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Lack Of Sleep Is Wearing Me Down

After another night of badly disrupted sleep I’m starting to feel very worn down, I feel like I’m living in a kind of grey reality where everything is more complicated and difficult than it should be.  It’s hard to find things to enjoy, to concentrate, to find the energy.  I’ve...

Early Retirement – Six Months In

Despite all the planning I did  retirement has taken me somewhat by surprise, I’d planned to do a lot more, to learn new skills, travel more widely, decorate the house from top to bottom, but it’s not been like that.  Instead the activities that I was already doing have just...

Dealing With Annoyances

Every day I’m confronted by a dozen little annoyances, lights being left on, fighting my way through the under stairs cupboard to read the meters, clothes left on the floor, washing up not done during the day, and on and on.  I used to let it get to me but...

Near Collapse

A few times a year my body seems to get itself out of balance and I feel as though I’m in a continuous state of near collapse, with cold sweats, wobbly legs, blurred vision and lights before my eyes.  It’s bad enough whenever it happens, but it’s quite scary when...

The Martian

I’m a huge fan of The Martian, I first read it in eBook form and loved it so much that I bought the audio book and I’ve just been to see the movie in 3D.  It’s one of those rare experiences that has worked perfectly in all three media, but...

Medication And Withdrawal

I’m now two thirds of the way through my, post retirement, three month long withdrawal from medication and it’s becoming ever more brutal even though I’m taking it easy. For example I’ve dropped from a high of 250mg of Lyrica down to a current low of 75mg and while doing...

Living With Compassion

It’s not been easy for me to come up with an over-arching philosophy to live by, but gradually I’ve nudged my way towards living with compassion.  Daily life is constantly presenting situations, mostly involving people, that frustrate, anger, disappoint … and compassion provides a tool to turn all of these...

Building A Business That’s Anti-Fragile

On my personal blog I wrote an article yesterday about how I’ve built an anti-fragile lifestyle, to offset the unpredictability that my health conditions impose.  In this post I thought I would explore how I’ve applied the same principles in business to create an organisation that’s also resilient to the...

Watching The Sun Rise

Swimming is starting to become a habit, I added another two lengths, so I’m up at 18 now and although my shoulders are sore they are coping. My legs continue to be really, really sore when I’m walking up and down stairs, but I’m swimming better and they are stronger...

Simple Workplace Design Tips

This year has seen interest in workplace design gradually building; a few consultancies have been established; blogs and podcasts have created; a couple of books have been written; and of course the start-ups have been investing their VC’s millions in fancy offices that get plenty of publicity.  It’s nice to...