How often do you do nothing? And by nothing, I mean literally nothing - no TV, no scrolling on your phone, no reading. Something I’ve come to realise about myself is that I am VERY good at distracting myself. If I’m not at work I will either be on my laptop working on the blog, … Continue reading The importance of boredom
How stressed do you feel right this second? I’d like to think you aren’t feeling too stressed, I hope you’re settled down with a cup of something delicious feeling relaxed and excited to read this incredible post… OK, I’m probably being a little ambitious there, but hey. However stressed you’re feeling, chances are you’ve encountered … Continue reading When stress is a good thing
This post follows on from my last post on creative frustration. When I was writing about how frustrated we can get during the creative ‘process’, I thought to myself “why do we put ourselves through it?” Why don’t we just stop... and carry on living our lives, frustration free? Because, quite simply - we can’t. … Continue reading What are you doing it for?
Do you ever get so frustrated with yourself creatively? Here’s a fun story about the first time I encountered this and how the police nearly got involved: I was at home, probably 13 or 14, and I was practising a piece of music on the flute. I loved playing the flute, but this piece of … Continue reading Dealing with creative frustration
The nutrition industry is one hell of a minefield. There are so many different schools of thought, all screaming over each other “No THIS is the best way to eat”, “Don’t eat that, eat this” and “If you eat like this, you’ll be happy/lose weight/be healthy forever.” OK, I’m exaggerating a little, but you see … Continue reading What intuitive eating really means
Happiness is a subject I’m passionate about - I mean, it’s right there in my blog name. My goal here it to help readers be happier, healthier and more hopeful for the future - and of course, I’m not alone in this. Meik Wiking is basically the King of happiness, if that was ever to … Continue reading When books deliver; The Little Book of Lykke
Is anyone else feeling a little bit exhausted seeing people talking about the ‘hustle’, the ‘daily grind’ and being a #girlboss? I know I am. Recently on Twitter I saw somebody calling out for a blog post that says, actually, it’s OK to not want to be a #girlboss. I read the tweet and sighed … Continue reading Why it’s OK not to be a #girlboss
Well, this is an exciting post to write... after a couple of months of idea refinement and sneaky PDF making, I’m super happy to announce that Blue Jay of Happiness is launching a monthly newsletter! This is mainly because I’ve become a little newsletter obsessed myself - anyone else with me on that one? Bloggers … Continue reading Blue Jay newsletter launch!
Every time I come to write a monthly mindscape I’m reminded how quickly the months are flying by - how on earth are we at the end of August already? This means Blue Jay of Happiness has been up and running for over half a year (and that I’ve been blogging for nine years, but … Continue reading Monthly mindscape – August
If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that recently I’ve been struggling a bit with anxiety. I’ve talked about previous brushes with anxiety on the blog before, talking about what helps me cope when I have racing thoughts, nightmares and generally feel worried about things. This time however, things have been … Continue reading Anxiety – what I didn’t know