What Do You Like About Yourself?

Here's a confession ... I mostly read the Cup of Jo blog for the readers' comments. And in reply to this recent post, What Do You Like About Yourself?, the comments were amazing, funny, poignant and thought provoking, all rolled into one. Here are a few of the things I like about myself: I'm resilient. … Continue reading What Do You Like About Yourself?

Don’t Save It ‘For Best’

I'm of an age where I can remember things being kept 'for best' - the dress that was only worn once or twice a year - Christmas and a 'special' family occasion, that bottle of of my favourite Champagne or the eggshell china tea set that spends its days wrapped in newspaper, quietly waiting for … Continue reading Don’t Save It ‘For Best’

15 Things I’m Planning on Doing Throughout 2020

Sometimes, as much as we want to have an endless amount of excitement and cheer for a new year, it’s dreadful. While it can seem like new beginnings and fresh starts for some of us, a new year can also feel like a starting point for a necessary change. There’s so much pressure to make … Continue reading 15 Things I’m Planning on Doing Throughout 2020

Five Ways to Lessen the Stress of the Festive Season

Spread out your Christmas shopping: It is very easy to push the great task of Christmas shopping to the last minute. Don't! As soon as you can stomach the idea of planning, make a list of the gifts you will need to buy over the next few weeks. Add a 'buy by' date and stick to it. … Continue reading Five Ways to Lessen the Stress of the Festive Season