Hello readers, friends, and the occasional enemy (if you hate sarcasm and bloody marys, this may be you). It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I wish I could say my unintended absence was due to frolics in fields, adventures unbound, late nights and laughter and wine and LIFE.
Well, okay, I may have done some of those things over the past few weeks. But really, most of all, what have I been doing? The activity that’s taken up the vast majority of my time and in return yielding me such joy?
I’ve been sleeping.
Okay, if that opening section wasn’t too much of a snoozefest (can’t stop won’t stop), hear me out. Over the past few months, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to a lot of recent buzzwords. ‘Capsule,’ ‘Sustainability,’ ‘Slow Living,’ — phrases that many toss around like they’re going out of style. But ones that, as Wolf & Stag evolves in the way that I hope, have and will take very seriously. Because they aren’t going out of style.
In my quest for a life of meaning, happiness, and intent, I’ve decided to focus on investing in the things that matter. Capsule living, if you will, thus the title (and future titles) of this post. I plan to share this journey of mine with you — and help you find yours, too, along the way.
One of the things that really, really matters to me — and should matter to you, too, as every study ever shows — is sleep. A good night’s sleep improves moods. It enables better decision-making. It makes you more productive. And it helps you live longer. You know that phrase “Sleep when you’re dead”? You will — just earlier than you expected, thanks to NO SLEEP.
Well, all that said, my sleep has not been okay for quite some time. Thanks to a penchant to sleep like a Demon Incarnate — limbs twisted, head sunken, face-down in a cocoon of blankets — I wake up with one criiiiiicky neck. And my shoulders? Don’t even get me started.
I finally decided it was time to invest in a memory foam pillow. One that would support my neck and shoulders properly, keep me cool at night, and feel soft as a cloud.
Enter in: the GhostPillow.
Receiving the box (after free shipping — glory), I was instantly impressed by the, well, box. It’s nice indeed, with packaging that makes you feel like you ordered an Oscar de la Renta gown instead of a pillow. Little touches like this remind me of how much more enjoyable and meaningful purchases can be when they’re intentional.
One of the reasons I chose the GhostPillow specifically is because of its cooling properties. Considering I’m cold like the undead during the day, at night, I sleep like a literal furnace. GhostPillow’s cooling gel encased in memory foam combines the structured support of a special neck pillow, the softness of foam with a constant airflow of a cold night’s sleep. It’s like the Holy Triumvirate of Pillowness.
However, only a few nights in, I can’t be exactly spouting the GhostPillow’s miracle sleep properties just yet. Deciding whether a piece of bedding is right for you takes time, and I really do suggest you take your time with it. So much of sustainable, capsule shopping is buying fewer, better things.
Luckily, GhostPillow has a 101-night sleep trial, meaning you can really test this baby out before committing. *Insert every demonic-like position I could possibly sleep in here* It also has a 5-year warranty, which is such a relief for this only-buy-one-for-life kind of gal.
So there you have it, dear readers, friends, and occasional enemies. GhostPillow is my answer to a good night’s sleep.
And here’s my final Words of Wisdom to get you moving on your mindful journey: invest in your sleep. Invest in your health. And invest in your capsule life. These are at least some things I can guarantee you won’t regret.
Unlike my 4th-grade flute recital. But that’s another story.
This post is in partnership with GhostPillow. However, as always, all opinions, thoughts, and ramblings are nothing but my own.