Tag: depression

Co-op gaming as a teamwork and leadership tool

Co-op gaming as a teamwork and leadership tool

Career, Featured, Gaming, Life
Would you consider yourself a leader? Do you thrive on having the people around you look to you for guidance? Perhaps you're naturally authoritative and your alpha personality inspires your peers to be more like you. For the majority of us, this isn't the case – humans tend to be followers on a varied scale. Personally, I spent much of my life keeping quiet in any given group and speaking only when invited to do so. Don't get me wrong – I've got plenty to say and I enjoy chatting to people, whether I know them or not, it's just getting started that's tough. However, one tool that's really helped me come to terms and begin to combat this feeling has been co-operative gaming. Friendly co-operation I was recently explaining why I love co-op board gaming so much to a friend and had a lig
Even when life feels like a struggle, you’re still levelling up

Even when life feels like a struggle, you’re still levelling up

Featured, Life, Mental Health
When our mental health isn't doing too well, it can often feel like we are doing nothing but going in circles. Spinning our wheels. Taking two steps forward, then as many – or more – right back again. Making no forward progress and destined to sit in this same old rut, unable to live the life we want to and forever feeling heavy and trapped by the weight of the world on our shoulders. Speaking as someone who has had, and still has, many a day like this, you don't need me to tell you that it sucks. That's kinda stating the obvious, right? We all have our own experiences, and they are all unique to us. For me, it can take many forms. Depression can sap my energy and make functioning - simply getting out of bed and getting on with my day - a more exhausting struggle than Mo Farah runni