Weekend Self Care Ideas :)

Need some inspirations on what you can do on a weekend when you have the time (finally!)? Sleep as much as you want Morning/Evening walk or run Talk to an old friend Go on a date with yourself Watch the sunrise or sunset Create a happiness list Write about things you are thankful for Declutter…

Self care today: Chat with a good friend

I lived in Perth, WA for more than 3 years and made a small group of friends who are fabulous women. Our friendship started at work where it was a bit of a toxic place but we had each other’s backs. Since then, we had number of Korean BBQ + wine dinners, karaoke sessions, celebration…

Smile at yourself or make someone else smile

I think this is a good daily goal because even though it takes a lot more effort on some days to smile but if you can at least smile at yourself or smile at someone so they smile, it is worth it. Smiling is contagious and even on the dark days, when you make an…

To be Happy is a Choice

One of the things I learned from my ex HR boss is the 5 Rules of Happiness: No one and nothing can make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Happiness will not come to you, it has to come from you. Happiness is an inside job, not something that you delegate to someone…

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a British crime drama tv series that can be seen on BBC or Netflix. It is about a gangster family drama set in Birmingham in 1920s and Cillian Murphy plays the cunning and ambitious boss. It is violent but thrilling, brutal but engrossing to watch. Rotten Tomatoes like it. The Birmingham accent…

“Lack of Spoons?”

According to Wikipedia: A person who runs out of spoons has no choice but to rest until their spoons are replenished. This metaphor is used to describe the planning that many people have to do to conserve and ration their energy reserves to accomplish their activities of daily living. In my earlier entry, I wrote about ways to recharge…

3 Days in London

London is the busiest place in Europe because it is like the gateway to everywhere else in Europe. Less than an hour from Heathrow airport, you can get to Rome and Cork which is where I had been back in 2014-15. London has always been on my bucket list for many reasons and here is…

Recharge and Refill

There are days when fatigue does not seem to go away no matter how much sleep you get and energy is so low no matter how much you nourish your body with food. That is what is called a ‘Burnout’ and it is your body calling out for you to recharge. It is a time…

Social Media Detox

I took a break from being on social media for months although I am sort of back on – I created a new account for FB and Instagram but I am rarely on it. I decided not to write for a few days because I wanted to take a whole break from doing anything on…

Netflix: Marcella

I am known to love crime stories from police or detective perspective (just not the CSI series) and I grew up loving to read Sherlock Holmes so the fascination of it has always been with me. A police crime series with a female leading role? Even more brilliant! In this great Scandi-noir  show, Anna Friel plays…

Rest is Best

Day 11: Focus on resting and relaxing today, take a nap, go to bed early or sleep in. I took a quick nap after work today and I feel somewhat good and temporarily well rested, like I regained some of my strength and energy which were running really low from this morning. When a proper…

My Travels – Ireland

Thought I share my travelogue and I would start with the beautiful land of the green and Guinness – Ireland. I visited twice and had lovely road trips around the country of beautiful greenery and warm friendly Irish. Why visit Ireland? Explore many castles and historical buildings, beautiful cute towns and cities. Find out why…

From Struggle to Strength

Day 10: How have your mental health struggles made you a stronger person today? A few things I used to struggle a lot with were handling my emotions (when I usually avoid them and appear numb), not knowing where to draw a line (because I have such a high threshold for abuse and misery), and…

Pamper and Self Care

Day 9: Practice self care and pamper yourself today. What’s your self care thing to do? Well I had to work today so no time for actual pampering but I did take the premium express bus home and while on the way, I turned to my Calm app and did two days of stress management…

Assertiveness

Day 8: How do you make things harder for yourself and how do you reign that in? One of the things I used to do was to think that avoidance and passiveness would provide peace when it really does not do so in the long run. To be around people who do not inspire you…