Take A Bath

It’s another addition of Feel Good Friday. The purpose of these posts, is these are short and effortless ideas to help you feel better, and improve your overall health.

I’m not sure if many of you remember hating a bath when you were a child, maybe you still hate them now. But if you don’t, I suggest taking one. I find them fairly relaxing. I sometimes bring in candles with me, and a book, sometimes I like to put on relaxing spa music.

Today is the perfect day for a bubble bath since it’s National Take A Bubble Bath Day.

I love ending my days in the bath tub, sometimes I think I was a fish in a past life or something.

“Camping”

Last night, my boyfriend and I had such a great night last night. We decided to go “camping”. And by camping, I mean have a mini camp out on the floor. I have been missing going out for dates, when it was safe and normal to do so. We had to improvise with what we had. Instead of going out, and spending a few hundreds of dollars on an actual camping trip, we took a cheaper and still fun route.

We have had our ups and downs as of lately, so this definitely helped smooth our situation for the better. It’s super easy and affordable to have a joyous time.

The first thing we did was made our “campfire”, it was a candle. We built our tent using several blankets, and used our teamwork skills to build this cool fort. Then we talked about our feelings, such as things that that upset us, things that he did that made me feel loved, and vice versa. We also talked about ways to make things better, and how to prevent these kinds of arguments.

It’s good to have a weekly meeting/conversations to express what made you feel happy and loved throughout the week, and also to discuss what made you feel sad. It’s always important to talk about things that are bothering and talk about solutions with your partner. Be sure to express your feelings in a calm manner, and try to avoid the blame game. Instead use phrases such “When you said/did _____, it made me feel _______.”

After we discussed our feelings, we ordered some take out. We do have some take out throughout the month, because it is a nice treat to have every once in awhile. We ate our food in our fort and then we watched some scary movies. The first movie we watched was The Third Eye, and The Shutter (2004). The Third Eye is an Indonesian film, and The Shutter is a Thai supernatural horror film. Because we don’t speak those languages, we watched with the subtitles, which wasn’t as difficult as I initially thought it would have been. But both films were worthwhile.

We had some snacks while we were watched our movies. It just felt like a really fun night, without having much stress about the world. We treated it like a real date, by silencing our phones, so we can truly enjoy each other’s company.

We will definitely be doing this again. It is a nice mini adventure that really doesn’t cost much either. It was our first “camping trip” together. We have been together for just over five years now.

There is our “camp fire”, and our tent. We sat in the dark with our candle light.

Day 49 of 192

I can’t believe that I have been decluttering for seven weeks now, it is such an amazing feeling to have less stuff. At first I wasn’t sure how I would feel about living with less. It has been a project for the past six years now. I feel quite proud of myself, and I hope this is the last year where I have to purge my own things. I haven’t really bought many new things, aside from tea. Tea and tea mugs will always be my weakness, but collecting tea mugs is something that brings me so much joy. I love having a variety of mugs.

I allow myself to have a collection of mugs because it adds joy to my life. To me, being a minimalist, it isn’t about only having 15 items in your life, it’s about only keeping things that add joy in your life. It’s also about being comfortable with living within your means, and you aren’t going on massive shopping sprees on the newest designs. Especially if those purchases are making you go into debts.

Over the weekend, my boyfriend and myself finished using my favourite candle. It’s called Champagne Toast, it smells amazing.

Digital Declutter: I’m still purging through photos on my photos. I have too many photos and definitely need to spend more time sorting through them.