February 2021 Review

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Another month down, another review.

They’re coming thick and fast.

Unfortunately, due to lockdown, the separation between months seems non-existent…

Preparing for Tomorrow

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I wake up without an alarm. Feel lethargic and tired.

Pick up my phone, open Twitter.

Doom-scroll through image-crafting snippets of life advice, benign wisdom and appeals to buy 20 dollar eBooks.

Looking Forward to the Future

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I was sitting at work, bored.

My patient had missed their physiotherapy session, giving me a free 30 minutes before my next appointment.

I thoroughly disliked the job, so it was a welcome break.

I’d already handed in my resignation and was enduring my notice period with stoic resolve…

Living Freely

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I was lying on a beach, clear blue sky, cocktail in hand.

One of the most impactful books I’d ever read sat on my lap.

I gazed at the ocean – kitesurfers moved in concert with the wind while meditative music played from a nearby bar.

I was living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and enjoying an extended weekend break in the beach town of Mui Ne.

5 Benefits of Walking in Nature

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The trees swayed gently in the breeze, casting long shadows in the afternoon sun.

I took a deep breath of clean air, relieved to be back in the UK.

Just prior, I’d been living in one of the most populous cities in the world, stressed and overwhelmed.


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It’s said that comparison is the thief of joy.

We compare ourselves not only to others but also to fictionalised past and possible future versions of ourselves.

If the current self doesn’t measure up, we become despondent.