3 tips to live joyful today

Set out to do 3 things today to experience JOY: Close your eyes, take a deep breath, let out a smile and thank God for three things you’re grateful for. Mine are:  my ability to smile, my optimistic expectation of today and my sense of hope. This might sound funny, but sing to yourself! research…

Joy find: My bedside lamp

I just love my bedside table lamp.  From not having a bedside lamp for years to now having one. I truly see and feel the difference. Here are 4 reasons as to why my bedside lamp is a joy find: I longed for a bedside lamp for years – but always put off buying one….

The habit of being a Creator not a Critic

I was listening to a speaker talk about being a creator not a critic. It sparked something. A creator is someone who blogs like some of us. Cooks like some of us. Makes things with  their hands or encourages and inspires people with their words and actions.  There are many ways to be a creator….

Joy find: My light bulb moment

I have now moved into a new role. A role which has challenged me and encouraged me to place a strong focus on constant improvement via asking questions. Listening to a lot of thought leaders in the particular area of knowledge and believing in myself despite the outcome. I stepped into more of a leadership…

Joy find: My amazing gym t-shirt

So, I have been exercising ( light intensity) for at least 20 minutes almost every day. I would wake up in the morning. Freshen up. Put on a dull blue t-shirt on Monday & Tuesday. Cool gym tights at least, trainers and then head to the gym. A week ago – I decided to wear…

The habit of being kind

Often times we get so busy in our own lives by actually being constantly kind to ourselves in the form of (buying what our eyes desire, doing the things that only bring us joy, giving joy only towards ourselves, eating a bit too much etc). Wrapped up in our wonderful selves. Nothing wrong with being…

The joy of creating Hygge experiences at home

I was recently on a visit to Denmark, visiting my family.  Whilst speaking to my sister – the idea of putting a family “hygge” party popped up. Hygge is a Danish term which means in the literal sense cozy, delightful and fun… it spurs connection with others and within you. I knew that my sweet…

The joy of discovering GOMO (gratitude of missed opportunities)

Inspired by a post written by Leila Janah about accepting and not chasing. We often get caught up in chasing opportunities, connections and moments, convincing ourselves that time is slipping between our fingers and we must not miss out. This annoying tendency has been called FOMO ( fear of missing out). We are constantly on our…

The habit of being vulnerable with kind friends… see what happens next

Courageous living is not only about being strong when your life is seemly perfect . Courageous living essentially also applies when you share your vulnerabilities with close and loving friends who can lift you up when the waters are rough. I know this amazing person called Fran ( full of light, fun, laughter, very kind and…

Adding joy sparks to my work schedule during the summer

To increase my enthusiasm and productivity at work, during these beautiful summers day in London, I have begun to mix in some small sparks of joy into my workday. Firstly, I set out in planning my day – switched on my laptop and plugged in these joy moments into my outlook diary.  N.B: You could…