In keeping with my newly chosen word for this year I have been quietly taking stock and reviewing some aspects of my life and my daily routines that I am less than happy with. My weeks holiday with the family has given me a great chance to reconnect with some of the things that I genuinely enjoy doing and I have realised that I have slipped into some bad habits with regard to my screen time and social media use almost without thinking about it.

So I have decided to make a few simple changes, starting today which hopefully I can sustain as we get back to our normal daily life this week.

1. My mobile phone does not live in the bedroom. It's home is the charger in the kitchen and I will use my trusty old radio alarm clock to make sure I get up (no snooze button allowed).

2. Knit on some simple socks for 15 minutes with my morning coffee - ideally in bed

3. Read a book for 15 minutes before bed (no screen surfing allowed)

I have been doing all of these things while we have been away and I really do think it has made a difference to how I feel. Time will tell whether I manage to keep it going once we are back into the daily grind but by telling you all I feel as though it will hold me to account more.

Are there any simple changes you could make to your daily routine to allow more time for reading/knitting/daydreaming. If you have any fabulously sneaky tips do let me know - I'd love to hear them.