I'm an anxious man, Living to anxieties plan, When you see me wringing my hands, I'm trying hard to give a damn, But, I'm an anxious man. I'm an anxious man, I try to walk the dog when I can, But I don't like shit on my hands, So I use fifteen poopy … Continue reading An Anxious Man
The past few days has been a little turbulent for me, not because I have had bad anxiety, but because I have had a motivational battle. I guess I'm a little ambitious about what I want to achieve, like anyone who does something they love to do. However, even though I have achieved a few … Continue reading Anxiety v Motivation – Who Shall Win?
When people ask me about my musical taste, I usually say that it is varied. I am sure that if you have read the rest of my Musical Reflection series you would agree. (Apart from having two songs from 'Wings' which surprised me.) Normally, I might like one or two songs from a group or … Continue reading Musical Reflections #10 – Ideal World
It is funny that I am sitting here writing my 300th blog post on this site. I have had other sites in the past, but this one has been the one that has kept me fulfilled and also been a cathartic way of expressing my anxiety and my struggles with it. I thought it only … Continue reading 300 Posts Later, How Has My Blogging Changed?
I received this product to trial and review; all opinions and thoughts are my own. As you may know from reading my blog, I have been suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder or GAD and Emetophobia for most of my life. Although I have had moments of low anxiety in that time, I have predominantly had … Continue reading VerifiedCBD Anti-Anxiety Oil Review
I have mentioned before that my memory isn't good, especially around my younger years. There are only a few things I can remember, and some I'm not sure are real memories, or those created from stories my mum told me. One thing I do remember is when my brother Neil Daws was heavily into film … Continue reading Musical Reflections #7 – Band on the Run
It is a question that every father hears at some time in their lives. The desperate call of their child asking for help with complete confidence in their father’s ability to deal with whatever it may be. So, this is the question that echoed up from downstairs as I was on the computer. The rest … Continue reading Dad, Can You Help Me Please?
For those that don’t know, I am that Crystal Palace fan, and I have heard this song played many times since I first saw them play. I won’t say how old I was, or the team I saw as I honestly cannot remember, one of the problems of having anxiety for so long. I do … Continue reading Musical Reflections #2 – Glad All Over
Yeah I know the title is a little odd, but when I was thinking about this post, the song Centerfold by J. Geils Band popped into my head. For those who may be too young to know what I'm talking about, I provide the video for you. I was laying awake in bed the other … Continue reading My Memory Has Just Been Sold
The year 2017 has been a year of firsts in many ways, some of them good, others not quite so much. However, one thing has remained throughout, is that family and friends are a vital part of survival. On a personal front, 2017 has been the first full year without my mum who passed away … Continue reading A Year of Reflection and Contemplation
It was Christmas once again and this year, we seemed more organised than we had before. My wife had spent her time scouring Amazon for presents and had done almost everything by the beginning of December. I had to keep asking her if we were ready as I could hardly believe it, we even chose … Continue reading The Force Was Strong This Christmas
I know that for retailers everywhere, Christmas starts just after the last pumpkin has been carved, but this trend is now starting to spread. Driving down the road in my village, I spied a couple of houses that has started to put up lights; this being the end of November. Now that we have officially … Continue reading Lights, Tinsel, Action
Photo by Elina Krima on Pexels.com Over the years, i have tried many of the new ways developed to calm high anxiety. I must admit that many of them didn't help me much at all. However, I have found that the 333 rule does offer some respite from anxiety and panic attack. What is the … Continue reading What is the 333 Rule for Anxiety?
I have had anxiety for many years, and I am well aware of the up's and down's that it can throw at you. Just when you think you are feeling a little better, something happens and puts it all back to the start. That is the kind of thing that I have been dealing with … Continue reading Anxiety – The Control Game
As those of you who may have read my other post on procrastination, you will know that I have been watching TED talks on YouTube recently. Partly this was because I wanted to see what they were like, but later I saw some talks that were fascinating. They were people who have used various strategies … Continue reading Top 5 Motivational TED Talks
I have recently been watching some TED talks on YouTube. I though that it would be good for me to replace my recent obsession with old Charlie Chan movies with something more enlightening. For anyone who doesn't know, TED talks are lectures given by some amazing people with a good story to tell. I came … Continue reading Procrastination Gets You Nowhere
When it comes to football, I'm not the type of person that has to watch every match played in the Premier League. However, when the World Cup rolls around every four years, I like to watch as much of it as I can. Now, this isn't a post about the World Cup, or any of the … Continue reading From Russia With Pubs
Before this World Cup 2018 started, I had seen a number of women's football matches. I have always though that they deserved to have as much respect and support as their male counterparts. However, it is becoming increasingly clear to me that perhaps the women deserve more respect than the men. Aggression In this World … Continue reading Here’s Why Women’s Football is Better
Yesterday, my wife and I went to see our daughter perform with her choir. She has been a member of the choir for nearly 4 years, and she loves singing and being with her friends. Last night was made even more special as they were being accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who are without … Continue reading What’s Important in Your Life?
I have always had a love of the musical theater, and I have been lucky enough to see a few musicals over the years. Although my favourite musical of all time is Les Misérables, my Musical Reflection song this time is from a musical I haven't seen - Aspects of Love. I used to have … Continue reading Musical Reflections #11 – Anything But Lonely