These days we are breaking our necks by looking over all the fences around us. Looking at his garden and her garden; at what they're doing compared to us. But all it causes is pain, confusion, dizziness and paralysis. Comparison and choice are sending us mad, but I have a simple tool for hopefully kicking… Continue reading The Dizziness of Choice and Comparison (podcast)
The On Purpose podcast by Jay Shetty discussed how we go through "seasons" in life: Learn, Experiment, Perform, Struggle, Thrive. I also watched an episode of The Big Bang Theory where Leonard got a letter from his brother explaining all the great things that he had achieved. Leonard then started thinking about his own life… Continue reading The Truth About The Years Of Our Lives
It can be easy to slip into a low mood in the wintertime. S.A.D. (Seasonal Affected Disorder) is a real mental health issue, where the change in the seasons and the shorter days can cause us to feel depressed. I've suffered from this for years. However, if we try, we can see the good things that… Continue reading How to Enjoy Winter: 20 Good Things About Wintertime
Today I was thinking: we all have our certainties and our uncertainties. Let me explain... We found out that a girl at work was married, aged 25. Some of the girls were shocked but then I thought about the many (more than I once expected) people I knew from school who are now married with… Continue reading Certainties and Uncertainties in Life
Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop
People like to throw around the cliches that life is a masterpiece, or life is a book. And this masterpiece or book is solely yours to craft. You are the artist; you are the author of your life. But what if this idea sounds nice and all, but it's flawed? For me, thinking about my… Continue reading What if life isn’t a Masterpiece or a Book?
Sometimes in life, we can become used to fighting. Fighting against others, fighting against our lifestyle, fighting against ourselves. But when we step back, put down our weapons, and take a deep breath, we might just realise there's nothing for us to fight at all... Click to play! x