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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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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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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Catching That Snowball

Last week, you may have noticed, I didn't post anything at all. I didn't write any posts, I didn't reply to any comments, I didn't read any other blogs. The reason for this is I was having a bad week. Work ramped up, and still is ramping up, and I was feeling more and more …

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Evidence of Self

What evidence do you have that things are going to go wrong? Last week I discussed how I am trying, and hopefully succeeding, in turning fear on it's head and making fear an opportunity. This ties in great with both appreciating uncertainty and, what I'd like to talk about today, evidence of self. One thing …

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Making Fear an Opportunity

Closing a door, opens a window. Being afraid, creates an opportunity. I've written before about the Laziness of Fear; in which, I discuss how sometimes when I'm being 'lazy', it's actually that I'm scared. Now, I'd like to address how fear presents an opportunity for us. A few weeks ago, I'd describe my working world …

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Appreciating Uncertainty

The unknown is often synonymous with fear; especially for those of us that are anxious or fearful of change. However, I want to pose a different perspective; that by accepting we don't know something for certain we can actually be better off. I've recently learnt about Mind Reading. I don't mean this in a literal …

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Hidden Demons

No man is an island; but it can often feel like we're stranded out here alone. I've been dealing recently with some personal demons, you can read about these here: Asking for Help and Getting Worse to Get Better. As a continuation of the theme of my blog, I wanted to again address this idea of mental …

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