Day 2 of 365 Days of Mindfulness | Yee See Life

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.

Phew! 

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:

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/01/antonio-gramsci-new-years-day/

Yee See

 

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Day 2 of 365 Days of Mindfulness | Yee See Life

6 thoughts on “Day 2 of 365 Days of Mindfulness | Yee See Life

    1. Thanks Anne! Yeah that’s a great feeling that I missed for the past several years. I stopped writing (keeping journals and stuff, nothing big) a long time ago. Now I feel great being able to note down my feelings again. 😉

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  1. I know that feeling! Writing down everything that flows in your mind is therapeutic for some of us. I used to have a personal blog and it was really useful for this purpose. Sometimes I feel the need to create again a new space of mine where I can put down in words my thoughts. The problem is that if I do something, I care too much about every little detail and this means high maintenance for this kind of project, but I don’t have time for it, especially now that I’ve opened another kind of blog (thesquaredo.wordpress.com if you want to check it). Anyway, sorry for my rambling comment, love your mindfulness project and if you succeed in it for 365 days you’ll become my hero 🙂

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    crlncm

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    1. Omg what a nice comment! Thanks Carolina! It’s such a good feeling to get someone like you totally understand how I feel about writing! And yes sometimes if I worry too much about polishing the words and make it perfect, it will become another stressful task again. Especially when english is not my first language, I can make seriously embarrassing mistake in choosing words sometimes. But now I just want to have fun writing stuff and stop caring too much about how perfect the quality is. I think as long as I’m sincere with my words its still valuable. And finally, I will try as hard as I can to keep doing this project until the end of this year. Its a promise I made to myself and now also to you! YOU HAVE MY WORDS. Xx.

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