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  • Writer's pictureMike Douglas

The Self Love Tag

I don't like these but, you know sometimes theres one that gets you. So here we are, hahaha.

Thank you to Becky who tagged me in her blog post. As I have just said these 'tag' posts are not really my thing so I will not be tagging anyone at the end of my post. However, if you enjoy this post, in the same way that I enjoyed reading Becky's post. Then please feel free to use this as your open tag.


  1. Answer all the questions honestly.

  2. Tag 5 people who you want to bring a bit of happiness to - As above, consider this an open tag, if you like it, get writing.

So lets get on with the questions:

What is something that is getting you down at the moment?

Not podcasting enough. I have been quite down about not being able to keep up with the weekly episodes. It has made me feel a little low.

I have also had quite a lot of time away from friends, which is something I feel maybe needs to change. I also have a mindset that I have always (usually) been the one to ask if people want to do something or meet up. So I am less worried about continuing to focus time on people how don't reply. But I should be doing more with new friends.

What is something that makes you happy?

Walking, running, writing, watching wrestling, hugging cats, ice cream, pizza, hugs... o, one thing...errrmmm... being outside. Wether I am sitting, laying, walking or running, outside is lovely. The fresh air, the sun, a breeze. It can be lovely.

Name 3 guilty pleasures!

  • Biting

  • Blind folds

  • Toys in general

I feel like I may have misunderstood the question...

What is something about yourself you’d like to improve on?

Fitness. Im currently the worst physical shape of my life.

I am hoping to pick up some tips from fellow bloggers, particularly the Pompey Bloggers.

When was the last time you belly laughed?

I don't know about a full belly laugh. But the last time I had a good laugh was when watching Glow. I can't remember which bit. There were a couple of very funny lines.

What is your biggest insecurity/fear?

*Ok, I know this may sound strange but*

It used to be being murdered. However my depression has meant I don't fear death in the same way. So being murdered doesn't factor in my mind as much.

I guess now its probably me. I worry I will lose control, my mind can go to dark places and can struggle to even just cope with whats happening at that moment in time.

Name a song that always cheers you up when you’re down.

I don't know. I don't think I really put music on when I'm low.

One song that always makes me smile is Avenue Q's 'If you were gay'.

After re-reading this I remembered Tim Minchin's 'White Wine in the Sun' which I love.

Name 3 things you like about yourself.

  • My Bum

  • My Hair

  • I really want to want to say just being me, but nope. Thats so annoying! At least I managed two things, yay.

What is an achievement that has made you proud of yourself this year?

I really wanted to increase everything with the blog, which I have mainly managed to do. So I am super pleased with that.

The podcast has dropped a bit, but I have just celebrated one year of podcasts which was great.

In general Mike's Open Journal is going really well and I am very happy with how its going.

Tell us your happiest memory.

I don't know. Maybe one of these:

  • Sitting with my Grandad

  • Getting my GCSE results

  • Kissing

  • Hugs

  • Seeing Shinsuke Nakamura

  • Lots of Australia

So there it is. I hope you enjoyed reading some (maybe even all?!?) of that. Thanks for reading, remember if you fancy writing your own post, please do consider this an open tag.

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