How do I create my definition? From sofa-slug to kitchen-disco-dancer-ninja.

How do I create my definition? From sofa-slug to kitchen-disco-dancer-ninja.

As I consider my Happiness Project resolution to ‘create my definition’ I’m thinking about the different ways in which we define ourselves. As Brené Brown’s quote about the challenge she faces when posed the question ‘what do you do?’ highlights, there are multiple ways we can describe who we are. “I’m a mom, partner, researcher, […]

Panic attacks, day jobs and effort where it really matters

Panic attacks, day jobs and effort where it really matters

It’s ironic, or perhaps apt, that the month where I focus on work has been the one where my body finally rebels against doing too much. I’ve been having what I assume to be panic attacks after filling my day to the brim or rushing around. In fact they’ve even been happening when I start […]

Identifying when it’s time to focus on just one thing

Identifying when it’s time to focus on just one thing

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I identify as a multipotentialite. A multipotentialite is defined by Puttlylike (the website where I discovered the idea) as “someone with many interests and creative pursuits”, and on Wikipedia as someone with “diverse interests across numerous domains [who] may be capable of success in many endeavors or professions, they […]

Identifying your gremlins (or challenge your gremlins, part one)

Identifying your gremlins (or challenge your gremlins, part one)

I decided to jump headfirst into April’s Happiness Project resolutions and challenge my gremlins. This involved answering the question ‘what makes you afraid?’ because the first step to challenging your gremlins is identifying your gremlins. These guys feed on fear and have to do with the fear that’s holding me (and maybe you?) back from […]

Making my work work: April’s Happiness Project theme

Making my work work: April’s Happiness Project theme

Any keen eyed readers amongst you may have noticed this post is coming out slightly later in the week than usual. I’ve been finding this month’s Happiness Project theme and its resolutions tricky to nail down. I was excited about having a month focusing on my work, but I also didn’t know where to start. […]