3 Tips to Develop your Resilience to Pressure

"Pressure makes diamonds" Even in a life of routine and control, its inevitable things don’t always go to plan. This is when the mettle of a person gets tested – will they lose their nerve?  Their temper? …Or will they stay calm and calculate their next action?  How do they handle this pressure? People are … Continue reading 3 Tips to Develop your Resilience to Pressure

You are not your job

You are not your job My adult life self-worth has put way to much emphasis on: how much I get paid how important my job sounds how many people I'm 'in charge' of how often I 'advance' This drive has resulted in a loss of sight of the big picture - happiness, wellbeing and family. … Continue reading You are not your job

Goals to look after your wellbeing

Goals to look after your wellbeing One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. A lack of ambition creates the feeling of hopelessness of not having a purpose in life. Although mental health can be complex actions can be taken and having goals can … Continue reading Goals to look after your wellbeing

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity We all have good weeks and bad weeks. When I worked in the Child Protection unit, I was overseen by my incompetent manager Lesley. And she absolutely despised me! These types of managers were dime a dozen during my time in local … Continue reading Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?

Hi all, I have recently taken the time to update and add my 'Where to Start' page to the sites menu.  This is a place for new and established readers alike to have a look at some of my favourite posts since I started the site in February 2014. I have broke these down into … Continue reading The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?

Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander

I have just come back from Rhodes, a Greek island and life there seemed so much simpler than what we have in the UK. Rhodes - a Greek island, but nearer Turkey The jobs seem to mostly relate to tourism (or are a byproduct created because of tourism) and as a result the people who … Continue reading Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander

Just what the doctor ordered

I walked in to see my GP a gibbering wreck.  Despite knowing I needed to do this, there was a reluctance to what I was about to do. Despite being at my peak of fitness I doddered over to my seat like an 80 year old. I sat down and swallowed, my nerves made me … Continue reading Just what the doctor ordered

365 Days

When I returned back to work on 31st July 2014 after two weeks off from stress, I swore that I would make it do next year about not taking a single sick day. I wanted to do this because I'd already had a few sicks days, so with taking two weeks off for stress they … Continue reading 365 Days

How not to prepare for a 10k race

Prior to my well organised Spartan double, last month I did the Pudsey 10k. This was quiet a significant race as: This was the first time that I had done a 10k race since July last year It marked the first time that I have run such a distance since September last year. Not only was … Continue reading How not to prepare for a 10k race

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 … Continue reading My Hell – 1 year on

I came out of the closet

Yeah you heard it.  I came out of the closet.... No let me rephrase that as I don't want you thinking I came out as a homosexual and now live in a civil partnership with a man called Nigel. I showed someone my writing. Obviously not you, in Internet land, but someone in my actual real … Continue reading I came out of the closet

3 attitudes to a better life

Life is great. Yet we take for granted the small things, such as access to education, health care and sanitation. Many of us are miserable as we express dissatisfaction in every area of are lives. I did not have a great start last year - I was miserable.  But by the end of last year … Continue reading 3 attitudes to a better life