How to stop being your own worst critic

I’ve been thinking a lot about self-image and how I give my more ‘negative’ traits more attention than the positive ones. What is seen as negative will vary from one person to the next, some of us struggle with body image, and others might be critical about aspects of their personality. I know I get […]

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Forget resolutions – try personal themes for the New Year!

I have a love hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions. I enjoy having goals to aim for, but dislike putting pressure on myself, because let’s be honest it’s easy to get carried away with a list of things that you want to change, but it isn’t always possible. I’m someone who finds it hard to […]

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Journaling for anxiety

Does it ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? My counsellor told me about the benefits of journaling, and then a Youtuber I follow said how much it helps his mental health, followed by a lot of mentions on Instagram too, so I thought OK universe I’ll start writing! I used […]

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Do you need to keep searching for a ‘cure’ for anxiety?

I love solving problems. If there’s ever something bothering me health-wise, or if there’s a thing that needs fixing, I’m straight onto google. I research the problem and all its possible solutions so I can formulate a plan. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t always a bad thing, as it means I’m proactive and end […]

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Why is it so hard to follow your own advice?

Do you ever feel bad that you can’t seem to follow your own advice? Then you’re not alone! I’ve blogged about several different topics and given advice that I sometimes struggle to follow myself. I might know what I need to do, but the problem is getting started, or even completely forgetting things when I’m […]

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Are you thinking too much?

I’ve always been a thinker. I tend to get lost in my thoughts, and at times this can be wonderful and positive, but on the flipside, it can often descend into negativity. I mean, daydreams can be a pleasant distraction when you’re hanging around waiting to see the dentist, but not when you’re using them […]

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How to be more organised if you’re easily distracted…

I’ll be honest, my organisational skills aren’t the best. I’ve always been a go with the flow kinda person, so any attempt to write schedules or lists feels like a chore. Being like this does have its positives! I’m creative and can always find something to do so I’m never bored. But I am prone […]

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What to do when you doubt yourself.

I don’t know why I find it so hard to believe in myself, or why I’m not very confident. I questioned if I should write this post at all, as I try to be a positive voice, but I suppose life isn’t always sunshine and daisies. Then I was feeling guilty about not being able […]

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Love languages in difficult times.

It feels surreal to write that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.  I keep alternating between feeling calm and taking things day by day, to panicking about worst-case scenarios. I’ve been thinking about the things that are truly important in life and everything we usually take for granted. Like pasta and toilet roll… who’d […]

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What is the emotional freedom technique?

I’ve tried a lot of different therapies to help manage my anxiety over the years, so I was surprised to discover something I hadn’t heard of before. EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques or ‘tapping’ is a process that can help treat physical or emotional distress. It involves tapping on various acupressure points on the body to […]

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