How Do You Calm Yourself ?

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This seams like a simple idea right. So wrong. Being a anxious person I find it very hard to calm . I in fact let the storm sweep me up and throw me aside.
I find ways to distract myself but not calm myself. The other night I could not sleep so I started counting not sheep. Just counting. That settled me and I eventually fell asleep. Not really affective day to day.

So what do you do to calm yourself ? How do you get through the storm ? Let me no in the comment section.

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First 10 Songs

What I am going to do is hit shuffle on my spotify playlist that has over 700 of my favorite songs on. I am going to write down the first 10 songs that play and what emotion or reason why I love that song. This is a great positive idea that I strongly suggest you all do and share.

1. Ghetto Life – Rick James.

I was first introduced to Rick James through the hilarious Dave Chappell sketch. If you haven’t seen it I recommend checking it out. I’ve shown it to loads of people always guarantees a laugh.
I then realized Rick James was an actual musician! A bass player too witch strung a cord with me as I to play bass.
This song is full of funk and always cheers me up.

2. Last Caress – NoFx.

This is a misfit’s cover (I think memory moment). In my first band when I was 16 we covered this. Nothing worse than family turning out to a gig to hear their son sing “I raped your mother today.”. Grounded? You bet.
It always takes me back to that mischievous time of my life.

3. Punk Rock Princess – Something Corporate.

I used to crush on this girl when I was younger and a regular at the rock club every Thursday night. We were close, maybe I’d taken up residence in the friend zone who knows. I never had the confidence to do anything. I used to sing this playing bass guitar in my room thinking that’s how she would find out how I felt. Sounds hopelessly romantic and foolish now.

4. Emo – Blink 182

As a big emo fan and a big blink fan. I nearly wet myself on first hearing this song. It’s brilliant. Showing their love for the style and showing they could boss it if they wanted.
It has the classic rising bridge witch always lifts me along with those back and forth vocals.

5. I Love You – The Ramones.

A really nice uplifting song witch drives forward with sentiment and lovely harmonious. Also the only Ramones song with a guitar solo. A well placed one too and not over the top. This song reminds me of someone who will always be important to me and I will always care for.

6. Sugar Were Going Down – Fall Out Boy.

Well there is no hiding I’m an emo fan now! This song takes me back to Leeds years ago. The first slam dunk festival. I was their travelled through with my friend. Managed to get our own beers in and watched fall out boy before they had really made a name over here. Wow was I impressed. There stage presence was amazing. I will always connect this song to that trip and how much fun it was.

7. Stay together for the kids -Blink 182.

Now this always sticks with me. The day I decided to leave my kids mam as I walked away with a bag on my back. This was one of the first things to pump threw my head phones. Crazy. The lyrics for the best part really resonated with me and still do. Now 4/5 years on I look at where I am. I’ve seen the boys regularly since the first week I left. We’re close and their happy. It all works out for the best.

8. Living for the city – Stevie wonder.

This song takes me straight back to college. I played bass and this was one of my favorite songs to play. So Much so I went away and worked out a more complicated bass line for the song with the assistance of a girlfriend at the time. I Love the sole and the heart in the lyrics. I think we can all relate in some way to them.

9. Only One – Yellowcard

This song is super charged with emotion. It just kicked my ass. I suppose I would love a relationship that had this kind of passion. “There’s just no one who gets me like you do.” I suppose that’s what we all want if we’ve lost it I suppose we all want it back.

10. Word Crimes – Weird Al Yankovic.

Thank God it’s a light hearted one to end on after that. So this is quite a funny track poking fun at people with terrible grammar like me!

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Thank You.
James 🙂

Make It Happen!

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So there is no doubt possitive thinking is definitely important.some days though it’s hard. I get it. It’s about setting goals. Small achievable goals.
So I’m going to share some off mine. 5 to do with mental health and 5 that are just general. I would very much like it if you could comment and tell us some of your goals or some that you have achieved in the comment section.

1. Find ways to be alone with my thoughts.
2.Think of things with logic ,
3.Don’t always joke when uncomfortable.
4.Make new friend’s.
5.Don’t lie about how I feel.

1.Run the great north run this year.
2.Get on Holliday with the lads.
3.Get a job in care.
4.Keep Blogging.
5.keep losing weight.