I Have a Big Mind, So I Can Keep Dreaming

I have a very big mind. I don't know if you can quantify the size of a mind seeing as it is abstract. What I mean when I say I have a big mind is that it wanders. I have high ambitions for myself, and sometimes believe in them. I think I'm going to become … Continue reading I Have a Big Mind, So I Can Keep Dreaming

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The Puzzle of Movement: Becoming the Kinetic Energetic

In the final stage of starting to get active the focus is on actually starting to move. Feel free to move in any way which suits you and here are some lessons I've learned along the way when turning getting active into part of my permanent lifestyle. This stage is called, Becoming the Kinetic Energetic. … Continue reading The Puzzle of Movement: Becoming the Kinetic Energetic

The Puzzle of Movement: The Preparation Position

In order to decode the puzzle of movement, I have separated the list into 3 phases. In this phase, The Preparation Position, I address the pre-lace up hurdles that I've faced and how I've managed to push beyond them. Maybe you see yourself in here somewhere, or maybe someone you know. The Preparation Position is … Continue reading The Puzzle of Movement: The Preparation Position

Food Rule #4: Eat What You Fancy

On some days I really fancy a piece of cake, on others I really fancy some sushi. By eating what you fancy allows you to enjoy what you're eating, and to feel satisfied by your food choices. Imagine this: you pick a ham salad because that is what you feel you 'should' pick. You eat … Continue reading Food Rule #4: Eat What You Fancy

Food Rule #3: Let Your Body Tell You When You’ve Had Enough

I know mindfulness is a really harped on about topic in mental health and well-being. No I don't think it is a cure-all however, from experience, I really do think it is a tool definitely worth having in terms of managing a number of situations. With mindful eating, it doesn't necessarily mean REALLY focusing on … Continue reading Food Rule #3: Let Your Body Tell You When You’ve Had Enough

Lists That Beat Depression

I've been depressed as of late. However, after about a week of sitting around moping about it I have decided to implement my coping strategies in order to try and get through this bout of depression, with the help of my team. I am due to see the psych for a med review, but there … Continue reading Lists That Beat Depression

Being Pro-Active with Depression 

   Yesterday I reported that my low mood was starting to become lower than healthy and unavoidable. I realised though, when filling out the results for the day in my Optimism app that I'd been rather pro-active in helping my mood. I'd done a lot "stay well strategies" such as: mediation/relaxation, exercise, healthy food choices, … Continue reading Being Pro-Active with Depression¬†