My mindfulness practice for Jan. 1st was to start a journal to note down feelings. I wrote a 7,000 words recap of 2015 (but sorry for English readers, it’s in Chinese). I stayed in a small local coffee shop for a whole afternoon and was writing non-stop. Gawd that felt good! I haven’t been writing for a long time for some reason. And I never actually missed writing until that moment.
After I finished the whole thing, I stepped out of the cafe and felt completely different. It’s almost creepy. I felt much lighter, both physically and mentally, as if I have put down packages that I have been carrying for a whole year. The air smell somewhat different. I have a strong and definite feeling that I am here, at this present. Is it weird? I feel like just woke up from a long and stressful bad dream. And everything is new and refreshed.
So the 365 Days of Mindfulness is off a great start to me. I am feeling really excited for the following excersices.
And here is the practice for tomorrow:
Jan. 2nd: Sort out old clothes – take them to a charity shop and visualize an updated, decluttered you for the new year.
This sounds like it’s designed for me. I don’t even want to glance at my wardrobe now. Digging out outfit every single morning is a pain in the ass for me. And for that reason I ended up wearing the same clothes for the last month. (Don’t worry I DO wash them before they start to smell funny). Hope it could be sorted out tomorrow.
Speaking of wardrobe, I am currently trying out the project called Capsule Wardrobe. It’s simply means having minimum piece of clothes for one season, pre-planning, and no shopping after it’s done. It’s quite fun to do and makes my life a lot easier. I was introduced to this idea by Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup. She has a full information and reflection about this in her blog. And here is a workbook for that project done by another blogger Unfancy.
So I will keep you update tomorrow! And until then, have a nice 2nd of Jan because it is as special as the 1st!
Oh, P.S. here is a fun piece to read at this time of the year from Gramsci: