Adventures in Mindfulness

I think have time-anxiety. That’s not a clinical term, if you’re wondering – I’m pretty sure I’ve just made it up. But it seems an accurate description. I always need to know how long things are going to take, and if I don’t know (or can’t make a good guess), I get anxious that I’m

A List of Reasons Why I Love Lists

Tickable, cross-out-able, tear-up-able, burnable ( unless the list is on an electronic device – blow-up-able?) – very kinesthetic. Procrastination enablers – especially if the list is colour-coded, frequently rewritten for neatness, or annotated with once meaningful symbols to be puzzled over. Everyone does this, right? The illusion of industry – it looks like you’re working

Interesting Things – Lake Issyk Kul

This peaceful, serene waterscape in Kyrgyzstan holds for me at least two interesting facts. Not that the water is said never to freeze, despite the lake being surrounded by snow-capped mountains (although that is kind of interesting). Or that the shores of the lake are full of health resorts (although this will become ironically interesting