Self-isolation, week four

It reminds me of when I was unemployed, having all this free time. But it’s weird – instead of bumming around playing videogames all day and moderating meaningless internet forums, this time I am spending my time improving my situation. I asked Twitter when the lockdown first started if this …

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n00b gainz

Exercising is fun, and as the title suggests, I’ve made some n00b gainz. My trousers are looser, so I’ve clearly lost some belly fat. My weight has remained the same however, so I have built some muscle. I do feel like I need to go more than once a week …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 21st February 2018

This week we talked about Transactional Analysis a bit more, and were asked to participate in an exercise our tutor has called Know Thyself. Understanding ego-states is a powerful tool towards self-awareness. In this exercise we are to keep a note of which ego-state we are in at different points …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 10th January 2018

Today we explored personal blocks to listening, which are external or internal factors that interfere with a counsellor’s ability to be present in the room and utilise active listening. One internal block to listening that I feel could be pertinent to me, especially at this early stage of my counselling …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 29th November 2017

This week we were went over the work we had done so far to identify if we had any gaps, but we spent most of our time doing roleplays. We did three roleplays in our group, and I had one as a counsellor, one as a client and one as …

An update on my 2014 targets

Jake was born in 2014 and that was amazing, but so many other things just didn’t work out as I would’ve hoped this year, mainly because I never tried hard enough. I met some targets and I missed others but overall I think I need to just get away from …

Musings

I’m just sitting here on a sunny Saturday afternoon, at the PC with a green tea and a couple of biscuits, editing the next series of Sonic games (Sonic 2, for those of you who care), thinking to myself that I’ve not really written anything that wasn’t a Friday update …