Spring '20 Announcement: the #cosyathomeproject

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

introducing the #cosyathomeproject

- a 100 day contemplative self-discovery journey

Hello, how are you?

I am so excited to announce this to all of you at the #ZSCommunitea!

#cosyathomeproject : an inward journey

This is a self-contemplative, inward journey initiative starting Apr10, 2020 (yes, that's tomorrow!), with the main intentions to inspire and nourish.

If this speaks to you, I'd love to invite you to join me from your homes all over the world.

I am conscious that to each of us, the words "inspiration" and "nourishment" can mean many different things and thus, I am leaving it to each of you to define for yourselves the focus of the project.

It’s something I had been wanting to approach for awhile, and now, with many of us working from home (with varying restrictions (or not) depending on where you are in the world), I figured the present moment has presented the best opportunity to embark on this 100 days project.

A reflection of the Sept 2019 #30daysofslow

Some of you would remember a mini version of this last September (it was a shorter, 30days project, dedicated to celebrating slow moments amidst a busy life in Hong Kong). At that time, my main focus was to be intentional in carving out pockets of time during the day for self-care. My main takeaway from #30daysofslow : by attending to myself first, I felt that I had a much greater capacity for kindness, empathy & creativity.

Back to present, the #cosyathomeproject : intentions

In the spirit of inspiration and nourishment, I shall dedicate space everyday (for at least 30 minutes) to doing things that inspire me- specifically recipe developing, making art (namely painting) & writing. It would be a dedication to my inner world as I work to sharpen my senses (taste & emotion). This would be documented in a journal which I shall keep together with photo and videos to record my process and thoughts over the next 100 days.

Let's do this together @zippysparkles

If this inspires you to also embark on your own project, come join me as I update my process and thoughts on Instagram @zippysparkles. Here are also some notes & tips to help you get started on your own personalised #cosyathomeproject:

1. Make a list of items you’d like to focus on for during the course of this project. This would help you to set a personalised cosy-at-home theme.

For an example, my areas of focus for the next 100 days are: recipe development- refining my techniques, painting ( creative expression) & writing.If you end up changing your mind and feel like adding or subtracting items on your list, that also works.

2. Set an intention: is there something you would like to work on or dedicate this project to?

For an example, my #cosyathome project would be dedicated to observing what lights up my senses (taste , emotions) as I immerse myself in the things that stirs up some kind of feelings of happiness, joy, inspiration as I make recipes and art.

3. Decide on the time frame/duration: this is entirely up to you to decide. It could be 10, 20minutes each day or even up to an hour for the next 30 days (if 100 days is too long for you) as always - whichever that you are most comfortable with.