Motivation In A Time Of Isolation

Credit – PA

What else is there to write about now?

Not a lot else. Brexit that dominated the news for two or more years has been forgotten as only food stores and chemists are open in the UK. We’ve been told to stay at home due to coronavirus for at minimum 3 weeks.

This has been coming for a few weeks. Bit by bit, the restrictions have got stricter and stricter. Currently, you can still go running or cycling but on your own and only once a day. Continue reading “Motivation In A Time Of Isolation”

Do something every day

Do-somethingFor the regular readers out there, you may have realised my running has taken a back seat. The weight piled on a Christmas, which I then dropped in the following month. Some challenging times recently has seen the exercise slump and some poor food choices made. Continue reading “Do something every day”

Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell


I’ve read almost all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books – The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath. The only one I have not read is What the Dog Saw, which for completeness, I’ve just decided I should read. I’ve also recently enjoyed his podcast, Revisionist History that I wrote about here, so was excited about his new book Talking to Strangers. Continue reading “Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell”

How do you use Self Help?


I read a post by Mark Manson that said there are 2 approaches to improving yourself-

1) The self-improvement junkie. The junkie has this constant gnawing feeling that there’s still some magic tip or technique or piece of information out there that will create their next big breakthrough Continue reading “How do you use Self Help?”

Overestimating others. Underestimating yourself.

Clark Kent

One of my first posts on this blog was about the Imposter syndrome (I now know it should be called a “phenomenon”, not a syndrome).

The imposter phenomenon is that however experienced or successful you are, there’s always the doubt and feeling at one day the fraud police will tap you on the shoulder and tell you that you’ve been found out and they know that you don’t know what you’re doing. Continue reading “Overestimating others. Underestimating yourself.”

Podcasts – Tidy Up Your Life Admin


This is going to be a series of posts about tidying up the general clutter in digital life. It’s very much the “One day” category of decluttering. “One day I will look/listen/read this thing” but you never do and it just builds up and up! This second post is about podcasts. Continue reading “Podcasts – Tidy Up Your Life Admin”