I'm Hayley Grace, software developer by day and aspiring blogger by night. Long-time reader, first-time writer.

Back in 2019, I felt lost. My phone was ruling my life, I had no hobbies, and I felt stressed at the best of times. I started looking for any answers I could find in self-help books, and came across a book about digital minimalism.

I was already familiar with minimalism, and had done pretty well decluttering my life. But while reading, I realised that I'd neglected the mental aspect. I had become completely enthralled with my phone, just as big tech had intended. I decided then to put my phone down and start actually living.

This was the beginning of my journey into self-growth and intentional living. While I've learned a lot from that journey, one of the key things is that in order to attain peace and calm, we need to reframe how we look at habit building and behaviour change, and do it self-compassionately.

This blog details what I've learned so far and what I wish I had known back then, in an attempt to help you discover the same kind of calm in life. I'm still learning, and will probably continue to do so for the rest of my life, so read along with me as we muddle towards an intentional life together!

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