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We are often the ones that push ourselves the hardest and put pressure on ourselves to get so much done within a day. Each day only has so many hours so we resort to multi-taking to get things done. But is multi-taking effective? Or would we actually be more productive in the long run if we focused on one thing at a time?
The goal of multitasking is to efficiently complete 2 or more tasks at the same time. What research shows is that the brain is actually not capable of this. What the brain does is keeps switching back and forth from one task to the other. This unfocused back and forth switching actually causes both tasks to get done at a slower rate. According to Psychology Today, when you attempt to multi-task you actually end up taking you 40% longer to finish then you would by just giving one task your attention.
Not only does multi-tasking slow you down, it has other downsides. It can cause you to feel anxious. When we feel productive, we feel good. Feeling unproductive does not produce those same positive feelings. So when we slow down our effectiveness, anxiety can creep in. Multi-taking also occupies our brain which can take away creativity. Creativity loves space. When your brain is crowded with tasks, it is less spacious. This busy brain state can also result in more mistakes. When you are not as focused you increase the margin for error.
So multi-tasking causes you to worker slower, be less creative, increase your anxiety levels and make more mistakes. This does not sound like a winner to us.
The more you multi-task, the more your brain gets used to that super busy mode as opposed to a spacious focused mode. We recommend, prioritizing tasks and tackling them one at a time. Remind yourself that this is the most productive path to success.
Here is a fun little multi-tasking test for you.
1) Spell aloud, letter by letter, “Leggings are comfortable” at the same time as you write your full name.
2) Spell aloud, letter by letter, “Leggings are comfortable” and then, after you are done with that, write your name.
Comment and let us know your experience with multitasking.
We love trends like bike shorts and heeled flip flops (hmmm)! But we especially love trends that cross seasons and age spans! Shall we call it, intergenerational all season style. (think high waisted and crochet) Check out a few of our favorite trends below with recommendations.
These dad sneakers are chunky, white clouds of comfort. The sneaker brings back that early 90's vibe.
We are loving Lime Green and these High Top Reebok do not disappoint. These are not required to be worn with a colorful leotard and tights. They look great with jeans for a comfortable pop of style.
Never thought Hush Puppies would be leading the trend but here they are.. Shrimp colored Power Walkers with velcro closure. It does not get more cross generational than this!
Classic style with an edge! This bamboo bag ups the ante of any outfit by making a sophisticated statement.
For those that love the bamboo trend but also like a more unique twist. The Ulu bag has a long strap that can be worn on one shoulder or cross body.
Handmade Natural Bags
Handwoven in Bali with a special type of plant that is made to be long lasting and durable. The Nusa handbag is hypnotic.
The bag that both you and your grandmother/granddaughter can carry. Literally. We know a duo that has them. Available in 4 sizes to accommodate your essentials.
Handwoven with seashells and fringe, the Sally Seashell Clutch is a winner with show stopping style.
Our personal favorite is the Lack of Color Rancher. We love this Zulu creamy gray color on all skin tones. The classic styling looks great on everyone.
Channel Susie Myerson from Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in this stylish hat. Bonus: it also reminds us of one of our favorite characters from childhood movies, Fivel from An American Tail
Everybody needs an easy on the pocketbook straw hat with UPF! This one wins for price and style.
Crochet crosses all categories and all ages.
Beaded and Crochet, this boho inspired Along Came Molly bag keeps you from being boring. A shade of sunflower yellow is a great transition from summer to fall and back again.
Crochet is back with a vengenace. This wall hanging is hand made with a variety of textures and looks great hanging in your home all year long.
Budget friendly crochet. This beach coverup is great in the summer and can also be paired with leggings for cooler seasons.
We are continuously inspired by what surrounds us. So we decided to share some photos that inspire us along with products, locations and tips to capture the feeling of the photo.
Beach Chic with @devinbrugman
This image is clean, crisp and refreshing. The key to looking fresh is being happy and having fun. To recreate, try these items:
-The actual swimsuit in the photo: Monday Swimwear Bahamas One Piece
-Add a pop of turquoise colored water with Essie Nail Polish in Garden Variety
-Obtain the perfect beach waves with Oribe Apres Beach Wave Spray
Boho Beach with @kelsrfloyd
For this down to earth bohemian vibe, check out these items.
-Adorable beach tent to create your haven Pleasure and Company Premium Beach Tent
-Add a boho inspired crochet and fringe beach bag SoloSol Movement Holy Jackpot Bag
-Keep yours (and baby's) skin protected with BabyBum Sunblock
Retro Beach with @RockyBarnes
For this oh so retro, monochromatic beach look, add some polka dots and stripes.
-Keep it bold and fresh with a Polka Dot Beach Towel
-Add the stripes with Business and Pleasure Striped Beach Umbrella
-Location, Location, Location at Miami Beaches Edition Hotel
Tone and Tropical with @highonyoga
This photo is all fun and fitness (and major #yogagoals). Keep the inspiration going with these suggestions.
–Take a yoga class with Cristina Ortega at Sol Yoga Miami
-Add a pop of red with Essie Nail Polish
-Go for the full effect with white beach sand
These are just our fun suggestions based on photos that inspire us. These are not necessarily endorsed by the models.
Here is a list of our top 5 favorite beauty travel goodies and the reasons why.
DESTINATION: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-Sanctuary Cap Cana Review
Important Note: Since my return from the Dominican Republic, there have been many media reports regarding the safety of travel to areas near the resort. You may do additional research before you make your travel decisions.
I love to travel and I have not met a beach or tropical destination that I haven’t loved. My priorities for this trip were: Beach, Relaxation/Ease, Beauty, Adventure and Food & Drinks. Read below for my insight on how Sanctuary Cap Cana measures up. This is written as a review from my perspective and with the mindset of what you would need to know if you wanted to visit the resort.
Beach: There is no such thing as too much time on the beach. I live at the beach and prefer to also vacation at the beach. While others are securing a spot at the pool, I go straight to the sand. The beach at Sanctuary is smaller but there are a variety of lounge chairs, day beds and really cool wicker day bed loungers.
There are 2 parts to the beach: The sand and the water. The sand is beautiful white sand so that’s perfect. However, the swim area is enclosed with seaweed barriers. The first week of May is the transition of seaweed season. Seaweed would gather on the beach in the morning and would be effectively cleaned up. However, if it rained, the seaweed quickly and drastically gathered. There are villas on the beach that face away from the resort that were swamped in with seaweed as well as the smaller beach areas on the castle side of the resort. So, if seaweed bothers you, check the season you are traveling. It didn’t really bother us as it was cleaned up pretty quickly (with the exception of the one day it rained and there was too much seaweed to swim). Another important note: there are lots of large rocks (maybe even some concrete blocks) in the water so if you are swimming or walking in the water, they sneak up on you out of nowhere. There were definitely some scraped toes and banged feet. I love to swim so I would have preferred a larger swim area and no large concrete blocks in the water.
Relaxation/Ease: Major score here. Warm Caribbean breeze and unique loungers spread throughout the resort seal the deal. We originally stayed in the standard Ocean View room and that was great. Nice view of the beach and a spacious room. It did smell very musty so we kept the door open anytime we were in the room. For the last few nights, we upgraded to one of the beachfront villas (1010) and that was absolutely amazing. There were 2 sets of double doors that opened right on to the beach with the most amazing view. Adding to the ease is the all inclusive food & drinks. You don’t have to carry a wallet around, budget meals or cocktails or worry about where to eat. This helps add to the relaxation. The staff was very friendly and accommodating but not overbearing.
Beauty: I am an aesthetic person. My eyes love to look at pretty things: aqua water, white sand, wicker loungers… Sanctuary Cap Cana has multiple buildings, villas and beach and pool areas so there was something interesting every way you looked. My creative outlet is taking photos. I love to find beautiful spots for backdrops or palm trees to frame photos. This was the perfect place! There were so many little corners with great views that made the perfect backdrops. I could have spent a few more days just to take advantage of all of the interesting spots to take photos.
Adventure: In addition to total relaxation, I love adventure. This can come in many forms: kayak, stand up paddle board, hiking, zip lining, checking out a marketplace or local hotspot. There was not much adventure to be had here. There were no water activities (small swim area enclosed by seaweed barriers). The Cap Cana area is isolated so there were no recommendations from the resort on a local hotspot to checkout. They actually recommended not leaving the resort. The only adventure that was available was the adjoining public Juanillo Beach. This is a large beautiful white sand beach with one cute restaurant and lounge area. This was a nice walk that ended with the beach at Dreams Resort and just before that is the start of construction for a massive Hyatt resort. So, we scratched the adventure goal off the list and replaced it with additional relaxation and leisurely walks on the beach.
Food & Drinks: I love good food (and tropical drinks). However, when I am staying at an all inclusive, I try not to set my standards too high on the food aspect. I’m glad I did this because the food here was not special. It was fine but it was simple. It lacked Caribbean flavor. There was an Asian restaurant that was good but I didn’t travel to the Dominican for Asian food. There was an Italian restaurant that was good but again I did not travel to the Dominican for pasta. There was a steakhouse. I am a pescatarian so I had fish, which was good. The restaurant that featured the breakfast buffet had a fantastic view and there was a wide variety of food but it was all just okay. The best breakfast was the room service we had delivered to the villa and was scrambled eggs with mashed plantains and fried cheese. The best restaurant was the Blue Marlin which offered lots of seafood choices and some Dominican specialties (all meat so I didn’t try any). The view here was great as it was on a pier over the water. The bummer is that the Blue Marlin was randomly closed 3 of the nights we were there so we never got to eat dinner there. The best thing about the food was the access to it and the views while eating it. Drinks on the other hand were great all around! Lots of variety and options for upgraded liquors. They offered wine as well which was nice with dinner. There was an additional area called Sanctuary Town that had a pizza place, taco truck and more restaurants. We walked around there a few times but honestly I still don’t understand the whole thing.
Overall: This was an amazing trip to an amazing destination. Feel free to reach out for any additional insight or to let us know how your experience was.
Trip: May 2019
The conversation is real. What are you supposed to wear under your leggings? After many years of personal research and experience, we are sharing our top picks.