‘Dear God you’re starting university NOT single?!– How can you possibly enjoy yourself if you have someone at home? You need to be finding yourself- not stuck on the phone to someone miles away. It’ll never last…’ WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH. I’ve been in a long distance relationship for […]
We all need to go through it. High School and everything that comes along with it. Bullying, friendships, heartbreaks, exams, stress and most importantly, all of the sleepless nights that come with preparing with each study session. Another semester is daunting upon us. No matter how old we are or […]
Living in a city centre certainly has its benefits; the proximity to shopping, restaurants and a plethora of indoor activities. However, as a student, moving into the city was a major change for me. I found myself feeling somewhat cramped, claustrophobic and suffocated due to the constant noise, people, and […]
This past week I have felt myself feeling the stresses and strains of every day life. I have to admit, life sort of got to me. I confess to shedding the odd tear, but after years of having anxiety, I have learnt to cope a lot better during these weeks. […]
Anonymous blogger who would still like to share their experiences. I undertook a science-related degree, so not all my tips may not be transferable to all course types, however I believe at least one of these may be useful to different student’s studies. 1. Read This may be the most […]
Starting a new semester, assignment or work project can be quite daunting. It’s easy to get ourselves into a tailspin wondering: Do I have the skills to do this and do it well? Am I in over my head on this task? How will I ever finish these tasks on […]
Today I wasn’t okay… and that’s okay! Tomorrow is another day and I’ll try again. If tomorrow is just as bad, that’s okay too.
Anonymous blogger who would still like to share their experiences. You don’t know how much something has impacted your life until it is too late, sadly the story I’m about to tell is exactly that. Growing up I’ve always been a hardcore gamer, I never enjoyed going out with friends, […]
Before I started university, I though LinkedIN was the social network for old people. Now I know how wrong I was. LinkedIn is actually an ESSENTIAL tool for anyone who wants to aim high and be successful. So what is LinkedIn? You’d be forgiven for not knowing. It is essentially […]
I’m an introvert. I used to think introversion was a negative trait. Meaning that I was shy, socially awkward, and uncomfortable when in a crowd of people. I used to think that being an introvert was something to be ashamed of and that I should try to be more extroverted […]
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 […]
Running a marathon changed me, not a lot, but it definitely changed a part of my outlook on life. So I thought I’d write a few words to share how I changed as a result of covering 26.2 miles on my feet. Completing a marathon gave me self-belief We all […]
Going to college as a young adult, especially right out of High School or Secondary school, you officially are on your own so to speak. You now must learn to manage on your own, whether that means buying your own food, paying rent, or even purchasing a car that you […]
Surprisingly, I found the first year of my English Literature degree easier than my whole two years of A-levels. I only had one exam at the end of first year that didn’t count towards my overall degree, whereas one thing I particularly despised about English Literature A-level specifically was how […]
One of the most helpful things I think we can do for our wellbeing is knowing how to deal with negative thoughts because these are the thoughts that are associated with difficult emotions, in particular feeling down and anxious. It’s okay to feel down and anxious, these are, of course, […]
My journey began with the realisation of my unhealthy lifestyle My journey begins in DEcember 2011, I was Obese, smoking, and drinking every day. This was what had become of me in my twenties. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed that decade of my life. It’s the decade I met and married […]
Stress is everywhere. It can be found in many different forms, shapes, and sizes, and impacts people in varying ways. Some are fully capable and even experts in dealing with the effects of stress. Others aren’t. However, it’s not for a lack of resilience. Rather, it’s the scale of the physical and mental strain placed on us by chronic stress that alters our ability to ride through it seamlessly.
What is Hygge? Hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah) is a Danish word, and, is described by Collins Dictionaries as the practice of creating ‘cosy and congenial environments that promote emotional well being’. For many of us our lives are so fast pace that we often forget to stop for a while, slow […]
Learning how to argue well is a skill that once learned will serve you for life. Once learnt, it allows you to respect others, and get into debate with them whilst acknowledging that everyone holds their own opinion and that’s okay. It’s a skill that takes some people longer than others to learn.