The Same Skirt

  Did you know that Obama wore a blue or grey suit every day while he was in office? He also ate the same thing for breakfast everyday (eggs, potatoes, wheat toast). Why? To avoid decision fatigue. To save brain power for the decisions that really matter. If you’re not deliberating over whether to wear… Continue reading The Same Skirt

Socially Sober

I spent 2 weeks off social media and survived! How did I do it? How did I find it? What have I learnt? What did I miss in the land of the Kardashians and cat videos? As part of my Yvette vs. the world challenges, a dear reader-thanks Melissa-suggested a social media break. At first… Continue reading Socially Sober

All in

I’ve been thinking about the advice we are sometimes given by well meaning parents, teachers and members of the general public. ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’, ‘have something to fall back on’, ‘get a balanced education’, ‘don’t rock the boat’. Obviously this is coming from a place of protection and concern and… Continue reading All in

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

Hello, I’m Mr Brightside. Well at least I’m a Mr Brightside in training. I didn’t used to be. I used to see doom and gloom and things exploding all around me whereas as now I see sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. How can you bias your brain to do the same? By creating positive anchors everywhere.… Continue reading Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

Yvette vs. the world

I’m going to give myself challenges like I’m a little guinea pig. Things I want to try or do or experience. I’m a scaredy cat though so I doubt there will be anything involving heights or going upside down or spinning around. This may need to be considered on a case by case basis. I’ve… Continue reading Yvette vs. the world

These are a few of my favourite things

Don’t get me wrong, I love raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens as much as the next gal but there are some additions I’d like to make to this song. Here are a few more of my favourite things. British crime dramas with dapper detectives: Sherlock, Midsomer Murders and Broadchurch. Something about the floppy… Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things