Last month I decided it was time for a switch off from social media. Throughout May I spent the next 31 days with the intention of cutting down on some platforms (YouTube), and having a complete switch off others (in a personal capacity) all together (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). What happened during my social media … Continue reading I Switched Off Social Media For 31 Days: How Did I Survive?
Feeling Down? How Social Media Is Killing Your Wellbeing
Do you feel burned out with social media? Maybe you find using social media trigger depression, anxiety or other mental health issues? In this post I explore how social media is impacting your wellbeing, and some suggestions how to help yourself.
What the UK Petrol “Shortage” Taught Me About the News
A couple of weeks ago... A couple of weeks ago, I pulled into the forecourt of my local Asda petrol station. This probably a piece of information of no interest, not even if I add that it was a dark Wednesday night following my gym session. No none of this is the formula for a … Continue reading What the UK Petrol “Shortage” Taught Me About the News
How to Recover from Burnout and Overstimulation During COVID-19 Lockdown
How are you coping with lockdown? In these types of situations it emphasises the importance dedicate to recovery - as things evolve you can constantly become obsessed seeking updates and trivia When everything kicked off, the news and people on social media went wild with updates and theories on COVID-19. Too much exposure to information … Continue reading How to Recover from Burnout and Overstimulation During COVID-19 Lockdown
The art of assertiveness: anger and picking your battles wisely
When you let people drive you to anger, they control you. When you control your anger, you can drive people. A common misconception about assertiveness is it is just something for a meek shy pushover to develop, when actually, people who are quick to anger should study assertiveness to help establish more appropriate methods to … Continue reading The art of assertiveness: anger and picking your battles wisely
Develop resilience to pressure (Infographic)
Hi folks, How is everyone holding up? If there is something I've noticed about these times it's different peoples ability to handle pressure. Some people are quite stoic, accept the situation for what it is and recognise whatever restrictions are in place, no one can lock down their mind. While other people are hysterical, the … Continue reading Develop resilience to pressure (Infographic)
Keep your sanity in COVID-19 isolation
This week lockdown was announced in the UK, meaning more time spent at home. Today's post give some advice to protect your mental health, wellbeing and sanity during COVID-19. Avoid speculation and suspicious sources Social media is full of bleak conspiracy theories, speculation and erroneous information – in this time don’t use it to seek … Continue reading Keep your sanity in COVID-19 isolation
Let’s talk about passive aggression towards men’s mental health
It was another day at the office, as I prepared my morning breakfast I got involved in the usual kitchen conversations: “Did you hear about Mike?” Ellie my colleague asked, with a touch of sneer in her voice “…he’s quit to go work helping men or something…” Ellie gave a smirk, the type you give … Continue reading Let’s talk about passive aggression towards men’s mental health