Now that we’re moving into the busy season of a-million-things-to-do-before-Christmas, it seemed a particularly opportune moment to think about how I could organise my time a bit better. I had three key goals:
To get some tedious tasks done out of the way
To avoid procrastination
To factor in time to do some things I enjoy
When I have a free day, (I reasoned to myself) I could perhaps spend all of it doing the dreary things that need to be done: sorting out accounts and admin, cleaning and housework or organising my clutter. But, of course, I don’t want to do those things so none of them even get started. Alternatively, I could plan to spend the whole day doing something I enjoy: seeing friends, reading or watching a film, immersing myelf into a craft project. I don’t do that either, though, largely because I feel guilty about not doing all the dreary things.Continue reading
I retired a week ago and so far, I have to say, retirement’s been good to me! But what will I do when the novelty has worn off? Because people keep telling me the novelty WILL wear off and I WILL get bored. Hmm, I don’t think so but – just in case it does- it probably wouldn’t do any harm to start formulating some plans.
So here they are, my plans for retirement (in no particular order because I don’t have to bother about that kind of thing any more): Continue reading
The psychology of happiness is now a recognised science and, all around the world, there are hundreds of academics looking into this most important of subject areas. When people are asked what they want to achieve in life or what they would wish for their children, the answer is often “just to be happy”. It seems such a simple thing, yet there are still so many apparently unhappy people. Where are they all going wrong? Continue reading