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The lost art of being bored

March 24, 2018
The lost art of being bored

When did you last feel bored? I remember as a child feeling bored a lot. Time seemed to tick by very slowly and there just didn’t seem to be enough to do to fill the day. I remember minutes felt like hours and I had to try really hard to entertain myself. These days I feel the opposite is true. Admittedly, I have a far fuller life with…

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How to stop negative thinking

March 13, 2018

I’m an over-thinker at the best of times, but add in a stressful situation and I quickly spiral into a pattern of negative thinking. My brain will turn a bad day at work into losing my job and never being able to get another one, all in the space of 60 seconds. I tend to fall into very black and white thinking patterns and leap to worse case…

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Feeling overwhelmed? Here are 8 ways to help

March 11, 2018
feeling overwhelmed - image of cup of coffee and journal with notes about stress

It feels ironic that this week has involved International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day given that I’ve felt like I’m failing in pretty much every area of my life. I’ve made silly mistakes at work through rushing to get things done and I’ve felt guilty for not being fully engaged with my child because my mind is elsewhere. I haven’t had time to do half the things I…

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31 January 2018 and the super blood blue moon

January 29, 2018
Super blood blue moon

What is a super blood blue moon? On 31 January, there will be a lunar eclipse, which is the second one of the month. This one is going to be particularly special because not only will there be an eclipse, there will also be a super moon (which happens when the full moon is closest to the earth), a blue moon (because it’s the second full moon of…

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Comparison and social media

January 17, 2018
comparison and social media

I recently saw a tweet where someone announced how much money they had made in the last year. I sneered about how they were just showing off and social media isn’t the place for such disclosures. But really I didn’t care about any of those things; I sneered because I was jealous. I was jealous because I felt I would never be able to earn that kind of…