So, another month of Simplify 7 draws to a close. One of the things I am learning is that I can pretty much do anything for a month. Even something I don’t want to do. Actually, there’s plenty of proof that if someone wants to change something or create a new habit (stop smoking/drinking, take more exercise, whatever)… Continue reading What next?
Two blog posts in two days is unusual for me, but I felt a little inspired this afternoon so I thought I would strike while the iron was hot. I was making the most of a break between rain showers, braving the great outdoors and taking care of one of those tasks that I really… Continue reading The Eye of the Beholder
I would have to agree. Time is ALWAYS in short supply in my life. In common with many other public employees, I’m now doing a job that used to be done by at least two other people. Not all of it, of course, but enough that there is little time to stop and think, and… Continue reading Procrastination
This month of Simplify 7 is mostly about little things. Apart from the bathing (roll on 1st November!) they really feel pretty insignificant, but – as the old song goes – little things mean a lot. I know some people haven’t turned their central heating on yet, so it’s no big deal that I’ve turned… Continue reading Little Things
As predicted at the start of this month of Simplify 7, the hardest challenge has been giving up my daily bath. I know lots of people would think it was no big deal – and some who think the very idea of sitting in hot water is horrible – but surely some readers might understand… Continue reading A few thoughts about (not) bathing
Month 3 started a couple of days ago, but I had a busy weekend: a friend came to visit and there was no time to blog. There was, however, time to enjoy being out and about in the great outdoors. I feel very lucky to live where I do. The Tees Valley might be known… Continue reading Simplify 7 Part 3: Waste