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Cabin Fever

After finishing my PhD, I opted to take it a little easier than I possibly should have on finding a job, to give myself a little bit of time to recover from the huge amounts of stress involved in that, along with the general poor state of my health. 434 more words


You can dance if you want to.

I survived a dance class!

I’ve had so much rubbish going on recently that I really needed to do something to get my mind elsewhere, in the past this has been dancing. 263 more words


You got that look

As part of my getting better attempts, I have given up drinking.

While this isn’t entirely true, as I am only human, and do occasionally have a glass of something with food or for celebratory purposes, I am definitely nothing like a regular drinker any more. 369 more words



So I’m a massive nerd (I’m a few weeks off a PhD after all) so I like to measure things.

I’ve also decided (possibly entirely foolishly) that I’m at a part where a formal fitness plan should be a thing. 183 more words


Not doing things.

Today I have tried to do nothing on my to-do list. On top of that I’ve also tried to not do things that are not on my to-do list but probably should be. 328 more words



There’s another reason I am feeling particularly lousy right now.

I’ve had to not do something. I am struggling to not plan to do things, I have to keep optimistic and assume that I’ll be well enough to do things. 352 more words


I need to slow down

I’m speaking mentally, more than physically. Of course I need to keep making sure I pace myself physically too, and work out how this “treat in exchange for going for a walk” works – particularly today when I am too exhausted to go for a walk (maybe later, right now I’m staying in bed!). 413 more words