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 the following areas:
- Creativity – Posts about writing, blogging and general creativity
- Health – Posts about nutrition and fitness
- Money – Posts about work and finances
- Self-Improvement – Posts about goals, mindset, habits and generally living a better life
I will probably update this page again soon. But please see a copy of the links on this page below to see if there are any posts that take an interest.
Finally thank you for continuing to read, liking and commenting on my site. I appreciate all feedback! Continue reading “The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?”
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 live there work so hard in the tourist season and presumably in the off season get a chance to rest.
Continue reading “Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander”
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 very tense as I clung to my chair. The doctor patiently waited for me to share my aliments. Realising I wasn’t going to say anything he opened up. Continue reading “Just what the doctor ordered”
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 were adding up. Because I was determined to fight through my problems, I did not want my sick leave to look any worse than it already was for when I got my next job. Continue reading “365 Days”
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 I unprepared race fitness wise – I also managed to do everything wrong in my preparations
As a result I achieved a personal worse of 58 minutes. This is 15 minutes off my personal best – how did I fall so badly?
Strap yourself in, here is How not to prepare for a 10k… Continue reading “How not to prepare for a 10k race”
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 “My Hell – 1 year on”
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. Continue reading “I came out of the closet”
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 I was loving life. I adopted the following 3 attitudes to living a better life:
- Don’t be negative
- Embrace losing
- Make an effort to improve everyday
Continue reading “3 attitudes to a better life”
5 months ago I was in my own personal hell at work.
The situation had been gradually declining for the past year at work and despite subtle warning signs I did not take any action to advert the slump and would carry on regardless.
I had become angry, even though I knew this was not me. Continue reading “My hell”
I set some post mid year resolutions because I wanted to get my self-improvement goals back on track after a slump. I detail how I will go about achieving my goal using SMART objectives, with a contingency plan for if I am not able to do this
Why have I set this?
In 2009 I ran an event for charity. This was the most challenging thing I have ever done, it took me out of my comfort zone and I worried so much that no one would turn up, I said I would never do anything like this again. Yet when the event happened, it turned out great – we didn’t raise much, but it was a learning experience and I wanted to do again. So here I am in 2014 and I still have not followed up on this. Continue reading “Run an event”