Lately, I’ve totally been stressing out. I’m rushing from one thing to another – work, study, more work, laundry, cook, search for Christmas presents, make time for loved ones. I’m constantly feeling like there isn’t enough time in a day and at night, I keep waking up realising that I’ve been writing blog posts in my dreams.
For the past couple of months, every time Mike gets into bed, he suddenly begins to imagine that he is trapped in a confined space. He hates this thought! He doesn’t choose to have it, it just jumps into his head and however hard he tries to push it away, it keeps coming back to him. “This is ridiculous!” he tries to reassure himself, “I’m not trapped and I’m not going to be trapped!… But what if it happens?” And the fear invades his mental space again… and again… Until Mike has given up on the wish to sleep altogether and is in the living room soothing himself with tea and television.
This month has been so busy with all the preparation that went into the first A Life I Choose event, “On Choicefulness”. When I first started planning the event, I didn’t think many people would attend, but we ended up having a really good turn-out, and I’m so grateful!
It’s Friday night, Sarah sits alone, supposedly watching a movie, but she’s also scrolling through ASOS, and bouncing between Facebook and Instagram on her phone. She feels restless. She keeps thinking about making popcorn but she’s not hungry. She eats three blocks of chocolate, but they don’t satisfy her. She scrolls through Facebook more. Until she asks herself “What am I doing?” She keeps scrolling scrolling scrolling…waiting for some vital piece of information, but she realises she’s actually really bored. She puts the phone down, closes her eyes and takes a deep breath.
Most of us are reminded of someone when we come across the definition of a narcissistic personality. We may think of someone who rambles on and on about how they went to the best schools, how they hold very high-paid positions, and how inadequately everyone else seems to function. Are you thinking of someone you know? Great, hold onto that image. Continue reading “You’re so narcissistic you probably think this post isn’t about you…”
I am so excited to announce the first event of A Life I Choose, “On Choicefulness”. Join me for a casual evening of wine and nibbles, where we’ll discuss how to make choices to improve our quality of life.
Date & Time: 25th November, 5.30 – 8pm.
Place: Lily Agius Gallery, 54 Cathedral Street, Sliema