Five of My Favourite Reads From 2019

Amy Jackson

I got back into reading a few years ago, and I found that it’s been really effective in helping me with my anxiety. I find that if I’m in an endless anxiety spiral, picking up a book is actually super helpful. It means I have to focus on what I’m […]

19 Lessons I’ve Learned in 2019

It’s shocking to think that 2019 has come to an end. This year has flown by and it doesn’t even feel like we’ve just seen the end of Christmas. 2019 has been a fairly difficult year all round, and I certainly feel as though my anxiety has taken a bit […]

27 Lessons

Amy Jackson

Today I’m sharing a post that I wrote earlier this year on my 27th birthday. It’s one of my favourite posts that I’ve written in my last year of blogging – I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s a list of 27 things […]

Lessons I Learned at University

In July this year, it was 6 years since I graduated from university. It feels weird to think that I’ve now been adulting for that long. When is it acceptable to stop calling yourself a graduate? Asking for a friend. Anyone who knows me will know that I did not […]

Facing My Fears

Amy Jackson

As it’s Halloween, I thought today I’d share with you a few experiences of where I faced up to some of my fears. Both of my fears I’m going to talk about today are related to my vomit phobia, but through persuasion and if we’re honest, a bit of FOMO, […]

Anxiety Essentials I Can’t Live Without

Amy Jackson

Over the years I’ve accumulated a number of anxiety essentials that I find useful or comforting during a panic attack. These range from things to help with the general symptoms I get to a few things that are useful for distracting me. Most of them I try and keep in […]

Managing IBS at University

IBS. It’s not a condition that we feel we can easily talk about. Yet 10-20% of people in the UK suffer from it. Let’s face it, us British folk can often get quite squeamish when it comes to talking about poo. Pardon the pun, but that’s a load of crap. […]

5 Easy Self Care Tips

Self care is a phrase that we see quite a bit lately. This Psychology Today article defines it simply as you taking care of you. But why is it so important? Mental health charity Mind says that self care techniques, along with general lifestyle changes can help us to manage […]

Why Group Work at University Should Be Abolished #ThatsMyOpinion

I loved cracking on with a good project at university. I loved putting my organisation skills to work and seeing everything come together. What I didn’t love however, was group work. I’m sure I’m not the only one when I say that group work at university was well and truly the bain of my life. I always had some pretty strong opinions when it came to group work, but I always kept them under wraps.

Things OCD Sufferers Want You to Know

Amy Jackson

While it’s not something I bandy about 24/7, this past year I’ve been much more open about my OCD. However, one thing I’ve noticed is that despite being honest about my mental illness, there’s still some heavy stigma around it, along with those cliché responses that we all know and […]

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