Stress & Anxiety

I’ve never really thought of myself as someone who deals with a lot of anxiety, and when you look up the symptoms of it, for sure I don’t experience the worst of such a disorder (is that even the right word?). However, after a friend shared a post about living with anxiety a while ago,…

Self compassion

I’m not particularly good at saying no. To say no inevitably means letting someone down, or disappointing them, and I guess I’m probably a bit of a people pleaser, so I say yes, even when I don’t want to. Life gets busy and complicated at times though, and to save our sanity, we have to…

Self-care and the C word….

‘Self-care’ is such a buzz phrase these days, it’s almost become an eye-rolling event to dare to use it.  Yet, use it I shall.  I think life has become so busy for most of us now, they’re like dirty words you use to tell people that actually Janet, I need to take some time out…

Living la vida debt-free

I’ve finally done it.  I’ve paid off all my credit cards.  It’s a goal i’ve had for about 3 years, and though I virtually thought about it everyday and willed this moment to come, I can’t really believe it has.  I made the final payment at the end of June when I was paid, then…

Back to the grind…

I’ve had a much needed break this last week, spending time with my pirate triathlon friends and supporting many of them as they took on the challenge of Ironman Lanzarote. It was a brutal day, and not everyone that crossed that start line managed to cross the finish line, but it’s not easy. If it…

100 Days

One hundred days always feels like a bit of a milestone.  Well, it does in my head at least.  It’s not often (read: ever) I reach such a significant number of consecutive days of something.  Unless that something is “number of days I attempt to restart x habit”, in which case i’m probably a record-holder…

Small steps in the right direction

At the start of September I spent a fabulous evening in the company of three good friends, drinking lots of wine, eating delicious food and just chatting the night away and putting the world to rights.  It was perfect.  The next day, we all went to watch (or take part!) in a local sprint triathlon…

Progress, not perfection

I like to think that in general, I’m a very patient person.  I like to think this, but alas, this is not always the case.  Sometimes, in certain situations, I will be the most patient person you will ever have the fortune to meet.  However, the other 99% of the time I have zero patience,…

Little changes

Thanks to everyone who responded to my previous post, either on here, FB or via text/messenger. Lots of really interesting insights and thoughts, and I’ve really appreciated them all. So as I ponder my way through (I like to have a good think about stuff!), I thought I’d make two small changes just to get…