How a 10km fun run schooled me on goal setting

12 months ago, I couldn’t run to the corner. Not because I hadn’t done it before. I mean, I was fierce competitor during primary school sports days (just ask my year 5 best friend and athletics arch-rival, Lisa). I also completed Sydney’s City2Surf in 2015. But apart from chasing a toddler or two on a scooter, I hadn’t dedicated myself to routine exercise in a few years. Technically four. So, in 2020 I set myself the goal of running the 10km Bridge2Brisbane 2021. Here’s what I learnt about goal setting.

How to be more creative (well, three things that work for me)

Research shows that being creative can enhance your capabilities in problem solving, self-confidence, divergent thinking and risk taking. It fuels innovation and helps bust stress. Don’t feel like you’re a creative person? Here’s three things I do to keep my creativity flowing.

Hey, 2020. Here’s my word of the year.

Doomscrolling is Macquarie Dictionary’s ‘word’ of 2020. You know, the act of consuming an endless supply of bad news as unassumingly self-populates in your phone’s feed. I must admit, that is the first time I’ve used the Word of the Year in a sentence. Yet I, like many Australians, had my moments of doing it.Continue reading “Hey, 2020. Here’s my word of the year.”