That is part of the truth.
The other part?
Dancing. No kidding. I was twirling around in my living room the other day for no rhyme or reason. They say dance like no one is watching right?
Sleeping earlier. I try to sleep by 11pm. It’s a huge change but I’m trying and it doesn’t happen everyday (not tonight because I’m on leave tomorrow) but it’s getting better. More sleep means I can tackle the day better. Work has simply been grueling. I really value time after work (if there is any) and weekends.
Still cooking. Not as much as I would like to. But it’s better than nothing.
Spending time with the people that matter. Sometimes, there’s truly more to life than blogging, instagramming everything and things that take you away from the people around you. I’m seeing that happen more and more. My nephew Kieran gives the cutest kisses but incredulously naughty. Cc my little sunshine makes me really smile. So I get regular photos and videos from her Mom. And my little fur rug.. it’s been a rough year for her. A health scare and we almost lost her or thought she wouldn’t make it Then a recent accident and she’s now hobbling on threes. You see the promise of future in the kids in your life and the fragility of life in an aging dog, the passing on of the older generation and it puts things into perspective. Life is incredibly short.
Financial planning. Oh hey. I’m starting to think about my retirement and planning for it. I won’t be retiring for another good 30 years, but I’m starting to plan for it. Doing a stock check of my finances. When you are financially independent, you are responsible for your finances. It was such a good two hours odd spent. Uh how much do I earn? Eh, uh let me check. Spending? My CPF ecetera.
Running. And yoga. When I can. It’s easy to make excuses when I’m tired out from work. Truth be told, doing exercise makes me sharper at work, more energetic and better overall. Slowly, bit by bit. The good thing is that I’ve a new colleague who goes to the same yoga studio, similar like me in many ways. We’ve made a pact to push each other to make it for class once a week. So far, one successful class, another booked. A little progress is better than none.
Decluttering. Continuously doing it. Been donating stuff away and selling some here.
And still crazily obsessed over penguins and pandas. Sorry. That was random. I’ve been told, I’m very random 😉
“You can’t live life doing nothing more than looking towards the future because you’ll miss the only time that things actually matter or exist: the present. The present, the immediate moment is the only moment that you can actually live in. The rest is only an illusion.”
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