A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.
I’ve had depression for as long as I can…
Don’t be afraid to be weird, don’t be afraid to be different, don’t worry too much about what other people think. Whatever it is that’s original in you and your work might sometimes make you feel uncomfortable. That probably means you’re on the right track, so just keep going.
Dare to be foolish.
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Fili and Kili are going on an adventure!
“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now
mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater” - J.R.R. Tolkien
I just love this picture ok? ok.
(pictures in order from left to right top to bottom.)
Actor: Dean O’Gorman Character: Fili
Actor: Aidan Turner Character: Kili
Actor: Richard Armitage Character: Thorin Oakenshield
Many of you reading this (and myself, writing it) will be surrounded by no small number of things. We don’t like to admit it, but the truth is we don’t need most of the clutter we convince ourselves to buy. Yet we keep on buying it all. And gradually, all these things we thought would help us become more productive become a hindrance rather than a help. The less you have to distract you, the more you can enjoy doing good work and living life. So this struck a chord:
“When Andrew Hyde started his worldwide travels, he limited his belongings to just 15 things needed for his survival. What would your 15 things be?”
Perhaps we should all try and limit ourselves like this at home as well as abroad. Well worth a look, even if you don’t agree with my thoughts above.
When my boss asks me to handle a special project on top of my other projects, and it’s a rush job, and I think I can handle it, but then…
(Submission from Elaine, thanks!)
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