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In a way 2013 was a transition year for me - moving out of my hectic and frustrated life to one that brought me more fulfillment.
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Live Large by Living Small

 
Live large by living small

Live Large by Living Small

Posted by in Life, Self Love, Work-Life Balance 24 Jun 2015

“Live large by living small” has been my mantra since the start of last year, 2014. Since my cancer scares in 2012, I had become increasingly conscious of the stressors around me and vowed to lead a less hectic life. Before then, I had big plans to live to a bigger flat, so that I can have a bigger living room, a bigger dining room, a bigger home office, an extra bedroom, an extra bathroom and the list goes on. So the endless arguments would start in the house about why we should move while another defended the stay. In a way 2013 was a transition year for me – moving out of my hectic and frustrated life to one that brought me more fulfillment; something that allowed me to have time for myself and my loved ones; where my time would be spent in taking care of myself rather than in worry that something is not done.


In a way 2013 was a transition year for me – moving out of my hectic and frustrated life to one that brought me more fulfillment.

I have been asked by my friends and students how I manage without a domestic help (which is common here in Singapore)? Some don’t believe me saying that it is impossible to manage work and domestic responsibilities given the volume of my work. Hence this blog.

My new philosophy is that my purpose in life is more than just waking up to worry that the floor is dirty, the ornaments need to be dusted, putting the cutlery and dishes away or if the laundry has been put away.

What do I mean by living large? Well it’s about living a life filled with purpose; filled with the joy of companionship; a life free of worry over something “not being enough”. My new philosophy is that my purpose in life is more than just waking up to worry that the floor is dirty, the ornaments need to be dusted, putting the cutlery and dishes away or if the laundry has been put away.

My new philosophy for life is to keep it simple; the floors in my home are cleaned in 10 minutes max; I have very few ornaments so there is hardly any dusting to be done; I buy small quantities of groceries so there is minimal wastage from food that has expired.

Now when I look at the DreamBoard I created earlier this year, it is no surprise that it was all about living simple and living small. So tune in every Wednesday as I invite you to take a peek into my life and share with you how I Live Big by Living Small.

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