Category Archives: Wellbeing

A New Year and a New Outlook on Clearing

“Clearing is an inside job that begins and ends with you” says Stephanie Bennett Vogt in her book A Year for You. It’s one of three books that she’s written and I’ve read the other two. I got this one … Continue reading

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A Fresh Coat of Paint Can Change the Whole Feel of a Room

It’s been a little hectic around here lately but as we’ve had a couple of months of getting more rooms decorated, I’m starting to feel a bit more organised. Early September we had our kitchen/dining room redecorated and it’s brought … Continue reading

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Putting What I’ve Learnt into Practice and Finding Balance

I recently studied for a course called ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health’, and whilst doing it, I got the chance to put what I’d learnt into practise. Amongst other topics, I had been reading and answering questions on stress, … Continue reading

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Stressful Day? Dance Your Way Into the Evening

Even though I’d had a long working day today, I managed to fit in a few short breaks which I believe are very important. It wasn’t enough though and I got to the point of the day where I just … Continue reading

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Hours of Clearing Clutter and Practising Tai Chi

As most of my readers know, I have a messy garage which I call my cluttered hideaway and as there’s so much stuff to sort out, I go in there to reclaim some space and get ‘clearing’ out of my … Continue reading

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The Power of the Right Words at the Right Time

I was chatting to my daughter in the car this morning about how she was feeling about going back to school after almost three months of home schooling and not even leaving the house. She said that she wasn’t worried … Continue reading

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There is a Good Reason Why we Need to Slow Down

Even when we are busier than ever, people tell us we should slow down; however, no one really explains why. We know it’s something to do with stress and we know it sounds like a good thing to do, but … Continue reading

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Are We Adding to the Stress by Squeezing Out Every Last Drop?

This evening I was about to run a bath when I noticed that my daughter had started using the new shampoo and conditioner bottles when there were clearly small amounts left in the old ones that she’d put to one-side. … Continue reading

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There is No Clearing Without Self-Care

I had no idea when I wrote the post Thirteen Days in Decluttering Mode last year, that it’s more difficult to clear the clutter when you’re not balancing it with lots of self-care. I got better at the self-care towards … Continue reading

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Day 355: Decluttering the Dining Room Table, and Christmas Shopping With a Difference

For the first time in a while I was able to have a lie in as I had no builders/decorators coming round, no shopping being delivered and nowhere I needed to go. It was a good feeling; however, I did … Continue reading

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