Cultivating optimistic self talk.
Here's one we could all stand to do better at. Our mental chatter can dictate our actions, how we feel about ourselves and how happy we are in life. So why is it so easy for that internal chatter to become negative? I consider myself an optimistic person with high self esteem - yet I often find myself with negative self talk spiralling out of control. People will experience this in different ways; maybe you tell yourself you can't run that marathon, or that bad things will ha
Someone tried to rob me.
No, a masked bandit did not grab my handbag and run down the street while I wailed for someone to stop him. And no, I was not held at knife point at an ATM. Yesterday, as I sat in my studio, someone tried to rob me over the phone. OVER THE PHONE. And people wonder why I hate phone calls! Luckily, the disgusting thieves were not able to take any money from me. But I'm completely shaken and mystified by the experience. I used to think that phone scammers were morons who could n
Start saying 'no' more.
If you're the guy who always says yes to everything, this one's for you. Sometimes, you just have to say no. When you're young, it's fun to say yes and do lots of things and help everyone out. But as you get older, you realise how precious your time and resources are. Very precious, and finite. So even though you want to say yes, or feel like you should say yes, I'm here to tell you to say no. Saying yes is easy. People will like you. But you'll die miserable and alone becaus
1 year blog-versary!
A year ago, I decided to start a blog. This blog! And 48 posts later, I'm pretty damn proud of myself. I've tried starting blogs a few times in my life, and usually I would write one or two posts and then forget about it forever. To this day, there are probably embarrassing tumblrs out there on the interwebs that I have forgotten to take down. But this time it stuck. Why? Because I didn't care about it at all. Previously, I'd always wanted my blog to be perfect. To make sure