For three weeks, the following visuals triggered a flash of pure rage in me: running shoes, technical fabrics, my Garmin, shorts, the gym, food with “energy” in its name, emails from the charity I’d run for, and anyone who was out running or might have just been running or was possibly just about to go […]
Tag: Behavioural Experiments
Running, I love you. Take Me Back, I’m in it for the Long Run. (Not Much Distance, Part II)
Click here to read Part I, Not Much Distance Left to Run – How a Marathon Killed My Love of Running. Yesterday I asked running to give me a second chance. I know I spent some time with the sofa but, you know, we were on a break.
Why a Bad Night’s Sleep Won’t Make You Lose Your Job (Probably)
This is the third instalment of Sleep Slidin’ Away. Read Part I here; Part II (It Costs Sleep to Make Sleep) here. I blame Suede. I wasn’t planning on extending my recent sleep experiment to full on sleep deprivation, and then Suede went and played in an inconvenient location on a Saturday night. By the time […]
Sleep Slidin’ Away… (Part I)
“Let me just check that I’ve understood you correctly. You’re telling me that you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re hitting snooze a lot because you’ve not slept enough, having to drag yourself out of bed because you didn’t get enough sleep, you’re generally late to work, and then once you get there you’re tired most […]
The only thing we have to fear is anything remotely frightening. But just until we realise it’s not. (Part II)
Read The only thing we have to fear: Part I The review As a little Easter treat, I planned to spend the weekend finding out what it would be like to terrify myself by watching the scary movies I have avoided for the past 14 years. Before I got started, I put myself through the […]
The only thing we have to fear is anything remotely frightening. And fear itself.
“I think maybe you’re not getting scared enough.” These actual words from this actual psychologist to an actual patient, explaining why they weren’t yet seeing any improvements from CBT. What I wanted to know was what was stopping them from amping up the fear levels. I assume what you want to know is why on […]