A Look Back At January 2023

I can’t quite believe we’re a month into 2023 already!  I don’t know about you, but unlike previous years, I really enjoyed January. I eased myself into the New Year and found myself relaxed, with a chilled but positive mindset.  If you found yourself bogged down by January (or any other month), I find it…

Setting Goals For The Year Ahead

If you’ve followed my musings for a while, you’ll know I love setting New Year goals. For me, it’s not a case of HAVING to set them. It’s more a case of WANTING to.  They keep me focused on things I would like to achieve, and the geek in me loves to keep track of…

A Look Back at The Goals I Set in 2022

Happy 2023 🎉 It’s been a little while since I’ve been in this space, but it’s good to be back.  November and December were busy months at The Mindful Gingernut HQ, but I’m back and raring to go.  Before I get carried away with 2023 antics, here’s a little roundup of where I got to…

My 2022 Goals in Review – Q3

As if we’re coming to the end of Q3 already 😫. I honestly don’t know where the last quarter has gone, and I’m overwhelmed with how quickly the end of the year is approaching. However, from a goals point of view, I always feel like the last quarter is about seeing and appreciating results rather…

My 2022 Goals in Review – Q2

A little later than planned, but I’ve spent the weekend reviewing my goals for this year to see where I am and to think about any further tweaks I need to make as we move into the latter half of 2022.  I find that blogging about my goals helps me to: Check on my progress;…

New Year New Goals

Happy New Year! The end of 2021 flew by, and I found myself taking my lengthiest break from writing so far! I wanted to write, but time kept disappearing. In the past, I would’ve beaten myself up about this. This time, however, I decided to be kind to myself and accept that something had to…

The Wombles of Wimbledon

With my neighbourhood starting to feel like it’s part of Eastenders, I was grateful to get out to the outskirts of the city yesterday to enjoy some much needed peace and quiet. Over the last couple of weekends, a number if things have got me questioning, for the first time in nearly five years, whether…

My Top 5 Essentials to Surviving Lockdown

Whilst we sit here eagerly awaiting the Government’s next big announcement on Sunday, which will hopefully mean at least starting to understand what the Governments plans are for loosening social distancing restrictions, I wanted to share with you my Top 5 things which are currently helping me to get through lockdown. I’m not talking about…

Looking back at 2019

Does anyone else keep forgetting we’re not only heading into a new year, but a new decade too? I considered looking back at the last decade in this post, but I’m looking forward to drawing a line under it and moving on into the new decade with a fresh perspective, embracing new opportunities and living…

Why do we exercise?

Ok, so a large part of exercising is about us looking after our physical fitness. Keeping in shape, improving our health, as a way of letting go of our frustrations after a long, gruelling day in the office, to improve our mental well-being. All perfectly valid reasons to exercise. Whilst many people choose to join…

Miss Explorer v Miss Relaxation

Since I arrived in Portugal, I’ve been feeling torn. My intention was to get away, relax, get some self-care points in the bag, and have some much-needed reflection time. However, my inner explorer keeps trying to lure me away from this. So, I’ve compromised, alternating each day. A day of exploring, followed by a day…

Self-Care Sunday

After the wobbles of last week, it’s been a beautifully chilled weekend. Whilst some of the immediate work pressures have been lessened, there is a lot to do over the next few months, with lot’s of evening meetings coming up. I knew I needed to get some self-care bonus points in the bag to help…

Readjusting

After a wobbly start to the year, a weekend readjusting was much needed. I took a brief trip to the lovely St. Albans on Saturday to meet up with my family. We’ve often suggested meeting half way between Northampton and London, but never actually done it. St. Albans is pretty much bang in the middle…