Keeping mentally healthy in strange times

Featured

Thoughts and tips on looking after our mental wellbeing during strange times.

First of all, I’m not a doctor and not playing one on the internet. Here, I’m just going to share personal thoughts and some stuff that’s helped me so far. None of this is medical advice.

I’m not speaking from a place of authority but one of experience from past isolation moments. What you do with this information is up to you.

Continue reading “Keeping mentally healthy in strange times”

Let’s find our Ikigai 生き甲斐

Featured

Before we begin:

If you’ve read any of my stuff before, particularly my work on Steal These Thoughts!, then you’ll know I have a somewhat obsession with human development and the exploration of meaning.

I’m of the opinion that having meaning in life is more important than happiness. Mainly because happiness is an emotional state, one that is fleeting and cannot be sustained. Whereas meaning is something that drives us, gives us a sense of being and will more likely provide the moments of happiness we seek.

Continue reading “Let’s find our Ikigai 生き甲斐”

You are not defined by your parents blueprint

Featured

A quick note before we begin:

This is a topic I’ve wanted to write about for sometime, it’s actually been in the works for nearly 8 months.

I’ve always been fascinated by human behaviour and exploring why we do the things we do. As a society, mental health issues have been on a scary increase over the last 10-15 years and particularly in my generation, the anointed ‘millennials’.

I’m a believer in the fact that all of us in some way are dealing with the mechanics of a path and way of engaging with the world that we did not choose when we were infants, being most likely thrust upon us by those who raised us. As I’ve grown older, it’s become pretty clear to me that many of us struggle daily, because some of the things we have been taught in the environment from our younger years don’t actually help us live a good life now.

This post is not me telling you what to do, rather it’s a bunch of thoughts and insights that I feel can help you find some understanding in why you operate the way you do, whether that’s in how you think, feel or behave. It’s ultimately about recognising that you have a choice in everything in life and we have the power to change anything.

Continue reading

Podcast Episode #2: Keeping mentally healthy in strange times

The latest episode of the Steal These Thoughts! audio experience aka my podcast has just dropped on all your favourite podcast platforms.

#2: How to keep mentally healthy in strange times Steal These Thoughts!

In this episode, I explore some thoughts and tips on keeping mentally healthy in strange times.  Check out the companion blog post here: https://stealthesethoughts.com/2020/03/16/keeping-mentally-healthy-in-strange-times/ Don't forget to check out the blog at http://www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me at Twitter: @_Rsvenson and LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rstevensonuk
  1. #2: How to keep mentally healthy in strange times
  2. #1: Employee reboarding post COVID19
  3. Welcome to the Steal These Thoughts Audio experience

In this one, I explore tools and tactics that we can all use to keep mentally healthy in the ever evolving strange times we find ourselves in. I’m biased but I feel like there is something for everyone in this episode and I hope you find it of value too.

Make sure to check out the companion blog post to this too.

Listen today on:
Spotify | Google Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Anchor
or
RSS feed for platform of your choice

Please do share your thoughts with me on these pieces or anything I share on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Chat to you soon and stay healthy people!

If you have the will, you’ll find the skill

The power of the human mind is often underrated.

Many of us conform to believe we only have a set talent potential. One that only allows us to perform in certain scenarios or complete specific tasks. However, as technological innovations continue to evolve, we are finding more and more that the in-ability that many preach they have to learn new skills is not true at all.

It is rather a question of will.

Continue reading “If you have the will, you’ll find the skill”

How to easily film and edit videos with your phone

Here’s the everyday person’s guide to filming and editing videos in (what I think is) a super simple way. Most, if not all these apps can be accessed for free by anyone and the learning curve is pretty quick.

I’m going to cover everything you need to get started and some filming best practice. You can explore the videos below on YouTube for live demos of all the editing parts. And no, these aren’t super detailed and long videos. They are short, snappy and give you the key info you need.

Continue reading “How to easily film and edit videos with your phone”