It's been a hard weekend.
I think I've finally realised, or maybe accepted that my hair is starting to thin. And I'm not happy.
As Danny so eloquently told us "Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos, and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight."
I'm really not happy. I'm perfectly capable of being uptight with a full head of hair thanks very much.
I was told about this towards the end of last Summer, needless to say my reaction was not a good one, to say I went into a massive grump would be an understatement. It really hurt me, my confidence was in the gutter and I didn't have the resilience then to handle it very well.
Anyway, I'm 'blessed' with a good silverback gorilla style hair covering (not the back though so no comb ups) so if I ever become a premiership footballer I'll have a transplant.
But I've written this not just to bemoan my latest frustrations but to write about how what you're like on the outside can affect you on the inside and vice versa.
Your body image and what you tell yourself about what you 'should' look like and how that 'will' then affect your life does really affect your life.
Do you tell yourself that you need to be thinner or more muscular, that your bum is too big or too small, that if you hair is thicker that you'll get that job, get the girl, be more popular and that you're life will suddenly be everything you want it to be.
What's on the outside affects what's on the inside, as Shakira said the hips don't lie, but I'm not really talking about that. What you tell yourself, how positive you feel about yourself affects you enormously. It can make you anxious, it can affect your confidence.
Mr Paul Wyse