29 January 2018 by Jennifer
I’ve read quite a bit recently about the nature of making changes intentionally for yourself – how to build habits, how to try something new, etc.
A lot of it is about how hard it can be to make a change that sticks, and ways to get around that.
chain a habit onto a habit you already have
don’t try to make too many changes at once
you have to do the same thing for 30 days before it becomes a habit
…that kind of stuff.
And then I read something really different: someone talking about a change which seemingly had just happened, without them putting any effort into it at all. They were just noticing it. Like: oh, evidently I’m not into X any more, well, there you go, how interesting!
(where the X was something that had once been a big part of their life)
I think this is a rather inspiring thought! What if change could be easy? What creative evolution might happen for me without me even trying? How surprised might I be when my life sprouts a new direction?
23 September 2017 by Jennifer
Read full article "Visibility and celebrations: 6-minute bi day talk"
On International Celebrate Bisexuality Day 2015 in Nottingham, Hannah organised a gathering by the Robin Hood statue, round the corner from Nottingham Castle. This is the little speech I made to mark the day.
22 January 2017 by Jennifer
Read full article "Swimming pool practicalities"
Description of my swimming routine, offered in the spirit of “sharing ideas for other people to copy”. A.k.a. “life hacks” if you want a swanky term for it.
5 January 2017 by Jennifer
Read full article "New habits of movement (whatever your size)"
Seven steps for building a new habit of more movement/exercise – or indeed a different new habit. All-size-friendly.
3 January 2017 by Jennifer
Read full article "A tip for writing down tasks"
A tip from the Getting Things Done book, about helping your brain get started on a task.