Fast Friday 05/08/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about what I have been doing this week

What I am listening to

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How did we all become such miserable bastards?

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?

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My Hell – 1 year on

It was almost a year ago when I was heading up for a crash and my life took a turn for the worse and I thought there was no escape.

I even wrote a post about it called My Hell.

I was truly in a sorry state – I was in no fit condition to work, so the only thing to turn to was keeping fit and the prospect of a new relationship. Continue reading

How not to be a pushover

In January I set myself the goal to ‘Be more assertive’.

This was a development on a goal I had originally set called ‘Stop looking after my friends so much’.

The last few months has been a key few months – for developing the importance of this goal.  I have started my new job, but realise (and have been told) that I lack the confidence to express my opinions).

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Sure there is a limit – there are people who just like to be disagreeable, but I realise that if I do not start standing up for myself, this will effect my life and by default many of my goals and aspirations.

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Thanks to The Bouncing Souls

This year I am filled with happiness.  But in the past I have suffered a lot with my moods.

I have always believed in the power of music to make us feel emotions – it can lift you out of a bad place or motivate you.

One of my favourite lift up songs is Gone by The Bouncing Souls.

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My angry year

“You’re a person who loses their temper easily…”

When a boss said that to me, I thought that was not like me at all.  I am pretty well laid back and from that statement I realised they did not know me at all.

Ironically I left the room in an angry state, then again they knew how to push my buttons.

Things continued throughout the rest of the year and occasionally I got angry.  It became clear that I had a problem with my emotions when I lost it during a meeting with the horrible boss.  I was just frustrated, I was not being listen to and I felt my skills were under utilised.  I was between punching them or crying – both would not result in great outcomes so I stormed out of the room. Continue reading