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    How To Keep Depression At Bay During The Winter Blues

    March 4, 2019

    We all have times where we feel in a low mood and we can’t snap out of it. Don’t worry, it’s totally normal, especially at this time of year! SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is very common in the winter months due to the lack of sunlight and cold, rainy weather. We go to work and…

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  • The 5 Life Lessons I Learned In 2018

    December 30, 2018

    2018 has been one heck of a year. I can’t say that it was a bad year because there were plenty of fun things that happened in it. But it was a year that came with plenty of heartbreak and life-changing lessons. As the new year fast approaches, it seems only fitting to look back…

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  • Do You Ever Get Over Your Anxiety?

    November 7, 2018

    Anybody who suffers from spells of anxiety will know what a royal pain in the ass it is. It can ruin your day… your week… your month… or even your year. Or, hell, every year in some way! I guess no one told you life was gonna be this way… I guess I’ve always been…

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  • My Tips For Coping With Anxiety In A Busy World

    September 26, 2018

    This crazy world can be a bit overwhelming at times. Sometimes you can struggle to find the time to do the basic things. You know, like eat, sleep, and sometimes even breathe. There’s an obvious reason why there are such high numbers of people with anxiety nowadays and it’s because we are always on the…

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  • Social Media Is Killing My Self-Esteem

    August 15, 2018

    I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like my life is pretty mediocre? I feel like I’m not amounting to anything; like I’m doing nothing exciting with my life. Last night I just sat in the flat feeling like ‘what is the point in even trying?’ I don’t know where everyone is finding the time…

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  • How To Push Negativity Aside And Have A Great Week

    June 4, 2018

    We all go through periods where we feel run down. Everything gets on top of us, whether it be work, relationships or external factors in our personal lives (or maybe just everything). It affects our day to day running and leaves us feeling constantly low and full of negativity. When you fall into these periods,…

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  • Live For Today And Be Thankful For It

    March 11, 2018

    Most of the time life is bloody wonderful. And sometimes it’s not. You can complain and say that your life sucks because it isn’t going the way you want it to be, but at the end of the day, every morning that you wake up happy and content is a blessing. You are never promised…

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  • Things Nobody Tells You About Going Vegetarian

    February 7, 2018

    While people have been trying out Veganuary for the month of January, I decided to do the slightly less intense version. I decided to go vegetarian. Although for me, the intention is not to just be vegetarian for the month of January, it’s more of an ongoing thing. I’ve tried a couple of times before…

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  • Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

    January 18, 2018

    I’m sure we’re all feeling it… It’s half way through January and we’re miserable. There’s no more fairy lights everywhere, no festive music playing in shops and everybody is either doing Dry January, Veganuary, working off their Christmas body or skint. We’re all depriving ourselves in some way. I’ve been mourning the loss of sunlight…

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  • Things To Do TODAY!

    March 29, 2017

    We’re all culprits of not looking after ourselves well enough. We put off and put off things until we get to breaking point, whether this be on work deadlines or taking care of our aching body. And we all know how ‘un-fun’ it is when we reach breaking point. So it’s time to take control.…

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  • Things For A Happier, Healthier 2017!

    January 9, 2017

    I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. I never keep them and, in a way, I don’t believe in the whole ‘new year, new me’ rubbish. You should always be trying to better yourself, even when it’s not the new year. You don’t get a re-start; every day counts. But I did have a…

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  • Coping With The Demons

    October 10, 2016

    1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That means that nobody is immune, from year to year, from experiencing mental health issues. As an on-off sufferer of anxiety, PTSD and depression, I have spent most of my life, since my early teens, trying to teach myself coping mechanisms…

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