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

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

The Corona Diaries

The Corona Diaries Week 8: Normality

These weeks are escaping me faster than I can even realise what day it is! Week 8 of lockdown has been and gone before I even blinked, and not too much really happened.When I read other peoples' blogs, my favourites are the ones that are a bit normal, ie they're just posting about their day-to-day… Continue reading The Corona Diaries Week 8: Normality

The Corona Diaries

The Corona Diaries Week 6: Little Things

Following week 5 of lockdown, which I spent feeling anxious and worried about my Mum (post here), I was hoping for a much calmer and less worried week in week 6. And really, it was a bit calmer and generally, not much happened. I'll get the serious stuff out the way first. Mum is improving… Continue reading The Corona Diaries Week 6: Little Things

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 14 – Walking

And before we knew it we’re at week 14 of the mindfulness challenge. Time goes fast when you’re having fun in quarantine! This week’s challenge was to take 15 minutes (or however long my day allows – which let’s face it, with no commute to work is a lot longer nowadays!) and walk somewhere alone,… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 14 – Walking

The Corona Diaries

The Corona Diaries Week 3: Negative Nancy

Wow. What a difference a week makes. I feel like a virus (excuse the irony) has invaded my brain this week, taken away all my positive thinking and mindset from last week and replaced it with anger, frustration and general moodiness. So, I'm going to let it all out here, as quickly as I possibly… Continue reading The Corona Diaries Week 3: Negative Nancy

The Corona Diaries

The Corona Diaries Week 2: Creativity Makes the World Go Around

I don't know about you, but lately, I seem to be doing something that I never, ever do. I've increased my mindless browsing on social media, and am finding myself aimlessly scrolling through different feeds. This isn't like me, I like to think I have quite a healthy relationship with social media generally, so I'm… Continue reading The Corona Diaries Week 2: Creativity Makes the World Go Around