The New Essential

My first title for this post was "things I love" but I remembered the @theminimalists maxim: love people and use things. I love my partner, my friends and family. Do I love this new thing? No. Does this new thing bring me joy? Yes.

Believe it or not, I thought about purchasing this drink bottle for a few months before pulling the trigger. It’s appeared in too many to count product placement type sponsored posts on social media. I didn't want to be sucked into making a purchase I didn’t really need. But months later I picked it up at an outdoor gear shop and haven't looked back since (slight exaggeration here).

Hydration is key.

I’ve become more aware that drinking more water makes me feel great, and having a large bottle is a great motivator to keep sipping all day. It’s also insulated to the contents stays at the same temperature it went it. Also having a plastic-free bottle is important to me. It’s a real commitment to eliminating all plastic from my home, at least having the drink bottle I use daily be stainless steel is a step in the right direction to avoiding hormone-disrupting plastics - even BPA free ones.

And finally, the colour (called raspberry) just makes me happy every time I look at it! So bright, so cheery, so optimistic. It brings me joy every time I use it!