I think you should have a budget

think you should have a budget

Doesn’t everyone budget? I thought the answer would be yes. Sure people might not have a spreadsheet like me but they would have a post it note or some idea in their head, right?? nope. Over the years when this has come up in coversation, that doesn’t seem to be the consensus. Money can be […] Read more…

Over my job, Should I quit?

change jobs

Change jobs, shouldn’t you be happy you have one? I know that a lot of people will say that I should be happy with whatever job I have. And I agree. I am very lucky to have opportunities to change roles within my field. I am also aware that I am really lucky to be […] Read more…

Make an achievement list to remind yourself how awesome you are

…have an achievement list

I don’t need one, I keep a bucket list Bucket lists are great. They give you goals or milestones to keep you in the right direction. They can also be a great source of inspiration when you are lacking direction. If you keep a bucket list, I hope you are adding a few new things […] Read more…

what stresses you out?

…think stress is just a part of life

What is stress? Stress is a basic survival mechanism. It is unavoidable and neccessary. In its simple form it is the flight or fight feeling where your body gives you the energy to run a mile if you need to or stay and battle it out. Normally for me, it involves sweaty palms, a feeling […] Read more…

image of red flowers on a branch and the words Not buying Christmas Gifts

…am not buying christmas gifts

No presents for Christmas? I get that the whole idea is giving a gift to show someone how much you appreciate them. And in theory that sounds lovely, doesn’t it? But to me, in previous years I have dreaded the gift giving process. I am not sure if it is the same in other areas […] Read more…

stick person and a giant question mark in front of a yellow baackground with the words think you know your values

..think you should know your values

What do you mean by VALUES? Your values are just adjectives you can use to describe what person you want to be. I find it easier to think about words you would be happy hearing someone describing you with.  Are they the same forever? I think that its good to review them every so often […] Read more…

images of boston icons including fenway, salem cemtrry, the ducks in boston common park and harvard gates

Wednesday Wanderlust: Boston

What’s amazing about Boston? For me, the place is packed with different things. Its where Cheers was filmed, I walked down streets I had watched on tv shows like Chasing Life and Boston Legal and from movies like The Town.  I visited Salem to see resting place of the accused witches that were hung during […] Read more…

outline of a stick figure face with the words Use the Fear Method in its black mouth

Use the fear setting method

Like for a fear of snakes? That is a fear and if being afraid of snakes is preventing you from being the best version of you or stops you from living parts of your life, then yes, you should use this method for your fear of snakes. Why use the fear setting method? A lot […] Read more…

note pad with the words "think of my ideal day" with a pen and coffee above it

think of my ideal day

Are you lacking direction? Sometimes we know what type of person we want to be, what we want to achieve in life but  lack direction or feel a bit unsure if we are where we want to be.  What to do? Instead of going around in circles in my mind, I put pen to paper […] Read more…

image of Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Botanical Gardens with the words the reasons I recommend being a tourist in your city

…recommend you be a tourist in your own city

My own city? Ok, you might not be able to be a tourist exactly where you live. But is there somewhere you go regularly but haven’t really explored? Be a tourist here!.  Sydney For me, it is Sydney, Australia. I go here regularly for work, to go to concerts or events but when I was […] Read more…

image of a bright light coming through a tunnel opening with the words - the reasons i need to know the tough answers

…need to know the tough answers

How tough? Pretty tough. All those questions you should ask but put off because its not the right time or aren’t sure how to ask.  Maybe it is because I have a big extended family and have been to a few funerals but I think if there is anything I can do to help make […] Read more…

Images of Bergen from above, Image of a Fjord and Image of areas in Oslo.

Wednesday Wanderlust: Norway

What’s amazing about Norway? Fjord! Giant steep cliffs with narrow inlets of water, formed by glaciers. I took the ‘Norway in a nutshell’ which is a combination of trains, buses and boats taking you through the fjords from Oslo to Bergan. If you get a chance, stay the night in Flam. After taking the train […] Read more…

image of the three bridges in Ljublana from different angles

Wednesday Wanderlust: Slovenia

What’s amazing about Slovenia? I spent most of my trip in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Because of its size, I think I got the chance to really take in all it has to offer and meeting locals who live and work here and was able to easily find places to visit or foods to try. Because […] Read more…

Image of clouds and a blue sky as if you were looking directly up outside. Some images of tree tops towards the left and right corners

….have useful beliefs

Have you heard about useful beliefs? I recently read the book “useful belief” by Chris Helder and really like it. He uses fictional stories to explain the method and how we can put in place our own belief system to help us approach any situation.  Being a realist (some may say pessimistic), I like to […] Read more…

Image of me, with my back to the camera facing the beach. Rolls waving in, headland in the background on the right.

…started this blog

If you are reading this,  Welcome to  The Reasons I ….  This blog is pretty much my confessions as a listaholic. I have only recently learned that writing out pros and cons to make a decision is not something everyone does. I was also distressed recently when I realised some people still travel without using […] Read more…

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Am on a break from dating apps

Have you really given them a chance? I think so. Last year I spent a few months (on and off) on Tinder, Bumble and Hinge and this year I gave Tinder another go. I totally get that the world is changing and that people use social media and technology to do so many things, so […] Read more…

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Happiness Challenge

What is the Happiness Challenge? The Happiness Challenge involves a person completing these habits every day for 21 days. To be completely honest, I am not sure if you have to do all five at once, but that is what I did. The five habits are: Take note of three new things that you are […] Read more…

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Take 21 Day Challenges

Whats the point? Ever just want to try something new but know it is unlikely you will stick to it unless there is a plan or reason for doing it? This is me in a nutshell. I can say I will do something, but unless I have questioned it and worked out why I want […] Read more…

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Love Audio Books

But it’s not a book I get it, there are people out there that are passionate about reading the print and how a book feels in your hands. That’s not me. I think I could count on my two hands the amount of real books I have finished and enjoyed. I know I find it […] Read more…

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