With the temperature in Melbourne in free fall and the rain following suit, it easy to feel the seasonal discontent Gloucester was on about. Instead, I’m consciously cultivating content. But how?!
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Never ASSUME, because when you ASSUME, you make an ASS of U and ME” but since discovering Neville Goddard’s Law of Assumption, I’m happily making an ASS of myself at every opportunity.
“I don’t fix problems, I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” Louise Hay Spring is coming. I can see the light! The sun shines, the rain showers and the flower fragrants. Hot Girl Winter becomes Hot Girl Spring. But how can one maintain high spirits when lockdown limbo continues? Having a positive routine, a… Continue reading Soothing Spring
James Clear’s excellent book, “Atomic Habits”, introduced me to the idea of habit stacking. Where you stack an additional habit onto an already established one e.g. adding calf raises to your toothbrushing regime, doing stretches as your coffee brews or meditating after hitting the snooze button. Likewise, I’ve been trying to make some slow and steady improvements to my routine.
“Happiness has many roots, but none more important than security”. E.R. Stettinius, Jr. Back in the day I used to think that my idea of hell would be a stable job, secure home in the suburbs and sensible rubber boots. I wanted to be free damn it. Now…it seems almost the opposite for I’ve realised… Continue reading Freedom = Security
My low-buy year has helped me rediscover how much I already have. I’ve been making a conscious effort to reach for the lesser worn scrunchie or t.shirt and to cook with that cous-cous in the cupboard or those frozen veg in the freezer. The full KondoI If you have things that you no longer need/use… Continue reading Use it or lose it
“Does anyone know if we will get through together or not? Or if these times are certain or uncertain? No one letting me know”. Chrissy Teigen In my social media scrolling, that takes up an embarrassingly large amount of my time these days, I’ve discovered; That Chrissy Teigen wins the internet (@commentsbycelebs on insta does… Continue reading Quarantine Basics
Freaky times hey with Covid-19 induced self-quarantine, social distancing and supermarket sweep style scenes. How can we keep our mind, body and soul healthy? As an introvert, frugalista and optimist, I’ve had a bit of practice at some of this. But as a casual worker in service industries and a gym-user-I’m realising the challenge of… Continue reading Why does the caged bird sing?
“Challenger Ready”: James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits”, says that the most important thing is to fall in love with the habit and not the result as the result may not be visible for months or even years after we begin the habit.
I’ve been inspired by wonderful Frugalistas and Frugal-Misters to make 2020 a low buy year. I’m looking forward to being more mindful with my spending, basing my purchases on needs rather than wants, embracing minimalism and simplicity and strengthening my will power. Some things are in my no-buy category (clothes, books and homewares), some things… Continue reading 2020 We have plenty