Category Archives: working mum

Day 253: I Feel Happy When I See a Tidy Space, So I Took Action

I was looking at my ‘I feel happy when…’ list again earlier today, and I noticed an entry that said that ‘I feel happy when I see a tidy space’. I’ve been living with clutter for so long, that any … Continue reading

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Day 252: Planning Some Jobs Around the House, and Learning to Witness My Intense Feelings Without Fixing Them

As I’ve mentioned before, we have a few jobs to do around the house and garden that we can’t or don’t want to do ourselves and so today we got a builder round to go through each one to see … Continue reading

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Day 251: Music Can Lift Your Mood Almost Instantly, and I Now Have a Plan For the Charity Bags

Mo Gawdat in his book Solve For Happy talks about keeping your own happiness list and referring to it when you are feeling down. I don’t usually feel down as such but this morning after dropping the girls off at … Continue reading

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Day 250: Cluttered Minds Don’t Know the Concept of Simple

I literally stood in the centre of my garage today and felt overwhelmed again. I’ve taken stuff out there over the past few weeks ‘in a rush’. I’m happy that it’s not cluttering the house anymore, but I haven’t organised … Continue reading

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Day 249: Useful Storage Baskets to Contain Items, and a Nice Predictable Feel Good Film

I don’t tend to worry anyone when I don’t get as much done as planned. I started the day off with a grocery shopping delivery and then had breakfast in the garden. It’s was nice to see the sun for … Continue reading

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Day 248: An Evening of Self-Care

It’s so calming just staring at a perfect flower (in this case my geranium plant), especially when you know that you’ve grown it and nurtured it yourself. That’s also how I feel about my two lovely daughters. They said to … Continue reading

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Day 247: Goodbye Silver Birches, Hello Opportunity

In yesterday’s post, I expressed my sadness about the plans to cut down the two silver birch trees in our garden, to allow the space for my husband to come up with a new design that we are all happy … Continue reading

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Day 246: Change of Routine, and a Quick Sort of the Medicine Cupboard

The girls went back to school today after six months of being at home. It was a bit daunting for them, but they got through it. I was proud of them. The routine for me of making sure that uniform … Continue reading

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Day 245: Play The Game or Do the Puzzle, and Then Find the Missing Pieces

As you know, I sorted out the games cupboard yesterday (click here if you missed the video). As a result, I found myself tipping out the pieces of a few old games and toys to see if they were worth … Continue reading

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Day 244: Doing Nothing Helped me Detach From the Clutter, and Today I Tackled the Games Cupboard

This morning during my usual me time, I sketched something that resembled the clutter that I’m attached to in my head. I felt a bit fed up after that as this is my last day off before I go back … Continue reading

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