Goals and values

Holding things lightly

Minimalism is all about letting go of things that don't give you value. But it's not just about the physical things. I recently read a great article about holding things lightly in a psychological sense (I would have put a link to it but it appeared in my feed and then I couldn't find it… Continue reading Holding things lightly

Health and wellbeing, Organisation and productivity

1% stress reductions for my daily routine

My 2022 focus has morphed from 'fun' and 'passion projects' into building a more sustainable lifestyle that is better for my mental health. One aspect of this is to reduce the amount of stress that I feel. This is partly the pressure that I feel through my job, but it is also the small stresses… Continue reading 1% stress reductions for my daily routine

Personal finance

Adjusting to inflation rises

Inflation is starting to rise pretty much all over the world. Cash rates have gone up, which will almost certainly be followed by interest rates on mortgages, and the cost of basic goods and fuel has increased. Inflation really starts to bite when wages don't increase, reducing spending power. The macro economic effects might be… Continue reading Adjusting to inflation rises

Goals and values

April 2022 update – getting clear on my goals

April has been a bit of a re-set month. I had two weeks' holiday in Tasmania, went on a one week training course and some of my work pressures turned a corner. The much needed time out has given me some time to reflect. My 2022 goals, to focus on fun and passion projects, have… Continue reading April 2022 update – getting clear on my goals

Organisation and productivity

Items to add to your spring cleaning routine

It's Autumn in the Southern hemisphere, but the change of season and temperate weather means it's a good time for a deep clean (see my post on timing chores for when they are easier to complete). I schedule two deep cleans each year - one in the spring and then one in autumn. This avoids… Continue reading Items to add to your spring cleaning routine

Goals and values

March 2022 update – Fun, passion projects, health and finance

2022 is my year to focus on fun and passion projects (see my plan here), but I also continue to track my health and wellbeing and personal finances, which have been focuses in previous years. March has been another busy month with work, and I haven't had the balance right with my personal goals and… Continue reading March 2022 update – Fun, passion projects, health and finance