Category: self

30 days of lists – days 25-28

Almost there! Just two more lists to complete for my first ever 30 days of lists challenge. It’s been fun and made me think a bit, but I haven’t really been interacting much with the other people who have been doing the challenge. Day 25: My family’s quirks This...

30 days of lists – days 21-24

So much for a list a day! Day 21: My food pyramid I interpreted this one slightly differently, to make a list of the things I’m trying to do to improve my diet and health. Some of this is based on work by Michael Pollan, who writes some very...

30 days of lists – days 17-20

Moving on and trying not to get any further behind, I have temporarily abandoned List #16 of my 30 Days of Lists project. Here are the next four lists. Day 17: Favourite things about my home Day 18: I ask for help when . . . I think it’s...

(im)perfection

This week is Book Week. Juniordwarf’s school is having a Book Week Parade and the kids are all encouraged to dress up as a character from their favourite book. Two years ago he wanted to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and I did this. Last year he was a...

and so, this self-care thing is hard

After yesterday’s post about how I’m not looking after myself (I’m starting to sound like that frozen meals ad, yeah?) I got a lot of supportive comments from my friends, both real life and online. I felt very touched that people were concerned about me. They all said pretty...

the conflict within

The last few weeks I’ve felt like I’m two different people. I’m very busy at work and the end date is rapidly approaching. Things need to be done yesterday and somehow, the two elements of the project that I’m responsible for have both ended up needing to be finalised...

100 things – January review

I’ve decided to do a monthly review post of where I’m up to with my 100 things to do in 2013 list.  This way the list doesn’t just become something I write at the start of the year and shove in the back of a folder never to be...

100 things to do in 2013

I’ve been sort-of trying to get my mind and my life back into some sort of order now that I’m back at work. I thought I was making progress in getting things back on track after the disruption of moving house last year, but then along came the festive...

Healthy Heart

A couple of weeks ago I signed up for the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Heart Challenge, which is part of the “Go Red for Women” campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in women. It’s an online challenge that starts today and runs for six weeks. Participants select an area...

Happiness is not a destination

When walking past a shop recently, I glanced into the window and saw a poster with this quote on it: Happiness is not a destination.It is a way of life. It sums up the attitude I’ve been trying to instil in myself. Last year I blogged several times (here,...