The 5 Minute Coffee Corner

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: September #3

Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash If you read with me weekly, you'll know that a) I'm super late posting this week - oops! And b) that I finished my full-time job last Friday (11th September), to work towards a new career as a Freelance Copywriter (more on that journey in this post here). My… Continue reading The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: September #3

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 32 – Watching

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Is it just me, or does this week's title make you think of a stalker? Don't worry, there's nothing weird about this week's task, it's actually one that I already implemented in my life a while back, so it was fairly easy! This week's task card referred to… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 32 – Watching

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: September #2

Photo by Devin Avery on Unsplash Oh my god this week is chaos. It's my last week at work which has coincided with the start of term next week and a plethora of technical and logistical issues that I'm frantically trying to sort. My work for my writing job has ramped up this week too… Continue reading The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: September #2

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 31 – Decluttering

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash Woohoo! Sing it from the rooftops, finally a task that I did and enjoyed. This week is much better than last week's task! Week 31 (w/c 24th August) - the week of mindful decluttering! Now this is a task I can get on board with! This week's task was… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 31 – Decluttering

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 30 – Squishing

Photo by Azamat Kinzhitayev on Unsplash Incoming rant alert. This week's task (which was the w/c 17th August) was the week of 'squishing', where each day before I got up I was to take a few minutes to complete the exercise. The exercise involved squeezing every muscle in my body tight, holding everything tense for… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 30 – Squishing

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 29 – Body Moving

Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash Week 29 (w/c 10th August) was all about body moving. The card from the jar argued that most of us (statistically speaking) spend the greater part of the working day sitting down. We can spent hours sitting in the same position at our desks and it can be easy… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 29 – Body Moving

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: September #1

Photo by Nolan Issac on Unsplash We are officially in September! I don't know about you, but the minute the 1st September arrived a few days ago, I suddenly felt Autumnal. For me, September symbolises the end of Summer, the start of Autumn and Winter and it is the beginning of the darker nights. Usually,… Continue reading The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: September #1

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 28 – Writing

Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash Week 28 of the Mindfulness Challenge was the week commencing 3rd August, and was the week of writing! Three or four times this week, I was to set aside 30 minutes and take a pen and paper or my computer, and just write. The idea was that I was… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 28 – Writing

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: August #4

Photo by BRUNO EMMANUELLE on Unsplash You know, when I title these 5 Minute Coffee Corner Series posts I recoil in horror at just how quick time is going. We're on week 4 of August already! I don't know what it is but why does life feel like it's on double speed since lockdown?! This… Continue reading The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: August #4

Life, Reflection

Why I Quit my Job in Lockdown

I figured that given that I like to label my blog as a 'life blog', I should record the most important thing to happen in my life this year. I mean, really, it's not all that difficult to take that title given that not much has happened this year thanks to Corona, but it's still… Continue reading Why I Quit my Job in Lockdown