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Is it your anxiety or your intuition?

Spoiler alert: there is no straightforward answer to this. Well, at least, not based on my experience. Maybe you’ve found a way? Let me know!! Intuition is a bit of a strange concept. It’s sort of this weird word based in philosophical underpinnings, when apparently, without consciously being aware of it, you know the truth […]

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How an anxious person might act vs What they’re thinking and feeling

As someone who deals with anxiety, something I’m commonly aware of is that how I might act towards someone may not provide a clear indication of how I feel. So, in this blog I’ll be going through a few scenarios that I can think of, reflecting on how I have acted in the past, and […]

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Read this if someone has opened up to you about their mental health

In today’s society, through the use of platforms such as Twitter, blog sites such as this, and charity campaigns such as Time to Change and Mind,  the discourse surrounding mental health is broadening. However, despite really positive encouragement to discuss our experiences with mental health, this does not remove the fact that talking about our […]

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Why you should celebrate your personal achievements

We all strive to achieve certain things in life – financial security, educational success … Generally, whatever it takes to make us feel fulfilled in life. However, when striving for our goals, we often forget to celebrate our achievements along the way. In this blog I’m going to lay out some reasons why celebrating your […]

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How to STOP relating to your past self and instead focus on who you are right here, right now

Do you ever find yourself reflecting on your past self and cringing,  regretting choices you made, things you said or generally how you acted? If so, I can relate. I’m writing this blog to encourage you to silence this inner critic, and focus on the person you are today. We all have a past, and […]

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6 simple ways to be mindful each day

Acting in a mindful way is something that I have been trying hard to do these past few months. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that mindfulness-based activities can improve our mental health and wellbeing, some of which can be found in this article. To sum it up, though, increasing our ability to […]

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Failing well #3 : I suck at running

A while back I started discussing the concept of failing well. This means deliberately taking part in activities that aren’t perhaps your strong point, to expose yourself to what it means to fail. I was encouraged to embark on this journey after it became very clear that as a result of my perfectionism and high […]

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Education and our fear of failure

When we are scared of failing, this fear often stems from something, or is exacerbated in a certain environment. For me, this ‘thing’ in which my fear of failure is the greatest, is my experience of education.  Throughout our educational lives, we are tested and categorised in one way or another. Whether that is by […]

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Why you should take an Instagram detox

It has been over 2 weeks since I deleted the Instagram app off my phone. Throughout the past year or so, I have tried different methods to take a cleanse from this platform. Why was I so eager to take an Instagram detox? It was taking over my life – Social media is known for […]

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OWN YOUR MISTAKES!

I had a sudden realisation the other day that I am really really bad at owning my mistakes and I’ve been pondering over why that may be. Here are some of my considerations, maybe you can relate to some! Quite simply, I don’t like making errors – I am the definition of a perfectionist, and […]