As the month has gone on my desire to write daily has really waned and at first this bothered me but now it doesn’t. I’m not going to make the (arbitrary) target of 50,000 words this month but I will make around 25,000. I’ve learnt quite a bit, but I’ll save that for the last … Continue reading Day 27: The internet is no longer a place for information
Watching Insight a few nights ago, the show featured athletes debating the topic of endurance racing, and a term stuck in my head. ‘The perception of effort’ was described as the state of mind people can perceive whilst attempting something they think is beyond their physical limits. They develop a phase in their thinking where … Continue reading Day 24: Perception of effort.
For the past almost 6 months I’ve been struggling to come to terms with life insurance and income protection. I guess I mention this because it’s been an unpleasant process, talking about how much money you think you might need to provide for your child if you were to become totally and permanently incapacitated. Probably … Continue reading Day 18: Income protection
It’s a feeling that I can’t seem to escape. I go through phases where it’s worse than others. I understand that I have a job that not only is commission based and I have no salary but also a job that is quite time sensitive. I really wish that after all these years I could … Continue reading Day 16: Pressure
Today was a grumpy day and I was warned that there would be emotions but I was dubious as to why. I’ve been quite cynical about this whole process from the get-go, but I’m coming around. I watched a Facebook live video from one of the 30 days to Healthy living task force leaders - … Continue reading Day Seven: It’s been emotional
It’s been a long week and probably a detox program was ill-advised but here we are anyway. I slept well last night but I’m really tired today which is probably due to the detox in part. I’ve had no trouble with coffees, have only wanted one once or twice, but the caffeine is being replaced … Continue reading Day Five: Tired
The headache descends again, right about the moment a cat launched itself from the back seat of my car, onto the dashboard while I was driving. So it may not have been the caffeine to blame this time. What was I doing with an unrestrained cat in the backseat? Good question. I’m still not sure … Continue reading Day Four: The headache descends again
Day three started normally enough. I felt tired and groggy but put that down to being woken up many times in the night by my daughter who I was pretty sure was coming down with something. I’d planned a busy day of achieving work goals ahead and was feeling quite blue about the prospect at … Continue reading Day Three: Argh the headache!
November is going to be about changing stuff. Changing habits, changing diets, changing thought patterns... because none of them are really working for me. They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result right? Time after time, I have attempted to change my habits and even though I … Continue reading Change
When I got sick, coming up on 3 years ago now, my life was hijacked and became about recovering and mis-understanding my recovery and confusion. The process of looking for what was wrong, trying different approaches and recognising what I could and couldn't do, left me quite directionless as far as work, relationships and achievement … Continue reading Not one direction?