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'Connectivity' By Michael Langroudi

'Connectivity' By Michael Langroudi

Have you ever found yourself saying yes to something you don't want to do, don't believe in, or don't have time for,  just to avoid missing out, offending someone, or coming across as unable to handle a busy schedule?

 

We are now living in a culture that has glorified the word “busy”.

 

We hear this all the time but it wasn’t until recently that it’s been weighing on my mind.

This is because of an experience I had at work. I have recently started a new job and one of my colleagues told me that...


2 Weeks Without Social Media - My 'Digital Detox'

2 Weeks Without Social Media - My 'Digital Detox'

Connect vs Disconnect

 

Taking just over 2 weeks off social media was refreshing, to say the least, and taught me a fair bit.

 

SO…...Just to set the scene.

 

Social media statistics

For context, as of May 2019, total worldwide population is 7.7 billion
The internet has 4.4 billion users
There are 3.499 billion active social media users
On average, people have 7.6 social media accounts
The average daily time spent on social is 142 minutes a day

Q&A Talk At UWE Bristol University

Great to be involved on the Q&A panel at a screening of the 'Steve Documentary' at UWE Bristol last week to discuss the crisis of mens mental health/suicide.
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Ben Akers has created this forward thinking and positive documentary to help save lives by exploring the topic of male suicide and look at what we can do to approach this national crisis after his childhood best friend tragically took his own life in 2014.It still remains the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 so we must take action! 
Pleasure to have been interviewed for this groundbreaking...


Anxiety at Christmas

I have limited my time on social media in exchange for a fair bit of running over the last few days and completed a half marathon yesterday in Tilgate forest. It was an amazing deload and chance for me to fully reflect on the year out in the open air and remote from the noise of the world. I am often guilty of overloading and busying myself and was nice to truly tune in to my body and mind.
Christmas has always been...


Getting to Grips with...Lia

mental health get a grip
Project Get A Grip would like to share Lia’s touching submission. Lia has shown some amazing courage speaking out about her depression/anxiety and has used exercise to help her ‘Get To Grips’ with it.
'Through exercise I have gotten to genuinely love myself and who I am, which is such an important step when dealing with mental problems, as self-compassion and self-kindness are VERY important. I have gone from thinking the lowest of myself to saying out loud to myself what a strong person I am and how I...