No Spend November Update

It is mid-November, so I thought I might share my no-spend experiences with you. In my original post, I especially wanted to avoid online shopping and shopping for clothes, so I completely managed that. It was no big deal because on weekdays, I get almost no stimulants about shopping. My typical day is driving from … Continue reading No Spend November Update

No Spend November. Can I do it? We’ll see.

This weekend I might have had a little of shopping spree, buying skincare products, a watch, a pair of sandals for next summer (big sale!), contact lenses, a bottle of ink (Diamine Oxblood, I'm in love) and finally four books. And my husband got a pair of sneakers for me from Dubai. How could I … Continue reading No Spend November. Can I do it? We’ll see.

Given Away and Sold!

Sometimes we just don't realize how accessories take over our space and no matter how many new items we buy, we just can't get rid of the old ones. Today I've given away two of my watches. I can get rid of clothes very easily, cheap accessories I can just throw away, but something like … Continue reading Given Away and Sold!

Living Life on Auto-Pilot, and Taking Control

  Have you realized we live most of our lives on auto-pilot? How many people remember if they washed their faces or not this morning? Or how they walked/drove/commuted to work? We probably did all of them, being on auto-pilot, but without any awareness. Unless there is an  unpleasant experience, we could go on default mode … Continue reading Living Life on Auto-Pilot, and Taking Control

17 before 2017

As fall starts, we have a little more than 3 months until 2017. Fall and winter are my favorite times of the year. And it is a perfect time to  review my year and my goals. This year I changed jobs, I am a little freer now so I had a chance to focus on … Continue reading 17 before 2017

Want to learn more about mindfulness?

I recently registered to a website called "FutureLearn", where universities around the world offer free online courses on a variety of topics ranging from business and science to nutrition and social sciences. I had heard about it from some friends over the years but I don't know why, I never bothered to check it out. … Continue reading Want to learn more about mindfulness?

Small things that make a difference 

When I was in the shops the other day, I saw a huge discount on Toms shoes. Last year, I wanted a Toms so dearly that I got a pair, from the series Earthwise. It's vegan and totally recyclable, but it wore out too quickly for my taste. I usually wear a pair I buy … Continue reading Small things that make a difference 

Tortoise

You may not catch up with the hare- But the hare will not see how beautiful Everything in this life is. The hare will not enjoy how fast it can run How strong its legs are. The hare will not know the earth under its feet is full of plants and worms to keep it alive. … Continue reading Tortoise

Decluttering: Komono (Part 1)

What Marie Kondo addressed in her book as "komono" (in Japanese: miscellaneous) is the source of most clutter in our homes. It is the small, uncategorized objects that hang around without much consideration. For me, there are two areas that needed work: paper and plastic bags. i. Paper clutter. I work as a lecturer, so during … Continue reading Decluttering: Komono (Part 1)

A new Purchase which made me so happy

Recently I am working on my handwriting and trying to learn calligraphy, and for a person who likes writing, it is quite enjoyable. I am keeping a very loose journal which is inspired by the bullet journal concept, but in a reality it is far from that, it is like a Virginia Woolf novel where … Continue reading A new Purchase which made me so happy

What does Minimalism have to do with addiction?

When you start on a journey towards a more organized life, it is okay to start from your home, where an average person spends the most of their lives (if you're like me, though, it is well above average). And once you stop being crazy about cleaning and organizing, you can have lots of free … Continue reading What does Minimalism have to do with addiction?