What I tell myself when life is beating me down

I’ll be honest with you. I’m 33 years old and still find life hard. I still feel like a beginner. I still feel mostly clueless. I still get scared and dread things. For the most part, things are hopeful. I’m productive, I’m exercising enough, feeling positive, and I am grateful for what I have. I can experience moments of brilliance, where I feel like I’m on…

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This is how showing up every day will change you

It is hard to move out of the darkness. To cross the chasm into being recognised, following years spent in the unknown. To make a living from our own ideas, rather than from a payslip, can be a monumental challenge. The hordes at the gates seem to grow with each new day: More talent with…

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Ten small steps to living a good life

There’s this thing you’ve been avoiding… That thing you think of when you wake up in the morning. The thing you’ve been making excuses for so that you never have to come face to face with it. But, it eats away at you. Breathing down your neck. Like that sleeping dragon, Smaug. Out there; a…

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The cure for an anxious, sucky life, in less than 550 words

You feel miserable. Life is hard. Everyone sucks. Nobody pays attention to you. Nobody respects you enough. You feel low. You’re depressed. Your anxiety is surging. You try all the cures. They tell you to take pills. You take them, but they only add a layer of ointment on top of your deeper ‘problems.’ Ultimately…

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