In This Moment I am... Taking Stock

In This Moment I am... Taking Stock

I was inspired by my dear friend Nikki, over at Nikki De Vet, to do a "taking stock" post. A taking stock post involves simply writing down a list of what you are doing, thinking, feeling, creating and dreaming up in the moment. I thought it would be an interesting "journalling" exercise to reflect on where I was at in this new year so far.

After making my list which I have shared below, I actually felt incredibly grateful knowing that I was living each moment to my fullest and that my day or moments were actually so varied.

It was also a good reminder for me to slow things down a little and to live a simpler life as I seem to fall head over heels with so many different things at once. But, on the other hand, being a multi passionate person can also mean that you constantly have a seemingly endless supply of ideas that inspire you to live bigger and dream bigger.

All in all - I guess it is about finding a healthy balance between keeping a steady focus and welcoming in the inspiration.

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Free Printable : Weekly Planner

Free Printable : Weekly Planner

Today, I want to share with you something I have been working on. It's called The Mindful Morning Weekly Planner. It's a free download that I have designed and created to help you bring greater clarity, intuition, and mindfulness to your mornings.

This weekly planner was something I have been creating in my head for quite a while. Over the last few months, I have been focusing on decluttering and simplifying various aspects of my life. With this, I have also applied this focus to make my morning rituals a little simpler too.

Going back to basics, my mindful morning means creating more space for things to flow, letting things show up as they need to and allowing greater freedom.

This act of creating a more minimalist lifestyle has helped me release my expectations around holding onto a rigid routine where I end up packing in too many things into my mornings. It has been a really beautiful process to explore simplifying and decluttering my morning rituals. It has spurred me to redefine what mindfulness in my mornings really means to me.

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Confessions Of A Multi-Passionate Project Starter

Confessions Of A Multi-Passionate Project Starter

Since I was young, I have always looked at the world with so much curiosity and passion. I seemed to pour my heart completely into everything that piqued my curiosity. It was like an  endless chase to attain greater understanding and new perspectives that kept me interested. 

However, as my curiosity gradually seeped its way into all areas of my life, I often found myself smothered by my interests and hobbies. It was so easy for me to get trapped in the exploration stage of a hobby, only for me to move on to the next thing that caught my eye. 

As a multipassionate creative, I spend my days delicately balancing my energy between all my interests and projects. For example, I absolutely love studying Japanese and learning about alternative health and doing my yoga as well as illustrating, designing, cooking and blogging. I guess I have always loved learning and the feeling from discovering something new just lights up my heart.

But, as a result of this, I feel a sense of guilt when I spend more time on some projects or hobbies than others. It is constantly a balance. And for the long list of unfinished projects and hobbies that I have pushed aside, I feel like I have failed them in a way. Multipassionate creatives also feel the judgement of others as they try to understand why we can't just choose one thing and stick to it. And we curse ourselves for overcomplicating our lives with so many passions.

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Why I Felt Guilty For Spending Money

Why I Felt Guilty For Spending Money

In the past, I was very conscious and controlled about how I spent my money. 

Initially, for the first few days, I enjoyed the feeling of living a simple, minimalistic lifestyle. I felt proud of my disciplined frugality. However, after a while, I found that this initial contentment evolved into frustration and guilt.

Within a few weeks of spending minimal amounts of money, I would finally spend my money on a few things to treat myself. But instead of feeling joy and bliss from this experience, I would feel guilt.

Does this sound familiar? Today, I will be writing about the topic of how I released my negative thoughts around money. It is still something that I am working on today, but this is a glimpse of my first steps on this journey.

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