Setting a timer to minimise time online

Setting a timer to minimise time online

I’ve been trying to minimise time online (to varying success). For August’s Happiness Project theme of ‘Minimalise’ I’ve set the resolution to spend just one hour of my time on the Internet each day. By my time I mean personal time, eg not work time. A lot of my work involves spending much longer than […]

Minimise negative thoughts (I know it’s hard)

Minimise negative thoughts (I know it’s hard)

If we only have a certain number of thoughts per day, why do we give them to the negative. Why waste our time on the “I’m not good enough”, the comparisons and the self-deprecation. Why choose doom-and-gloom when we could choose joy? It’s not that easy, I know. Negative thoughts have been traipsing round my […]

August Happiness Project theme: Minimalise

August Happiness Project theme: Minimalise

I’ve been getting into the idea of minimalism recently. Not just of stuff – although that’s part of it – but a minimalist aesthetic and way of being that reaches into all corners of life. I’ve been dabbling in minimalism for a while, and it’s the movement that lead me to slow living via Joshua […]

Lessons in slow living from home made crumpets

Lessons in slow living from home made crumpets

Don’t worry, I’m not going mad and talking to crumpets (not quite yet). The title of this post refers to a recent decision I made to make home made crumpets. We were doing online shopping in our final days working away in London: Boyfriend: Shall we get crumpets? Me: No, I want to make them. […]

A birthday tradition and a really old banner

A birthday tradition and a really old banner

August is birthday month in my family and I’ve been busy wrapping presents. I like to make an effort with people’s birthdays, always have. Not necessarily going all out money-wise, but with the wrapping and doing whatever you can to make that person feel special and loved. As I was digging out my birthday paper […]