I began this weekend by successfully figuring out how to open a bathroom door from inside without a door handle, using some ingenuity and the screws from the door handle. Nothing could stop me after that! This is the way I chose to look at my Saturday morning, as I stepped out of the bathroom … Continue reading Another way of looking at it
Human beings are creatures of inertia. We resist change, and often find it so hard to take a step in a new direction. Thanks to inertia, we all get stuck when trying to start something new. We get scared when wanting to ask an important question, to start a new activity, and sometimes even when … Continue reading Twenty seconds of insane courage
My loyal readers will have noticed my absence over the past few months. For personal reasons, I've been unable to give this blog the attention it deserves. One option would have been to continue writing simply by trying harder, putting more effort into getting words down on a page. However, my priority for this blog … Continue reading If at first you don’t succeed, take a break.
Welcome back to the four-part series about the Bullet Journal, a method of keeping yourself organised with the use of a simple notebook and a pen. Last time I talked about the basics and core principles of this versatile tool. Today I'd like to talk about some of the ways people have modified the system … Continue reading Bullet Journal: the optional extras
This is the first in a series of four posts about the Bullet Journal, to be posted on alternate weeks. You may have already heard of the Bullet Journal, you may have seen colourful Instagram posts or detailed YouTube videos. You may have seen the debates about washi or mildliners. Or you may be entirely … Continue reading Bullet Journal: the basics
Last time I talked about some common mistakes people make when making New Year's resolutions. What I didn't mention is one of the most common - but not often talked about - mistakes, which people frequently make when setting any kind of goal. Let's look at some popular goals: Losing a particular amount of weight. … Continue reading Aim for the outcome you can control
There are some people that wake up on New Year's Day with a firm resolve. This year, they are going to do The Thing. And then they proceed to do The Thing, with the same resolve, every day of the year, and celebrate the resulting success as December rolls to a close. And then there's … Continue reading Some thoughts on New Year’s resolutions