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A is for agenda

A while back I wrote a post about putting less expectations on myself. Not having the lists with the deadlines and beating myself up about the impossible tasks I set myself. So I decided that I still needed lists as I have a memory of a goldfish these days but not put deadlines in the… Continue reading A is for agenda

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Proud of the little achievements

This time last year I was... basically a mess. Struggling to cope with everything life wanted to throw at me to the point of my panic attacks returning. I felt as if I couldn't get myself out at the rut. The medication I was taking made me worse and I didn't know what to do.… Continue reading Proud of the little achievements

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Facing it head on.

Husband is going away for a week for tomorrow. Is it wrong that I'm looking forward to the challenge, as it's going to be a busy week. Currently we have a handyman in doing a few job and will be continuing whilst husband is away. Also I have my niece and nephew for a sleep… Continue reading Facing it head on.

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New year, new…. nothing

I don't bother with new year resolutions. I don't see the point in new year, new you. I've been thinking about this all day. Why do we feel that a new year means we have to set high expectations onto ourselves when if it's such a big deal then why didn't you start doing it… Continue reading New year, new…. nothing

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Two years ago today

Two years ago today I had an accident at work. I had only been back at work for three weeks after maternity leave. It was a Tuesday afternoon and I tripped over a telephone cable that was under my desk. I cracked my right elbow and fractured my left wrist. My daughter was 11 months… Continue reading Two years ago today

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Is being busy now a badge of honour?

When we get asked "how are you?" Our usual response is "I'm ok, just busy". As if that's what is expected. We seem to say that proudly yet inside we are dying to sit down and relax. I read an article today about the key to productivity is to do nothing. It was a fantastic… Continue reading Is being busy now a badge of honour?

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Holiday silence

I’ve been on holiday for the last week and it’s actually felt like a holiday. Even on a tots week at Butlins. I decided to not write and just enjoy the week off. It was lovely not to have to think about work/builders/christmas(!)/housework etc. I took a mind holiday. It was lovely not to worry… Continue reading Holiday silence

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One week today!

Is my birthday.... it’s not a “big” birthday but it’s a birthday of mine. Usually I don’t care for my birthday as I not one for big celebrations but this year we shall be away.  A whole week off from thinking about work/house/builders etc is the best birthday present. I’m calling it a brain birthday… Continue reading One week today!

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What a weekend!

It's been a while since I've been able to say I've had a relaxing weekend. I think it started well as my other half didn't work Friday so Ruby has had there whole days with her Daddy who she completely adores.  She walked beautifully without a tantrum when we went shopping, played with her cousins,… Continue reading What a weekend!