Want to achieve your new year’s resolutions? Make them SMART!

happy-new-year-1063797_1280 Many of us start the New Year with a list of high level or even unachievable resolutions e.g. to lose weight or to run every day for a year (OK, so maybe that’s achievable for some, but I imagine not for a lot of us mere mortals) so it’s not surprising that we get to the end of the year feeling despondent and unenthusiastic about the resolutions we had made. We may start with goodRead More »

Ditching the to-do list

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I love a to-do list. I love lists in general, but a to-do list is one of my favourites. Since having children, the only thing I have found that helps me from being driven mad by my ‘mumnesia’ is a to-do list (there’s more about this in my previous post ‘From Baby Brain to Mumnesia’). My ability to remember even the simplest of tasks appeared to take a downward spiral from theRead More »

From ‘baby brain’ to ‘mumnesia’

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I remember life before children (well, just about), when my memory was slightly more intact and I really only had to think about myself and my own schedule. But now, with a 4 year old, 6 year old, husband, career and two mischievous kittens, my memory appears to have gone astray. These days it’s very much a case of ‘if it ain’t written down, it’s gonna be forgotten’.
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Keeping that summer feeling

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As I looked out of my window today, the rain pouring down and grey clouds over the Mendip hills, I started to feel a bit sad about the end of summer. Having been teased by a couple of lovely, sunny days last week, I’m feeling a little cheated by the colder, wet days we’ve had here recently.

I just feel better in the summer. I have more energy and motivation, and I’m not quite so grumpy about getting up in the mornings (still a bit grumpy, but definitely not as much). I alsoRead More »

Restoring blog-life balance

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Last week I published a post on how I was struggling with my blog-life balance (you can read that post here: Do I need more blog-life balance?). I was 6 weeks into this new blog and feeling a little overwhelmed. I love writing and starting this blog is one of the best things I have done. However, I had completely underestimated how much time blogging takes! When I started this venture, I knew that I would need to find time to write posts Read More »