It’s okay if it’s not all rainbows and butterflies

This has been a week of not being able to get into a groove with anything. Now in the eleventh week of lockdown, or at least the next phase of it (Is that right? Is it week 11?) I have gone through so many waves of over productivity, positivity, optimism, denial, frustration, realism, proactivity. For the most part I have felt good, happy and content, but every now and again I have a big dip as the days and weeks feel monotonous. The last couple of weeks have added more to th

What a day!

Trouble maker Noun: a person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority. I started my day with a message saying “you are my queen and I worship the ground you walk on” for getting stuck into a project. I spent the middle of the day feeling like I was in the middle of a nightmare that would continue my legacy of being a troublemaker, shit-stirrer, difficult woman. Choose the name you’d like to give it, you get the poi

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Putting the blinkers on to people’s negativity 

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to prioritise myself. Something I never do, but something that was so essential. I resigned from my job in November with no real next step planned and lots of ideas. Now, nearly three months on, I have many next steps and many more ideas. I’m relatively unprepared for what’s about to happen in my life and feeling uncharacteristically calm. Often I wonder if I have a clue what I’m doing, am I in any way qualified to do this, if I’m feeling so go

Putting the blinkers on to people’s negativity 

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to prioritise myself. Something I never do, but something that was so essential. I resigned from my job in November with no real next step planned and lots of ideas. Now, nearly three months on, I have many next steps and many more ideas. I’m relatively unprepared for what’s about to happen in my life and feeling uncharacteristically calm. Often I wonder if I have a clue what I’m doing, am I in any way qualified to do this, if I’m feeling so go

Putting the blinkers on to people’s negativity 

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to prioritise myself. Something I never do, but something that was so essential. I resigned from my job in November with no real next step planned and lots of ideas. Now, nearly three months on, I have many next steps and many more ideas. I’m relatively unprepared for what’s about to happen in my life and feeling uncharacteristically calm. Often I wonder if I have a clue what I’m doing, am I in any way qualified to do this, if I’m feeling so go

Putting the blinkers on to people’s negativity 

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to prioritise myself. Something I never do, but something that was so essential. I resigned from my job in November with no real next step planned and lots of ideas. Now, nearly three months on, I have many next steps and many more ideas. I’m relatively unprepared for what’s about to happen in my life and feeling uncharacteristically calm. Often I wonder if I have a clue what I’m doing, am I in any way qualified to do this, if I’m feeling so go