Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 17

We’re in the finishing straight now. Just a few more days to go. Going the entire day without complaining yesterday was not too difficult, although I know someone else that struggled. Eventually by lunchtime they simply forgot that the challenge was still on, but not before finding ways to redefine a complaint as a statement,…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 14

Sending the uplifting texts to at least 5 people might have been difficult for some, and not so difficult for others. For those with an active social life, it’s easy. Uplifting could be anything from a joke to a compliment to a moment of nostalgia that is shared. But, spare a thought for those not…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 10

Yesterday turned out to be a catch-up day for me. First I realised that I slipped on the blog updates for the challenge, and then I had to catch up on making that epic salad (which actually came out quite epic, by the way!). Unfortunately, while focusing on catching up with that epic salad, I…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 6

Having been on a business trip, I had to defer my de-cluttering exercise for this weekend. Did you manage to free up some space, or get rid of momentoes that have no place in your life any longer? Or did you find yourself struggling to let go of the sentiment associated with some things that…

Pity

One thing no one really tells you about being a parent is that there is no sympathy for a dented ego when you find that you’re not as influential over your kids as you wish you were. I see parents feeling sorry for their kids to the point of condoning behaviour that will only harm…

Authentic Toxicity

Therapeutic expression has been elusive for some time now. Deliberately writing to finish a compilation of thoughts tends to constrain the thoughts themselves. It feels like herding cats, a sensation akin to seeking constructive engagement in a toxic environment. The benefit of a toxic environment is that it tends to provide sufficient distractions from the…