Category: personal challenges

Week 24/2022: Thank you for the public holiday, The Queen

Week of 13 June 2022 Thank you for the public holiday, The Queen It’s Friday and I’m behind on my posts. I’ve been ordered to rest, so I’m posting as much as I’ve already written for this week and leaving it at that. I had some thoughts on my...

Week 23/2022: Catching my breath

Week of 6 June 2022 Catching my breath This was a week where some stuff happened to other people, work went on and it was really cold. It was another week where I had to lower my expectations of what I could get done because I didn’t feel like...

Making space (part 2)

The daily pause and the dreaded phone A few weeks ago, I wrote about my thinking on how I might incorporate a daily pause into my life. This idea comes from the book Spacemaker by Daniel Sih, and it’s about finding moments within your day where you deliberately don’t...

Week 22/2022: Recovery mode

Week of 30 May 2022 Recovery mode I’m not very good at resting when I’m sick. My usual approach is as soon as I feel a little bit better, I start right back where I left off without making sure I’m fully recovered. Sometimes it’s been okay but, as...

Week 21/2022: Everything comes to a stop

Week of 23 May 2022 I’m sick and everything comes to a stop This week started off well, with the idea of trying out different iterations of my morning routine to see what works best at the moment. On Tuesday, I went for my walk before I did anything...

Week 20/2022: Joining (some of) the dots

Week of 16 May 2022 Joining (some of) the dots If you’ve been with me for a while, you might recall that one of the items on my 22 for 2022 list is to create a “Deep Work” handbook (thing 12) to experiment with some of the ideas in...

Making space

Thinking about rethinking I’m wondering whether 22 for 2022 is really a useful tool for my blog since I’ve been working on a bunch of things that aren’t related to my 22 for 2022 list. In fact, I’ve forgotten what’s on the list apart from the things I’m actively...

Week 19/2022: A fair to middling week

Week of 9 May 2022 A fair to middling week Nothing went horribly wrong this week and nothing went amazingly right. It was a week among many. Kramstable and I went in the City to Casino on Sunday, which was a nice Sunday walk for me and run for...

Week 18/2022: Shapeshifting

Week of 2 May 2022 Shapeshifting on a Sunday afternoon On Sunday afternoon, Slabs and I went to a show called “What Shall I Become?”, which was “a collaboration between Miss Honey Child (Toni Burnett-Rands), Tamas Oszvald and Tapir: a spoken word performance based on traditional folk tales about...

Week 17/2022: Hi-ho

Week of 25 April Hi-ho This was the last week of my extended Easter holiday. I’d decided not to go back to work on the day after Anzac Day, which was Tuesday, because Tuesday is my half day. I had a medical appointment in the middle of the day...