Tag: Objectives

Please don’t become a slave to the scales – a weight-loss update

I’ve written previously about my relationship with food and a need to lose weight, primarily in the posts Why my relationship with food is the most complex in my life and needs to change (Feb 2021 – link here), Using food & alcohol as a comfort blanket (Jul 2019 – link here), Time to change …

If you spend time with me, you may begin believing in yourself…

I try not to live a life filled with regrets. For me, it is much better to look forward and consider how life can be improved rather than wallowing in past mistakes. If I did this, I may rue missed opportunities and think too much about how a lack of confidence has, at times, seen …

Sleep is the most important factor influencing my state of mind and productivity

I have come to realise that sleep is the single most important factor influencing my state of mind and productivity. I’ve suspected this for a while though the past month or so really has confirmed this. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know I didn’t post much during December, for a number …

The year ahead for YYCDI

As I wrote last week, I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions as such, primarily as, without careful thinking, planning and focus, they’re largely doomed to fail. However, the beginning of each calendar year is certainly a suitable time to gather my thoughts, review the previous year, look ahead, determine what I truly want …

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 …

Motivational television and my 2 favourite TV speeches

I’ve loved television for as long as I can remember though I don’t have time to watch as much as I’d like these days. That’s a conscious choice, given that I’m trying to squeeze a lot into life. I guess I’ll need to wait until a later date (probably retirement!) before I binge-watch the likes …

Remember that the problem lies with others, not you

I worry too much about what others think. Always have done and likely always will. Regular blog readers will already know that much of my anxiety / lack of self-confidence is a result of not liking how I look and consequently wondering how people will be viewing me in certain situations. This may change when …

Blue Monday my backside – how about ‘True Monday’ instead?

Tomorrow, Monday 20th January, is Blue Monday. This post has been influenced by a brilliant book I read late last year: ‘Shine – Rediscovering your energy, happiness & purpose’; by Andy Cope and Gavin Oattes. It really is a great read and comes highly recommended. One page particularly resonated with me as it showed that …

Changing my thought process to beat the January blues and anxiety

As I sit here typing today, I’m in a bit of a melancholic mood. I finished work on Friday 20th December and have just enjoyed a wonderful 2-week break. Christmas and New Year were excellent – a relaxed period spending valuable time with family and friends. Now, as I often do on this day each …

Don’t put yourself under enormous pressure as we enter a new year

A brief post this week, to coincide not just with a new year but a new decade. We have suddenly arrived at that time of year when people start to consider what changes they’d like to make within their lives. I’m not a huge fan of the concept of New Year’s Resolutions, primarily as they …