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 »

10 minutes to calm

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With the school holidays in full flow, and working three days a week, I’m finding that I have even less time to myself at the moment. Any thoughts of prioritising ‘me time’ and relaxation have well and truly gone to pot! Things are definitely more relaxed in the house during the holidays, especially without the chaotic mornings and not having to do the school run, but I’m missing the time to myself that I try to squeeze into each day.

Finding myself in a bit of a grump this morning (serious lack of sleep at the moment), I realised that I really do need that time each day where I just focus on my own calm and relaxation. So I’ve decided to make a plan to fit in at least 10 minutes of ‘me time’ every day throughout the summer holidays (and hopefully beyond that too). Some of my ’10 minutes to calm’ include:
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Why blogging helps with my own work-life balance

I’ve been writing most of my life. From writing stories when I was a little girl to writing white papers, online articles and blog posts as an adult. I love writing. But I realised that my writing lately has very much been focused on topics specific to my day job. I needed a project that allows me to write regularly but with a more personal focus. So a couple of months ago I decided I was going to start a blog (I’m an avid reader of blog sites!).Read More »