Ditching the Stats on my Website

Last week I turned off the stats for my website. It had become an addiction, whereby I’d check them up to a dozen times a day! In any given moment of free time, I’d quickly open the WordPress app and do a quick check to see if the right pages had been visited and if my stats were on the rise!

It became a destructive habit that was causing me all sorts of grief, including, waking up at about 1 am most nights to check my phone! Continue reading “Ditching the Stats on my Website”

My One Word for 2017: Brave

I ditched resolutions a long time ago.

Instead, I’ve been following the one-word idea whereby you choose a word or phrase that will guide your year. I’ve been doing this for five years now and have found it to be helpful in creating a mega-theme for the year.

In the past I’ve chosen: Character (2012), Self-Belief (2013), Progress (2014), Build (2015) and Focus (2016). Continue reading “My One Word for 2017: Brave”

Instead, Create a New Year’s Revolution

It’s that time of year where we set in place our resolutions and the general direction for the year ahead. This morning I went live on Facebook to chat about such resolutions and offer an alternative.

You see, most resolutions are dead in the water by about the end of the first month. Yet the beginning of a new year offers an opportunity to take stock of where our lives are heading, and arrest any negative habits and trends that are holding us back. Continue reading “Instead, Create a New Year’s Revolution”

Embrace Change, Or Be Dragged Kicking and Screaming

Some people promote and seek out change for the sake of it, others go after it to achieve a vision in their mind. Still others will oppose change at every turn. The thing these folks who hate change fail to recognise is that changing our situation, circumstance and surroundings is the only thing we really have control over. Continue reading “Embrace Change, Or Be Dragged Kicking and Screaming”

How to Deal With a Less Than Perfect Day

We have sh***y days don’t we. Days when nothing seems to go well and we end up wandering what the point of it was.

Today was one of those days for me.

The problem started early when I pressed snoozed no more than three times. That meant I not only missed my morning walk (which is the activity that kick starts my day), but I was late on everything else. It was a Wide Open day which meant I didn’t have to be anywhere at any specific time. In some ways this was a problem, because if I needed to show up somewhere to punch the clock so my pay would go through, I would have skipped breakfast and some other things and just got going. Continue reading “How to Deal With a Less Than Perfect Day”