3/365 Mindfulness Practices | Yee See Life

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First of all, Thanks for everybody who commented on my post yesterday. I never thought of getting noticed in such a short time. Some of you even shared your own experience of mindfulness practice and writing. I appreciate all your lovely words so much. Now I can understand why people always call it “the blog community”. So far I’m very glad I decided to do this.

Today’s mindfulness practice is to sort out the wardrobe. Actually, I have already been doing something for my wardrobe since October. The Capsule Wardrobe. This has changed the fate of my always exploding wardrobe. The magic of this project is, you own a lot less of pieces but they will make endless outfit options that look fab on you…

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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! 

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365 Days of Mindfulness Practice | Yee See Life

Hello 2016 😉

I always love new years. This is the time when everybody feels encouraged and refreshed no matter how good or bad last year was. Every face on the street are filled with hope and wishes, every step is light and bouncy. Although from philosophy we all know that time is actually a lie, and years and months are actually created by people for the only purpose of making record (for agriculture maybe?)

Although from philosophy we all know that time is actually a lie, and years and months are actually created by people for the only purpose of making records (for agriculture maybe?). But let’s be honest, who need philosophy now?  Having a brand new start is always a delightful present of the New Year.

This year, I want to do something new….

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站在二零一五年的尾巴回头看 | Yee See 2015 Recap

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二零一五年的最后一个早晨,在伦敦,我的学生宿舍,十点四十二分,我从一个奇怪的梦中醒来。两个中年男人在测试我的水下闭气,要求是我要把整个人埋在水中40秒,不能浮出水面。可我怎么也不能过关。因为在水下,我并不知道时间。而人在窒息的时候时间总是过得很慢很慢,所以我总是没到时间就浮出头来。

我掌控不了时间,时间在我的感知里是模糊的重叠的和伴着窒息的濒死感的。我想这就是我对整个2015年的感受。(从疾病学的角度看,我偶然得知,时间的模糊和重叠是典型的抑郁症状。没什么惊讶的。)

前几天偶然站在Rosebery我的宿舍中央,面对着房间那一端一整面墙的大窗,竟然还是能感觉到第一天住进这里时满心的期待,憧憬,幸福,兴奋,难以置信,又惶恐慌张,立志要过一种全新的日子,成为一个幻想中LSE的天之骄子。然而现在,莫名其妙的,一整个学期便过去了,我的一切挣扎还在,无能为力的痛苦也还在。心里泛起一阵苦涩的嘲笑。

有的时候想起LSE这三个字母,心里竟仍然有一种不真实的感觉。我真的来到这里了吗?那个遥远的名字,多年的渴盼(甚至是不敢妄想),竟然真的是在当下发生着的事情吗?可为什么我还是这样的我呢?我为什么没有变成我自己渴盼的样子?

想到这,心里又是一阵苦涩。

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Why BRITs talk about weather SO MUCH?

Sunset in Keele

Well, I think I have got the answer after living in London for one and a half month. Now I talk about it every 5 mins, literally. Before I came here, I use to believe that it is a mechanism that people use to hide their anti-social personalities. (Well British people are quite shy to be honest, in a lovely way.) But that’s not the case. At least not the only reason……

The weather here is really quite a big issue. It could be raining cats and dogs for 5 minutes (sometimes its elephants and bears I should say), and 5 minutes later, it just magically stops. As if nothing has happened. Then, it could be raining again…..again. The elfin of weather couldn’t make up her mind. Never.

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LIFE OF A LONDON NEWBIE: LSE POSTGRADUATE EDITION

来到伦敦已经一个多月了,真的是一眨眼的工夫。

朝思暮想了一年多的生活,突然就把我席卷进来,感觉也真是很奇妙。

9月23日,拖着两个大箱子找宿舍。之后的两天,在伦敦的大街小巷里兴奋地闲逛,

看什么都无比好看:冷风真是清爽啊!破旧的老楼真有味道啊!我好幸福啊!

在外面闲逛两天,只是走走看看,但就激动地饭都不记得吃。

之后,当然,就迎来了为期三天的Freshman Flu,又称新生流感。

唉,嘚瑟大了!

新认识的室友姐姐给我灌了两杯板蓝根,脑袋才清醒过来一些。

没有伦敦命。还是这土方子提醒了我,这里是异地,而我是新晋居民。

“A LONDON NEWBIE”

 

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LIFE OF A LONDON NEWBIE: LSE POSTGRADUATE EDITION