Our mindset comes from everything that has happened to us, all our experiences, everything that someone said to us and all the messages we have been exposed to – it’s a mind-blowing amount of data. It’s not just everything we have absorbed, it’s also the way we stored it. Did we store it with happy feelings, sadness, fear, excitement, jealously, gratitude or one of the other feelings that we are open to?
They say that life imitates art, and we can learn our future from Sci-fi, something that I thought continually when watching the Amazon Prime video series, Upload. I missed this when it was released in 2020, pre–Facebook’s Meta-universe, Horizon Worlds (I think). Now I am hooked finding out just how our digital afterlife can be monetised and how the lure of never saying goodbye to your loved ones pulls at your heartstrings. It’s compelling watching for so many reasons.
I have always craved exercise that helps me switch off from the outside world because I never switch off. My mind is hyperactive. I have to do things that leave little room in my head for anything else. Constant travelling made joining a club difficult and I leaned into the lone sports of running, swimming, and a Davina DVD in the hotel room to give my head some time off. When the travelling paused, and the menopause was giving me physical challenges that were driving me crazy, I decided I was going to learn to box. Why boxing? The menopause symptoms I had made it feel like I was living inside someone else’s body. I felt I needed to shock my system and prove to myself I was still in there.