Category: mental health

The 5 elements of my health

I have 5 elements of health/well-being that are important to me and that have a huge impact on my overall well-being when just one is lacking. They all have cascading effects on my overall enjoyment of life. First up is

Posted in Finances, mental health, Weight Loss

1 day before surgery

I have my first ever surgery tomorrow. I’m nervous yet excited. The pre surgery diet has been ok. When I was in Melbourne 2 weeks ago for a conference I slipped up and I didn’t stick to the diet completely.

Posted in mental health, Weight Loss

Most. Stressful. Day.

Let me tell you a story about a stressful day that I had today. I think it’s the most stressed I’ve ever felt. This story actually started a few weeks ago. I was riding my motorbike from Sydney to Cairns.

Posted in depression, mental health, ridding motorbikes, Road Tripping, Travel

3 things that pissed me off while riding my motorbike from Sydney to Cairns

Let’s have a whinge about travel, I feel like everyone loves sharing the good bits but hardly share the annoying bits. Let’s celebrate all elements of travel. I’ll tell you 3 things that have been pissing me off the most

Posted in camping, Finances, mental health, ridding motorbikes, Road Tripping, Travel

Surgery, Surgery

Those words remind me of “Repo! The Genetic opera” and this catchy song: Repo! is a musical set in some future time where people are addicted to surgery/body modifications. And if you can’t pay the repayments the repo man will

Posted in mental health, Weight Loss

Letters to darkness

I sit here and I reflect, How did I let you back in?   you are not welcome here all you bring is misery & hate you make me hate myself you make me feel like a failure   I

Posted in depression, mental health

Mental Health Strategy

I need to improve my mental and physical health. I have gained over 20kg in the last 18 months. I feel like all of the hard work that I put in when I first moved to Sydney has been undone.

Posted in depression, mental health

My Cycle of Misery

I had a depressive episode today, thankfully it only lasted an hour or so. When my depression has been at its worst, a depressive episode could last all day and sometimes not involve a trigger. My episodes usually involve me

Posted in depression, mental health

my wealth worries

I have a spending problem. I have been spending above my means for almost as long as I’ve had full time work. I hate how much my financial well-being impacts my mental well-being. Money is just so materialistic, I’d like

Posted in Finances, mental health

my mindfulness stuff

I gave a short 5 minute talk about my depression in front of my whole company 2 weeks ago. I’ll take this opportunity to share what helps me try to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy is part of my

Posted in depression, mental health, mindfulness
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