Hiatus – The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her : Week 13

My weekly diary to record how I’m doing on my  Do Less and Stay Calm goals for 2015.  A way of keeping myself accountable. Hooray for the end of the school term! Oh thank God for that. It’s me and three of the boisterous bairns for the Easter school holidays, which feels like a picnic. …

Calm Strong Kind : The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her : Week 12

My weekly diary to record how I’m doing on my  Do Less and Stay Calm goals for 2015.  A way of keeping myself accountable. I drove for hours and hours and hours over two days this week and had one of those lightning strike mental moments. End of term, some big changes coming in our …

Comfort Food : The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her : Week 11

My weekly diary to record how I’m doing on my  Do Less and Stay Calm goals for 2015.  A way of keeping myself accountable.   I don’t know about you but I’ve got a long and involved history with comfort eating. I think it might have all begun with some huge treacle toffees that my …

Just One Thing : The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her : Week 10

My weekly diary to record how I’m doing on my  Do Less and Stay Calm goals for 2015.  A way of keeping myself accountable. One thing at a time Fantastic revelation – don’t laugh – life is so much easier if you just do one thing at a time. I’m trying very hard to remember …

Exercise + Alcohol as March Goals : The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her : Week 9

My weekly diary to record how I’m doing on my  Do Less and Stay Calm goals for 2015.  A way of keeping myself accountable. So March brings big changes to the household and will be a big month in itself. Five weeks until the end of term.  Same five weeks until the launch of our …

Office job + Feb Review : The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her : Week 8

I love the introduction to the book ‘Yes, Your Teenager Is Crazy.’ It’s the ‘allowing no rage from yourself in response’ bit that gets me. It’s so very bloody crucial to stay calm when your children are not. Let me say that I’m really grateful that I haven’t had to deal with enraged children in …