tagged: wellbeing

20 September, 2021

What happens when you listen to yourself?

wellbeing
2 min read
What happens when you listen to yourself? When there isn't any external input happening to my brain via reading, watching or listening to other external inputs. I have a permanently running internal monologue.
27 August, 2021

Screen time

wellbeing  productivity
2 min read
I watched a lot of TV when I was a kid. I was an early riser, and would wake up before anyone else in my family, head in to the living room and switch on the TV.
08 August, 2021

I'm 35 - reflections, plans and wishes

wellbeing
2 min read
I turned 35 on Wednesday. For whatever reason, half-decade birthdays have always felt like a significant milestone to me.
10 July, 2021

How I'm going to try and stop my "revenge bedtime procrastination"

productivity  wellbeing
2 min read
Sometimes I can feel like I am just going from one demand to the next all day long. Then at night when I really should go to bed I stay up an extra 30 minutes to an hour messing around on my phone simply because it is quiet and nobody is bothering me and I can.
21 June, 2021

Avoiding "when, then" thinking versus respecting your season

mothering  productivity  wellbeing
2 min read
I listen to a lot of podcasts and read blog posts about motherhood and parenting. I come across two themes of advice that are useful yet seem in conflict with each other. 
13 June, 2021

Why write?

wellbeing
2 min read
It was a goal of mine at the start of 2021 to publish consistently to this blog. I've been failing to do that recently. I was for a while there finding time to write in the margins. Now I'm back at work, just about any margin in my life has been squeezed out, and so has the writing.
04 April, 2021

Matching pantry containers

wellbeing
2 min read
I want matching pantry containers. I watched a few YouTube videos by an influencer with a huge pantry filled with these beautiful matching clear containers with labels, and I've been thinking about it ever since.
27 February, 2021

That family holiday is worth the work

mothering  wellbeing
1 min read
We’ve just got back from a 4 day stay at Sea World Resort (Australia). The amount of planning, effort and money required to do a holiday with a toddler and a baby is so immense I often wonder pre-holiday if going on a trip is even worth it.
17 February, 2021

Simple is hard

wellbeing  mothering
2 min read
My word for the year in 2021 is self. Self is a loaded word because people can take it to mean “self-absorbed” or “selfish”, so I first hesitated to choose it.
11 February, 2021

To be whole is the goal

wellbeing
1 min read
In Nat Eliason’s post “Be Yourself, Not a Niche" he encourages us to blog about whatever we are interested in, instead of fitting a specific niche.
08 February, 2021

Strategies for dealing with a catnapping baby (that don’t involve sleep training): Mindset and resetting expectations

mothering  wellbeing  productivity
2 min read
My firstborn spent months in the first year of their life only taking 30 minute naps, while attached to me. After trying every strategy and suggestion to get them to sleep longer or alone, and driving myself to the brink of insanity in doing so, I knew that something had to change.
08 February, 2021

Mantras for when the baby won’t nap alone

mothering  wellbeing
1 min read
My productivity doesn’t determine my worth.

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