Expectations and pressure. Go hand in hand. One can’t exist without the other. Pressure creates expectations. Expectations we set on ourselves or set upon us. Going into London Marathon training, I had a clear goal and as a result a lot of pressure. I’ve always set fairly high expectations on myself. Which definitely has a
My desire to read psychology books continues. I was lucky enough to hear Dr. Steve Peters give an hours presentation at work. Immediately after, I went out and bought his book The Chimp Paradox. Let's just say it all makes sense, it's a great model which explains why we all react the way we do.
Time is quite literally relative. It’s a funny thing, something that easily stresses me out. I could give you loads of equations on time, how it affects other variables. Ultimately, we all have the same number of minutes and hours in the day. Writing this all down is a step for me. I was driving
Reading parts of this book was like a weird insight into my own brain. So many points I thought, yet, thought that, felt that, embarassed by that. My depression was bad, but not to the point of institutionalizing me. Sally Brampton's memoir is powerful, very powerful. Sally wrote heavily about the effect of growing up abroad
August was another odd running month. I did a lot of runs in total, 33. Some days had up to 3 a day, I was here there and everywhere catching up with friends. So although I did a lot of runs, and totalled 117 miles, no run was over 10 miles. I was also taking