#StressAwarenessDay

“National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress.” – Mind  We live in a world where stress is considered normal, the majority of people experience some form of stress, whether it is in the workplace or at home. Stress […]

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My Mental Health Story

It’s World Mental Health Day tomorrow which is a day to reflect, open up and raise awareness for around one in four people that struggle with mental illness per year. “Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes […]

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#BoringSelfCare – a movement

If you type ‘self care ideas’ into Google, a wide variety of suggestions come up. For example taking a bath, face masks, buying some new pj’s or a cup of hot tea. All great ideas of course but that isn’t always possible for everyone. When you have a pile of washing staring at you from […]

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5 Things That Are Making Me Happy Right Now

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”  ― Audrey Hepburn I’ve found myself in somewhat of a rut over the past few days with the stresses of final university deadlines and just life, in general, has been getting me down, so I thought I would write a positive […]

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Coping with University Stress

The final year of university has been one of the most stressful experiences for me. Writing my dissertation, assignments, applying for jobs and attempting to plan a future is a lot of pressure, especially when you’ve been stuck in the university bubble for three years. It’s really strange to think that it’s all coming to […]

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Learning To Love Myself

Learning to love myself is a journey in which is still very much in progress, I think almost everyone has those days when they don’t feel particularly happy with themselves. Even some of my most beautiful friends express body confidence doubts which only they can see. I’ve realised recently that it’s important that I love […]

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Musing on Growing Up

‘I’m getting old’ is a phrase I often use when I justify to my friends that I’m staying in and not going on another night out, as I curl up with a book, a cup of tea and attempt to write my novel – which is currently going absolutely nowhere if you were wondering. When […]

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What To Do When You’re Having a Bad ‘Mental Health’ Day

You’ve probably clicked on this post because you’re either having a bad day, you’re scrolling social media and this popped up or your just genuinely interested in what I have to say. Either way that’s cool with me, welcome. Quick disclaimer – I’m certainly not an expert, this is just what helps me. If you […]

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Instagram is Ruining Confidence

Scrolling through Instagram is a vicious cycle. Not only is it time consuming, people display their picture perfect lives and unrealistic expectations of body image and appearance. Thoughts such as ‘why don’t I look like that’ and ‘I wish I could be her.’ They aren’t healthy thoughts however they run through the minds of many […]

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