Blog: Mass Effect Therapy

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about how video games helped me manage my wellbeing. I now find myself thinking about this topic again. Here is a short quote from the blog that sets the scene for my blog today: “I have always been a fan of science fiction since being a…

Blog: Just stop

Hello I hope everyone is well. The last few weeks have been insanely busy. At work and at home life has been moving at a fast pace, with little time to think and just stop. After a few weeks of the none stop pace, I am starting to feel burnt out. Right now I am…

Taking time out is important

We spend a large part of our time in work. Since the pandemic began there has been a greater shift to remote working and giving us access to work accounts from home. This has been great for adding in flexibility around where we work, but it shouldn’t mean we have to start working longer hours….

Blog: No control

Hello everyone I hope all is well. I’m over in Majorca for a holiday in the sun. There has been an unseasonably warm heatwave here. I expected temperatures In the region of 30c, However the temperature has been more like 39 degrees. This has considerably changed all of my plans for this holiday, I’ve pretty…

Extreme sitting – a new escapism?

I often talk about how I practice escapism on a regular basis. It often comes in the literal sense of getting away from work or home to another place, to give my mind and body a change of location. I’m about to practice this as a holiday to Majorca. Other forms of escapism are to…

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: A happy place

  Hello everyone I hope all is well. I am thoroughly enjoying my time in Gibraltar. Om currently on a sun lounger by the gorgeous pool at my apartment building. I am enjoying the downtime here and I’ve even switched off from writing much until now. I do genuinely think of Gibraltar as a happy…

Blog: Signing Off

Hello Everyone It’s been a while since I posted a blog. Life got very busy outside of work of late, and I’ve also been unwell for the last few days.  Before I knew it, time has really gotten away from me. Time flies as they say. I am taking an extended break from work –…

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…