Sunday, October 9, 2016
My outfits are kindof boring but at the same time I felt much lighter by not being so worried about what to wear. I'm continuing on with this experiment to see what else I can discover.
I've also been doing a very intensive productivity course this past month and its all about cleaning out the clutter from your mind and your life overall so that you have priorities set and less time to have to think about things that are really not all that important. I've been working on simplifying my life as much as possible, especially at work. Its been great in some ways and very challenging in others.
Highly recommended is this book I've recently read: The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up . I started with my clothes a few weeks ago and what a huge relief. My closets and drawers all look so beautiful now since I've organized them all so neatly. I've donated bags and bags of stuff to the thrift stores.
One of my bonus weekends this month was going shopping with Sheila again. She is a luck magnet thats for sure. We saw so many great things, stuff I would never find on my own. And, as always, I'm always inspired by her awesome flare for fashion :) and thankful to spend time shopping and hanging out with her. Shybiker... we are still waiting for you to book your trip up to visit us :)
Thats all for now. I hope you are all enjoying your weekends.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
I've been doing alot of reading about productivity since its something I've always had a passion for and even train staff at work in. One of the things I keep coming across is how taxing it is to have to make so many decisions in each day. That one should reserve great thinking and decision-making for important things and minimize taxing your brain on small things (ie. what to wear today, what to eat for breakfast, etc).
I'm not saying I want to be like a robot and automate everything or take away choice. I'm just playing around with things right now to see how it impacts my thinking and ability to focus.
My plan for Week 2 is to plan out my 5 outfits in advance to I have them ready and also can put together some combo's that are abit different. We'll see how it goes.
My favorites from this week were the outfit with the scarf (it has bikes on it :) and the all black with the pointy flats.
What are your thoughts on the connection between productivity and decision-making and how it all connects?
Friday, September 2, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Anyway, our big first day at the new place is September 1. We'll be sharing the space with about 25 other people doing similar work. I must admit I've been feeling a bit of stress around having to dress better given I will be around alot more people on a daily basis. Don't you know its all about looking good? :)
I came across an article about Matilda Kahl, an art director in New York who got tired of focusing on
how to dress each day and chose to create her own work uniform so it took the thinking out of what to wear each day. She said that she was way more productive out of doing it and felt alot less stressed. You can read all about her story here.
I'm going to take this on for the month of September and see how it goes. My plan is to keep it simple and basically wear black and white as basics and can add accessories for color. I'm planning on posting regularly so lets see how this goes!
Has anyone else tried something like this?
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
I LOVE this time of year, the hot weather, having sun makes me feel so alive and healthy. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Off for a nice hike this weekend with a friend I haven't caught up with for ages so am really looking forward to that.
I also went to see a nutritionist today and was very excited about seeing her and what will come out of that. I'm always interested in learning more about how to be even more healthy and changing things up abit. Will share more with you as I go. Hope you are all well!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
We're busy spending the rest of the summer painting the exterior of our house and also landscaping the front yard. That project is taking forever :( ( I wont go into the reasons why).
I'm taking friday off since monday is a holiday so am looking forward to a 4 day weekend. Woot woot.
Will be back soon. Miss you all.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Sheila. I got lots of compliments on it today too so thats nice. I would never have picked it out myself. Is nice and flowy and was fun riding my bike to work in it with the skirt flapping in the wind :) I had a great weekend. Did my big ultra race. I feel really good too, not even limping around or anything. All that hill training certainly paid off. Next big race is one in the interior of BC at a ski hill, alpine and very very steep, 7 peaks we have to climb. I have about 6 weeks to do tons of squats, lunges, hill repeats to get in top shape for that killer race.
I hope you all had a great weekend, wow, its already almost the weekend again. Gotta love THAT!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Forecast is for rain where we are doing our run. Running 100km in the rain. Please let it NOT rain. Good karma come to me now. PUL LEASE.
Have a super weekend and I'll report back next week. I love this outfit by the way. I love fitted clothes and I love these pointy red shoes and I love pencil skirts. I need to find the equivalent of this outfit in terms of how I feel wearing it so I feel this way every single day (at work at least :)
Over n out.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Am just starting to pack for my big trip to the US for my 100km trail run. It's a little nerve racking when everyone around me who is not an athlete keeps commenting by saying "You're NUTS", Thats CRAZY", "HOLY SH&T" and stuff like that. Okay okay, I get it. But the comments aren't helping.
I am both excited and nervous. You never know what to expect on the day. I could feel awesome. I could get a blister. It could rain. You just NEVER. KNOW. That's the fun of it. Life is unpredictable. If your life has become too predictable you may want to check your pulse and see if you are still alive. Time to shake it up abit. Get outside of your comfort zone. Like me in this girly dress. Ha ha. Yeah Right :)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hope you are having a super day today. I'll be by to visit shortly :)