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Why you need to ask: how can I make this easier for myself?

Some people (including me) are people pleasers, perfectionists and grafters. We are inclined to put the needs of our work, and others, above our own and to consider ‘taking it easy’ to be synonymous with ‘lazy’ (which, in its turn is taken as a huge insult). We are not naturally inclined to ask the question

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An update & reflecting at the end of the year

It’s nearly December, how – I don’t know – but it’s rolling around nonetheless. This time of year is, for many of us, a time to reflect on the year that’s gone, and the year coming up. Never one to turn down a good bit of reflection and evaluation, I have an update for you

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Lessons learned about saying no

No is not a four letter word. It is a word that we can incorporate into our vocabulary with ease and, perhaps, even some grace. No will not hurt you, in fact no is sometimes more likely to take care of you when you are the utterer of the word than yes. Perhaps if we

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Expanding my definition of working

One of my November Happiness Project resolutions is ‘loosen your grip on definitions’. As I’ve started working for myself this year, I’ve come face to face with how I define work and how this definition may not be serving me. This month’s resolution has provided me with the perfect opportunity to play around and shake

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What we prioritise is our choice

I spent years of my life being angry and resentful at not having any time off/being able to do any of the things I wanted to do/having to work all the time. All that time I hadn’t realised something that now seems so obvious: what we prioritise is our choice. Due to this realisation I

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