Monthly Challenges

Evaluation – October 2018 Blogging and Piano Practice Challenge

This month, I challenged myself to: Write and post at least one blog post each day. Practise solo piano for 45 minutes each day. I did really well with these challenges. I wrote a blog post every single day – although I knew that I would be away on one day, and it would be …

Challenge Ideas Mental Health and Wellbeing Personal Development

Neutralising Anxiety Triggers

You might find that you get anxious in certain situations, for example, this year rehearsals have been an anxiety trigger for me. I thought of a way that could help to undo or soften that trigger, and gradually neutralise it, at least to an extent. Do something that is similar to the activity where you …

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Tips for Dealing with Pre-Performance Anxiety and Nerves

By performance, I am talking about any situation where you have to ‘perform’ that you are anxious about – this could include a concert, a rehearsal, a sports match, a social occasion, a meeting, a public speech, or anything at all.  I often find that I get more anxious in the lead up to events …

Tips for getting to sleep
Mental Health and Wellbeing Organisation and Productivity Personal Development

Activities for Re-Energising Yourself

Do you sometimes feel unmotivated, and struggle to get yourself moving to get on with tasks? Do you get drawn in by the temptation to procrastinate? Sometimes in these situations, it’s wise not to keep pushing yourself to get on with the tasks that you ‘should’ be doing, because if your energy and motivation is …

Product Reviews

Review – Love Beauty and Planet: Gentle Cleansing Conditioner – Shea Butter and Sandalwood Oil

I recently bought this conditioner from Superdrug. I was trying to find the most ethical conditioner I could, within the shops available where I was at the time. I hadn’t heard of this brand before, but I decided to give it a try. My first impressions were positive – the bottle is attractive and easy …