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

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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

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The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: August #3

Happy Wednesday - and welcome back to the 5 minute coffee corner. I am officially 30! I have had the best 30th birthday ever. I spent my actual birthday in the most beautiful place, a campsite at the bottom of a valley in Snowdonia National Park, on a lake surrounded by hills. Miraculously, the storms that were… Continue reading The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: August #3

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: August #2

I don't know about you but I'm surprised I'm even in one piece writing this and haven't melted. I feel horrific. I am somebody who loves heat - craves it in fact. I love the sun, love heatwaves, love when it's too hot to function, and I usually relish the fact that the climate is… Continue reading The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: August #2

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 27 – Compliments

Wahey - another corker this week! This week was the week of compliments, where I had to be on the look-out for all opportunities to compliment the people around me. I had to make sure to not overdo it, or say things just to flatter inauthentically, but I should wait for the appropriate moments and… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 27 – Compliments

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The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: August #1

August already - wow. We're coming to the end of 2020, a year I think many will be glad to see the back of. Things have been a little crazy around here. Lockdown measures were gradually easing before Bozza decided to give everybody 20 minutes' notice again on Thursday to stop seeing their family and… Continue reading The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: August #1

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 26 – Nature

Nature is kind of my jam (bonus points if you get the reference!), so I physically rejoiced when I picked this week's card out of the jar. I love nature and being outside in it, so I knew this I'd love this week's challenge. This week, I was supposed to go outside every day and pick… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 26 – Nature

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner

The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: July #5

What a week! There must be something in the air lately because I keep hearing of people stating that they're in a funk they can't seem to shake, and I, too, have just not felt good! That being said, I have found solace in reading, and have managed to grasp snippets of time here and… Continue reading The 5 Minute Coffee Corner: July #5

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 25 – Smells

This week, I had to select some strong-smelling objects and at moments throughout the day close my eyes and breathe in the scent, focusing my attention purely on this. Now, there was nothing on the task card to ascertain whether these should be enjoyable scents - but given that I was to revisit the scent numerous times… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 25 – Smells