Tag Archives: choices


If it’s not staring me in the face, I probably won’t get round to reading it

In the constant battle with interesting posts I see online and want to read but not now, when I discovered Instapaper I thought it was the answer – so easy to just add a post to my Instapaper so that … Continue reading



they say an optimist is one who looks at the half-full glass, but it suddenly dawned on me today that seeing the half-full glass can have a different meaning. optimism is to do with what your expectations are of the … Continue reading


Living wholeheartedly

I’ve struggled a lot with issues of time management and procrastination, and what I’m trying to teach myself is this: choose what you’re going to do, make a deliberate, conscious choice, and then do it wholeheartedly. If I don’t make … Continue reading

Choosing what to focus on

When you’re walking along, carrying heavy shopping, you can choose what to focus on: you can look down and focus on the weight of the bags, or you can look up and drink in the glorious beauty of the sky and the trees and the flowers. I chose to drink in all that beauty. I stopped and looked at a bee that was buzzing from flower to flower on a shrub with pretty red leaves. I feel so awesomely blessed, just from five minutes of walking home from the shops. Wow!


Different kinds of tiredness

I have this stupid tendency to ignore pain and discomfort when I’m sitting at the computer, to ignore the fact that my lower back is demanding that I get up and stretch, to ignore the fact that my eyes are … Continue reading


Open in new window – helpful for focusing on what you’re doing

I’ve always been a multi-tab girl (yes, I’m talking about internet browsers) but here’s what I’ve found: if I want to blog about something deep/complex, it’s actually better for me to do that in a separate window, as it means … Continue reading


Invisible Price Tags

Everything costs. Every choice we make comes with a price tag – but often these price tags are invisible, or not written out very clearly. Choosing to do such-and-such with the next five minutes means I can’t do that-other-thing in … Continue reading