How to give up without being a failure

This past week, I had to accept a failure and admit it to someone. I’ve not felt this vulnerable for ages – and that risk changed me so much.

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How to Make Decisions

Life is a long series of relentless soul-searching and difficult decisions. Or, at least, the past few months have been for me.

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IRL, and the importance of our pixelated lives

I got onto the internet at a very young age. My father, a software developer, would hand down no-longer-sufficient computers to my brothers and I. We always had the highest speed internet despite living in the countryside. And so, as I grew older and more inclined towards anxiety, I spent more and more time online […]

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Bullet Journal Fatigue Is Real

Photo by Plush Design Studio.

I have kept a bullet journal for a couple of years now, and I have absolutely adored it. It’s made me more creative, helped me get organised, and helped me truly appreciate just how much I do manage to do – even on days where it feels like I have done nothing. But towards the […]

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Morning is a four letter word – but I might’ve beaten it

Photo by Amanda Jones

Go onto YouTube and it’s inevitable that at some point, probably pretty quickly, you’ll come across at least one morning routine video. In these you generally see these incredible, determined people getting up at 5am, being in the gym within half an hour, showered and breakfast eaten and ready for work all by 7. This […]

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3 Ways I Organise Around My Mental Health

Photo by Toa Heftiba.

It continues, all month, to be organisation month – or ‘get organised’ month as I think it’s more properly called. But before we get into more posts about how I organise myself, I want to talk about a really important consideration I make – organising around my depression and anxiety. I cannot always predict when […]

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January is Organisation Month!

I know, I know, they’ll make a fake holiday out of everything. But I think it’s fair to say that most people view January as a month to take charge of things in their life by sprucing up their organisation. There’s a lot of backlash to it, and I can understand why. We make the […]

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Self-Employment: When is work not work?

Let’s say you go to a ‘normal’ 9-5 job. It’s in an office, you have a desk or a cubicle, at lunchtime you get a break where you probably eat a crappy sandwich or something. Basically everything you do in that office is work. Not 100% everything, of course. Going to the toilet is not […]

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I made a cleaning calendar…and now I’m less stressed?

A tidy house is a tidy mind. It’s trite, but in my experience it’s very true. Horribly so, in fact, because the problem with depression is…well, it makes you less able to do things like cleaning. Then you end up stuck in this messy building. Which makes you more, or at least stay, very depressed. […]

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Inspiration, Purpose, and Progress

One of the things that really pushed me to develop this blog further was, early on, a couple of messages from people telling me that hearing my stories was an inspiration to them. Then, as the weeks went by, and those weeks turned into months, I fell into the habit of just churning all this […]

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