One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. Although mental health is complex, there are small decisive actions you can take to help your wellbeing. The infographic below shows some ways of doing this with suggested goals to achieve this: <<this infographic is based … Continue reading 6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing
In the category of “I can’t believe I’ve never seen it until now” is Stand by Me, based on the Stephen King novella The Body. The film is an enjoyable ride, falling into that old cliché of “they don’t make them last they used to” The audience is given a snapshot of the life of … Continue reading What Does Stand by Me Teach You About Life?
Take the real world offline challenge! This has been a good week! I've been off work and utilised my free time spending it with my family. My intention was to spend a bit more on writing, but that didn't work out as I felt more driven to spend time offline, focus on my family and … Continue reading Take the real world offline challenge!
I used to volunteer as a manager at Oxfam. One day a customer was arguing the toss on getting a discount on the set price. This was normal practice in the shop as everyone who tried to haggle had the same argument "But you got it for free - so what does it matter what … Continue reading The Customer is always right
In the western world we live in a very privileged society. We have safety, comfort and the freedom of leisure in ways that our ancestors never experienced. So, what I am wondering is... How did we all become such miserable bastards? I walk along the street and spot people with glum faces. You give a … Continue reading How did we all become such miserable bastards?
To meet my need to be more assertive, I decided to develop a list of rules that I will follow to ensure that I am not being a pushover. These are quite personal to me and is a guideline on how to put being assertive into practice. Charity begins at home. Don't be sorry when … Continue reading The Assertive Rules List