Thought Of The Day: On Over-thinking

I saw the following quote and thought I would share it with you; I’m guilty of over thinking and dwelling on the past, and the what-ifs, but in the end, none of that matters. Tomorrow is a new day, a new chapter, a new beginning.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The How Of Happiness

On Sunday a friend of mine lent me a book called ‘The How Of Happiness‘, which has been, for me at least, an enjoyable and interesting read. Yes, it’s a self-help book, but it’s one that doesn’t make me want to go: “Oh for fuck’s sake, will you just shut the fuck up you condescending asshat?!” – which is the effect most self-help books have on me.

I guess the reason I like this book so much is because it isn’t one of those ‘touchy-feely-if-you-want-it-you-will-get-it’ type books, it’s practical and empowering and as my friend put it: “it’s based on actual scientific research instead of the usual self-help bullshit”. Word  Continue reading →

Music Monday: Macy Gray

music monday

Get up, get out
And do somethin’
Don’t let the days of your life pass you by
You got to
Get up, get out
And do somethin’
How will you make it if you never even try
Get up, get out
And do somethin’
Can’t spend your whole life tryin’ to get high
You got to get up, get out
And do somethin’
‘Cause you and I have to do
For you and I

Doing It Alone

This month I have decided I need to force myself out of my comfort zone; so I’m going to do something that usually scares the shit out of me: hang out with myself more – in public.

I’m not too sure what it is about being alone in public that makes me nervous, but it makes me pretty anxious. Hell, I couldn’t even go Christmas shopping alone until a few years ago, which gets a bit tricky/awkward when your friends aren’t around and you need to buy presents for your family…  Continue reading →

Depression: Living With A Black Dog

The title of this blog post is reference to one of the best books I’ve read on depression: I Had A Black Dog; it’s short, to the point, and pretty much sums up exactly how I’ve felt when I’ve been depressed: It is exactly like having a Black Dog you wish would just piss off, but continues to linger around.

Via: indiepin

Depression. You either get it or you don’t – not literally get it – just understand it.

People who don’t ‘get it’ are constantly saying things like “it’s all in your head” and “everyone feels a bit down sometimes, it’s just how life is”, and while both statements are true neither are helpful.  Continue reading →

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