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My Mental Health: Paying Attention And Other Things That Help

Currently, my mental health is turbulent at best. As I edge onto 4 months sober, my worst fears are presenting themselves thick and fast but I’m also experiencing huge highs. Fighting off negative thoughts, I employ a few tried and tested techniques to get me through. Today’s post is all about sifting through some of my preferred ones and delving into how I use them. Let’s Go!

Just Thinking Things: Complaining Is Not Helping

If you follow the meme world, you’ll understand we’re in the time of Karen and her “Can I speak to your manager” hair cut. That complaining is the only way to get your point across. Everyone has a story of when the man tried to do them wrong. When they needed to argue their way to the top. Raising their voice and demanding change was the only way they could get what they wanted. Having run a small business for a number of years, you better believe I have my own experiences. But of all those times, has complaining ever got me anywhere? Did raising my voice and belittling someone actually work? When the council tried to impose certain things, was it my constant complaints that got the changes?

The Winds Of Change – A Self-Improvement Story

There I was, lying on the couch watching a movie when all of a sudden something had a hold of me. I was unable to move. I’d never experienced anything like this in my previous 38 years and I wasn’t sure how I was going to get out of this. As it played out, my beloved beard had managed to get wedged between my arm and my chest just in that crease commonly known as the armpit. With equal sprinklings of delight and confusion, I wiggled free of my conundrum and continued on with my evening. Happening more frequently as the months went by it brought upon many thoughts about situations I never expected to find myself in. This is my story of self improvement.

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Volume Settings and New Years Resolutions!

I’m flat out one of those people who needs the radio or TV volume set to a multiple of 5. My wife finds it very tiring while I find it impossible to watch or listen to anything until it’s set with a number ending in five or zero. It’s a numbers thing. It needs to be as clear as possible of what I’m trying to achieve. This is why for me, and possibly for many people, New Year’s Resolutions are absolutely critical to the outcome of the deed itself.