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I’m back…again!

21 Feb

Hi again my loyal readers. Remember me? After an on again/off again run at this blog from 2012-2015, I dropped off the radar screen again for a couple years. 

Well, I’m back – at least for now (hold applause until I get at least two posts in a row). What spurred me back to the blogging world was a graphic a friend of mine shared on social media about the connection between successful people and keeping a journal:


In spite of all the important things I have in my life – amazing, loving wife and kids, a house in a neighbourhood I love, etc. – I naturally don’t see myself as a successful person. As you may recall from earlier posts, that’s my thing (and I know I’m far from alone); magnifying my failures and discounting my victories. 

That said, simply restarting this blog – hopefully 3-4 times a week, my version of keeping a journal, and keeping mental health discussions going/growing – will I hope be a step in shifting my mentality. A cognitative change in behaviour that I know can shift my emotions in the right direction. 

So, thanks for reading and stay tuned for more. I’ll try and update you on the last 2 years tomorrow. 

Day 3 and already playing catch up

12 Jan

Well technically, it’s now day four.  And I’m already catching up on a missed day, the third in my plan to make writing a part of my daily life. I’ve even coined a cute little hashtag to make me feel young and tech savvy; #just5 is my reminder that I can do anything for five minutes a day, and writing is an activity that produces immediate benefits felt most by boosts in self-confidence and feelings of accomplishment.

In short, just by writing this post, I know I’ll feel substantially more productive and confident about the day as a whole. And by definition – for a change – I won’t see the day as a total failure, the all too common judgement my inner critic hands down at the end of the day.

I digress…check in to follow later today.

That’s 1 in a row…and small victories

11 Jan

In my last post I talked about feeling afraid and overwhelmed by life, and the coping strategy I’m really trying this year of breaking every challenge down to very small, bite sized chunks. Along with setting manageable expectations I’ve already experienced pleasantly an unfamiliar fringe benefit or two.

I’m actually accomplishing what I set out to do. I’m winning small victories, but I’m winning. And in my own quiet way, I’m celebrating.

That’s my #just5 writing for the day. I look forward to checking in (yikes, another therapy term) tomorrow.

In the meantime, beware the mad ravings of a man one day into a lifelong journey.

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