The start of something new.

Hello World!

My name is Mel. I am a coffee lover, film enthusiast and an eternal possibilitarian with a pocket full of dreams and a few false starts under my belt.

Like you, I live in a phenomenal time and unparalleled society of plenty, bursting with colour and choice with what feels like the entire world at my fingertips. A world filled with mayhem and madness, beauty and wonderment – a world that feels a whole lot smaller than when I was a kid.

A world that is more accessible than ever before in history.

I live in a world obsessed with speed and selfies. Tuned in and turned on 24/7 with our digital DNA engrained inside invisible clouds for every friend, follower and voyeur to see.

And just like you, I live in a world where switching off can be tricky as we try and negotiate unrelenting schedules crammed with personal, professional and social demands as if all these tasks and things are somehow suppose to reinforce our place and significance in the world. 

I think sometimes all that activity can leave us feeling somewhat disconnected, isolated and alone. Kind of ironic don’t you think.

Which is what brings me here ...

To remind you that it is later than you think my friend. The time has come to make some serious adjustments by doing away with the low-value distractions and doing more of the things that matter.

Here's the thing, we’ve each been given a unique and somewhat enigmatic time bank that is constantly ticking away. It doesn’t stop for bad moods, shitty jobs or indifference. It just keeps ticking down, making it all the more important for us to use it well. 

Granted, it’s easy to get caught up in the distraction and commotion happening around us but if we don’t stop to smell those proverbial roses and step back to question where we are going, what we are doing and why we are doing it, then how will we ever know what is working for us and giving us what we really-truly-hands-on-our-heart want and need to make the most of what’s left in our time bank?

We’re so much more capable than we permit ourselves to be. It’s so damn frustrating. 

I’ve learnt that life is fleeting. It’s so irrationally short-lived. One day we’re here and then we’re not. I think we get closer to our own mortality as we get older and as our friends and loved ones leave us. And it’s uncomfortable, agonizingly so, which makes me think that we kind of owe it to the very survival of humanity to make our time on earth count. To honour the life and time given to us, don’t you?

It was this thought of making my own time count that led me here, to the start of something new. 

And so The Life Habit was born. A platform to share stories, tips and ideas on how we can all live better, smarter and more in the now. 

If you are committed to using up your time bank well and this sounds like your kind of kinfolk, please stay a while. Look around and stay in touch.

Say hello...

I reckon if you’ve made it to the end of this post, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship. 

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Stay gold, Mel