Loving Relationships: September’s Happiness Project Theme

Loving Relationships: September’s Happiness Project Theme

When I looked back over my Happiness Project themes recently I felt there was something missing. And I realised that thing may be other people. This is a big year of change for me, so I’ve been focusing on themes and resolutions to make changes to personal habits and ways of doing things. But now […]

Minimise to maximise; minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic

Minimise to maximise; minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic

Minimise to maximise is something I heard Brooke McAlary say on the Slow Home Podcast (which I highly recommend if you’re wanting to learn more about slow living). The idea made so much sense to me and is the simplest explanation of minimalism I’ve heard. I grew up with a perception of minimalism I think […]

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 […]