Posts by Neil Hughes

Neil Hughes is an occasional comedian and full-time worrier, and also the author of ‘Walking on Custard & the Meaning of Life’, a comedy book about anxiety and happiness.  You can find him on Twitter, and his book at walkingoncustard.com/the-book-for-anxious-humans/. Email: neil@walkingoncustard.com

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It’s Okay to Need a Little Help

“Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.” ~Unknown

It’s 2004, and I awake in a student college in Melbourne, Australia. This comes as no surprise, because, at the time, I lived there.

I groggily stagger to the shared bathroom on my floor, to perform my morning washing routine. There’s nothing unusual about my lavatory procedure, so I’ll omit the details, for all of our benefits.

So far, so good. Already I’m full of optimism for today.

As I wash my hands, I glimpse myself in the …