Productivity software for insecure days

You would be doing well to find a more minimal piece of productivity software than DoOneThing. It is perfect in its simplicity. At the top of your Mac’s screen, in the menu bar where the clock lives, it displays your goal. Just one goal – the most important to-do. Every time you glance at the clock, you catch sight of it and begin to think “maybe I could do that”. Eventually, at some point, I inevitably find…

15 alternatives to adult colouring books

Adult colouring books have grown significantly in popularity. But maybe you have found that they don’t work for you or you have become bored of them. If so, don’t worry: I have fifteen alternatives to adult colouring books right here! 1) Origami Lose yourself in the art of folding! Origami can be incredibly mindful … and sometimes, I admit, a little bit tricky. But the complexities are balanced out by the beautiful things you can create and…

3 easy ways to take control of your inner critic

It is easy to become constrained by a fear of being judged, either by others or our own inner critic. Fostering a childlike curiosity, venturing out into the world with a spirit of adventure and a willingness to experiment, can help to create more breathing space.  Here we offer three top tips for turning down the volume on the inner critic by drawing on our capacity for discovery. #1 Try giving your inner critic a silly voice Experiment…

Create a life you love: Make some inspirational art

There is no need to spend a fortune on expensive posters or wall art when you can create your own for a fraction of the cost. Here are five easy steps for making some inspirational art! Make some inspirational art Step 1: Find an inspirational quote that you love, something that has real meaning to you and you won’t get bored of seeing every day (although don’t worry too much about that because you can always make a…

10 ways to make walking more interesting

This is a well trodden path but it is worth retracing: regular walking is great for your wellbeing. There are numerous physical and mental health benefits to walking, ranging from longer life spans (1) to reduced depression (2). But how do you keep yourself motivated in order to reap the rewards of rambling? Perhaps one of the most on-trend motivators is Pokémon Go but below we include ten other ways to make walking more interesting! Fact: Anxiety can impact people’s walking direction! Research…

Make more time for the things you love

Estée Lalonde shared a YouTube video outlining the five things for which she wants to make more time. Included in her list were yoga, pottery, museums, reading and being offline. It got me thinking how can we create more time for the things we really want to do? Make sure you’re doing things you really want to do It sounds obvious I know. But sometimes we feel we should do something and don’t ask ourselves whether we really want to do…

Compassionate commitment: Do the things you love

Alfie Deyes released a video discussing how to stay motivated. In it he speaks about how you should spend all of your spare time doing the things you love, pointing out that you can’t spend all day wishing (for example) you could be an artist but never painting. It is an obvious statement, passionately and enthusiastically communicated by someone who has proved that investing time in the things you love can, indeed, lead to unimaginable, life-changing outcomes. Of course, the…