Changing Language, Changing Perspective

The way we talk about something, be it a task ahead, a chore we have to do, or just anything or anyone in life we have to deal with, actually has an astounding effect on our perspective of the thing in question.   Let me tell you a story of how this blog post came …

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How to Define Progress…

In a world of instant gratification, a world of spotlights and showreels, a world of social media, it can be surprisingly hard, sometimes, for us to define something as simple as progress.   Making progress is, simply put, moving forward. It can be a step of any size, as long as it is forward. It …

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Cracks in the Porcelain

I think it's healthy to keep in mind that not everything is perfect and that everything has flaws. Last week I discussed that, in an ideal world, Social Media should be a place of acceptance and empathy; it honestly has that power, it's just more often than not it is abused. The thing is, whilst …

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Helping Hands

I think, sometimes, that we spend so long working on ourselves that we forget the value of working with others. Clockwork Clouds has long been about my personal introspection, but whilst I often write to understand the inner workings of my mind, I also write to share my thoughts and feelings with the hope that …

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The Power of Productivity

One of the things I've noticed recently is how productivity can have a huge impact on your feelings of self worth. By now, I've well documented the ups and downs of my mental health, trying to address where it goes wrong and where it gets better; honestly it's making me a little sea sick. It's …

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Jealousy – The Telltale Emotion

Jealous is an ugly emotion, it has to be said. It's an emotion we don't often admit to, due to the connotations it brings, and it's an emotion I find myself wishing I couldn't feel. There's plenty of emotions we're not all that happy about feeling; the usual culprits like Anger, Sadness, Fear, etc. Think …

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Making My World Small

One phrase my therapist mentioned within our first ever interaction was that I was "making my world small". That stuck with me. It's a simple sentence that encompasses so much about how I deal with my problems and how I cope with anxiety/depression. It'll be different for everyone, we're all on our own journeys, but …

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