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!)
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.
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 🐱
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.… Continue reading Changing my relationship to money, and 5 of my guiltless purchases
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).… Continue reading 50 pieces of unsolicited advice
*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”… Continue reading Why saying “never” and “always” is *often a bad idea
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.… Continue reading How I’m learning to let go of control, using a rock
This is a slightly different blog post. And it’s about making time for nothing.… Continue reading Do more of less. Make time for nothing.
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.… Continue reading How I make time for things, and actually do them
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.… Continue reading My “anti-resolution” approach to goal-setting: Set fewer goals, more often
I believe that everything in life has transferable knowledge — useful insights and teachings that can be applied to other (often completely unrelated) things. This post explores that idea, and takes you through three principles that I find incredibly helpful in my own daily life.… Continue reading Curiosity, fast drafting, and function: 3 principles that help me in daily life
Here is the system I set up for myself (with a template you can download!) to write better blog posts, better. Life is made easier because of it. Magic.… Continue reading 7 steps for writing better blog posts, better (from a full-time editor)
We’re often told: “Don’t do too much at once, focus on one thing.” But I think it’s an incomplete way of seeing things. I’d argue that it’s not about how much you do at once; rather, it’s where you place your stakes that matters.… Continue reading 3 reasons why I think being a multi-hyphenate is my strength
I really don’t think we listen that well. In fact, I’d argue we actually suck at it. But I think listening is one of our most accessible and powerful tools as human beings.… Continue reading How I use active listening to simplify daily life
We often tell ourselves to spend as much of our time doing things that push us towards our goals, and as little time as possible on things that don’t. The irony, however, is that by being so cautious to not climb the wrong mountain, we hesitate to climb any mountains at all.… Continue reading Stop overthinking, start doing. There’s value in climbing the wrong mountains
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