I’m a freelance copywriter. I’ve been working from home for almost a decade. You’d have thought I’d have the self- discipline and finely tuned processes in place to have it all completely sussed by now. In truth, I probably have, but not in a conventional sense. You see, I’m a naturally chaotic, order-avoider.
What can I do to help? It’s our instinctive response when you see someone suffering. It’s a gesture of solidarity – even if all you can do is put the kettle on and make a cup of tea. And it’s not only the experiences of family members and friends that can ignite this gut-wrenching urge to help. Which is what I’m experiencing at the moment…
First, let’s release an elephant into the room – I don’t get Alan Partridge (don’t hate me). In the interests of self-defence, I’m not going to be humble – I think I have a pretty awesome sense of humour. Look, it really isn’t difficult to make me chuckle. I guffaw a lot. I cry with…Continue Reading “How honest should your out of office be? (A lesson from Alan Partridge)”
My Sundays as a teenager always ending in the same way. After the family roast dinner had been devoured and the most urgent homework tasks ticked off, my ultimate luxury would be to sit at the kitchen table with The Sunday Times. (This was definitely my family’s paper of choice. It still is.) In my memory…Continue Reading “My love affair with the Sunday papers”
Need to clear your head? There’s a lot of talk nowadays about headspace, focusing on the present, opening up your mind, and finding inner peace by releasing some of the clutter in our thoughts. Mindfulness is synonymous with a healthy state of mind and a wholesome approach to nurturing our mental health, with advocates imploring…Continue Reading “My quest to be more ‘mind-full’”