Tag: Anxiety

Lockdown concerns, anxiety, my daughter’s education, and why film nights are helping

One of my main concerns during lockdown has been my daughter’s education. During the latter stages of the previous school year, when all students were home-learning, the amount and quality of learning she experienced wasn’t as in-depth and thorough as it would have been had she been in school. This is absolutely not a slur …

Everyday anxieties – is it just me or do most people have them?

Everyday anxieties – is it just me or do most people have these? To clarify, I’m not talking the level of anxiousness which (thankfully) only happens every so often and forces me into cold sweats and an irrational panic. I’m talking about the peculiar little everyday occurrences which shouldn’t cause concern and prey on my …

What, exactly, is mental health and why is it still largely a taboo subject?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot this week, with it having been Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. It is vitally important to continue raising awareness of mental health issues and there has been a significant amount of much-needed coverage this week, via television, radio, and social media. However, I get a sense …

Who knew? Zoom and Microsoft Teams don’t cure a lack of self-confidence, low self-esteem and impostor syndrome…

I thought there would be a number of positives to take from the Covid-19 world we’re all currently living in: spending more valuable time with my wife and daughter; not having to spend 100 minutes per day commuting; spending a little longer in bed each morning; spending less money than normal (though sadly that’s at …

Get excited and get started

I have come to realise 2 key facts about my life. The first is that I’m the type of person who has to have to-do lists. The second is that my state of mind is heavily influenced by whether or not I tick items off these lists on a daily basis. Does that sound bizarre? …

Yes, You Can Do It is one-year-old today!

Today is quite an important day for Yes, You Can Do It – it’s the 1-year anniversary of my first post! It may have taken me some time from hatching the idea to actually setting the wheels in motion by publishing that first post but, despite my initial fears and concerns, I’m really pleased I …

Things I don’t do / haven’t done as a result of lacking confidence / having low self-esteem

As a result of last week’s weight-loss update, I got to thinking about how I might feel once I finally achieve that goal and get to where I want to be physically. That made me consider what I don’t currently do and haven’t done in the past as a result of low self-confidence / a …

Weight-loss update

Back in September I wrote a post titled ‘Time to change for good, starting with body fat’ ( link here ). In that post, I wrote that I believed being overweight is the primary cause of my anxiety, low self-esteem and lack of confidence. I also wrote about the need, for many reasons, to do …

Being kind all the time isn’t easy so try asking yourself – what would my children want me to do here?

A last-minute change of subject matter this week following the tragic death of Caroline Flack yesterday. I’m not going to write in-depth about my thoughts on the downsides of the media, internet trolls, and the Crown Prosecution Service, primarily as this will turn into something of a scathing, angry diatribe; something I’d rather avoid here. …

Anxiety and Imposter Syndrome rear their ugly heads once again

Oh, hello again anxiety and imposter syndrome. I wouldn’t exactly say it’s good to catch-up but it certainly isn’t a surprise that our paths have crossed once more. How delightful that we bump into each other again at an event that I’d been looking forward to for weeks… To add some context to ensure that …