In the past few months I've experienced various unexpected change. And in turn, I've had to change my plans. The specific things I thought I'd be doing haven't happened in the ways I thought they would. They've happened in new ways. If I'd kept my plans rigid, I'd have probably missed out on new opportunities … Continue reading What’s the use in rigid plans?
Have you got 2 minutes?
A few years back I was sent a book (amongst other things) as my reward for donating money to someone wanting to start a business. The book was called Two Minute Mornings by Neil Pasricha. The concept of the book is pretty simple, each page is the same. You write the date, something you'll let … Continue reading Have you got 2 minutes?
A week without Instagram
At the start of the year I logged out of Instagram for what I thought would be a day but I ended up not being on it for a week. Below are my some of my thoughts: Over the past week I was reminded of the power of familiarity. One of the things that keeps … Continue reading A week without Instagram
A new years resolution by any other name
When it comes to new years resolutions the way I see it is that it's simply a record of what you want for yourself. The term new years resolutions has gotten a bad rap over the years. It's associated with a sort of temporary promise that you make at the start of the year and … Continue reading A new years resolution by any other name
There are more than two options
A few weeks ago I was inspired by a reader to stick with this blog once the year comes to a close. I realised that it would be perfectly fine to just keep this blog and post less, it didn't have to be a choice between posting really often or not at all. I also … Continue reading There are more than two options
Finding the right perspective
If something didn't work out the way you wanted and you feel bad about it and you can't seem to shake the feeling, what can you do to help yourself? I often find myself in a place of limbo trying to find balance between the more practical side of me and the part of me … Continue reading Finding the right perspective
Sometimes we focus so much on how we are perceived that we don't give ourselves permission to just be. Everything you do, every aspect of your life is scrutinised through the lens of the others as you do your best to please and appease them. It could be the way that you dress, your hair, … Continue reading Useless opinions
Letting go of old favourites
Around 6 years ago I came across a podcast and that I really enjoyed. However, shortly after I discovered it, it ended. I enjoyed the podcast so much that I followed the hosts on their next individual ventures. But overtime my interest in their work began to decline. It no longer felt suited to where … Continue reading Letting go of old favourites
4 Things that might be better than social media
This year I've found myself losing interest in social media. Sometimes social media feels like standing in a crowded room where everyone is shouting and you're searching for something but don't really know what you're looking for. Our time is precious and so rather than spending 15 minutes scrolling twitter reading tweets that you don't … Continue reading 4 Things that might be better than social media
The necessary boring bits
Sometimes the work required to produce the desired outcome is uninteresting or feels like a waste of time. Choosing not to do this work leads to a result that isn't as good as it could be. And so you have to make the choice between doing work that will pay off in the long run … Continue reading The necessary boring bits