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Under starter’s orders

This post is inspired by an article by Barbara Sher in this month’s Psychologies magazine. In the article, she talks about serial starters – people who keep taking up new hobbies or starting new projects but don’t always finish them – in … Continue reading

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My dysfunctions chronicled

I found this crazy little journal today. I particularly like the ironic quotations on each double page, which offer a skewed insight on life. It brought to mind Rosenhan’s experiment “Being sane in insane places”, where ‘sane’ people faked insanity … Continue reading

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The power of now

In an attempt to become more mindful, I’m reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.  It’s made me realise how much of my time is spent letting past events affect my present well-being or playing through various scenarios that … Continue reading

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You’re not alone

I’ve had a few things on my mind recently: the kind of things that make you think you’re a bit crazy and not like anyone else so you bottle them up and keep them locked inside.  Then it gets to … Continue reading

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What I’ve learnt so far

Part of my plan this year to to make a conscious effort to learn something every day.  Here are the things I’ve learnt so far. Jan 1st: I’m reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.  When thinking about the … Continue reading

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50@50 review – numbers 21 to 30

Here’s my review of the next sections of my list. 21.Have a weekend break  – I have a weekend away booked for the end of this month.  I’m going down to the south coast for a line dancing weekend.  My elder daughter’s … Continue reading

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Habits of a lifetime

I’m reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, which is appropriate for this time of year when people start making the New Year’s resolutions. I’ve only just started but it’s a fascinating read and already I can see how the … Continue reading

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