Welcome to Similar Similar, However Completely different. As Gen Z and millennial trend editors, respectively, we all know a factor or two about buying—for all ages, and particularly our demographics. As we discover the very best merchandise for you, we will’t assist however perform a little purchasing for ourselves and construct our private (age-appropriate) want lists. And now, we’re sharing them with you. Forward, take a look at what’s in our hearts and in our carts these days.
Dale: Nicely, effectively, effectively. It’s good to satisfy you on the interwebs (and at our desks) once more! I do know January is sort of over, however within the tried-and-true spirit of the brand new yr I ask you this: What are you setting your sights on in 2023? Whether or not you’ve bought your eyes set on private objectives or particular merchandise to assist obtain them, I’m all for it. So, you inform me.
Meg: Extra contemporary air, extra daylight, extra of the issues that nourish me and my physique. After the hedonism of the vacation season, it is smart that we collectively embrace higher habits and wellness every new yr. And, look! We made it previous Quitter’s Day (January 13, the date most individuals have already dropped their resolutions). Train and self-care have been pivotal to my routine for years. Nonetheless, there are issues I may undoubtedly enhance. Working example: my posture. It’s hunch metropolis over right here. You and I are all the time tossing across the concept of getting standing desks, and I believe it’s time we lastly do it. Whaddya say?
Dale: Standing desks? Oh, I’m prepared for it—be it one to relaxation atop our workplace desks or a classy WFH option from Flexispot. If I’m being sincere, I bought my dad one in all these some time again, and he’s obsessed. Now, I’m eyeing one for myself. Apart from residing a extra ergonomically aligned life, I’ve been doing my greatest to stay extra deliberately. Earlier than I get all woo-woo over right here, meaning creating extra of a routine. To begin my days, I’ve been going to the health club or choosing an at-home session with The Pilates Class (new yr, new Dale). That additionally means getting outdoors extra and staying hydrated by chugging coconut water, as a result of that’s my nectar. I would be the first to confess that when it’s lower than 40 levels out, I’m the final to do any of this. Apart from that, I’m attempting to make my dwelling garments really feel much less…schlubby. My favourite means to try this is with a cute knit set for lounging, or a comfy matching sweatsuit.
Anyway, I do know we’ve been discussing the delights of deadlifts in our nook of the workplace, however what else are you doing so as to add wellness to your life?
Meg: Coconut water! Merely the very best. Hydration is so essential. I take my 73-ounce HydroJug in all places I’m going…a lot in order that it’s borderline embarrassing. Anyway, I, too, shrivel up in chilly temps and wrestle to perform a lot in any respect. However I discover that maintaining myself organized helps rather a lot. My tried-and-true weekly planner is an absolute godsend (and I’m very choosy about planners). Apart from triple-checking my calendar each morning, I’m beating the mid-winter blues with—drum roll, please—scorching yoga. There’s one thing therapeutic in intentional sweating, versus sweating on my stroll to work. I’m an enormous believer in one-pieces for yoga—as a result of who desires to take care of a saggy tee of their face throughout downward canine?—and mat towels.
Dale: Oh, I really feel you on the planner—I presently have two together with this cute notebook, plus a weekly notepad (all of them have completely different functions, I swear!). I love stationery to the purpose the place possibly it’s a little bit of an obsession, however I additionally love embracing new tech. See: a brand new smartwatch to really observe my exercises and each day habits as a substitute of…guessing. Plus, a strong pair of earbuds that actually don’t fall out of my ears; they’re nice for once I’m transferring (and once I’m not). For the low-key days, I’ll be utilizing this gadget from Therabody to (gently) whip my face into form with a pleasant therapeutic massage—with that, I’ll formally be prepared for some true TLC.
Meg: I don’t know why, however I simply haven’t been eager to leap on the smartwatch bandwagon. Minimizing my display screen time, maybe? You’ll must maintain me posted on the way you prefer it. My different wellness heroes of late have been probiotics as a result of I’m immediately very involved about my intestine biome (why?), and SLEEP. My Buffy comforter truly makes it inconceivable to get away from bed. Good sleep giveth, and good sleep taketh away. This yr, I additionally wish to reduce on my alcohol consumption. I’m thanking the natural gods for my favourite CBD pre-rolls to interchange these after-work cocktails. I opted out of Dry January, nevertheless, as a result of generally you’ve simply gotta stay a bit. Holistic wellness is about discovering steadiness, wouldn’t you agree?
Dale: I’d say so! No one’s excellent—and discovering the appropriate steadiness for you is a activity in and of itself. Talking of, I’ve been aiming to get my house in tip-top form so I’m not all the time overwhelmed by its chaotic state on the finish of each month (and thus burdened by the dramatic deep clear). I really love my Blueland merchandise, for every part they’re (and for maintaining all of it simple), so there’s little question I’ll be needing a restock on refills quickly. Apart from that, I’m chipping away at outfitting my very humble abode with some fairly dwelling décor—however I suppose that’s a dialog for one more column.
Meg: Décor! Be nonetheless my gallery wall-hanging coronary heart. Till subsequent time!
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Meg Donohue is the Affiliate Style Commerce Editor at ELLE.com. Her passions embrace spicy meals, sustainability, and the Y2K remake of Charlie’s Angels. She’s going to by no means cease hoping for a One Course reunion tour.