Level 3 counselling assignments continue to take up the bulk of my time, but here’s what else has been going on in my world from Saturday, November 24th to Friday, November 9th.
1: What I’m working on:
Identifying my conditions of worth
Yes, this is counselling homework, identifying those messages I may have taken on board about what I need to do in order to be valued by those I love.
For example, my parents have always stressed the importance of hard work, so it’s no surprise that these days I have a bad habit of working harder and for longer than is actually good for me.
It certainly makes for interesting learning.
2: What I’m happy about:
Getting back to the gym
I haven’t been to the gym since college started. I’ve been doing plenty of running in training for next year’s Manchester Marathon, but even that had to be put on hold for a few weeks following a minor injury.
This week, I got myself back in the gym and running on the treadmill. It’s the first step to getting back in good shape.
3: What I’m thinking about:
It was a year ago this week that my Nan passed away. It’s made me think a lot not only about her, but about valuing the relationships I have with people in my life and how I should cherish those moments, no matter how mundane they seem at the time.
4: What I’m talking about:
Dealing with traumatic events without relapsing
This is essentially an updated version of a video I made last year, right around the time that my Nan passed away.
Here, I talk about how smoking, drinking, or using other addictive substances doesn’t help us cope with traumatic events and painful experiences in the way we think it does.
5: This week’s picture:
Andy Warhol self-portrait
From a recent visit to Tate Liverpool.
6: What I’m looking forward to:
Finishing my next college assignment and starting work on a book.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Previous weekly recaps:
- September 1st – 7th
- September 8th – 14th
- September 15th – 21st
- September 22nd – 28th
- September 29th – October 5th
- October 6th – 12th
- October 13th – 26th
- October 27th – November 2nd
- November 3rd – November 9th
- November 10th – November 16th