Day 46: Without Resentment

It’s been a busy day. By way of stupendously poor planning, I ended up having to do this week’s work, next week’s work, bake a birthday cake, volunteer at a school disco and get Mini to and from another school disco and still get all the usual day to day stuff done. (I am now…

Day 45: No Wine Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day. I hate Valentine’s Day but I still participate. Somehow, despite having a year-round loving relationship, James and I both fall into the trap of this commercial holiday. In years gone by, it was a great excuse to indulge in a lovely bottle (or two) of fizz. Under the heading of “it’s Valentine’s…

Day 44: Reverse Bucket List

A few weeks ago, I interviewed the founder of The Supermum Society for my podcast (The episode will be published tomorrow) and she talked about something called The Reverse Bucket List. I had heard about it before but never done it. The concept is a simple one. Instead of writing down all the things you…

Day 43: Another vice remains

Sometimes I feel like I’ve climbed the Everest of habits. I feel awesome. Then I look down and realise I’ve travelled just two or three steps and the mountain still looms large in front of me – somehow feeling even more formidable because I thought I had already climbed it. That is how I feel…

Day 42: A little inspiration

Depending on what they are, our habits will eventually make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do. Steven Covey This quote helps me recognise the value in the tiny, seemingly insignificant steps. What’s your favourite inspirational quote?  

Day 41: The Coil of Self-Development

Powerlessness sucks. None of us likes it. But we live in a world that offers enough distractions to allow us to ignore the feelings of powerlessness unless or until they threaten to overwhelm us. We can choose alcohol, drugs, sex, video games, social media and a whole host of other distractions to avoid staring into…

Day 40: My very own Lent!

I did it! I have achieved something I swore blind was impossible! I’ve gone 40 days without a single drop of alcohol. Forty days marks a specific milestone for me because of lent. I grew up Christian and although I’m not practicing, lent has provided an annual reminder to me that I simply could not…