Creating Confidence: Be the Expert

Confidence is something that many of us struggle with; it's something I have struggled with all my life. Today, I'd like to tell you one of the ways I help myself to be confident in a situation I'd normally suffer in. Recently, I've took up a role within my workplace as a Coach. As part …

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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Should we stop saying should? Last weeks post was about language and the effect it has on our perspective. You can read that post here if you wish: Changing Language, Changing Perspective. I'd like to take another step into it. Should, it seems, is not a useful word when it comes to perspective. There's no …

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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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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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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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Reflecting and Changing

For the past few months I've felt like everything was on hold. For those of you not in the know, my work offered all it's employees a fantastic opportunity; voluntary redundancy with one years pay. You can read more about it in my post, , but, long story short, it was my dream opportunity, which …

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