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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Eco-anxiety, the Psychological Effects of Climate Change
People care about the planet and the environment. Most people recognise that we live on planet earth and rely upon a stable environment, so when seemingly little climate action takes place and the headlines fill with stories of a ‘climate emergency’, there is a huge toll on the mental health of individuals. This is the […]
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Bed Time Routine
I am the type of person who needs at least 8 hours of sleep a night. I have tried to survive the day on 7 hours or less, and I become a cranky mess by 3PM. Every time.
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Do We Understand Sex?
Five-year-old me, ‘Where did I come from?’ Isn’t it strange, the answer is sex? You see any person walking down the street—bam, someone had sex and that is how they got here. As humans we all want love, friendships, relationships and to belong to a community. So why does the word sex send an awkward tingle down my […]
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What’s the Rush?
I am a serial people watcher. I often look out of the bus window and momentarily get a glimpse into a stranger’s life.
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The Problem with Dreaming Big
As kids, we’re told to dream big. We’re told that nothing is impossible, that if we put our minds to it, we can achieve anything. I’m all for encouraging children, but has this message helped us, or hindered us?
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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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Starting a New Job Is Terrifying
I find starting a new job to be one of the most stressful things in the world. I have worked numerous jobs, ranging from hospitality to office work, and each time I am filled with nervousness on my first day. Recently, I started a new part-time job and, once again, I felt sick to my […]
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PhD Self-Care Project: Body Awareness Exercise
Our bodies often tense up when we feel stress or when we are feeling anxious about something. One of the first things that I do is acknowledge the feeling and try to identify what the exact feeling is. Is it stress? Is it fear? Is it lack of motivation and procrastination? Normally, I find that […]
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Have you also lost all motivation at the end of semester?
I’ve had a fairly massive crash with it being the final weeks of semester. A crash in confidence, a crash in motivation, a crash in hope. All crashed. I feel like I’m amongst the wreckage of things that were going really well, my head is spinning, and I’m thinking about giving up. Not a great […]
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