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    Why am I so distracted again

    I am procrastination personified Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash I’m fed up with my lack of focus, concentration, my procrastination and, worst of all, my tendency to be distracted. Somehow my writing has become something to be avoided. How bad is that?  I love writing. But I realise I’m trying to write in a style that’s not mine. I talk about why further on. Last week I moved my free hosted blog to a self hosted one.  The wonderful people at wpbeginner.com helped by doing it for me for free.  A big shout out to them.  I chose a theme similar to my old one which I loved, tested it on…

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    How a hard decision could improve my life

    Sometimes it just has to be done I’ve made a big decision. I’m going to do something fairly drastic. I’m hoping it’s going to change a part of myself I am very unhappy with. I’m going to have a ‘buzz’ cut. I’m going to cut my hair to within an inch of it’s life! What on earth is a buzz cut I hear you ask. Here’s an example. I might end up looking like this, or could go even shorter. Needless to say that’s not me, it’s a very stylish pin from https://www.besthairstyletrends.com Now imagine this. I am 65. I have naturally white hair which all my friends say they…

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    How it feels to live with chronic illness

    Six things I learned that may help “Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life”. – Seneca – Letters from a Stoic These are wise words indeed, especially if you are living with a chronic illness or are a disabled person, when everyday can bring different symptoms, different feelings and obstacles. Not so easy though is it? Yesterday, I gave in. For two days I had been feeling awful, deep down I knew why, but, as usual, I kept going. For two weeks before Christmas I was busy as we all are. Being in a wheelchair doesn’t mean I get away with not planning…

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    Living the very best life you can

    What we can learn from the Stoics I read an article two or three days ago about how Stoicism can help you be the person you want to be. I took quite a lot from it and considered how I could apply it to my own life Under the heading ‘View from above’ the writer suggests re-evaluating ones life; perhaps in the evening, you review your day and how you feel about things that may have taken place. He writes: ‘How many times have you had a conversation or an interaction with someone and thought afterward “oh man, I should have said that”, or “I wish I hadn’t done that”?‘…