Another week is just about over. The days are flying by right now. I blame the nice weather we’ve been having here in Calgary lately. I don’t have any exciting plans for the weekend yet, though there will be some group fitness classes at my gym along with some quality time with my boyfriend and his bulldog puppy. I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend too.

Planoly

I know I’ve mentioned this before on the blog, but I’ve really been loving Planoly (affiliate link). It’s an Instagram scheduling tool. Not only can you upload images and place them in your feed (both posts and stories), but you can also schedule posts and stories as well.

It’s been a game changer for me in terms of posting more on Instagram, being more consistent, and even posting more on brand images. Having the chance to see how my feed will look before I post something has been really helpful. Being able to schedule posts ahead of time has also been great in planning out my social media.

If you’re also a blogger, content creator, or just like using Instagram, make sure you check out Planoly (affiliate link).

Nine Perfect Strangers

I’ve read a few of Liane Moriarty’s books so far, so when I saw that my library had Nine Perfect Strangers (affiliate link) available as an ebook, I borrowed it right away. While the first part of the book was a bit slow, it’s definitely picked up and I’m finding myself to read more and find out how things will turn out with the various characters.

It’s told from the point of view of nine different characters. The perspective shifts took a few chapters to get used to, but I really like how the author is telling the story from the different perspectives. While I’m not done reading it yet, I’m really enjoying it so far. If you’ve liked other books by Liane Moriarty, I think you’ll like Nine Perfect Strangers (affiliate link) too.

Insight Timer

I’ve written a few posts about using the Headapace app to meditate here and here. You only have access to 10 meditations for free, and to unlock more of them you have to sign up for a subscription. I’ve had a subscription in the past and I think it’s worth the money if it’s in your budget.

If it’s not something you can afford, check out Insight Timer. It has thousands of free meditations, though they do vary in quality. I tried to do one meditation but it was so quiet (even with the volume turned all the way up) that I couldn’t hardly hear it.

One of the instructors from my yoga teacher training, Tanis Fishman, has 5 or 6 yoga nidra practices on Instight Timer. They’re on the longer side (I think the shortest one is 50 minutes), so you have to make sure that you have a good chunk of time to devote to them. To find them just search for Tanis Fishman and her profile and meditations should pop up.

Lindt Store

I went into my very first Lindt store yesterday. I had no idea that it was even there, but when I walked by I knew I had to check it out. Lindt is my favorite chocolate since I first discovered it the last time I was in Europe in 2006.

Clearly there was a ton of chocolate. They had all kinds of interesting flavors that I had never seen before, including citrus and pistachio. I didn’t end up buying anything exciting though – I left with a bar of plain milk chocolate. But when the chocolate is as good as Lindt, the plain chocolate is still really good.

Enjoy your Friday and I’ll check back in tomorrow morning with a recap of my workouts and meals from the past week.

What’s a favorite of yours from the past week?

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