Tag: YYCDI

Yes, You Can Do It – time to call it a day or get it back on track?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about whether or not to continue with the Yes, You Can Do It (YYCDI) blog. The stats, in terms of the number of posts I’ve written during the past two years, are pretty shocking. Here’s a comparison of the number of posts per year since I started this: This …

Good riddance summer, hello autumn my old friend

I’m conscious this post will divide people but I’m going to plough on regardless… I’ll be glad to see the back of summer, and I’ll welcome autumn and winter with open arms. There. I said it. I naively thought we were in this position 2-3 weeks ago, then the damned Indian summer hit and sent …

If you want to be truly productive, disconnect…

A relatively short post this week as I made a last-minute change of the topic. Regarding the title – if you’re the type of person who isn’t the slightest bit bothered about being productive, and you’re happy relaxing every evening with your phone or tablet in front of you, then this may not be the …

Find the time to do the things you love each day

Last week, I wrote about the importance of doing a little every day to build momentum over time. The post referenced several examples of tasks where there will be benefits from spending just 10 minutes per day on them. Linked to this, I stumbled upon this quote a couple of days ago – a favourite …

A little every day

That Joe Wicks – he’s a bit of an all-round wonderful bloke, isn’t he? Not content with being the nation’s PE teacher of choice throughout Covid, he’s cementing his ‘legend’ status by providing a huge amount of free workouts (check out his YouTube channel if you haven’t already – it’s great), free recipes (check out …

Why working from home is much better for my mental health and productivity

I find it strange thinking back to the Covid lockdown restrictions. At times, it feels like it all happened a lifetime ago, yet there are times when it feels it was all relatively recently. Either way, the effects of it still loom large, particularly in the workplace. The organisation I work for continues to adopt …

Lewis Capaldi showed that mental health issues can and do affect anyone

Last Saturday, I witnessed one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever seen. I sat down to watch Lewis Capaldi deliver yet another amazing Pyramid Stage performance at Glastonbury. He knocked it out of the park during his previous appearance at the festival and I fully expected him to do that again. Sadly, that wasn’t …

Why I’ve suddenly realised I need to go for the smaller option when it comes to food

At the age of 49, I’ve experienced a eureka moment when it comes to food. After half a lifetime of bad habits, I’ve finally realised that it makes much more sense to go for the smaller option where food is concerned. I’ve always had an *ahem* ‘healthy’ appetite and almost always go large when presented …

Stories are central to life. Another reason why we should view things through a child’s eyes far more often.

Life is all about stories. They’re central to life and they’re always amazing if you look at them in the right way. I love stories. When I talk to others about them, there’s a tendency to immediately focus on books as the main source of stories but if you look deeply enough, they’re everywhere. When …

I need to stop getting so angry at inconsequential things

I have a major problem in life and it’s one I really struggle to address. I get far too angry at what are, in the grand scheme of things, inconsequential things. Some examples of this: There are many more examples I could quote. So many more. However, to keep this relatively brief, I’ve capped the …