Know thyself series

What an incredibly complex world we are living in at the moment. For many experts, we’re only entering the end of the beginning of the impact of COVID-19 globally with the economic ramifications likely lasting for years.

Many of us are grappling with how to best respond in this crisis: how do we look after our own physical and mental health; how do we support others in similar to worse circumstances than our own; in what ways do I need to adapt, develop, or resist change?

Almost inevitably, many of our existing self-care activities are going to be disrupted. We can’t go to the gym, we may not be able to purchase extra art supplies, we can’t access the library, we can’t share a hug with many of our friends and family. It is likely, therefore, that we have some more free time on our hands – or – perhaps we need to create some space by purposely disengaging from the endless scrolling on social and news media.

To that end, I thought I would do a series on understanding yourself. The purpose of this series is to focus on different aspects of our life to think deeply about. I aim to pose questions about your values, experiences, and hopes about the future to start an internal conversation about who you are.

In the words of Socrates, “an unexamined life, is not worth living”.¬†

I’ll update this page with a link to the relevant topics, as I write them.

First up, here are some questions to ponder about your beliefs and expectations of your romantic relationships.

My next post builds on the first blog by asking you to consider your beliefs about sex.

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