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
Summer has always been my favourite of all seasons. As a kid, I used to look forward to going to summer camp, going on family holidays and being free. Now that I’m older, I find I long for the freshly warm weather which a few months ago seemed an impossible reality! I spend winter wrapped … Continue reading My Sort-Of Summer Goals
It’s official. I have finished University and have moved back home for the inevitable future. It can be hard to go from such a structured life of lectures and revision to being free, and as a result I have really struggled with keeping busy and getting things done. Everyone suffers from a bit of procrastination … Continue reading From Procrastination to Productivity…
(I apologise in advance that this post seems like a bit of a rant...) Now, I don’t exactly need to point out that we are living in a digital age whereby everybody is living some form of life online. Whether this is an accurate portrayal or not largely depends on the person, but I think … Continue reading Is Instagram Affecting Our Self Confidence?
Currently, most UK university students will be knee-deep in exams and assessments. So I think it’s about time we had a little chat about revision, managing stress and how to get through January with minimal emotional breakdowns. I will now add the obvious disclaimer that what works for me may not be as effective for … Continue reading The Inevitable Revision Tips Blog
Having grown up in a largely male dominated family, having ‘girlfriends’ was never really my thing. Most of my formative years, I was a bit of an outsider, with one or two really close friends who were normally male. Sure, they were part of larger groups but I never felt very comfortable around them; I … Continue reading My New Found Appreciation For A Girl Gang