Tag: Appreciation

How do everyday worries / concerns make us act? Do you do any of these?

I recently found a note I made earlier this year, having overheard a conversation in the kitchen area at work (back in the days when going to an office to work was actually a thing). A lady from an external company was talking to a colleague about how she got to the train station (London …

Why I need music in my life and my go-to playlists and songs

This post was inspired by a request from a good friend of mine who asked if I’d write about the music I’d been listening to this year, during various COVID-related lockdowns and restricted periods. That request came some time ago and I’ve been mulling over just how to address this. I came to the conclusion …

I’m an obliger and that needs to change

I recently realised that I’m an obliger. I also recently realised that this needs to change. As I tend to do when I have a dawning realisation, I researched the term to determine if my understanding is correct. There are numerous definitions with the most common suggesting that an obliger is someone who performs a …

Things I don’t do / haven’t done as a result of lacking confidence / having low self-esteem

As a result of last week’s weight-loss update, I got to thinking about how I might feel once I finally achieve that goal and get to where I want to be physically. That made me consider what I don’t currently do and haven’t done in the past as a result of low self-confidence / a …

Weight-loss update

Back in September I wrote a post titled ‘Time to change for good, starting with body fat’ ( link here ). In that post, I wrote that I believed being overweight is the primary cause of my anxiety, low self-esteem and lack of confidence. I also wrote about the need, for many reasons, to do …

Being kind all the time isn’t easy so try asking yourself – what would my children want me to do here?

A last-minute change of subject matter this week following the tragic death of Caroline Flack yesterday. I’m not going to write in-depth about my thoughts on the downsides of the media, internet trolls, and the Crown Prosecution Service, primarily as this will turn into something of a scathing, angry diatribe; something I’d rather avoid here. …

Anxiety and Imposter Syndrome rear their ugly heads once again

Oh, hello again anxiety and imposter syndrome. I wouldn’t exactly say it’s good to catch-up but it certainly isn’t a surprise that our paths have crossed once more. How delightful that we bump into each other again at an event that I’d been looking forward to for weeks… To add some context to ensure that …

Motivational television and my 2 favourite TV speeches

I’ve loved television for as long as I can remember though I don’t have time to watch as much as I’d like these days. That’s a conscious choice, given that I’m trying to squeeze a lot into life. I guess I’ll need to wait until a later date (probably retirement!) before I binge-watch the likes …

Remember that the problem lies with others, not you

I worry too much about what others think. Always have done and likely always will. Regular blog readers will already know that much of my anxiety / lack of self-confidence is a result of not liking how I look and consequently wondering how people will be viewing me in certain situations. This may change when …

Blue Monday my backside – how about ‘True Monday’ instead?

Tomorrow, Monday 20th January, is Blue Monday. This post has been influenced by a brilliant book I read late last year: ‘Shine – Rediscovering your energy, happiness & purpose’; by Andy Cope and Gavin Oattes. It really is a great read and comes highly recommended. One page particularly resonated with me as it showed that …