Tag: Perspective

Don’t ever say you’re not good enough

I’ve made a last-minute change to the theme of this week’s blog. Last night, we had a long overdue catch-up with some good friends. At one point, they were asking their son to perform a couple of magic tricks he has been working on lately, though he was reluctant to do so, saying he didn’t …

I’ve lost a bit of my enthusiasm for the blog over recent weeks…

Since my very first YYCDI blog post, I’ve strived to make each and every post searingly honest. Today’s is no exception… For a few weeks now, I just haven’t been feeling the enthusiasm and passion I usually have for the blog. I’m sure this will be a temporary state-of-mind but, unfortunately, it’s where I’m at …

Please don’t use the phrase ‘It may be a stupid question but…’. You really don’t need to.

I try not to use the word ‘hate’ too often but it is warranted every now and again. With that in mind, I really do hate the phrase ‘It may be a stupid question but…’. This is despite me having uttered these words numerous times in the past, both in personal and work life, though …

Taking ownership

Having just returned home following a 2-week holiday, I am in a contemplative mood. I spent a lot of that time thinking about what I want from life and what I need to do to achieve my objectives. I’ve already taken some significant steps this year, not least starting this blog, though I still have …

Using food & alcohol as a comfort blanket

I thought the initial YYCDI posts I wrote, explaining my issues and what led me to start this blog, were difficult to write but this one certainly rivals those. To some, the content here will sound quite ludicrous. To others, it will resonate hugely. In short, for most of my adult life, food and alcohol …

Perspective – putting yourself in someone else’s shoes

This is a coping mechanism I find difficult to do, or certainly difficult to remember to do, though it works really well when I do apply it. When body consciousness really strikes, and I’m constantly mulling over what others may be thinking about my appearance (as detailed in this post back in early-June), I find …