Alex Georgiades

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I want to talk about mental health. Today, I had an anxiety attack. The first in a long while. And while I don’t necessarily know the root of it, I know that I’ve spent a lot of time recently storing negative energy, without releasing — never good.⁣⁣
More so though, I’ve recently found myself in conversation with friends, family and even strangers about this subject. Some instances, I find myself advising on openness and transparency and am yet to do that myself. And I want to practice what I preach. At least, that’s what Ma and Pa taught me, way back when.⁣⁣
Depression and anxiety are two things I’ve battled for some time. Over the past decade I invested a lot of time into trying to understand my mind, and why it worked in certain ways, why I felt certain things and why I didn’t have a a lot of control over that. That time led to discovery; I learnt a lot. And thankfully, for a long time now I’ve been able to conquer a lot of these deep-rooted pressures with techniques and habits I’ve developed over time.⁣
We all want to be in control of how we feel. For some, it comes naturally, and for others it’s a struggle. Some speak openly, some suffer in silence. Some find coping mechanisms, some never do. I’ve been lucky enough to find some small fixes that help me, and I want to share a few, for anyone who might need them. Firstly, I exercise. Whether it’s sports, running or being in the gym, training helps me to break away from any routine stresses and draw focus to my mind and body. Being outdoors is especially helpful. Secondly, I try to take time for myself. If I can pull myself away from work and the rush of my day-to-day and take time to catch up with myself, I feel super refreshed. This is a form of mediation and is something I don’t do enough.
The last one is talking. So, take this as an open invitation. If you need to talk, hit me up. 👋
From the memory bank, summer 18 🌏💦
Swiftly added this spot to the list of summer re-visits... 🏝☀️
Dunno what took Frodo and them man so long. 🏔👀
Three months now since I touched down back in London after two years of travel. The last four days in South Italy were the perfect way to close off a really incredible chapter, full of exploration and perspective. ⁣
On Monday, I start a brand new journey, joining a business I’m really excited and passionate about. The last few years have been a ride, can’t wait to see what the next two will bring. 🧘🏽‍♂️
Yesterday, students in more than 100 countries took to the streets to fight for climate action.⁣
Whenever I look back over my time travelling I’m reminded of why this movement is so important. ✊🌎
I want to introduce you to one of the most memorable faces from my time in India. I came across this guy in Goa, during rainy season. He was that guy with a tiny hut on the beach which somehow seemed to have unlimited supply of every little thing you could need; beach balls, towels, refreshments, coconuts. Who knows how old he is, or how long he’s lived in that tiny hut. All we know is he can grow one hell of a beard. 🙏🥥
Feels like a lifetime ago I was exploring new cities every day. Here’s a throwback to that time me and bunch of other backpackers trekked into the foothills of the Himalayas, near the eastern banks of the Ganges River in Rishikesh, and found this mural to watch the sunset from.
What Sunday looked like a couple of months ago; sunset, beach, beer. Don’t ask me if I miss it. 😅
On my Attenborough vibes.
When you can’t help but stop in the middle of the road to ogle your surroundings. 👀
I like that boulder. That’s a nice boulder. ⛰