Category: health

Week 46/2022: a painful week

Week of 14 November 2022 A painful week So, what would be the next fun thing that might happen after a couple of weeks of feeling flat, uninspired and unmotivated? Oh, yes! My back could give out on me. Which is, of course, exactly what happened on Monday morning...

Week 45/2022: Another week goes by

Week of 14 November 2022 Another week goes by I had another not great week this week. I did a couple of things on the weekend that will get their very own posts, so that took up any time I would have had to do my 22 for 2022...

Week 44/2022: It’s not happening

Week of 31 October 2022 It’s not happening I don’t know, I’m just not feeling it at the moment. Unmotivated, uninspired, like I could just sit on the couch all day and feed my mind and body crap. I know there’s a lot of pandemic fatigue out there and...

Week 43/2022: The week that wasn’t

Week of 24 October 2022 The week that wasn’t If there were a prize for the worst week of the year so far, this week would win it hands down. It was my first five-day work week for a while and I had to spend two days in an...

Week 42/2022: Smashing up some herbs

Week of 17 October 2022 Smashing up some herbs On Sunday, Lil Sis and I went to a workshop called “Essential Natural Products”, a three-hour workshop to introduce us to external preparations that we can make at home using plants that can grow in our gardens. One of these...

Giving myself a bedtime

Giving myself a bedtime A lesson from Tranquility by Tuesday Late last week I read about Laura Vanderkam’s new book Tranquility by Tuesday, which is subtitled 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters. I took one look at what the book was about and...

Week 39/2022: Minimising overwhelm

Week of 26 September 2022 Minimising overwhelm Monday was my first day in the office for a very long time. There were a few reasons for me not having gone back before now, some of which involve other people, and it all started to get complicated. But there’s a...

Week 37/2022: Writing bootcamp week 1

Week of 12 September 2022 Writing bootcamp week 1 (aka how many times can I fit the word “week” into a title?) Time to put my writing plan into action, which means I had to do a writing task every day from the Australian Writers Centre Creative Writing Bootcamp....

Week 35/2022: Just do the next thing

Week of 29 August 2022 Just do the next thing. . . I started to write this post but, reading over it, I realised it wasn’t going anywhere. So I’ve shortened it to be a quick update on my three focus areas. I want to fix my shoulder and...

Week 29/2022: Our bodies are made to move

Week of 18 July 2022 Our bodies are made to move That’s what the shoulder guru physiotherapist said to me at my first appointment on Tuesday. I mean, I know this, right? We are meant to move, not sit staring at a screen for eight, ten, twelve hours a...