May Happiness Project Theme: Make Time for Play

May Happiness Project Theme: Make Time for Play

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This month’s Happiness Project theme is a double-edged sword of simplicity and difficulty. Playing and having fun should be foundations to live by, but how many of us can say we actually make time to play in our busy lives? May is a busy month for me. I’m working a […]

April Happiness Project summary: Have I made my work work?

April Happiness Project summary: Have I made my work work?

This month’s Happiness Project theme ‘Making my work work’ has been a bit of a beast, and the resolutions perhaps not the most concrete to tackle. I think that’s okay though, because they’ve got me thinking about a lot of things. I haven’t magically transformed my work life, but I have started to clarify some things. […]

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 […]