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5 Lessons I learned in 2021

Hello everyone, and happy new year! 2021 was another incredibly intense year full of more pain, loss, and confusion. The new variant of COVID has only added to these feelings and let’s be honest, it’s been exhausting! I know for a lot of people, including myself, that a new year can seem daunting. There’s a… Continue reading 5 Lessons I learned in 2021

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Burnout Recovery: 5 strategies to help you reset

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com *Anything stated and any advice given is based on my experience and are my opinions only. I am not a qualified mental health professional. Hi everyone and welcome back to Beat Those Thoughts! Today’s post is all about bouncing back from burnout which is something I suffered from severely this… Continue reading Burnout Recovery: 5 strategies to help you reset

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8 ways to let go of a friendship

I’ve spoken before about the importance of friendships, but I’ve never touched upon the break-up of a friendship, especially when you have no idea why. When you become friends with someone, the typical feeling is that you’ll be friends forever. You build a connection, trust, and a foundation for something beautiful. As you go through… Continue reading 8 ways to let go of a friendship

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6 Myths about anxiety that you need to know

*The misconceptions and views expressed in this post are based upon my experience with anxiety only. Over the last few years, I have noticed more discussions around mental health to try and reduce the stigma and remind people that they are not alone. If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you will know that anxiety… Continue reading 6 Myths about anxiety that you need to know

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Connecting with nature

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May). As you may have seen, the theme for this year is ‘Nature’. The Mental Health Foundation explained that they chose nature because “45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental health” over the last 14 months. I couldn’t… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: Connecting with nature

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7 Ways to practise self-forgiveness

From a young age, we are often taught the importance of forgiveness, and more specifically, forgiving other people. But what about forgiving ourselves? We are often harder on ourselves because we criticise and judge ourselves more than anyone else which makes it incredibly hard when it comes to self-forgiveness. I have always considered myself to… Continue reading 7 Ways to practise self-forgiveness

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8 ways to defuse negative thoughts

In previous blog posts, I’ve talked about how to control or cope with negative thinking. However, I don’t think I’ve made it clear enough that this doesn’t mean ‘fight your thoughts and get rid of them as soon as possible’. It’s all about defusing those thoughts instead. What’s the difference, you ask? Fighting your thoughts,… Continue reading 8 ways to defuse negative thoughts

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Women supporting women: How we can all do better

"You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down"- Unknown Competition between women has been a longstanding problem in society. Dragging other women down and making them feel inferior because of our own confidence issues is not only a… Continue reading Women supporting women: How we can all do better

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How positive affirmations can improve your mindset

Are you tired of having negative thoughts all the time? Do you want more positive in your life? Then this is the blog post for you. Positive affirmations seem to be all the rage right now. They seem to be creeping up on almost every social media site. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year,… Continue reading How positive affirmations can improve your mindset

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How to cope with feelings of guilt

As we go through life, we experience a whirlwind of emotions and feelings but one that I don’t see discussed enough is the feeling of guilt. Everyone makes mistakes in life. It is normal and pivotal for how we grow as individuals. However, it is often the guilt of those mistakes that people hold onto… Continue reading How to cope with feelings of guilt

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The benefits of practicing gratitude

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you have all been keeping safe and well and that you were able to enjoy Christmas under the circumstances. My first post of this year is based on a lesson that the last 10 months of COVID and multiple lockdowns have taught me. The lesson is ‘gratitude’. I’ve always… Continue reading The benefits of practicing gratitude

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9 ways to have a healthier relationship with social media

Image by Dole777 Social media has become a worldwide phenomenon and consumes a lot of our lives. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and more have become an outlet for documenting our thoughts, frustrations, experiences and a way for us to communicate with each other more than ever before. Recently, there has been a lot of research… Continue reading 9 ways to have a healthier relationship with social media

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10 positive things I’ve learnt about myself in 2020

The last few months have been somewhat of a whirlwind for all of us. Our lives have changed in ways we hoped, and they’ve also changed in ways we never thought. I’m sure many of us could write an entire book on all the negatives that COVID-19 has brought to us all however, I thought… Continue reading 10 positive things I’ve learnt about myself in 2020