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where did our ambitions go?

When we’re in the hamster wheel, our lives can feel somewhat restricted. We’re exhausted, yet don’t feel like we’re actually moving towards anything. We keep going but are stuck in the same place. Our head is full of the small stuff that needs our attention, and we have no headspace to think about the bigger …

hear that?

Hear that? That’s the sound of another Friday rushing past! As many others, I am struck by the speed of 2021 passing by. It’s almost September! How did that happen?! The other thing that I am finding slightly unsettling is when I consider what I have to show for this year so far. I had …

nostalgia or gold?

At the weekend, I visited the Turner Contemporary and came across this piece by Ellen Harvey, which I loved! “Harvey is interested in the value judgements we make about these two frames, the powerful draw of nostalgia, and how our “memories can often be artificially positive or gilded” “. So often we are pulled into …

what’s weighing you down?

When we think about having too much clutter, we think of the obvious: the stuff in the spare room or the garage, the overflowing bookshelves or wardrobes… But we have a whole inner world of clutter too that can get in our way: our negative talk, our unhelpful beliefs, some tricky emotions. Noticing all the …

I need my space

Does this feel familiar? Sometimes, we just need some space. Space from others, space from work, space to think, space to reflect, space to breathe, space to plan, space to play. Sometimes we just want to de-clutter everything and everyone around us and get away for a while. What clutter is in your way right …

turning down the volume

So what cluttered me this week? Yep, it was my inner chatter. Being self-employed means that I can be the master of my diary – at least most of the time. And this week I wanted to spend some time with books rather than the computer. My familiar inner critical voice kicked in straight away: …

de-clutter your diary

Tip 11: de-clutter your diary. With time, we tend to get into routines and auto-pilot mode. We stop paying attention to what we are doing and simply carry on with the usual. What’s in your diary that you could stop doing? What’s unnecessary, unhelpful or no longer a priority? And with that new space in …

de-clutter your kitchen

Tip 9: de-clutter your kitchen. What we eat changes everything about how much energy we have, how focused and effective we are, and more generally how we feel about ourselves and the world. So noticing what our kitchen counter looks like and what our kitchen cabinets contain will help us pay more attention to our …

and they smiled… :)

I came across this picture again that I took a few years ago, and I love it just as much now as I did back then. I thought of a few people throughout today, and each one of them made me smile for one reason or another. It is easy to feel forgotten by the …

de-clutter your biases

Tip 8: de-clutter your biases. Yep, that’s far easier said than done! By nature, biases are mental tendencies, inclinations or preferences that we run automatically, usually without noticing them. Our biases affect our behavior, our thoughts, our opinions, every aspect of our lives. Noticing and paying attention to them will help us look at the …