Apps, games and videos on devices are designed to keep you scrolling. As an adult it’s easier for us to be more self-aware of how much time we are spending looking at our smartphones. But for a child they can struggle to recognise when it’s time to put the iPad down without adult intervention. Perhaps … Continue reading Does Your Child Have a Technology Addiction?
The age of digital media has shifted how we consume almost everything. From sex to texts, everything can be had at the push of a button. Most worrying though, is the unhealthy obsessions and addictions that have been formed from this instant gratification culture. Multimillion dollar corporations have cleverly designed & engineered a variety of … Continue reading Digital Consumption Dilemma
In January, I challenged readers of this blog to Take the Real World Offline Challenge! This was motivated by my own anxieties triggered by spending too much time plugged in, not dedicating enough time to personal passions such as writing because I was so busy on social media. Since that time I have spent more … Continue reading Take the Real World Offline Challenge! (Infographic)
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
This is just an opinion... Firstly, thank you for making it this far - despite the endless bombardment on television, social media..., your work place - you were brave enough to endure another coronavirus post... sort of. I could have easily ignored the subject and post a standard generic post like there was not a … Continue reading Everyone’s catching it, no not coronavirus… first fever
Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger It’s that time of the year WordPress sends a reminder of my continued persistence to keep writing a blog. Six years… Six years of various ups and downs crises of faith, to losing drive to write, yet through it all, I’m still standing strong with … Continue reading Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger
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!
Making the Twitter fitness community work for you I get lots of value from fitness Twitter - it's been an invaluable resource to motivate me to the strongest I've ever been. Not only have I learnt new ideas and concepts, it's helped me join the dots - my knowledge of the gym has been built … Continue reading Making the Twitter fitness community work for you
The 21st century needs an awakening Recently I watched the 1990 film Awakenings with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Robin Williams plays consultant Malcolm Sayer in a mental hospital, overseeing a bunch of patients in a catatonic state. The staff generally have a widely accepted belief the people are dead inside, which Sayer rejects … Continue reading The 21st century needs an awakening
How social media made us hate office jobs A large section of the self-improvement movement that operates under the logic: Run a business = success Work for a business = loser It bugs me, but then the cynic in me sees the real motivation as every 'guru' frames this as "quit the nine to five … Continue reading How social media made us hate office jobs
"Everybody is talking about this issue, why are they not doing anything about it?" Being an environmentalist, this was something I heard all the time at events like this. My main issue with this statement is the assumption from the individual that environmental sustainability is everyone's main priority. The reason they (i.e. the politicians) were … Continue reading Bubbles
What has been the first thing that you achieved today? Not sure? This morning I started the day by getting up and cycling down to the gym. Upon checking my stop-watch I realised I had shaved some time off my cycle. I thought “Great my first achievement of the day!” Although it is rather small … Continue reading First achievement of the day