Reflecting

When you are feeling busy and overwhelmed…

It seems as though everyone is busy these days. We rush around from place to place at a relentless wearying pace. For me, the past couple of weeks have been particularly full with deadline after deadline to meet. I still have 4000 words to write by next week but I have managed to get through… Continue reading When you are feeling busy and overwhelmed…

Reflecting

When you don’t quite meet your goals…

Every morning when I get up, I review my goals. I have year long goals I am working on and then I break them down into smaller supposedly more manageable targets on a weekly basis. This is where the ten minute exercise chunks I was supposed to be doing came from - but this week… Continue reading When you don’t quite meet your goals…

Reflecting

Library books (and what I have learned about my willpower)

I have this problem with library books. I love checking them out and I love reading them but I often forget to take them back. Sometimes after they are due and steadily accruing fines, I drive around with them in the car for a week before actually making it to the library. I tell myself… Continue reading Library books (and what I have learned about my willpower)

Reflecting

Learning to cope with ‘mum guilt’

Being a mum is absolutely the hardest thing I have ever done. I constantly worry about what I should and shouldn't be doing, what my children are thinking and feeling, what I can do to help them and what they need.  Our girls are now 11 and 7 and growing up to be polite, kind… Continue reading Learning to cope with ‘mum guilt’

Reflecting

Just keep going…what I learned from watching too much sport on TV! 

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of becoming an Olympic athlete. I would practice receiving my gold medal on an imaginary podium and imagine what it would feel like to achieve something so great. I spent hours watching televised sports and following the progress and performances of my favourite athletes. I cried when… Continue reading Just keep going…what I learned from watching too much sport on TV! 

Life in New Zealand, Makes and Bakes, Reflecting, The Fun Project

Living a more adventurous life…

   When was the last time you tried something new? Lots of experts in the field of positive psychology (the happiness experts) recommend trying new things as a useful strategy if you are trying to become happier, so it's a question I ask myself regularly.  It is funny how quickly we become settled and fixed… Continue reading Living a more adventurous life…

Reflecting

5 steps towards a great morning

Yesterday my morning did not start well. I woke up feeling okay but then as soon as the children woke up and the day really began, I very quickly morphed into the grouchy, dissatisfied, annoyed by life version of myself. I am confident that this is mainly because yesterday instead of following my regular routine,… Continue reading 5 steps towards a great morning