A Change is as Good as a Rest

So it’s been some time since we talked. Sorry about that. My weekly blog didn’t quite make it past the initial ‘ooh this is fun’ stage and onto the regular good habit that I’d envisioned. There are very good reasons …


How To Live A Balanced Life. Not.

  It has become accepted that working towards a balanced life is a worthwhile goal and the route to happiness. Only when everything is in balance will we feel calm, confident and grounded. The internet is full of articles, videos and podcasts …


Reinvention For Spring

What Is Reinvention? Reinvention is a common theme in the self-improvement world and at this time of year it’s something I like to think about. The Oxford English Dictionary definition of reinvention is ‘the action or process through which something is …


The Self-Discipline Myth

  If you Google self-discipline you’ll find 9,640,000 results. I haven’t read every page but I’m pretty sure most of them are links to posts about how important it is for success and how to improve it. The general consensus seems …


Distractions And How To Avoid Them

  One of the biggest challenges to sustaining a creative habit is avoiding the sheer amount of distractions we face every day when it’s time to focus. Social media notifications, messenger apps, emails, work colleagues, family, friends, the other half, …


Life Is A Challenge. If You’re Not Being Challenged You’re Not Living.

  Quite a bold statement to kick off this week’s blog eh? Well, this is something I’ve believed in strongly for some time now so let me explain. Life is full of problems and the constant challenge is how best to …


10 Ideas For A Better Start To Your Day

For most of my life I considered myself a night owl. I’d stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning on a fairly regular basis smoking weed and watching telly. Occasionally I’d even make some music. Somehow I still …


Gratefulness And The Sheer Fluke Of Being Born

  Have you ever sat down and considered how lucky you are to have been born? I don’t mean that in some woo-sah spiritual way, but in the very literal sense. How many coincidental events had to happen for you to enter …


Determination And The Art Of Pushing-On-Through

If you’re a seasoned clubber you may be familiar with this term and if not you will at least be aware of the principal of pushing-on-through. It’s all about the walk of shame on a Monday morning. The hardcore clubber …


What Was Great About Your Day? The Simple Hack For A Positive Evening

Every evening I get home from a hard day’s graft at the coal face and the first question either my partner or I ask is ‘how was your day?’. A fairly innocuous question you might think. It’s always asked with …


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