Shopping for Time

I am a bit of a book buyer. I probably have enough books to last me about 3 years. Yet I still find myself being sucked into book shops and feel compelled to buy books. Some time ago I saw this quote and it got me thinking.

Is this what underlies my booking buying? I think it might be. I do find myself sometimes looking longingly at my bookshelves, hoping for some free time just to sit and read books. I think there is a part of me that thinks that by buying books, it will somehow magically create the time in my life to read them.

It’s not just my book buying habits that can be explained by this desire. I think it may explain some of my other shopping habits too. The other items that I often feel compelled to buy are handcraft things. I have a decent amount of card making and decopatch supplies and I still find myself occasionally buying some more. I never seem to have the time to actually use them but I still really want to. I have recently spent quite a bit of time shopping on line for a lovely range of handcraft supplies – felting kit, pompom makers, lots of colourful buttons, more decopatch and card making supplies and the list goes on…………Read More »

Time – Thank you for your contribution

So if you are one of those wonderful people who take the time to read my blog posts you will know that I have now been nominated 3 times for the Liebster Award.  Thus far, I have nominated 33 of my fellow bloggers for the Liebster Award. One of the questions I asked my fellow bloggers was –

My blog is called Cultivating Time – what quote or saying about time do you like?

Here’s the quotes about time that the Liebster Award nominees shared –Read More »

I am Hit Girl, living in a magical treehouse, surrounded by daffodils

If you could be any superhero, who would you be?


I am Hit Girl, Kickass!

How cool would it be to have purple hair. I love her purple kilt skirt too.




You are given a magic seed, which you can throw it in the ground and it will grow whatever you want, what would it be?


I would grow a magical treehouse. Where I could live, hang out with the tree elves and drink some tea.Read More »

Is Energy Management the Key to Overcoming Exhaustion?

Energy Management
For what seems like a lifetime I have had a very up and down relationship with my own energy. Sometimes it’s up but a lot of the time it’s down. At times I have been seriously exhausted. 

I’ve spent hours searching and looking for possible causes, I’ve had the tests and followed the advice. I’ve read lots of stuff, some of it useful. Some of it has really helped (I’ll share some of that in future posts) but still the problem continued.

I see those people who seem to have boundless, uber levels of energy and those people who seem to fit a million things into a day. I’ve felt envious and wondered – what’s wrong with me?

We all have 7 days in a week and 24hrs in a day.

Is the answer to manage my time better, just try to get more done and keep on going?Read More »