This week, I completed my second and final week of jury service. For those who aren’t aware, jury service here in the UK requires you to go to court and form part of a 12 person jury to hear and try cases. As someone who is fascinated by crime documentaries, and has studied aspects of criminology and forensic psychology, I was really quite excited to have been selected.
Many of you will soon be returning back to university after a (hopefully) very relaxing Christmas break. The dread will soon kick in, the panic about graduate life will start and you will realise it’s all coming to an end sooner than you would like it to. The period from January to the end of my degree went quicker than any other semester, and looking back, I could have done and seen and experienced so much more. So, I am writing this in the hope that it helps you, that it inspires you to go out and try new things, because it’s really never too late.
As the New Year approaches, everyone’s minds tend to wander towards what we can do in 2018 to improve ourselves and our lives. Rather than resolutions, I like to set myself goals of things to accomplish and set targets of places I want to be.
For those who do not know, #MeToo was (and still is) a social movement that became associated with the Harvey Weinstein assault allegations that emerged recently. Originally started 10 years go by activist Tarana Burke, #MeToo aims to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem of sexual harassment, assault and rape among both men and women. The phrase recently came to light due to actress Alyssa Milano tweeting “if you’ve been sexually harasses or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet’. This tweet currently as just over 25,000 retweets, 53,500 likes and 68,000 replies.
I believe being organised is one of the best skills you can have in the working world. When we are organised, we think clearly and can channel our attention onto the finer details of the task. I always believe it is better to be in a position where you are organised enough to be pro-active at work, rather than working re-actively in a stressful and cluttered environment.
It’s that time of year again when everyone starts to think about heading off to University. Whether you are an eager fresher bursting with excitement, or an anxious second year struggling for ideas for your dissertation, I hope that this article helps in some way. Now that I am a graduate, having survived three years of university, I felt it was time to share some of the lessons I have learnt, the advice I was given and the tips and tricks I picked up along the way.
It’s something that has been said to me a lot recently and got me thinking. The phrase “you’re shy aren’t you?” I’ve been pretty shy for most of my life, which can make navigating the adult work pretty tricky. For me, simple tasks like answering the phone can feel like diffusing a bomb. Being introduced … Continue reading Shyness Is My New Superpower
Positive thinking is a massive part of my personal well-being. I always find that if I am ‘thinking happy’, it really does improve my mood and lift my spirits. I’m not claiming to be any sort of agony aunt or life coach, but I like to think that these posts can help us all … Continue reading How To ‘Think Happy’
Disclaimer: This post contains triggering subjects, mainly anorexia. If this bothers you, I urge you not to continue reading, because I – in no shape, way, or form – intend on harming any of my readers. If you are personally going through any psychological problem(s) or if you know someone who is going through these difficulties, please seek help at your local psychiatrist, psychotherapist, psychologist or a local non-governmental organisation. There is always someone that you can talk to who will listen. I will include some important numbers at the end of the post.
Body shaming is described as an action or practice of humiliating a person by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size. It is something that is seen almost daily across social media and has become a popular joke to mock the way that others look. In modern society, there is so … Continue reading A Rant on Body Shaming