The Powers of Daydreaming

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As my primary school teacher introduced what I like to call complex maths (anything beyond division, multiplication, adding and subtracting) my mind drifted off into the world of contemplation. What I was thinking I couldn’t tell you but the fact that my mind was focused elsewhere was true. I envisioned what I’d be having for […]

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How Plants Benefit and Help Mental WELL-BEING

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Indoor plants have become an Instagram aesthetic and a way to spice up simplistic spaces. Yet, their role has rooted in many people as a means of helping mental health. Rightly so, research has shown that indoor plants may reduce “psychological and physiological stress”, says Nutritionist and botanical medicine expert Rick Hay for the Metro. […]

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5 Ways to be Vulnerable and Put Yourself Out There

Vulnerability. A word that, just by looking at it makes us all want to retract back into the sheltering shell that keeps us “safe”. Being vulnerable is scary and uncomfortable, and it isn’t a state anyone likes to remain in for too long. My sister made a valid point to me a few weeks ago […]

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How You Can Help a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

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The moods and behaviours of a loved one with Bipolar Disorder can be distressing to witness as well as challenging for them to experience. Although the notion sounds easier said than done, dealing with the illness requires acceptance and the willingness to keep learning. The challenge often lies in finding a balance between encouragement and […]

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5 Reminders For Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness has never been so vital given the stress and uncertainty the nation is facing right now. Psychiatrists have warned of a “tsunami” of mental health problems built up during this period of time, with rises in emergency cases and a drop in routine appointments. Whilst this may set the fear of God […]

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5 Steps to Begin Journaling – A Guide

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Lockdown has definitely encouraged us all to embrace self-care, and for me, I’ve progressively dedicated 10 minutes each night to write and reflect on the day just passed. A key part of taking care of yourself and your needs is tuning into your emotions – yes, I know, the last thing you want to be […]

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Read This If You’re Anxious About Post-Lockdown

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You may be feeling excited for the day this madness is all over and we can squeeze family and loved ones to the point of suffocation. And you may also be feeling a little apprehensive. And that’s normal. We’ve grown used to a lifestyle that’s significantly steadier than before. We’ve learnt to make time for […]

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Having a Routine During Lockdown Can Make the Difference

Our day-to-day of 9-5, commuting back and forth, five days a week has come to a standstill. And so has our routine and sense of structure. Alarms have become a thing of the past and anything we do outside the realms of our household must be done with the rule of 2 metres. Building and […]

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Digitally Staying in Touch Whilst Reducing Social Media Use During Covid-19

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With the UK in lockdown due to COVID-19, the amount of information we are consuming is increasing. Add some further time onto that with the accessibility of social media and it’s no wonder many of us have been feeling overwhelming. Although social media is a great asset for staying in touch with those around you, […]

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Tackling Lockdown Frustrations and Staying Optimistic

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I’ll be the first to admit this lockdown, quarantine, or self-isolation – take your pick – is CHALLENGING. It’s hard to stay optimistic and motivated when the road ahead feels so long and that’s okay. We will all have wobbles and feelings of frustration during the next few weeks. The one good thing about this […]

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