What should I do? – 18 ways to make a good decision.

What should I do? – 18 ways to make a good decision.

That’s the big question isn’t it? WHAT SHOULD I DO? How many times will we ask ourselves that? Well, listen. 1) Pretend it’s your friend making the decision, what advice would you give them? 2) Sleep on it. 3) Write a pros and cons list. 4) Ask other people what they would do (preferably people […]

The easiest way to increase your mental energy

The easiest way to increase your mental energy

Energy – sometimes we have it. Sometimes we don’t. At the end of a long day, you’ll crash on the sofa. When you’re excited about something, you can’t stay still. Listen, here’s what this blog post isn’t about: you can get more energy by eating better, you can get more energy by sleeping longer. That’s great, there are a million […]

Some things are good enough to lose forever.

Some things are good enough to lose forever.

Something doesn’t have to last forever, for it to be important. If someone offers us an ice cream, we don’t say, “What’s the point, the pleasure will only last for %0.00000000000001 of my life before it disappears and everything goes back to how it was.”  No, we say – “yum, yum, yes please.” Or maybe […]

Stuff that’s going to happen in 2014

Stuff that’s going to happen in 2014

It’s a new year, and it’s going to be a good one. Like a lot of people, I’m trying to make some fundamental changes. I want to give you a heads-up for what you can expect. The blog You may have noticed I have changed the appearance of the site. In truth, the problem I’ve […]

Is the internet making us less original?

Is the internet making us less original?

I couldn’t believe it. I had come up with a great joke. ‘I was a hipster before it was cool’. I would put it twitter and show the world how clever I was. Then I goggled it. I wasn’t clever, the joke had been made before… by a lot of people. Then there was the […]

I’m so scared – what about you?

I’m so scared – what about you?

I’m scared. I’m scared of dying, although I pretend I’m not. I’m scared that no-one will like me. I’m scared that I’ll fail at the things I care about. I’m scared that I’ll do something stupid. I’m scared of other people. I’m scared of myself. I’m scared that the people I love won’t love me. […]

The amazing power that being excited gives us.

The amazing power that being excited gives us.

My girlfriend says she has an existential crises every three months. We talked about it, and worked out that one of the problems is excitement. The things that used to excite her, don’t excite her anymore, and she hasn’t found anything new yet. It got me thinking. How important is it to be excited? There […]

I hate moving house!!!

I hate moving house!!!

Nothing punishes materialism like moving house. At some stage you end up surrounded by boxes overflowing with clutter, shaking you first at the heavens and shouting, “why do I own so much stuff!” Suddenly that bubble blowing machine gun, and the fish that sings Merry Christmas seem like rather over-the-top possessions, rather than the diamond […]

Imagine if you needed a wee for three weeks and two days.

Imagine if you needed a wee for three weeks and two days.

… The ground rips open and I fall down!  I land in an armchair in front of the TV. I’m watching a bleach commercial. A devil appears. “Where am I?” I ask him. You’re in Time Hell – where you’re forced to relive all the time you wasted in your life.  I look back to the […]

Sometimes I get nostalgic for no reason.

Sometimes I get nostalgic for no reason.

One thing I know is that when you’re sad for no reason, your mind finds one. Nostalgia is the same. I start to miss things. I miss being sixteen, and walking around my little town late at night with my friends. I miss it being totally empty because everyone else had to work. I miss the […]