Sometimes Quitting Is Actually a Sign of Mental Strength

The idea that you must succeed at all costs can be harmful. Sometimes, it takes more courage to walk away than it does to power through. The following article from Very Well Mind shows some examples as to when this is the case: https://www.verywellmind.com/5-times-when-quitting-is-actually-a-sign-of-mental-strength-5194921?utm_source=Newsletter%20Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mindful%20Monday%20%2F%20212%20%28W5Tz6C%29&triplesource=klaviyo&_kx=gPK0Lgfi8ip5qzFngUUwairf8tVuhWymvqzlPF5mFskbFyo46ycM1G2cYb62rTLg.KhZBMb

Blog: In a moment like this

Hello All I hope you’re all well. I am at Europa Point, which is the most southerly point of Gibraltar. From here you can see Morocco, Ceuta and Tarifa. Some stunning views from here, as well as the Rock of Gibraltar. I just wanted to take a moment out to take in the view, feel…

Blog: Do you practice escapism?

Hello everyone I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday morning. I am writing this from the beach in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire. The sun is shining. Which is great as I need the break. I’ve written a few times about the power of escapism. Freeing your mind from stress and worry is critical for…

Blog: I’m not crazy

Hello Everyone I hope you are well. 9 – 15 May is mental health awareness week in the UK. Throughout this week there will be lots of events going on virtually and in person across the country. I’ll be writing and also speaking about mental health a fair bit too. For this post, I just…

How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

Burn out is often a difficult subject to discuss. We all have limitations and it is important to recognise these in advance. It’s a delicate conversation for a number of reasons. But it’s often necessary. Here’s how to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible, thanks to this article from fatherly.com:

Blog: My Marathon Journey

Running has been a big part of my life for many years. I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in amazing places such as Paris, New York, Chicago and Berlin. I am not a particularly quick runner but I do it to support my mental health. I was due to run the Barcelona Marathon in…

Blog: Down time

Hello I’m currently on holiday in Lisbon. I’m writing this at Castelo de Sao Jorge. There are stunning views to be seen up here This is my first trip overseas to visit somewhere new in over two years. Now I am here, I am so grateful to be able to explore somewhere new. And what…

Blog: intermission

Let’s face it, life can be a bit full on sometimes. Even when there is not anything untoward going on, things can slowly build up a sense of pressure on you, which can lead to burn out. Our lives seem to be getting busier and busier now we move into post pandemic restrictions.  Before the…

Maybe you should call in sick?

Before the pandemic, many employees were pushed to keep working when they were unwell. I recall in a previous job (with a different employer) sitting through a training session which effectively told us work regardless and you do not need to feel 100% to go into the office. This is a term called sickness presenteeism…

Back to nature

Getting outdoor and into nature is really good for our mental health. The lockdowns and restrictions of this pandemic have just highlighted how good this is for our wellbeing. Head over to the Mind Journal Blog for some great tips on how nature can improve your mental health. Read it here A short extract from…