Gratitude for small misfortunes (why I’m grateful for mould)

Gratitude for small misfortunes (why I’m grateful for mould)

Today I thought “I am grateful for mould”. An odd notion, perhaps, unless you’re some sort of creature that eats mould. Let me explain, though, and perhaps it won’t seem so odd. When boyfriend and I first moved in together we found a lovely flat that, two months later, turned out to be covering all […]

How I economise my time and why I want to stop

How I economise my time and why I want to stop

Back in December, before I started my Happiness Project, I decided I wanted to try and include ‘follow your gut’ time in my days. This is still a work in progress, perhaps it’s because it’s a pretty vague resolution. But I also suspect it might have something to do with how I economise my time […]

Multi-tasking, messy brains and multipotentialites

Multi-tasking, messy brains and multipotentialites

One of my resolutions for March’s ‘Slow Down’ Happiness Project theme is no multi-tasking. On the surface it seems quite a simple resolution to keep. How hard can it be to not do two things at once? Turns out it’s harder than I thought. When I come to filling out my resolution chart at the […]

Gretchen Rubin’s ‘now is now’ revelation and the paradox in mindful living

Gretchen Rubin’s ‘now is now’ revelation and the paradox in mindful living

My ‘Slow Down’ Happiness Project theme for March has made me more mindful of the relationship between time and happiness. I’ve realised it’s not about getting the wish everyone has for more time granted, but about changing how we think about our time. One of my commandments for this year of my Happiness Project is “You […]