Lloyd Griffith - Going Through The Emotions - The Mind Map
By Tayler Willson

Lloyd Griffith – Going Through The Emotions

You’re gonna get your heart broken more than once.

Published 15/01/2020

What has been your biggest life challenge so far and what did you do to overcome it?Being happy with what I’m doing and not comparing yourself to others when trying to live your life.

Just be a nice person,

Be yourself and don’t get upset/exhausted about competing with anyone else.

That, and trying to stay in 38 inch waist jeans.

What do you think affects your mental health positively?
Not having any people in your life that drain you.

I’m so lucky to have the best circle of friends around me.

I’ve seen people in the past constantly moan about others in their life and you’re like ‘just get rid pal’.

And negatively?

I can’t tell you how much not drinking helps me.

It completely clears your mind of paranoia and anxious thought.

But also, lager tastes so good so it’s a constant struggle but I think I find a happy medium.

What are you reading, watching and listening to at the moment?
Just finished reading AA Gill Pour Me.

My ex girlfriend was a massive fan of his and it wasn’t until last year that I got round to reading his back catalogue and crikey it’s good. Also, Pour Me is one of the most honest things I’ve read and would wholly recommend it to everyone.

Watching Succession at the moment which is quite frankly, brilliant.

I’m on a real Anderson Paak binge at the moment and last month I think I listened to every Joni Mitchell song I could get my tubby little mits on.

What’s your go to music if you need a boost?
Choral music. Specifically 16th century Latin polyphony.

Thomas Tallis is the top boy.

Absolute nerd fest. It’s not so much a boost, it more sorts me out and cleanses me soul etc.

What are your favourite foods?
Pizza. All day every day. Makes me feel proper happy.

Do you like to exercise or meditate at all?
I like to exercise even though I am the shape of a ball and doing the job I do.

When you’ve had a few days of exercise though you proper feel good in the head.

What do you do when you need to chill out? How does it help?
Weirdly I like to jump on my moped and ride around London.

I know it sounds like a lot of people’s nightmares, but I love riding around and letting all my stresses flow away.

Not sure if it’s the vibrations or the wind hitting your face, but it proper sorts me out.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received in regards to your mental well-being?
My fellow comedian and friend John Kearns (who is brilliant by the way and you should all see him) once asked me if I’m happy when I was doing jokes onstage.

There was a 10 mins bit of my stand up that I wasn’t happy doing, it felt like it didn’t belong there.

I cut it out and the show flowed better and I felt instantly happier.

I’ve adopted that same philosophy to my day to day life and it works a treat.

Get rid of anything in your life that annoys you – friends, elements of your job, change up your commute etc.

How have you changed since 15, and what advice would you give to that person?
I think I have for sure, not just in weight/facial hair/lack of hair. I’d probably say:

There’s gonna be times where you’ll be proper sad and you won’t know why.

You’re gonna get your heart broken more than once.

You’re going to meet Lionel Messi and you should definitely ask him to sign a shirt so you can pay for your child’s uni fees.

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