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2018 goals: 7 ways I plan to improve my health

It’s mid-week and I won’t lie. It’s been hard being back at work after a six week break. I have to put on work-appropriate clothing, wear make-up, skip naps, plan ahead. Argh. Lucky my team is full of amazing people. But as one of them said today, ‘Everyone seems to be reassessing their lives after the Christmas break’.

I can understand that, it’s hard getting back into gear right after time off, which is why I’m not being too quick to jump into my goals in January. When I sat down to write about how I was going to improve my health this year, I realised it looked similar to my ways I’m going to save money post. Grow wealth and health – I guess they go together.
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2018 goals: Ways I plan to save money

Happy 2018! How was everyone’s break? I’m super rested now that for the first time in six years I wasn’t on-call/working over the Christmas/NYE period. I was in the fortunate position to have six weeks off, taking all of December and half of January to rest, recharge and catch up with friends.

Thought I’d start the first post of the year talking about how I’m planning on achieving one of my goals for 2018 – that being saving more cash. Continue reading 2018 goals: Ways I plan to save money

Meanwhile, 15 months later…

Happy first day of Spring (for those in the southern hemisphere)!

I’ve returned after a bit of an unplanned hiatus. The last year and a bit has been challenging, my initial plans for 2017 were to maybework on smaller projects at work, reboot my health and take lots of little holidays here and there. Bring my stress down a notch. Instead… here’s a few of things I’ve been up to:

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9 reasons why working from home can feel like a holiday

I’m one of those travellers who also has a full-time job, so I have to fit travel into my annual leave and settled budget. Even though I’m lucky enough to love my day job, I still have those days were I just don’t want to go into the office.

My solution? I can work from home on days where I need more focus and have no meetings. And you know what? It’s so revitalising! Here’s why I found out that working from home can feel like a holiday:

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

I won’t lie, this book was a bit of a struggle. And by struggle I mean it took me about three months to get through it. It’s an amazing topic, but I found the main character’s voice fragmented, distracted and quite annoying. But this is a result of her the deep trauma you discover as the story unfolds.

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