A friend reached out to me late last week asking if I wanted to catch up because it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other. I instantly started looking over their social media profiles to see where they were at in life. What I would be walking back into. I didn’t see anything that made me feel anxious but I decided it was all too much and deleted their message without replying. Just in case.Read more
I’m definitely a fan of staying away from social media for mental health reasons. I’ve outright deleted my profiles SO. MANY. TIMES. over the years I’ve lost count.
It’s possible I’ve lost friends along the way, and it’s also possible I could’ve handled things better. But at the time it was necessary. I needed to cut the negative aspects out of my life.
Thing is, I’ll probably keep doing it.Read more
Today started off like most other cold & wet days, I started to feel depressed & lonely. Truth be told these feelings were actually carried over from the previous yesterday.
I’m struggling to come to terms with making a life for myself where I am the primary focus. Discovering what I truly do enjoy and having the courage to join in.
I recognised that to make any progress I need to think different.Read more
I’ve been trying to find a way to describe to others what depression feels like (to me) in a way that is easy to understand. So I drew a graph which I think might help.Read more
I could have stayed home today. Sleep in after a rough night previously (meds withdrawals). Gone to yoga. Done the washing. Cleaned my apartment. Lounged around in the guise of “self care”. Hell, I could’ve even done my taxes.
Instead, I went for a drive.Read more
I’ve been struggling for quite a while with this recent job restructuring / outsourcing. I’ve only just realised that I am now fully L3 Tech Support. No more of the really hands on stuff, I’ve been promoted. It’s just not the one I thought was coming.Read more
We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with The Joneses. We are over-worked, over-committed and over-stressed, and we compete on how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don’t need to.
There is an ever-growing group of people who are saying no to life lived at 110%. They are opting to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. I’m one of them, and in The Slow Home Podcast I chat to others who have adopted a similar approach to life – slowing down, opting out, saying no.
Listen in to learn what makes people change, how life is different once you adopt a slower way of life, and what their advice is to anyone looking to get out of the fast lane.