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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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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

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Five Ways to Stop Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage is when we take active measures to prevent ourselves from reaching our goals, desires, and dreams. It is extremely destructive behaviour which can often leave us feeling trapped and with low self-confidence. When we self-sabotage, our subconscious is telling us that we are protecting ourselves from any pain or fear that may lie ahead.… Continue reading Five Ways to Stop Self-Sabotage

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How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Comparisons are a very normal part of everyday life but the effect that they have is (in my experience) far more negative than positive. I have always been someone who compares every aspect of my life to someone else's. Whether it's my figure, my looks, my grades at school and university, my submissions, even my… Continue reading How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

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How To Get Started and Stay Motivated

Motivation is powerful but tricky. On some occasions, motivating yourself is the easiest thing in the world and when you find yourself wrapped up in it, it’s an exciting feeling. Other times, however, finding motivation can feel impossible and you’re trapped in an endless cycle of procrastination.  I’ve talked a lot recently about stress and… Continue reading How To Get Started and Stay Motivated

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How to Reduce Lockdown Anxiety

Many of us struggle with some form of anxiety and what we’re all experiencing due to COVID-19 has done us no favours in reducing those feelings. Now that everyone in the UK has been in lockdown for over 2 months, the list of questions is getting longer, the fear is increasing and the waiting around… Continue reading How to Reduce Lockdown Anxiety