TAG: self care
Living with Stress
When I submitted my last assignment and sat my last exam a few weeks ago, I naively assumed that my life would suddenly be free from stress. This is sometimes what we to tell ourselves just to get through: that if we study just a little bit longer, if we write just one more paragraph […]
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Exams are all done. I am free. So free in fact, I have no idea what to do…
Getting Over Overthinking
Is it just me or have some of you found periods in your life where you’ve gotten into this habit of overthinking things? I find that this mostly happens to me at particularly stressful times. I find that I try to almost forensically pick apart a problem or a situation but get nowhere near a […]
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Strawberry Mango Fizz
It’s been a very hectic couple of months of scrambling about getting everything done well and on time. However, I am starting to feel like things are very slowly settling down. Having said that, I feel like this may just be a short period of temporary calm before another storm arrives.
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PhD Self-Care Project: It’s Okay to Have a Tough Day
PhD life is riddled with ups and downs. There will be brutally challenging days, and I think some of my peers fear that feeling low or unhappy about their work at times equates to a kind of weakness. I feel like nowadays, we are being made to think that happiness is the only feeling you […]
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Leftovers and Student Cooking
My Saturday routine is to go to the central market and buy a ‘magic box’. Five bucks and I get a stack of vegetables and fruit that sets me up for the week, but when you’re living on a student budget and shopping and cooking for one, how do you use up all your food […]
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The Small Things
Recently, I’ve been making more of an effort to enjoy the small things. Maybe it’s that summer is approaching and the air is warmer, or maybe it’s that I’m feeling nostalgic now that my time at university is almost over. Either way, I’m finding that I’m more purposeful in my actions
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Routine and Exercise
Routine and exercise are important for wellbeing and mental health. Putting aside an hour or two for some self-care and exercise each week is something we are kind of expected to manage and follow up ourselves, but it’s tough.
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Hot Topic Health: Final Thoughts
Over the past few months, I’ve unpacked some of the biggest health trends of 2019, most of which owe their prevalence to the power of Instagram. I’ve tried to separate the fact from fiction by surveying a range of expert opinions, and in doing so, I hope I’ve shed some light on how to best […]
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Where Am I Going?
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about decisions. Specifically, decisions about the future, which might be the most exciting yet terrifying kind. My time at university has almost come to a close, after what feels like no time at all but in fact is 5 years. Five whole years, and this is the final stop, […]
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