21 WAYS TO MAKE MORE OF AN EFFORT IN UNDER 10 MINUTES

Starting in the April just gone and for 12 months I am giving each month theme. This is a word that is going to be my focus for that month. My theme for May is EFFORT. This means, as part of my Happiness Project, I am making a concerted effort to make more of an…

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WAS A MONTH OF DECLUTTERING ACTUALLY WORTH IT?

With only a day to go until the end of April my month of decluttering is quickly drawing to a close. For those of you that do not know, I have decided to dedicate 12 months to a Happiness Project inspired by Gretchen Rubin whose own Happiness Project I have read innumerable times. The goal?…

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HAPPINESS PROJECT: LET THE SUN-SHRINE IN

One of the ideas that really captured my attention whilst reading Gretchen Rubin’s Happier At Home was the concept of “cultivating a shrine,” a shrine being a place in your home where a collection comes together; a place that enshrines passions and interests. Rubin’s shrines include shrines to her family (a Valentine’s Day photograph collection…

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APRIL: CATCHING THE DECLUTTER BUG

When I was younger I used to make the same (pretty vague, subjective) New Year’s Resolution; to end the year in a better position than I started it. This was easy to monitor as I had specific, tangible objectives: get the grades I needed for university, get a degree, get a training contract with a…

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WHY I STARTED BLOGGING & MY HAPPINESS PROJECT

I started a blog in February for two reasons. The first was that I’d just come back from a long weekend in Lisbon and had what I felt were lots of good tips that I wanted to pass onto others (it’s such an overlooked gem of a city; you can read the post here –…

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HELP YOURSELF TO SOME INSPIRATION

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you are hankering after a life epiphany it appears that you could do worse than getting on a bus in the rain. Gretchen Rubin was sitting in a bus one day when she had the sudden realisation when staring out of a window that she was in danger of wasting…

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