Self-Care

5 Ways to Help Manage Imposter Syndrome

I can’t handle this, everyone is going to find out soon enough. I’m not good enough. How did I get this? How did I end up here? Everyone knows I can’t handle it. I’m going to ruin this opportunity. I’ll never be good enough. These are just some of the thoughts that can plague you

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Blue Monday – A Short Guide To Surviving the Most Depressing Day of the Year

January is, arguably, the most depressing time of the year. This is corroborated by the fact it has even been awarded it’s own depression day – ‘Blue Monday’ (as if Mondays weren’t bad enough), which falls on the third Monday of the month. Yes, that’s today! Lucky us! Blue Monday – the Mondayest Monday out of

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How To Manage Intrusive Thoughts

Do you experience unwanted disturbing thoughts? Perhaps they feel like they come out of nowhere and you can’t get them out of your head. For some people, when they feel intense anxiety, their mind pulls their thoughts into the worst ever thing they can imagine. These intrusive thoughts don’t mean you are a bad person.

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50 Things To Do If You Can’t Sleep

So you can’t sleep huh? Tossing and turning in bed, desperately trying to drift off but you just can’t quite shut your brain up for 2 minutes to get enough peace and quiet to slip into the land of nod… we’ve all been there. Here’s a list of 50 different things you can do to

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The Ultimate Guide to Stress

Everyone gets stressed. What was once a useful evolutionary tactic to stop us from getting attacked by bears or falling into caves now leaves us with the same fast beating heart at the thought of exams, deadlines or personal issues. However, if stress goes on too long, it can have a lasting negative impact on

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How to Avoid Burnout

There’s nothing worse than feeling like all your creativity and productivity has been sucked dry. Hitting ‘The Wall’ at work or when you’re studying is one thing, but facing absolute burnout when it comes to your own creative passions, side projects and hobbies is quite another. What you need to do is learn to hit

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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout Over Christmas

When you say the phrase ‘burnout’ you tend to think of a student or worker at the end of another long hard week at work. But burnout over the holiday season is becoming a more regular occurrence. It’s the last push to the end of the year, the mornings are a bit grey and drizzly

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Dealing with your Family at Christmas

It’s coming to that time of year again! Cold dark evenings, Mulled wine, Christmas markets, Tacky jumpers and the hope that your nan won’t try and regift you the socks you gave her last year. Christmas can be a magical time of year, spending time with your loved ones and hoping that gift you bought

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What is OCD?

What actually is OCD? Sadly, the term OCD is thrown around a lot with people saying things like “I’m a bit OCD” merely because they like things to be clean and tidy. This is very unhelpful as OCD can be extremely serious and people struggling with it often feel acute anxiety.  OCD – which stands

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10 Social Expectations and Why It’s OK to Ignore Them

It’s time to say goodbye to meeting expectations There are so many expectations in society and whoever you are you probably feel immense pressure to live up to them. One of the reasons we strive to meet expectations and be perfect is probably because of what we constantly see on social media – we’re always

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