Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

My New Life Mantra

"I know I can trust myself" is my newly adopted life mantra. Because of this, I feel calm. It doesn't mean that I need to trust in God, or the universe, or time, or something else out of my control. Instead, it means that no matter what happens, I trust myself to deal with it.… Continue reading My New Life Mantra

You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Social Anxiety Isn’t What You Think

Remember the social pressures that we all face: Will I be liked? Will I be accepted? Will I be understood? Am I funny enough? Smart enough? Interesting enough? - and then times that by like ten for someone with social anxiety...it's not a nice feeling to deal with regularly.

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My Autumn Bucket List!

Since the start of summer, I've been writing seasonal "bucket lists". I've only completed two, but I really love the idea. It follows the strategy of intentional living; trying to do things, instead of just living life by chance. Instead, you have a list of fun or challenging or season-specific activities. This ensures you're excited… Continue reading My Autumn Bucket List!

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Awesome Black Characters (Black History Month Inspired)

(I've purposely missed out characters from historical films about slavery or the segregation of black people, for I have another post coming purely for that) Also, this is a list of characters that I know, not the only ones that are out there! Please add your favourite awesome black characters in the comments... Shuri (Black Panther)… Continue reading Awesome Black Characters (Black History Month Inspired)

Life & Stuff, Thought Capture, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Stages of Life

The stages of our lives can be very important to who we are or who we can become. I know that I've gone through many stages of life that have changed without my realising it - until I looked back and saw the transition. But what's so important about this? Why do they matter? Well,… Continue reading Stages of Life

Life & Stuff, Thought Capture, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

How to Make Better Life Decisions

I don't know about you, but I am rubbish at decision making! I nearly always second-guess myself and give myself a headache with all the overthinking *sigh*. Aside from pros and cons lists, decision making can be tough. And there's been times when a pros and cons list just hasn't been enough to help me… Continue reading How to Make Better Life Decisions

Life & Stuff, Thought Capture, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Cheer for Yourself

I will be honest, this post comes from a place of upset and is emotionally driven - but I felt it would be important to share. I look around my living room at home and you know what I see? Pictures of my brother's graduation, my mother's graduation, my sister's trampolining and gymnastics competition photos,… Continue reading Cheer for Yourself