Over the last year or two I’ve been on a (very slow) journey of minimising and decluttering my life. Making things more simple and reducing stress wherever possible. A few people close to me have recently started life-decluttering too and it inspired me to write this post. If you take a look around you, you’ll […]
This past weekend I had a realisation. A pretty harsh one at that. I’ve been travelling to escape my life… I’d spent about 4 or 5 weeks prior to this weekend doing not much more than sleeping with the exception of a few Christmas celebrations. I stayed indoors the rest of the time and although […]
Just before the beginning of 2018, I deleted my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Permenantly. The only exception to this is my blog Facebook page. This is just so that I can auto-share my posts with friends and family who read my blog. I’d been thinking about quitting social media for a long, long time […]
Burnout. It’s all too common in today’s world. We get lost in the illusion of reaching perfection and forget that actually, we’re just human. We push and push ourselves until we can’t take it anymore and more often than not, end up completely falling apart. This is when we need to take a step back […]
You all know that I love a good challenge. And since I did my 30-day writing challenge back in September, I’ve been feeling a bit complacent again. So what else to do than set myself another challenge? This time, my challenge is “overcoming fear”. I’ve written a list of things that make me uncomfortable, that […]
If you’ve followed my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I sometimes struggle with low moods. But the thing that I struggle with the most is winter depression. I recently learned that a lack of nutrients in our diet can cause this, particularly vitamin D. I was shocked when I read that over […]
Right now I’m on the ferry back to Vancouver to catch my flight to Quebec. Being on this ferry again is reminding me of how depressed I felt when coming to Victoria two months ago (read here). Fortunately, I now feel like a completely different person to the one who wrote that post.