Sorry I have t done a post about Christmas yet, this will have to make do until I can get some free time on my hands (pull myself away from Supernatural).
Elysium’s Tips For Purging Your Wardrobe:
First off let me tell you that even though I do this on a regular basis I still have too many clothes.
After seeing posts like Project 333 and having less then 100 possessions, I have always found that it’s motivation like this and the feeling of being free that makes me want to keep going. I want to be a minimalist, I do… I just have an unhealthy attachment for my books. I have 4 book cases in my room. As I am writing this post I am just about to buy another flute so you can think I am crazy but I would rather have two collections of things that I love to death than a bunch of stuff I didn’t. It is because I don’t buy clothes that I can afford things that I feel will make my life livelier. Music is good for the soul.
Why should I purge my closet?
- It opens you up to accept more things (when ever I go on the war path to get rid of things to give to the church or friends I will always get at least half a new wardrobe given back to me in return which I then have to purge)
- It makes you feel free (my personal opinion, I find it my depression and anxiety kind of flies away)
- You feel AMAZING!
- Why Not? Do you want to hold onto clothes you will NEVER wear again?
*Don’t purge for the sake of purging, I did it and found I got rid of things that I loved and kept things I didn’t. *
GETTING RID OF THINGS
Take everything out of your wardrobe and section it into either tops, jackets, bottoms, swimmers, pjs ect. OR summer and winter.
Put to the side anything that fits all five
- Other people say you look good in it
- It is comfortable (most important ladies)
- YOU feel good in it and know it looks good. (I used to have clothes that other people said looked good on me but I never felt confident wearing it so I avoided it like the plague)
- It adds something to you.
- It goes with they clothes you will end up keeping.
Anything that doesn’t meet all five points put straight into a bag and set it aside to give away.
To me this is a tricky thing, I am always left with heaps of clothes at this stage and like to decided how many things I need to keep in order to get through a week. SO I suggest you do the same, write down the amount of things you need to get through the week, and now be ruthless:
Try everything on:
- If it doesn’t fit properly get rid of it
- If it looks old get rid of it
- If you wouldn’t wear it out somewhere nice get rid of it. To me the idea of having ‘house’ clothes is lost, all my clothes look nice and are so comfortable that It’s like wearing pjs. So this means I don’t need the trackpants and tshirt with bleach stains.
- Just because you paid money for it/ or it is a brand name doesn’t mean you have to keep it.
I do realize titling my playlist Sweaty Weather is a bit odd, but the 30 degree days have been really getting to me. I like the heat and I like the cold, but the extremes of each drive me insane if I am not properly dressed. I have actually been having a rather interesting morning, my Ex’s girlfriend texted me this morning asking me actually very politely, to “Back off”, I realized after reading her message that I had over stepped the mark of friendship with him that could have been misinterpreted. After realizing my folly i told the guy I was seeing about it and my best friend, The guy I am seeing, Mat, not Matt, but Mat.. like on the floor. he was actually cool that i was still friends with my ex, he just wasn’t aware that we are still that close and will a bit… miffed, but that is all cool. And then for my confidant, Laura, the best friend in the world, told me bluntly that I had stepped the line without realizing it and was lucky that Mat was sticking around. Haha but what can you do, just as you think the drama had come to the end, a patient came in to the surgery. A nice man, around 50 years old, I know what you are thinking, and no! ( dont be gross he’s more than old enough to be my parent) Turns out he was like the man I met up in Woodford in the Summer, A kindred spirit. As our conversations grew more and more intense and I learned a lot during that day – so lucky I was only on reception. We talked for four hours. The man who shall be named the Doctor, since he has a doctorate in Anthropology – I KNOW SO COOL RIGHT? Offered to put in a good word for me here and there with clubs that I had always wanted to join that he was apart of, while I was being naive and assuming that this was the start of a strictly platonic friendship, i was mistaken as he began to point out the cultural things we do, starting with sex, I am not going to lie, that bringing up this topic with someone who is significantly out of your age group and a stranger really shocked me. I just kept my mouth shut even though I knew the doctor had crossed a boundary. He continued to tell me all the things wrong with the concept of marriage. RED FLAG he was married, I knew that much from when he and his wife had come in as clients.
At least I wasn’t the one who crossed the boundary, and I set him straight. Thank god I still have my morals in check. I found talking to the doctor a bit of a head rush as he poked around inside my brain challenging my belief system. Especially asking me why it is wrong to do certain things, very iffy if you ask me, but i wont lie I did find it thought provoking. The main thing was the compartmentalization of emotions and actions should be separate. I found it very interesting… well I wasn’t the biggest fan but I could understand it, i just didn’t like it.
SO without further a due, Here is the Crossing Boundaries and Sweaty Weather Playlist:
Aaron Lewis: Forever
Craig Morgan: Wake Up Lovin’ You
Frank Turner: Plain Sailing Weather
Regina Spektor: The Call
JLS: Everbody In Love
Boys Like Girls: Great Escape
Jimmy Eat World: The Middle
Sugababes: The Middle
I’m the biggest procrastinator I know, for a long time I had always thought I was on top of things, then it moves to just working better under pressure, but the last two months I have finally realised I just like to procrastinate. I have two exams this week that are due and I have started neither of them, I some how have been a zombie and done nothing, well a lot of things that weren’t nothing. So I have made the executive decision to take the next three days off university to get them done, I know it may be a bit extreme by the sounds of it, BUT since I only just got around to reading my course guide, I found out there is no final exam for 4/5 of my subjects and that the assessments are worth everything.
You can imagine my shock
So it’s time for once that I beat procrastination.
But before I start my assignment – yes this post is procrastination. There is my new TARA WOLF bracelet
it retails at $250 Australian
and I got it for $100 at The Reed Gift Fair.
Growing up in palmy, I was always able to go to the beach, but on days when the blue bottles – jelly fish, were out, this was my haven. Dark Gully, is located on the second bend after entering palm beach and is only accessible by a steep hidden stair case made from the rocks or from the water.
Just like a big swimming pool. But it’s full or fish and stingrays it makes the adventure that much more fun.
And my new home on dee why beach.