So over 12 weeks ago now, I started a 12 week, healthy eating and fitness challenge. It was pretty challenging, a lot of fun and extremely rewarding. Under my excess […]
It’s hard enough getting all your steps in every day when life is normal. In a virus lock-down situation it can be really challenging. It’s crazy how little you can […]
So myself and my family are now in lock-down due to the spread of Covid-19. In New Zealand that means that only essential services, food, medical etc can operate. Unfortunately […]
There’s no doubt that we are living in challenging times. Routines, small issues and things we take for granted are all disturbed when something like the current Covid-19 pandemic arises. […]
So this is Day 5 of my 21 Day Exercise Plan. It was also my fifth day back at work after a three week holiday and boy am I tired! […]
Thirty days went by so fast, I feel like it was all too easy. But it actually wasn’t that easy. It just feels that way now I’m over the worst […]
Ages ago, I submitted one of my early blog posts to Minimalism Life in the hopes that they would publish it. Minimalism Life is a collaborative project between The Minimalists, Minimalissimo, and 5 […]
So, despite whinging about boring super slow progress in my previous post, I am still pretty motivated about what I am trying to achieve in the long term. If you’ve […]
I just saw a re-tweet that had originated with The Minimalists that made me do a double take and a re-think. ‘What would the best version of myself do?” Now […]
I have been working hard on living intentionally over the last few weeks and I’ve noticed one key thing. Time slows down when you focus on what’s important to you. […]
School is about to go back here in New Zealand and our family has been discussing covering exercise books. Now I hate covering exercise books with a passion. I’m sure […]
As I emerge from the fog of a couple of weeks of not thinking about anything more stressful than making it to the airport on time or ensuring that everyone got enough helpings of Christmas cake, my mind is moving back into the planning stage of re-establishing my routine for the next few months.
Recently I was going through some old phone photos and videos. They were from a few years ago when my younger daughter was still a toddler. Taken in our old, […]
I think the real lesson I’ve learned this year is that despite the obstacles, the chaos and the general randomness of life, attempting to live intentionally creates a solid, reassuring theme through it all.
For years before I started to pursue minimalism as a way of life I was a champion organised hoarder. I could satisfy my need to be on top of things by making sure that everything was labelled or in it's assigned container. Whole days were spent putting things in order when it all got out of hand, which of course it always does when you live with someone else who has better things to do than keep everything just so.
With a full time job and two kids, combined with the usual share of winter ailments, life is full of distractions and diversions that pull me away from focusing on actions that will move me further down the path I want to follow.