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What I Wish I’d Known When I Was At University.
It feels like many moons ago since I was a student. In fact, it was about 11 years since I set on my journey to university. Had I have known then what I know now perhaps my experience would have been a little different. Unsettled Beginnings. It’s hard work being a student, being miles away […]
What comes after university?
For some of you, university may be nearly over. This time can be confusing, stressful and worrying. You may feel pressure about what is to come next. The adventure of university is over. For me, the three years were a blur. They went so quickly and before I knew it, I was back home after […]
10 Ideas To Help Get You Motivated.
University is such an overwhelming experience at times. From getting assignments done, taking exams and balancing the work and play load. It’s no wonder that at times you can feel unmotivated and just want to curl up in your dorm and binge watch a Netflix series. However, there are some tips that can help boost […]
Why Instagram Banning ‘Likes’ Will Help Those With Anxiety
Recently in the news, there has been a lot of debate about how Instagram is doing away with ‘likes’. Although you will still be able to like a post, it won’t show other people viewing your profile how many likes you have on your photos. The reason this has caused such a debate is because […]
How To Handle Peer Pressure.
Growing up, peer pressure was always there. It was no surprise that during the most evolving time of my life; from puberty to university, I cared a lot about what my peers thought of me. It creates a certain level of social anxiety in those that are natural worrier’s, as I was, as you care […]
How To Conquer Fresher’s Nerves.
The start of university is perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking time of your life. Even if you are excited to get out there, meet new people, study and become more independent, you will still be nervous. Fresher’s week is the pivotal moment of university. You are suddenly launched from the comfort of your family […]
How to set yourself a challenge that will set you up to become the next star baker.
I’ve always had an interest in baking, ever since I was a little girl and we would go out as a family blackberry picking in the country fields at the back of our childhood home. I remember the tinged red fingers of mine, as I would pull at the prickly branches and pull off a […]
How to make the most of the last days of Summer.
Summer time is nearly over. For the Christmas lovers, this may bring a lot of joy. But for those of us that need those doses of Vitamin D and trips to the sea, this will bring a lot of doom and gloom. So what can you do to make the most of the last days […]
14 Ideas on Becoming More Eco-Friendly
As we are all well aware, the environment is suffering. The Amazon fires are just heartbreaking, climate change is happening and the amount of plastic that is littered over our planets is just horrific. It might seem overwhelming to think that you can help to change any of these things. But if everyone tried to […]
3 Tips To Help You Cope When You’re Having A Low Week
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. Here are my tips on […]
To The Friend That Ghosted Me.
It’s been 6 months since I last saw you. To begin with life was hard, I would often think of you, wanting so much to try and reach out. As time went on, it got easier. But I still never understood why you did what you did. I was too open from the beginning. We’d known […]
How To Prepare For The Festive Season
For some, the ‘C’ word, (NOT that one) is frowned upon to even mention this time of year. But for others, Christmas could not come quick enough. I am in the latter category, I absolutely love Christmas time and I like to get organised early so that I can enjoy being festive and not stressed […]
My Top 10 Advent Activities.
Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love to get involved in all things festive in the lead up to Christmas Day to make sure that I am in the Christmas spirit. It helps now that I have children, because it is truly the most amazing thing watching their faces light up when Santa’s […]
My Goals This Christmas Time.
Christmas is on the way. The tell tale sign for this is the Coca Cola advert being on TV. This is by far my favourite time of the year. I love getting the home looking festive and we do lots of advent activities with our children to make the season extra special. So, what are […]
5 Hacks To Help Combat Cold and Flu Viruses
This time of year is rife with germs floating around. Everywhere you go, people are suffering with nasty coughs and colds. So, how can you help to combat these cold and flu viruses? Honey and Lemon Honey and lemon is one of the most common hacks when it comes to coughs and colds. Just boil […]
My New Years Resolutions
2020 is here! I love that a New Year can mark a fresh start. So, for my fresh start I like to set New Years resolutions. Now I have 80% of my resolutions that I usually fail with, but let’s hope I can turn it around this year. So, what are my New Years resolutions? […]
3 Reasons To Turn Your Phone Off And Get Retro
In today’s modern world, it is so easy to do everything from just one handheld device. As good as it is, I feel that we are slipping away from the past and from things that helped define our culture. Let me help you with some ways you can reconnect with the past, and help you […]
You can help break the stigma of mental health
More and more people are talking about mental health which is fantastic, not too long ago we were told to ‘stiffen that upper lip’ or worse yet, ‘man up’. These are two sayings that I despise, thankfully though people are opening up more and talking about their feelings and what is bothering them. However, there […]
In a world where you can be anything, be kind
After the recent tragic news of Caroline Flack sadly taking her own life, I think as a society we need to take action against the kind of social media abuse she received over the upcoming court case. I will not go into details about the case. Firstly, it’s not my main point of this […]
Duvet days rule – here’s to lazy weekends
With storms Ciara and Dennis behind us but more cold weather on the way, the best thing to do on days like these is to stay in and keeping safe. Staying in all weekend when there’s stormy weather outside can be awesome, especially when you make The Lazy Weekend List. The best thing about this […]
Why I’m Struggling to Listen to Music Right Now
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I am really struggling to listen to music right now. In fact, over the past 5 weeks, I have barely listened to any music. I can’t really explain why, other than every single song that I hear reminds me of “normal life“. The life I am missing […]
3 Tips To Help Calm Your Worries
If you suffer from anxiety, it can be difficult to squash those worries and be positive. They can become overwhelming, and at times heavy. Here are 3 tips that can help you calm your worries. What is Worry Time? One of the best tools and coping mechanisms I ever learnt was ‘Worry Time’. Throughout your […]
Overwhelmed? My Top 3 Tips To Combat This Feeling.
In this modern day world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. We are available to everyone at the simple touch of a button on social media. Which means, we are effectively never switching off and taking care of our own needs. It’s easy to take on too much in life, from work to […]
Show Kindness Wherever You Can You don’t see kindness a lot these days. Let’s change this. By being kinder to those around us, supporting those we can and just being nicer- we can all make a difference. Try complimenting people randomly, or helping someone with a task that they may be finding difficult. Kindness is […]
Getting to know our new normal
These are strange times that we are living in now. “Normal” life as we know it has been paused and we are having to get to know a new normal. To begin with, I really struggled with this. I cried a lot. Having never been a fan of change, everything was changing. I really hope […]
Why ‘Me’ Time Is Important For The Soul
It’s so easy to put ourselves last. This modern world we are living in is very fast-paced and overwhelming at times. We are seemingly available 24/7 due to the use of social media. Life is busy for everyone. But why is ‘Me’ time important for the soul? ‘Me’ Time Boosts Self Worth It’s funny because […]
3 Tips To Help With Your Productivity.
Whenever I have a bulk of work on the go, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. However, I have learnt with time how to make the most out of my hours. I have gathered up some tools and tips that help me reach maximum productivity. Here are my 3 tips to help with […]
Careers shouldn’t just make you money
I want you to answer a question for me, and please give it your honest answer, not for my benefit but for yours. Ok? Here we go. When it comes to picking your career, the profession that will carry you through your life until retirement, have you thought about what will make you the […]
How To Balance Life at University
University is meant to be one of the most exciting times of your life. I would say it certainly was an experience I would never forget. But there were elements to the university life that I didn’t get along with. I struggled to ‘juggle it all’. Looking back, I wish I had taken things into […]
Why I Find Embracing Change Hard.
I’ve always hated change. As someone that suffers with anxiety, I hate the feeling of uncertainty. I hate not knowing what the outcomes could be from a particular situation. Why do I find embracing change so hard? My Childhood. I moved around a lot when I was a child. I remember the first move, I […]
Why You Should Broaden Your Reading Horizon
As a fanatic reader I have learnt the importance of reading different styles of genres. This is something I thought I would never have done ten years ago. Before I opened my mind to all types of literature, there was a time when I would only read horror/thriller novels. If you are like how I used […]
Why Should You Learn A New Skill?
In a world that is always finding new short cuts to do things quicker, I believe it’s important to go back to old practices. It may seem daunting and time consuming, but believe me, learning a new skill is fun and rewarding. It is not only good for your brain to focus on an activity, […]
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