This morning I woke at my usual 5 am start. On my way to the gym, I was struck by the brightest moon hanging low in the sky, reflecting majestically on the canal and casting long shadows against a grey-blue hue, silhouetting the horizon in a magical awe-inspiring scene.
After an energising workout, the sun had risen, and while driving my polluting diesel car home, I contemplated that early morning moonlit scene.
Reflecting on how often we can take such scenes for granted and disregard them in our pre-occupation with rushing between stages and places in life, the “busyness” of…
It can be somewhat depressing if you ponder too long on how broken the planet and society is. A spiral of despair can quickly consume with an enormous sense of foreboding and anxiety.
Simply take a glimpse at the headlines or news and realise the shocking state we are in as a species. Wars, covid, climate change, Brexit, knife crime, drugs, shootings, the list goes on and is unyielding. Such macro global problems persist in the background of daily life as we observe from afar doing little or nothing about it. …
Don’t be unfulfilled and let life just happen to you.
Don’t grumble about your load, do something about it.
You only get one shot at this beautiful experience, so make it count.
2. Then get it down on paper, on audio, on video, in a painting or all of the above.
3. Share it with people, be it your family, close friends, or even your social network.
4. Next, let go of how it will happen. Believe.
It’s easier than it sounds and doesn’t need to be overly complicated. I…
It is how we choose to conduct ourselves and respond to adversity that defines us.
I had a frustrating day yesterday, but I shall not let it define me. I will learn and be grateful that it happened. I ask myself, “how can I learn from that situation?”
When life throws a curveball, like when you return to your car in a car park with a smashed headlight, when you don’t get that pay rise, or when things don’t go to plan, emotions can take over.
Our emotions can be harmful, anger, frustration, bitterness, jealousy and the like. Negative emotions…
Applying ITV’s service design approach to the kids morning routine
Taking my work home with me isn’t always a bad idea.
The morning routine in our household was something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemies. It was so draining I often felt like I’d done a day’s work before even starting my working day. Ridiculous, utterly ridiculous, all they have to do is get from their bed to the car and in the process, do spellings, get dressed, washed and eat breakfast.
Why is that so difficult?
I have delivered numerous multi-million-pound projects, I have swum the channel, cycled…
It’s 3 am.
I am downstairs in my kitchen staring out of the window.
The rain is coming down hard, and it’s very dark outside.
Unable to sleep.
The issues of life spinning over and over in my head, problems at work and problems in the family. I feel heart palpitations, and there is nothing I can do to stop it.
I have started playing with my focus between looking at my reflection in the glass and focusing on the drops of rain running down the pane outside.
The way they move, meandering, effortlessly down to an unknown but…
I have enjoyed the stories and wonderful creativity from all of you here on Medium for some months now and finally plucked up the courage, motivation, and commitment to contribute and share.
I am a husband, father, son, brother, overall family man, and human being navigating life’s rich tapestry on this planet spinning through space. I gravitate to seeking balance in my life and living a more wholesome, meaningful, and fulfilling existence. Finding flow in everything I do. I enjoy spending my time outdoors, with nature as much as possible, meditating, yoga, walking, running, cycling, swimming, snowboarding, or kayaking.