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THURSDAY  •  NOVEMBER 5, 2020
 
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"I'd like to tidy up the entire planet."

~ Marie Kondo
tonight's pick-me-ups

Things we're doing to unwind and get cozy before bed tonight: 

🍿 Getting the popcorn ready. New releases in November are the best choices for your next movie night in. Queue up your list with a documentary about Billie Holiday to Hillbilly Elegy.

📱 Crushing the candy (still). Easy phone games can offer a much-needed distraction to anxiety.
Download *free* apps like the classic Candy Crush, Ballz, or any other video game that suits your fancy.

📚 Finding comfort. If you're looking for a source of solace and hope,
these books might be just what you need. Our picks: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi and The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story by Christie Watson.

🧀 Perfecting our dip. Fondue is basically a hot cheese plate for Winter. Fire up the skillet and get melting mushroom with gouda, kale with fontina,
and more pairings of bubbling goodness.

P.S.
Your nightstand says a lot about you 🛏️
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bedtime stories

Reads when you're up late anyway. Here are tonight's round-up for every occasion:

 LIFESTYLE 
For when we're bringing the fun home ~ Sure, it's different now but fun always finds a way: "It is Saturday night in mid-October, and I am at an outdoor comedy show in a public park hoping to rediscover the sensation I’d once understood as 'fun.' What was fun? I can no longer remember. A comedian makes a bad joke about ketamine, and a different comedian makes a better joke about puppy mills, and in the distance, I can hear the strains of several competing dance-pop DJs. There seem to be a lot of people, or maybe it just looks that way, when everyone is sitting at least 6 feet apart. Am I having fun? I wonder. Is this what fun is? I am no longer sure. It’s like being the hatchling in Are You My Mother?, except I am confused not about the nature of maternity, but about the concept of fun. 'Are you fun?' I wonder, staring at focaccia recipes on the internet. Is Emily in Paris fun? Is a Zoom birthday party fun, is ordering a pizza fun, are jokes fun, is wine fun? Have I ever experienced fun?"

 RELATIONSHIPS  For when cuffing season is in full swing ~ Time to figure out whether to ditch your summer fling or move into a situationship: "But since cuffing season typically isn’t about searching for a lifetime commitment, it often involves a specific kind of dating interaction. Enter: The situationship. For the uninitiated, situationships are casual romantic partnerships where everyone involved has kind of agreed (either verbally or through their actions) that this relationship is contingent on the situation. While traditional relationship terms like significant other or spouse often describe more permanent commitments, a situationship is primarily determined by immediate circumstances. For instance, a summer fling is contingent on summertime starting and ending. And, most often, a situationship continuing hinges on whether each person is interested enough to keep making an effort."

 WELLNESS  For when yes, you should still wear sunscreen on your commute to the couch ~ Bring on the Vitamin D and adapt your skincare routine for spending more time indoors again: "No more excuses — with more time on our hands, we should be doubling down on hydration. This includes drinking more water and eating hydrating foods, yes, but also loading up on hydration in your skincare regimen. If you've been considering a hyaluronic acid serum, now is the time. Hyaluronic acid is the hydration powerhouse your skin has been asking for with the ability to hold up to 1,000 times it weight in water. Highly impactful as a serum, hyaluronic acid is a potent humectant that will draw the water to your skin and give it that plump, bouncy feeling. If you're an overachiever, try cocktailing your hyaluronic acid serum with other serums made with antioxidants, like Vitamin C.'"

 SLEEP  For when it's been a hell of a week/year ~ Sleep schedules have been all over the place (thanks, stress). Let's finally fix it: "I'll admit it: Lately, I've been doing a lot of doom-scrolling right before bed. It is a habit I knew I needed to kick in order to feel more refreshed in the morning, but I needed some help to find other activities that could fill my time right before bed. That's where a good wind-down routine comes in handy. My sleep coach tells me that 'avoiding engaging in too much stimulation prior to bedtime is a way to lower sympathetic activation (the body’s fight-or-flight system) ... Because different activities can be stimulating for different people, my sleep coached worked with me to find out what I found to be relaxing. We settled on five to 10 minutes of light yoga/stretching before bed, followed by 20 minutes of reading."
sounds for sweet dreams
The Avalanches ft. Leon Bridges ~ Interstellar Love

🎶 Listen to more on our Spotify playlist 📻
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Spreading joy with asks, gives, shout-outs, and suggestions from within our community. All submissions welcomed!

  • 🥰 "Happy birthday Snoozeletter!!! I've loved having you part of my night. Thanks for the love that you pour into each and every newsletter" ~ Lindsay C.

last stop to dreamland

💅 THING TO DIY 🍋
Nail strengthener made with staple items from your pantry (yes, seriously)
Ingredients: just olive oil, lemon juice, and chopped garlic

Directions: Mix the ingredients in a bowl, soak your nails for 10 minutes, repeat twice a week, check your nails, and feel good as hell
☁️🌛 Goodnight and go tuck yourself ☁️

Reminder to: 
Embrace positive changes.
 
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