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The Sunday Reset

In an effort to tame my unruly note keeping, I have tried many different systems, read many different books and blog posts, most specifically on building better habits into my days and weeks.

Reading Challenge Update

I started the challenge back in January to try to kick-start my lagging reading habit and improve my focus and concentration.

How To Celebrate Screen-Free Week

Screen-Free Week begins on 2nd May through to 8th May 2022, and is designed to promote the idea of stepping away from your glowing screens and (re)discovering fun activities with family and friends.

Should You Consider A Low Buy Challenge?

I've been hearing a lot about low buy/no buy challenges since the beginning of the year. I first came across this concept when I read Michelle McGagh's book The No Spend Year. In this, financial journalist McGagh decides to cut... Continue Reading →

Reading Challenge Update & Book Reviews

I have been cracking on with my '50 Before 50' reading challenge, and here are the three books I've been getting into over the Easter break...

Earth Day 2022: Small Ways You Can Make A Difference

Everyone knows now about climate change and the environmental impact of our industrialised, consumerist society, and many people want to make a difference. But it can often feel too overwhelming to know where to start.

Book Review: Frances & the Navajo: The Conundrum of the Dead Pop Star

When pop icon Jack Condor is found dead in his hotel room the police think it’s just a simple case of a heart condition taking him before his time. Long-time manager, Barry Robinson, is not convinced.

Best Books For Decluttering

I have talked a lot about decluttering, simplifying and minimalism before on the blog, and it seems that since I started a major decluttering of mine and my family's belongings and lifestyle around 5 or so years ago, there has been an explosion of content creators and authors catching on to this topic.

A Note On Originality

When coming up with new ideas as a writer or creator of any kind, it can be a worry as to whether the brilliant idea in your head is original enough.

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