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

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

Organisation and productivity

I’m done with minimalism

Wait, what?! Well, not quite. I'm not done with minimalism as an ethos, but I think I might have reached what 'my minimalism' looks like in terms of my physical possessions. I've spent the past couple of years decluttering, downsizing and reducing the new stuff that I bring into my life. After the initial purge,… Continue reading I’m done with minimalism

Organisation and productivity

Tips for setting up a password system

We all know passwords are important. But how do you set up secure passwords for multiple accounts, and still remember them all? I love a good system, and I have one for my passwords. How to set secure passwords There's no point setting up a system of easy to hack passwords. All you passwords should… Continue reading Tips for setting up a password system

Goals and values, Organisation and productivity

8 Things to do for yourself over the Christmas holidays

Christmas is all about other people. Giving to others, spending time with others and generally being unselfish and generous. But the Christmas break is also the only time when you get genuine downtime. If you are fortunate enough to have time off, chances are the rest of your workplace and sector are also on holiday.… Continue reading 8 Things to do for yourself over the Christmas holidays

Organisation and productivity

How atomic habits (and others) helped me build my daily routine

Last week I posted my new daily routine, which I reworked following a few changes to my day to day circumstances. This week, I'll dive into some of the principles I used to go about constructing my daily routine. Many of these are from James Clear's Atomic Habits (Disclaimer: affiliate link), which I found as… Continue reading How atomic habits (and others) helped me build my daily routine

Organisation and productivity

Gift ideas for minimalists

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a simplified Christmas. As part of this preparation, I suggested thinking about gifts that you might want to receive in advance, to avoid people giving you unwanted items and wasting their money. But what do you get a minimalist (or someone who is trying to become more… Continue reading Gift ideas for minimalists

Organisation and productivity

Preparing for a simplified Christmas

It might feel a bit early to talk about Christmas, but it's actually only sixty days away! And only forty-four business days away if you're thinking about items that need to be ordered and shipped. For me, a big part of making sure the festive season isn't too crazy is to plan ahead a bit… Continue reading Preparing for a simplified Christmas