Overwhelmed? Turn 1 big task into 3 smaller ones (+ a free tool!)

I've recently felt really overwhelmed, which always makes the simplest of tasks or activities feel insanely hard to do. Whether it's meal prep, or texting a friend back, or tidying a room, feeling stressed can make anything feel like moving a mountain. 🏔 I'm using an app called Bloom, which uses CBT practices to create… Continue reading Overwhelmed? Turn 1 big task into 3 smaller ones (+ a free tool!)

Just things I’ve been thinking about. That’s it. That’s the post.

Aw man. I've been musing. I've been pondering. To the ends of the Earth and back. And we all know the Earth's a circle, with no "end" — so, you know, I'm technically still musing and pondering... Anyway. This is just a dump. Of what's on my mind. No order, no editing, nothing. Just my… Continue reading Just things I’ve been thinking about. That’s it. That’s the post.

Life lessons I’ve learned (so far) from fostering kittens 🐱

I've been fostering kittens for the past month. I started with three, and two have already been adopted. The last one - a female I've named Kali - is still with me. She is very cute. They were an unintended litter, and the owner couldn't afford to keep them. So, I offered my flat as… Continue reading Life lessons I’ve learned (so far) from fostering kittens 🐱

Changing my relationship to money, and 5 of my guiltless purchases

This post is about how I’ve changed (and still am changing) my relationship to money. I’m a cautious spender by nature, and it comes at the cost of really enjoying life, or even really taking care of myself. I wanted to share two insights that helped me re-evaluate my relationship with money, and five things I’m always going to spend money on guiltlessly because of it.

50 pieces of unsolicited advice

I decided to try something a little different, inspired by two of Kevin Kelly's blog posts. I've brain-dumped a list of things I've realised about life and living recently, in the hopes it 1) inspires you to live a little more mindfully, the same way Kelly's posts inspired me, and 2) inspires you to write your own list (also, the same way Kelly's posts inspired me).

Why saying “never” and “always” is *often a bad idea

*often, not always (see what I did there?) I’ve been becoming more aware of how I interact with people and myself, and the kinds of thought-patterns I have. And it’s pretty scary to have that awareness, because I’m starting to see how badly I communicate with the people around me, and even with myself, when I use the words “never” and “always.” Both in the things I think and say. It’s stopping me from having meaningful conversations, and reaching productive outcomes when I’m faced with a problem, a challenge, or an insecurity. This post is about why they have that effect, and how I’m trying to replace “always” and “never” with “sometimes” and “often”

How I’m learning to let go of control, using a rock

As of this week, I have a rock on my desk. It’s right in front of me, and I'm using it to remind me of how little I control in my life, how uncertain and unpredictable life actually is, and how insignificantly small I am.

Do more of less. Make time for nothing.

This is a slightly different blog post. And it’s about making time for nothing.

How I make time for things, and actually do them

A question I often get asked is: How do you get so much done? The short answer is: I make the time. There is a longer answer as well, and that’s what I wanted to unpack in this blog post.

My “anti-resolution” approach to goal-setting: Set fewer goals, more often

I don't like "resolutions". I think goals should be a regular part of our lives, and that we should approach goal setting as a daily practice. Here's how I do it.