I truly hate putting myself out there

I Truly Hate Putting Myself Out There

I truly hate putting myself out there. Sure, I'm vocal and stand strong when I believe in something, but every time, every single time, I have to wrench myself out of a deep hole to do it. I'm sure there are people out there who relish being the centre of attention, but I am absolutely not one of them. Does that surprise you? See, there is this ...

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Keeping it real online

Keeping it real online

At what point do we agree that nobody is sugar coating parenting anymore? Because despite the schtick that mothers don't "really tell it how it is", these days that's pretty much all we do. Mothers across the land are hanging out their dirty washing on the interwebs, 'mum moments' merrily flapping in the hot air. It's a mystery to me how any new ...

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Skinny people are nude, fat people are naked

Skinny people are nude, fat people are naked

For a little while when I was at university, I made some pocket money doing nude modelling for art classes. It was a job, like any other and I was grateful to be part of so many artists' learning. I'd arrive at the studio, head to the dressing room and take off my clothes, throw a gown on, enter the studio and off would come the gown. I'd then do a ...

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Cool as

What is cool

Last year when I was still teaching Ethics at my kids' school, we had a conversation that still goes around and around in my head. One of the boys, let's call him Bruce, is one of those kids who is champing at the bit to grow up. He's 10 years old and he already sports Bieb hair, weird sock strategy and an attitude. In my experience, these kids ...

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How to break a bad habit | Done

How to break a habit

Knowing why, commitment, distraction, substitution and focus are all very, very important when it comes to habit busting, but there is something even more important. You mustn't give up on yourself. How to break a bad habit Step 9. Do it until it's done Truth is, I think a bad habit that you've had for a very long time takes a very long time ...

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How to break a bad habit | Step 8

How to break a bad habit

I never bought into the 'multi-tasker' thing, even when it was mega-important to be one of (all of?) those kinds of people back in the nineties. You HAD to have 'great at multi-tasking' written somewhere on your CV or you were toast. That was the theory anyway. Instead, I always wrote the thing that I actually am good at. "Great ability to focus ...

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How to break a bad habit | Step 7

How to break a bad habit

We are trundling along at pace on our habit busting mission. How are you feeling about everything? Still overwhelmed or are you feeling a little bit more like you can do this. You can do this! So yesterday we thought about substitutions for our habits and examined the need to change the rhythm of our days. Today is a similar kind of thing, but ...

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How to break a bad habit | Step 6

How to break a bad habit

We are doing this! Ain't life grand?  Have you started your 21 day commitment yet or do you need to know more? I'm guessing you might want a few more tips about how to get out of the habit of having your habit! I think the hardest part of breaking up with a habit is realising you can never go back. Even if we are desperate to undo something, ...

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How to break a bad habit | Step 5

How to break a bad habit

Phew, can you believe we are five days into this habit kickin' series? I told you it was rather involved. BUT, the further we go along, the more I think we are becoming aware of just how complex habit breaking actually is. Complex, difficult but ultimately really achievable. That's the path we are on right now. So, you've identified why you have ...

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How to break a bad habit | Step 3

How to break a bad habit 3

This is the third post in my How to break a bad habit series. You can see Step 1 here and Step 2 here. So far we've identified why we have our bad habits in the first place and made the decision to stop. A much harder decision to make than you'd think! One of the main reasons it's so hard to really, truly decide to end a bad habit is that we ...

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