If I am not actively creating something then I am probably actively destroying something: myself, my relationship, my own peace of mind.’-Liz Gilbert, Big Magic I’m a recovering overthinker, and there have been times over the years when I’ve wondered if my busy brain was a product of too much time on my hands. Proverbs … Continue reading Get creative with life. Why? Because it’s fun!
There is a negative Nelly living deep within my brain His complaints are always different, yet they’re really all the same The soundtrack he lays down is one of cacophonous strife A circuitous litany on the grievances of life He cannot see the awe in scudding clouds through window panes All he sees are heavy … Continue reading Matters Much
New Year, Same Worries: overcoming the merry-go-round of rumination
At the end of 2021 I found myself in the peculiar position of feeling like I was back to square one in terms of my overthinking and worrying ways. I've written before about the non-linear aspects of change, but there are some things you think you've just cracked, and for me overthinking and ruminating fell … Continue reading New Year, Same Worries: overcoming the merry-go-round of rumination
Have you ever said out loud, the thoughts inside your head? The dark, relentless shadow words, that drag you from your bed In the dark of night when all is quiet and you've all the time to think The thoughts that whisper you're no good, the ones that make you shrink My thoughts escaped the … Continue reading Enough
Curiosity kills the inner critic
With light at the end of the lockdown tunnel here in the UK, I’ve been reflecting on how and why my inner critic, Brian, has been having a field day over the past couple of months. Followers of my blog may remember Brian from my post, Stop the Negativity Train, I want to get off! … Continue reading Curiosity kills the inner critic
Stop the negativity train, I want to get off!
Do you ever have those days when everything feels like a problem? When the voice inside your head has nothing good to say and it’s all just too much effort? Some days it seems like my internal dialogue is a slow moving train of negativity, trundling around the track in my head, belching up clouds … Continue reading Stop the negativity train, I want to get off!