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Setting Myself SMART Goals

So the year 2017 is almost coming to a close again.  A lot has happened for me this year and so I review the year at a time of calm quiet reflection (Well almost!). Before beginning 2017 I started by setting some SMART goals which I have revised as circumstances have changed during the year.  I use SMART goals to…

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Southend 10K Classic

I completed the Southend 10K Classic on Sunday 1st October 2017 placed 516th out of 1246 Runners in 54 minutes and 3 seconds.  I found this very challenging as I was unwell before for a period beforehand.  I completed three 10KM's Races and the Southend Half Marathon this year raising £395.42 for Rethink Mental Illness who I support and support…

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Building Motivation

Everyone in life has setbacks.  Some of us will also be visited by the black dog of depression or have a personal tragedy that makes us question life.  A few of us will go further and want to "throw the towel in" on life itself or perhaps just quit on something that is important to them.  I believe Facebook in…

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How CBT has helped me (Pt. 1)

I have mentioned quite often in previous blog posts and tweets how beneficial physical exercise has been to my mental health (particularly my mood) but there are other tools I apply from my mental wellbeing toolkit.  This article will explain how I use my understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help me every day and by writing this it…

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