What if growth were an inward not outward direction?

What if growth were an inward not outward direction?

in meditation practice, the best way to get somewhere is to let go of trying to get anywhere at all – Jon Kabat-Zinn I’ve been writing and thinking a lot about personal growth recently. In general, I’m quite a growth-minded person. I like to think I’m achieving, getting somewhere, improving. The idea that growth might […]

Mindfulness is the first step towards developing compassion

Mindfulness is the first step towards developing compassion

When I look at my Happiness Project resolution progress chart (now stuck the wall) I notice a distinct lack of ticks next to my most recent resolutions. Changing my attitude towards others is proving harder than adding daily walks or a 3 item to-do list. Thinking about my resolution chart recently, I realised it’s an […]

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 […]

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 […]