Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.

In the first three months of this year I battled resolutions and regimes. I challenged myself to ten resolutions every day for thirty days. I then cornered myself into seven resolutions for six days. I tried to do cook something new every day and then do something new every day for 60 days (see listContinue reading “Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.”

Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I have attempted to pick up and play with new languages over the course of the last few weeks. Today, I decided to jazz things up a bit. Instead of learning the usual niceties like ‘hello’ andContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.”

Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0, and recently tried to cut the cord to my phone. I have discovered a couple of interesting things about living life with minimal contact with your own phone. Firstly, the very best time of the day toContinue reading “Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone”

Day 37 of my something new challenge – baking a birthday cake for a fish.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. This time two years ago I was a CFO and COO turning a loss- making company into profit. Today I spent the afternoon making a birthday cake for Bruce, our goldfish. I have never made a birthdayContinue reading “Day 37 of my something new challenge – baking a birthday cake for a fish.”

Day 32 of my challenge to do something new everyday: fitbit, Barry Manilow and origami.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Its desperate times. I bought a fitbit. I have to say it is certainly an intellectual challenge. I appear to have taken more steps getting the kids ready for school, literally just chasing them around the kitchenContinue reading “Day 32 of my challenge to do something new everyday: fitbit, Barry Manilow and origami.”

Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing of all…

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Today I read some German poetry. I read “Der du von dem Himmel bist” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. I vaguely remember literary types talking about Goethe at some point in my past. My hopes were up.Continue reading “Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing of all…”

Doing something new everyday is working! Distracted from bloody lockdown for a teeny bit.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Over the last few days I have baked muffins for the first time, completed a Zumba online video, learned a haka and also cooked a new king prawn spaghetti dish. It sounds impressive when I write itContinue reading “Doing something new everyday is working! Distracted from bloody lockdown for a teeny bit.”

Learning something new every day is quite uplifting.

My challenge is to do something new every day to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0 I learned to say hello in Korean today. Google says it should sound like this – “anyeonghaseyo baeuda”. But it only vaguely sounds like that. I’m going to perfect it and dare other people to say it properly in drinkingContinue reading “Learning something new every day is quite uplifting.”

Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Completed

[See end of blog for complete list of my ten commandments.] I completed it. Yayyyhh!! I am a champion, of my own ickle tiny world. I finished off with seafood linguine on Saturday evening. It was the first time in my life that I myself created something that I myself thought was quite good, like,Continue reading “Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Completed”

Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 29

[See end of blog for complete list of my ten commandments.] I’m gutted with myself. Over the last two days, the food I’ve produced has been a bit poxy. Ffs, have you ever heard of cooked yet soggy chicken drumsticks? Also, yesterday, for the first time since Jan 28th, I couldn’t take my walk. IContinue reading “Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 29”