together (strength in numbers) and it’s been a game changer so far.  I’d heard of the method before, but I’ve strictly adhered to it for three days in a row so far and have accomplished more than I did the entire previous week.

The general instructions are as follows:

  1. Decide on ONE task to be done.
  2. Set the pomodoro timer (traditionally to 25 minutes).
  3. Work on the task.
  4. End work when the timer rings.
  5. Take a short, 5-minute break (longer after you have done four in a row).
  6. Repeat.

Pomodoro Technique

Tennis lessons.

I have been talking about wanting to get better at tennis for years and finally decided to commit!  I signed up for a 6-week M/W class and had my first two lessons this week.  I signed up for Advanced Beginner, figuring I’d seen enough Wimbledon to get the gist of “Beginner.”  Ha.  I’m loving it so far!

National Parks Explorer Map, Uncommon Goods.

This map comes with stickers to place over the trees to indicate which national parks you’ve visited.  As opposed to using those, however, I glued mine to a piece of foam board and will mark our visited National Parks with pins that I buy from each park.

National Parks Poster Uncommon Goods

Last week’s five faves. 

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