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 […]

Lessons in slow living from home made crumpets

Lessons in slow living from home made crumpets

Don’t worry, I’m not going mad and talking to crumpets (not quite yet). The title of this post refers to a recent decision I made to make home made crumpets. We were doing online shopping in our final days working away in London: Boyfriend: Shall we get crumpets? Me: No, I want to make them. […]

Nourish mind, body & soul; July’s Happiness Project theme

Nourish mind, body & soul; July’s Happiness Project theme

July is ticking by already, sometimes I wonder how this has happened but then I remember “oh yeah, I’ve done a lot these past few months”. So I’ve decided I can give myself a break for not having set my Happiness Project theme for the month yet. I mean, I have just moved to a […]

A mantra for slowing down

“I can just be here”   A mantra for the hard to slow down, can’t stop, got to keep going people. For the forward lookers, the strivers, the perfectionists & the over-achievers. What if we gave ourselves permission to just be where we are right now? What if we didn’t lie down to relax with […]