Thoughts That Are Helping Me Deal With The Green-Eyed Monster

Normal days are great, aren’t they? In hindsight, normal days that are predictable and mundane and easy-to-get-through are a literal breeze. The abnormal days sneak up on us. They strike when we’re on autopilot, just getting on and getting by with those stumbling thoughts buried under mountains of to-dos and to-go. Spending last…

Aspects of Self-Care: 7 Solo Dates

Dating yourself isn’t a new concept – I know that. Dating yourself is, however, still hard to pull off if you’re a little nervous, lonely or short on time to get truly involved with romancing yourself. I’m a firm believer that we all need quality alone time. Even if you’re struggling…

A Day in the Life: Blue Monday

Apparently, it’s Blue Monday today and Blue Monday is meant to be the saddest day of the year. We’re all skint from Christmas, we’re all still carrying those festive pounds and the weather is (probably) pretty damn gloomy. It doesn’t all have to be bad though, does it? Even with no tricks…

Why I Stopped Recording My Life

This week my brother and I have been on a few walks. I don’t really love walking in the cold and drizzle, but to spend some extra time with my big bro and to get some fresh air isn’t a bad activity (I guess). Usually, when on a walk, I crack out my…

Aspects of Self-Care: The Physical Stuff

Self-care is hard to talk about when we umbrella it all into one big giant ball, don’t you think? As there are several aspects of self-care, talking about each aspect separately makes the most sense to me. The physical aspect of self-care probably the one harped on about most. I’m not saying…

A Few Personal Goals For the Year Ahead

Resolutions smesolutions. Making new year’s resolutions has been out of fashion for at least a couple of years now, haven’t they? Goals have been the big thing since then and although they still get the occasional eye roll from those of us, goals are actually super important. I’ve lived without goals for a long time (mostly…

18 Low-Pressure Things to Do on New Year’s Day

When waking up on the first day of a new year, the pressure to start all of those new habits you were banging on about at last night’s NYE party feels painfully real. Talking about doing the thing is no longer good enough, it’s officially time to go and do the thing. That’s what we’re told…