My favourite strategies for combating procrastination

Do you tend to procrastinate?
Procrastination feels heavy.
But what if we could turn combating procrastination into a fun game?
Lately, when I catch myself avoiding a task, I’ll play a little game to see if I can get myself to move in the right direction.
I’ve discovered that it’s best to approach any task with a curious and playful mindset. If you take yourself too seriously, all the joy and […]

Building regular movement breaks into your day

Do you tend to sit for long periods?
Most of us do. We sit and stare at our screens or textbooks for large chunks of the day.
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking”. It sounds dramatic, but sitting for 30 minutes or more leads to:
• Reduced blood flow to the brain
• Increased blood pressure
• Increased blood sugar
• Reduced positive emotions
Even if you exercise at the gym, if you […]

Cook your way to calm

What activities help you get through tough times?
Over the years, I’ve experimented with a range of weird and wonderful stress-busting activities, including yoga, pilates, meditation classes, floatation tanks, massages, acupuncture, and sound healings (to name a few).
I’ll be the first to admit that cash-grabbing wellness gurus and advertisers have sucked me in.
In our capitalist culture, we’re sold this idea that in order to relax, we need to spend big […]

The power of a year-at-a-glance calendar

You know you need to prepare for exams, but you tell yourself, “I’ve have plenty of time”.
But how much time do you actually have?
It’s hard to get a sense just by thinking “My exam is in three weeks.” After all, three weeks sounds like plenty of time, right?
Don’t be fooled. This is your brain playing tricks on you.
No one ever has a full three weeks (504 hours) to […]