Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey

9 months ago, in June 2019, I came up with a plan. I wanted to lose weight, stop smoking, get fit and sort my life out. You know, the sort of goals you make on a Saturday night, with the plan to start on Monday, and that you’ve failed at by Wednesday. It wasn’t original.... Continue Reading →

Furlough Learnings #1

Did you know that you can numb the pain of negative emotions by keeping yourself busy? I learned that the hard way this week. In the old normal world (what do we even call that time now? BC – Before Covid?) busy was paired with every emotion and event I had. Birthdays were happy and... Continue Reading →

Decisions, decisions

It's taken me ten days into my furlough from work to finally work out what I want to do with the next 6 weeks. I’ve been getting more and more anxious about what to do with this unexpected free time, to the extent that I’m pretty sure others could hear the voice inside my head... Continue Reading →

Space to Think

Between stimulus and response is a space. in that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Victor E. Frankl This leadership technique has always been a conundrum to me. it makes perfect sense, but I’ve never been able to catch that space between action and... Continue Reading →

Everything Changes But You

I’ve not unpacked my gym bag yet. It is waiting at the side of room to be picked up and used, frustrated in its current role as a placeholder for my exercise kit. All exercise starts and ends in my home now and my gym bag is unneeded. It is currently clutter, rather than a... Continue Reading →

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