Have you ever had that feeling where everything clicks into place?
You know the one; You feel calm, you feel content, you feel like you. You’re unstoppable, and it’s natural. Life is effortless; you’ve found your stride.
Well, MyEutopia is my best attempt at bottling this feeling up. It’s a capsule for positive thoughts, ideas, mindset and lifestyle.
A ‘Utopia’ is a fantasy world where everything is perfect. It’s imaginary because it’s unattainable. A Eutopia is different, though, because a Eutopia is “a place of ideal well-being, as a practical aspiration”.
MyEutopia aims to create such a place; Somewhere to…
When I click ‘Publish’ on this post, I will have completed my challenge of 90 posts in 90 days, and now I’m struggling to wipe the smug look off my face.
I always knew I would do it. I love writing, I always have, but I’d be lying if I said the journey’s been easy.
There were only a couple of days when I didn’t feel like writing at all. Perhaps a few more where I struggled for inspiration, but I have to say that for the most part, I’ve loved it.
I’ve enjoyed the challenges. I’ve enjoyed learning from…
When I started my writing challenge back in June, 90 days sounded like such a long time. The main reason being that 90 days is a long time, but only compared to what I was doing before ‘Day One’.
I’ve kept a journal for several years, I’ve always enjoyed brainstorming ideas and making plans, but other than that I haven’t engaged in regular writing before. I don’t mean note-taking, I’ve done that, I mean writing with a structure and with the aim of putting it out in the public domain.
I know that 30 posts in 30 days would have…
Today is my Birthday. Exactly 35 years ago today, I was introduced to the world as a tiny metaphorical ball of clay, waiting to be pulled, prodded, twisted and shaped.
It hasn’t always been a comfortable ride. There have been plenty of ups and downs but what I can say is that while some people fear another year passing, I feel good.
I believe we all get better with age. As we grow, we take on a different outlook on life.
I thought about naming this post something like thirty-five lessons for my twenty-five-year-old self, but I chose not to…
Some of the best food in the world comes from a handful of simple ingredients.
To the common man, the items laid out on the table in front of us may seem relatively ordinary and lacking inspiration. To the culinary artist, they spot the potential. There’s an air of excitement for the infinite possibilities placed before them.
With Disney-like imagination, the cook prepares and works each component in such a magical way that they present a dish packed with flavour. Not too much or too little of anything, just a perfect balance.
In the meantime, average Joe serves up some…
I know that when I sit at my desk, open Spotify and press the big white triangle, that I’m ready to write. It’s become a bit of a ritual for me. A mindset. A way of snapping into focus.
The moment the music plays, I get lost in time, and it’s only the buzz from the Pomodoro timer that wakes me from my trance.
I find it amazing that anything gets done. It feels like an out-of-body experience when I look at my fingers tapping away at the keyboard. It feels so natural and effortless.
As I sit here and write my 85th post in 85 days, I’m reminded that today’s entry represents the 12th and final weekly reflection of my 90-day challenge.
It’s incredible how quickly this day has come. Other than a couple of weeks somewhere in the middle, the whole experience has flown.
This week hasn’t been the most successful in terms of new followers and curated posts (although there is generally a two-week lag so maybe it will turn out to be!), but in terms of writing and idea generation, I feel like I’ve turned a corner.
I feel at a…
Some people always seem to have a great story to tell. It’s as if they live a super exciting life, making our own feel incredibly dull in comparison.
You know the ones, they’re the life and soul of the party. They have people clinging on to their every word. They always seem to end up in the strangest situations; some are amazing, some funny, and some, kind of embarrassing. …
“Treat a man as he can and should be, and he will become as he can and should be.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The coach used to be the guy on the side of the pitch, pacing the sidelines with his whistle and clipboard in hand while barking orders at his team.
These days, though, we have coaches for everything; sports, life, death, fitness, finance, accountability, relationships, career and anything else you could imagine, what’s more, they come in all shapes and sizes.
But what exactly is the role of a coach?
On June 14th, I set myself the challenge of writing 90 posts, in 90 days. Tonight, I’m writing my 82nd consecutive post, so I’m pretty close to completing the task.
When I started, my sole aim was to improve my writing. The writing has undoubtedly improved but what I didn’t consider was how many other areas of my life it would improve too.
For a moment, imagine that there’s a piece of fabric lying on the table. Now pinch the centre of the cloth and gradually lift it. What happens to the cloth?
You’ll quickly notice that it’s impossible to…
A Virgo with a life long love of learning and personal development. Here to write about thoughts, ideas and anything else that has been keeping me up at night!