It’s the hard-knock life for us!
It’s the hard-knock life for us!

‘Steada treated,

We get tricked!

‘Steada kisses,

We get kicked!

And so on…you know the drill. Whilst rarely few of us can preach a life such as Annie the orphan, we do like to voice our concerns when life is feeling that touch bit tough.

Micro moments that can contribute to a hard life:

  • Getting on the Northern Line
  • 8am meetings
  • Being invited to dinner by your friend who is a newly declared vegan
  • Opening your email from your boss saying ‘can you just…’


I mean life-is-hard, hell someone needs to cut me some slack. When will the hurting end? I mean it wouldn’t be totally wrong to suggest that we can be somewhat dramatic. It wouldn’t also be wildly incorrect to suggest that we have all uttered the words that ‘ I quite literally have had the worst day of my life’ in a pub. However, if you thought for a minute you were going to win any prizes for having the worst day ever, more often than not, you will quickly be informed by the rest of the table, that their days have been sufficiently worse. Just as when someone proclaims that they are tired, it quickly becomes a baiting competition of just who is the most hard done by.


Macro Moments that can contribute to a hard life:

  • Your job
  • Your boss
  • Your social relationships
  • Money


We all like to wallow in self-pity on occasion- we’re only human after all and sometimes there isn’t a more satisfying feeling then throwing a mini pity party that soon turns into you and your friends inflating one another’s egos as you start to list all the reasons why

  • You’re great
  • You can do anything
  • You don’t need him/her
  • You should get a promotion
  • (and if there has been lots of wine involved) You’ll be appointed as CEO any day now


However, is it wrong to perhaps put forward the notion that life in the grand scheme of things isn’t that bad? And if it really is then perhaps it’s time to stop venting and actually start implementing some steps to start changing our situation. If you’re losing sleep over an aspect of your life that is possible to enforce change, then, why don’t you? Sometimes taking these steps of action can be rather daunting but it may make it all the more worthwhile once you’ve taken on the challenge.


We are all entitled to a grumble, but is it going to cause us more trouble later down the line? A bit like the boy who cried wolf there will be moments in our lives when we really will experience the worst day ever and will have to call upon our support systems, be it at work or at home. This isn’t to shame you into thinking about those worse off than you are, because venting is healthy. It’s just offering another perspective and giving you an alternative thought to believing the world is against you. Weigh out the micro and macro moments of your life and consider which ones can be changed. The sooner you can do this the sooner you can start thanking yourself because it really doesn’t have to be the ‘hard knock life’ we’re so accustomed to believing it is.



Twenty Mile Club