With the lockdown restrictions implemented in New Zealand, it’s quite easy to give in and go panic buying for groceries (remember the toilet paper frenzy?) I must admit, once the cases started going up, I was tempted to rush to the supermarket and stock up. Thankfully, we realised that most people would go to the … More Do I Still Practise Minimalism During Lockdown?
A couple of days ago, the Mister and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in isolation. Normally, we would have packed our bags and spent a couple of days somewhere we haven’t been to, trying out different food and going on some walks. But not this year. Instead we had a homemade rustic chocolate cake, some … More Anniversary In Isolation
We are at the halfway point of the level 4 lockdown restrictions in New Zealand (still unsure if this period will be extended or not). How are you doing so far? As we live our “new normal” lives, it got me thinking about when this is all over. What are the things in the “old … More Thinking About When This Is All Over
New Zealand was effectively put on lockdown since Thursday, and it might be in place for at least 4 weeks. But the Mister and I have been staying home since last weekend, ever since the numbers of confirmed cases started going up. We’re one of the lucky ones who get to continue our work at … More How Are You Holding Up?
Okay, so that’s not a bottle of cold brew coffee in the photo 😄 I just re-used an old bottle for this little DIY facial wash. The season is changing from summer to autumn here in New Zealand, and the big changes in temperature, plus stress, always trigger my eczema. I find that my usual … More Honey Lavender Facial Wash Recipe
Lately, I have been having some mild anxiety. There are so many things on my mind – both work-wise and personal (although working for more than a year on a “death march” project is definitely taking its toll). I always feel like I have to rush to get things done, and that a lot of … More Struggling With Slow Living
Saving money may not come naturally for some people. Just the conscious effort of saving can make a person feel cheap and deprived. Thinking of saving long term can make it seem even more challenging! However, saving money doesn’t have to feel miserable. Here are some sneaky, little ways to save a couple of bucks without making you feel deprived. … More Sneaky Ways To Save Without Feeling Deprived
It’s always awesome to celebrate our big milestones and successes. Got a job promotion? Well done! Started a new business venture? Good on you! Bought a house? Have some friends come over! Got married or had a baby? That calls for a huge celebration! Of course, it’s easy to highlight these milestones, but in reality, … More Appreciating The Ordinary
If you work Mondays to Fridays (or maybe even the weekend), you most probably have been hit by Monday blues on several occasions, if not every week. A study shows that people are most unhappy at 11:17AM on Mondays, so nope, you’re not alone. Even if this is the case, there can still be some … More Tips To Start Loving Mondays
There will always be stuff to do – whether at work or at home. There are times when the list of things we have to tackle is never ending. And when we have a long list of things to do, it can overwhelm us, and we are usually stretched beyond our capacity. Personally, I try … More Simplifying Your Task List