Stop procrastinating and get on with Christmas (and everything else!)

If you’re one of those people who habitually puts stuff off, humming loudly with your fingers in your ears instead of facing what you have to do, then chances are you’re probably in the midst of a Grade A Christmas freak-out right about now. Having promised yourself you’d be more organised this year and despiteContinue reading “Stop procrastinating and get on with Christmas (and everything else!)”

How to stay calm at Christmas

Ah, Christmas. It’s pretty hard not to get excited with the tree sparkling and your stomach making dubious noises from all the mince pies you’ve thrown down both your throat and your festive jumper. However, as amazing, wonderful and air-punchingly lovely as Christmas can be, it can also be a time of immense pressure. Let’sContinue reading “How to stay calm at Christmas”

First copies of the books!

I was beyond excited to receive the first copies of mine and Dr Jessamy Hibberd’s books yesterday. So amazing/bizarre/surreal to actually hold them. It made the whole thing a lot more real – a year ago these didn’t exist! And now they do! And they’re in my living room! Argh! They’re out on Jan 6Continue reading “First copies of the books!”

Stop exploding with rage in the office

I was in an office recently (I’m freelance so jump around) and our desks were so close to together that every time I breathed out the person sitting opposite’s fringe lifted up. When you’re in such tight confines you become, for better or worse, intimately familiar with your desk cohorts’ moods, habits, breathing patterns andContinue reading “Stop exploding with rage in the office”

Why certain words are bad for you

It’s no secret that words hold huge power. Everything from declaring your undying love for someone to accidentally calling your hot neighbour with a hair-loss complex “bald” rather than “Bob”. The old missive “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is well-intentioned bollocks. Words can do untold damage ifContinue reading “Why certain words are bad for you”

Your new mantra: thoughts aren’t facts

It’s true: thoughts aren’t facts. This may sound like a weird thing to write, but it’s scary how often we just accept totally ridiculous thoughts as fundamental statements of truth…especially when we’re feeling low or insecure. Imagine you’ve had a really terrible day. One of those days that makes you despair of ever getting outContinue reading “Your new mantra: thoughts aren’t facts”