Positive thinking

Positive thinking

JANUARY seemed to drag, but February is flying by. I’ve been busy with our house renovations and finishing some writing submissions, but the good thing is that I’ve still been running.

In fact, I’m feeling much more positive about training. My fitness isn’t great, but there are sixteen weeks until the Edinburgh Half Marathon. I keep telling myself not to panic because I have time.

I’ve found it difficult to Continue reading

Beating Blue Monday

Beating Blue Monday

TODAY is Blue Monday, which is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. I didn’t know much about Blue Monday until I looked it up this morning, but apparently it started in 2005 when a PR company employed a psychologist to calculate the most depressing day of the year. They were considering things like the weather, darkness, time since Christmas, levels of debt, failed resolutions, and that feeling of a need to make a change.

It’s been raining for most of the day so I can understand that it looks a bit bleak but I don’t think it’s any different from any other day really. Depression can strike at any time, and it can last for much longer than a day.

Last week was a bad week for me. I had my own Blue Monday. I felt Continue reading

Beating the blues in January

Beating the blues in January

For some reason this January I have been feeling down. I’m not sure why. It could be the cold weather, the darkness, the comedown after Christmas, the comedown after our wedding, or possibly a combination of everything, but I’ve just not felt my usual energetic self. I’ve been keeping myself busy with work and writing projects, but even that has done little to alleviate my low mood.

This year, I’ve noticed the cold weather more than ever before and I’m Continue reading