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Time to Declutter

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hi, it's been a while, (hope you had a good Christmas!) I guess this is more of a reminder note to myself as I go forth next year. It's that time to start resolutions and goals, which I will do and hopefully stick to. However, I also wanted to write something quickly about decluttering. After chatting with the girls today, I realised, I have a lot stuff. Mostly because my friend had the smallest amount of clothing in her wardrobe and did she seem unhappier about it? No. In fact, I think she's pretty pleased that she can open her wardrobe and not feel overwhelmed with how many things are cluttering her life.

I know the book that has been going around 'the life changing magic of tidying' and I'm sure it is- life changing I mean. However, I think before this book came out, I already knew I needed to declutter. Sometimes having a lot of things is a good thing, but if you start to feel overwhelmed then it can be the usual struggle.

It's also circles back to the problems of having too much to choose from, the options are endless now, one example is what do I wear today? Once I spent a good half an hour just deciding what to wear. What an utter waste of my time! Mark Zuckerburg, CEO of Facebook has worn the same thing every day for so long because he knows that he doesn't have to waste his time thinking about it. I'm not going to declare that I will start wearing the same thing every day, but my aim will definitely to be streamline the wardrobe (maybe try the capsule wardrobe thang) and make life easier for myself.

Sometimes, less really is more.

Why I Love Christmas

Saturday, December 12, 2015

I adore Christmas, it's one of my favourite holidays and now that I'm in Hong Kong, I have to say the Christmas spirit isn't as strong here. I do miss home most around this time, hearing Christmas songs and when you're buying Christmas presents everyone loves a good natter (also I hate small talk so even I get in the Christmas spirit!)

It might be odd that I love Christmas so much, over Chinese New Year as well (all those red pockets!) However, Christmas was always fun for me because my parents used to work non stop throughout the year, Christmas was their little holiday. My sister and I had our own routine, waking up and going downstairs in our pjs. Opening presents together and just binge watch all the Christmas films during the day with our hot chocolates and toffee popcorn. My favourite Christmas film is the Santa Clause, I absolutely adore it and can and will watch it on repeat. We're spoilt with other TV shows too from Doctor Who specials or Sherlock specials to other festive films.

My parents would wake up a little later and open up their presents too, then we would start making our Christmas dinner! Usually filled with chicken or duck, my dad isn't a fan of turkey as he thinks it's rather dry and I have to agree. Sneaking in a game of Mahjong then making some more hot chocolate, Christmas for me is really spending time with my family. If you can, appreciate the ones around you, and hope you have a lovely holiday! I'll spending mine with extended family and friends :)