Reasons to Be Cheerful

a drawing of a waterfall with the caption reason to be cheerful waterfalls and being able to walk behind them
Alex Hallatt
waterfalls are a reason to be cheerful
a cartoon drawing of an electronic device with the words, reason to be cheerful finding alternatives to disposable plastics
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Getting Away From Disposable Plastic — Alex Hallatt
Finding alternatives to disposable plastics is a reason to be cheerful. I love my vintage safety razor.
various pens and ink bottles are shown in this cartoon
Taking a Break (Downing the Cartoonist Tools of the Trade) — Alex Hallatt
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety: take a break.
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety. Earlier this year I spent a month without social media. I didn't post to Facebook, or Instagram, or twitter. I found it liberating and resisted coming back to it. Now many of my posts are automatic and I only interact with them when people comment. That said, if you think this post on how to reduce anxiety would be helpful to someone, please share it any way you see fit! People, Instagram, Things To Think About, Feel Better, I Feel Good, Inspire Me, You Lied
8 Ways to be Less Anxious — Alex Hallatt
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety. Earlier this year I spent a month without social media. I didn't post to Facebook, or Instagram, or twitter. I found it liberating and resisted coming back to it. Now many of my posts are automatic and I only interact with them when people comment. That said, if you think this post on how to reduce anxiety would be helpful to someone, please share it any way you see fit!
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety. No matter the weather, walking by a beach (or in the Port Hills. or in a forest) always makes me feel better. Feelings, Give It To Me
8 Ways to be Less Anxious — Alex Hallatt
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety. No matter the weather, walking by a beach (or in the Port Hills. or in a forest) always makes me feel better.
an art poster with the words, how not to be inious 6 here is someone's university at art
8 Ways to be Less Anxious — Alex Hallatt
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety. Immerse yourself in art. Whether it is creating art, or experiencing art.
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety.I find working in the garden incredibly calming. Except when I go out for 15 minutes and then realise an hour has gone by and I still haven't got any work done.
8 Ways to be Less Anxious — Alex Hallatt
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety.I find working in the garden incredibly calming. Except when I go out for 15 minutes and then realise an hour has gone by and I still haven't got any work done.
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety.I used to do a yoga class and the thing I liked best was the bit at the end where you lie down and focus on your breathing. Partly I enjoyed the meditative effect. Partly I was just happy that the yoga class was over. Office Job, Going On A Trip, Focus On Yourself, Yoga Class
8 Ways to be Less Anxious — Alex Hallatt
How not to be anxious/suffer from anxiety.I used to do a yoga class and the thing I liked best was the bit at the end where you lie down and focus on your breathing. Partly I enjoyed the meditative effect. Partly I was just happy that the yoga class was over.
How not to be anxious. Friends are important. And I'm not talking about Facebook friends here. The wine helps too.. Wines, Friends
8 Ways to be Less Anxious — Alex Hallatt
How not to be anxious. Friends are important. And I'm not talking about Facebook friends here. The wine helps too..
People who read my newsletter will know that I plan every week. Being self-employed, it is easy for tasks to stretch to fill the time available, so unless I can allot time for those tasks, a lot of things will never get done. In this way I can make progress with personal projects. I also try to make sure I complete projects ahead of deadlines to give myself some breathing space. I don’t know how people can deal with busy lives without lists. Be Honest With Yourself, Achieving Goals, How To Plan, Deal
8 Ways to be Less Anxious — Alex Hallatt
People who read my newsletter will know that I plan every week. Being self-employed, it is easy for tasks to stretch to fill the time available, so unless I can allot time for those tasks, a lot of things will never get done. In this way I can make progress with personal projects. I also try to make sure I complete projects ahead of deadlines to give myself some breathing space. I don’t know how people can deal with busy lives without lists.
a group of people holding signs that read, reason to be cheerful going to an entiction rebellion rally and seeing a diversely of people who care
Alex Hallatt
The boyf and I went to our first climate change march when we were in Melbourne. I doubt it will be my last.
HOW TO REDUCE ANXIETY - HANG OUT WITH FRIENDLY DOGS Dogs, Dog Friends, Friendly, Hanging Out
How to Reduce Anxiety - Hang Out With Friendly Dogs — Alex Hallatt
HOW TO REDUCE ANXIETY - HANG OUT WITH FRIENDLY DOGS
a drawing of a train with hot air balloons in the sky and another balloon flying above it
Alex Hallatt
Ballooning over Carnegie in Melbourne
a drawing of a small house with the words reason to be cheerful
Alex Hallatt
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL - LISTENING TO SOMEONE PRACTISING THE VIOLIN (SOMETIMES)
a coffee cup sitting on top of a sandy beach next to the ocean with words reading reason to be cheerful
Alex Hallatt
A coffee on the beach is a great way to start the day.
a laptop computer sitting on top of a desk next to a handwritten note that reads reason to be cheerful
Alex Hallatt
I get repetitive strain injury when I type too much and so I have switched to dictating when I can. I'm dictating this right now. The Mac is pretty good at deciphering my speech, But sometimes its mistakes can be very entertaining.
a drawing of a person wearing a wetsuit with the words reason to be cheerful
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Seventhwave Wetsuits Are Made-to-Measure — Alex Hallatt
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL - SEVENTHWAVE WETSUITS ARE MADE-TO-MEASURE A great company based in Christchurch, New Zealand.
a jar filled with beans next to a bag
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Saving Seeds From a Borlotti Bean Harvest and a Recipe for Pochas — Alex Hallatt
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL - SAVING SEEDS FROM A BORLOTTI BEAN HARVEST AND A RECIPE FOR POCHAS
a piece of cheese next to a knife on top of a sheet of paper with the words cheese written below it
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Visiting a Cheese Factory in Barry's Bay, Banks Peninsula — Alex Hallatt
Reasons to be cheerful: cheese!
a comic strip with a dog looking at fish in the water and captioning that it reads, reason to be cheerful
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Dog Borrowing — Alex Hallatt
Dog Borrowing
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Socca Bread is a Grain-Free Alternative to Wraps, Pancakes and Pizza Dough — Since grains are in most of the carbohydrate portion of our diet (bread, pasta, rice, etc.), apart from potatoes, it is a bit of a challenge. So I was delighted to find a grain-free alternative to things like pancakes and wraps. Socca bread is made with chickpea (garbanzo) flour and tastes brilliant (when you haven't had anything like bread for weeks).  The recipe is simple... Pizzas, Grain Free, Pasta, Pancakes, Alternative, Grain Free Diet, No Bread Diet, Flour
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Socca Bread is a Grain-Free Alternative to Wraps, Pancakes and Pizza Dough — Alex Hallatt
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Socca Bread is a Grain-Free Alternative to Wraps, Pancakes and Pizza Dough — Since grains are in most of the carbohydrate portion of our diet (bread, pasta, rice, etc.), apart from potatoes, it is a bit of a challenge. So I was delighted to find a grain-free alternative to things like pancakes and wraps. Socca bread is made with chickpea (garbanzo) flour and tastes brilliant (when you haven't had anything like bread for weeks). The recipe is simple...
a comic strip with an image of a book and the caption reads, it seems to be cheerful
Reasons to Be Cheerful - The Benefits of a Social Media-Free February — Alex Hallatt
Reasons to be cheerful cartoon. Weirdly, I have less FOMO when I don't know what I might be missing out on. I'm also doing a lot more reading and might even finish The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. It's a long book about 19th century New Zealand, written in a 19th century style.
a cartoon drawing of a bag of chips and some seagulls on the beach
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Fish and Chips on the Beach — Alex Hallatt
Eating fish and chips on the beach is a reason to be cheerful.
two laptops are in the air with caption saying reason to be cheerful
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Our Insurance Company Paid For the Laptops That Were Fried in a Hot Room — Alex Hallatt
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Our Insurance Company Paid For the Laptops That Were Fried in a Hot Room
three bottles of wine sitting next to each other with the caption reason to be cheerful
New Zealand Diary and a Reason to Be Cheerful: Drinking in Dunedin — Alex Hallatt
I'm not normally a fan of this kind of wine, but the writer's block and other pinot noirs from vintner Brendan Seal at Urbn Vino in Dunedin are great.
a drawing of a room with a desk, chair, and window that reads reason to be cherful
Reasons to Be Cheerful - My New Work Space — Alex Hallatt
My studio in Lyttelton, New Zealand
a jar filled with lots of green beans next to a sign that says reason to be cheerful
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Homemade Sauerkraut — Alex Hallatt
I love that you can make sauerkraut with nothing more than finely chopped cabbage, salt and time. I added some caraway seeds to this one and have had success with red cabbage, apple and coriander too. To get an idea of the technique, head over to Sandor Katz’s Wild Fermentation page.
an airplane that is on the runway with words reading, reason to be cheerful heading home after a long time away
Illustrated Epistle Extract: What Makes a Place Home? — Alex Hallatt
Reasons to be cheerful - heading home after a long time away. Though I don't like flying, it is the only practical way I can get from Britain to New Zealand. A boat would be very expensive and I'd be sick and terrified in big seas.
a sign post with several directions to different places in the world, and one that reads reason to be cheerful
Reasons to Be Cheerful: Fingerposts — Alex Hallatt
Reason to Be Cheerful - British signposts - the fingerposts in Dorset are lovely.
a cartoon depicting a tree surrounded by rocks with the caption reason to be cheerful
Illustrated Epistle Plus: Things to do in London when you don't like big cities very much — Alex Hallatt