I failed a mindfulness course

Ok, I didn’t fail the course but I didn’t pass it either Part of my 19 for 2019 list is to learn new things so I took advantage of a friend who also had a similar new years resolution, and signed up to a four-week mindfulness course. Why would learning mindfulness be useful? People my […] Read more…

Love Music

What does music mean to you? For me, it continues to form the soundtrack of my life! I can relate every moment that is important to me to a song. It might have been playing in the background or something I sang along to or found around the time that resonated with me. There are […] Read more…

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Inpsired

Join me in trying small changes for the next 21 days I recently purchased the book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and it’s all small stuff which Dr. Richard Carlson wrote in the 1990’s. It is an interesting and quick read that gives you 100 small things you can try to make sure the wrong […] Read more…

Organise the freezer

Decided to meal plan or freeze meals but unsure how to fit everything in your freezer I have struggled with organising my freezer over the years as well. My two main issues have been making sure I know what I have available and making sure I am freezing things I will be using. Obviously, you […] Read more…

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Have improved as an overthinker

You won’t believe it but my overthinking has improved! I always find it fascinating when I let people see what is happening in my head. Their reaction is sometimes supporting but mostly puzzled. I just assumed everyone would play out situations in their head before making a decision or when something new was happening. When […] Read more…

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No Snooze Button

What was the no snooze button challenge? For the past 21 days, I have not allowed myself to press snooze. My alarm would go off and I would turn it off and start my day. I am a pretty good at waking up a little before my alarm normally but getting up and doing things […] Read more…

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Love Lazy Recipes

But you love to bake? I know, while others enjoy going to the gym, painting or reading a book to relax, I do enjoying baking. But from time to time, you want to make something that is quick and easy. Maybe you have a really busy day today but have guests coming tomorrow. Maybe you […] Read more…

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Need to stop trying to fix things

Like the kitchen sink? I wish. I would love to be more handy around the house. No, I mean with people or their problems. Do you ever listen to a friend and find yourself thinking of solutions for them? That’s me! I also have some odd ability to attract people who want to share their […] Read more…

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Write letters

Like with a pen and paper? Yep. I can’t be the only person who still owns envelopes and buys stamps for mailing letters to friends. Am I? I get it, with all the options today we can instantly connect with people. If it’s something important, you can write an email giving you the option to […] Read more…

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…

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…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…

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..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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…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…

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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…

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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…

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….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…

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…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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Not lonely when I am alone

Isn’t being lonely and alone the same? To me, lonely is a feeling that makes you think that regardless of what you have or are surrounded by you don’t have anyone to share it with and are on the path by yourself.  Lonely can be a feeling that someone has anywhere, on a plane with […] Read more…

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