“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” - Steve Furtick As I write this, it's Sunday evening. I've had a get-stuff-done kinda day and I'm sat on my bed scrolling through Instagram and feeling as if my life is as bland as a bare cream cracker. [...]
Roald Dahl Day- Beauty Comes From Within
Roald Dahl is the ingenious creator of characters such as Matilda, Willy Wonka, The Twits and Mr Fox who coloured our childhood and taught us some of lifes' most valuable lessons. The 13th of September is National Roald Dahl Day and I thought it an ideal time to share the most important lesson he showed [...]
Find the Magic
Do you ever just sit and think... about life, humanity and all the rest of it? I honestly think I could ponder for hours. The crap stuff usually outshines the glowy, glittery ones. But when you really think about it, this little planet has millions of wonderful things for us to smile about every day. [...]
Me: marmite sandwiches, zombies and imperfections.
Let’s Not Compare Ourselves To Strangers On Instagram
16 million people in the UK experience a mental illness. 3 in 4 mental illnesses start in childhood. 75% of young people with mental health problems are not being treated. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK. A study recently showed that more than A THIRD of teenage girls in England suffer from depression [...]
Why University Boosted My Confidence
Forever a home bird, I found moving out and going to University difficult. Despite people telling me about this incredible new chapter/ season/ adventure I was about to experience, I honestly wasn't overly buzzed to go. Which sounds dreadful, because most people I speak to are so excited for University. That's not to say I [...]
High Expectations: Perfectionist vs Optimist.
From a young age, the expectation to 'be good' is something we have drummed into us. But sometimes our expectations of ourselves are simply too high. We're perfectionists. Perfectionism: Perfectionism means setting our goals too high and having unrealistic expectations. Being allergic to failure is often driven by an underlying sense of shame. If we can [...]
This blog post was inspired by Natalie Leanne’s Blog Post that I read on the train journey home the other day. I’m super nosy and love learning more about people. Natalie’s Blog is so open and just so relatable- I highly recommend checking her blog out (natalieleanne.com). On that note, I am going to share [...]
Fun in the Sun
Life Update: Number of: Deadlines completed: 0 Mock Exams completed: 0 YouTube Videos watched: at least 15 Workouts: 0 Procrastination Status: Queen Whenever I come home from University, I try to be as realistic as I can when it comes to work. I think: ‘give yourself a week off, get back into the zone, then [...]