Occupy Yourself

Some people struggle with occupying themselves. In contrast, as someone who likes to be busy and believes they never have enough time, I struggle with the concept of being 'bored' or unable to occupy myself. For me, there never seems to be enough time to do what I want to do. I have to cram, [...]

Frozen

Recently, I've been reflecting on my obsession with perfection. My rational mind knows it's unattainable, yet my irrational self-beliefs are not accepting it at the moment. What's concerning is that my incessant strive for unattainable perfection is freezing me. It's stopping me from wanting to do anything at all.  I am stuck and it's draining [...]

Running Together

I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about running over the past month. Over the past few weeks, my girlfriend and I have been trying to increase the distance we run every week, setting goals to motivate us.  The other week, when we were on our target 10km run, we found ourselves struggling with about a quarter [...]

Finding The Love Again

For regular readers of the blog, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with motivation and purpose with my university languages degree for a while. I’ve been a little out of my depth in my final year, without having had the chance to spend my expected six months working in Germany and three months in Peru [...]