A “rainy day letter” and how to make one

People have written about rainy day letters often. If you Google it, you will see a myriad of articles about it. These letters have found success in anything from increasing self-esteem to processing trauma. They can help with a range of experiences. …


Wellbeing

Finding something that works for you.

I was on a roll. 5.30 am wake up, lemon water, morning pages, exercise, relax with breakfast, and then the workday begins. This was the amazing morning routine I had about a year ago. It felt incredible, and I was unstoppable. Then it all had to change.

How I Built This Routine

I had been…


Productivity

What system I used and how I know I will read even more this year.

When I was younger, reading was easy. As easy as breathing. I would read every chance I got. I would stay up late reading anything I could get my hands on. Then it dwindled over the years, picking up now and then. Last year, I realised that I hadn’t finished…


Organisation

How I organise it and why it makes me feel happier.

I first heard of a commonplace book from YouTuber Amy Landino. Her video inspired me. I followed her amazon links and set up my commonplace journal as soon as I could.

If you haven’t heard about a commonplace book, I would highly recommend her video. She mentions an article by…


Wellbeing

How writing a line a day can support change.

One Line a Day journal, a pen and a candle

I have been using a 5 year, “one line a day” journal for just over one year now. Here is what I have learned, how I feel, and some top tips if you decide to get one.

In September of last year, my partner and I bought a house.

Discussion of our future was becoming more frequent. My business was going from…


What the brilliant show taught me about the media’s attitude to women.

Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon sitting at a chess board

Note: Light spoilers for the show. Mentions of sexual assault, violence against women and addiction.

I kept seeing it everywhere. The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. People saying that they had never anticipated they could care this much about chess. That the acting was incredible. The set design and costume were…


How shaving my head changed everything.

I looked into the mirror to see my freckled face without its regular frame. My hair was gone. The idea to shave my hair came a few weeks before this. I had been changing my hair a lot in the last few years. A pixie cut was followed by slightly…

Becky Demmen

Arts, wellbeing, self improvement, and the pursuit of knowledge

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