What is the "end goal" for Run Talk Run? I used to find this question frustrating and confusing. But I'll answer it for you now.
I have a new practise when I am feeling anxious, and it seems to be working. I take myself somewhere I can be alone (yep, often a toilet cubicle if I’m having an episode at work) and I start stripping myself of all of the layers that add weight to my world. All of the [...]
Q. How can you focus on what really matters every day while there is still time?
A. First decide what really matters.
This year’s theme is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’… and it really got me thinking about the mental health challenges that lie ahead for my younger brother and sister, aged 14 and 10 respectively.
Shit, everyone will be looking at the awkward and unfit looking one. Everyone will know I am a fraud, that I can’t run, that I won’t finish, that I will fall over. I don’t belong here.
“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again”.
I’m sat here typing as a last ditch attempt to focus my mind on something other than how hap-hazard my breathing is.