Stop Striving For The Perfection You Think Someone Else Has

Stop Striving For The Perfection You Think Someone Else Has

Every now and then, I go through phases of wanting to improve myself, where I take mental clippings of things that inspire me and strive to attain them, or at least copy them to the best of my ability.

I identify who I want to be (at least for the moment) and trawl through Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, to see how it can be done. It’s this weird, heart-in-the-throat kind of feeling. A kind of excitement, a feeling that I am going to be better than ever, that I am going to be the IT girl who can do everything and anything.

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Sunday, What’s Good?

Sunday, What’s Good?

I like to have Sundays off to physically and mentally do a little clean up and organise. I began this one by trawling through the copious amount of bookmarks that I have saved on my Mac (since well before last Christmas), usually articles on self-improvement or interesting tidbits that I saved for a time that never came.

Some were plain boring, some even were not relevant to who I am as a person anymore but there were a select few that were incredibly interesting and I would finish them feeling much better about myself/the future/life in general, or inspired, or downright disturbed.

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It’s Not You, It’s Definitely Me

It’s Not You, It’s Definitely Me

I feel like this is some kind of 4pm slump Buzzfeed article. You know, one of those that try to change your life with deep, meaningful posts that you tend to forget about once you take that quiz on ‘What IKEA furniture are you?’

I promise it won’t be like that.

I wrote this piece last year to air my own grievances (which may be considered an immature reason to write such a post in the first place, especially one that deals with a topic like this) for the simple reason that I don’t believe that one’s anger and frustration should interfere when offering advice.

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Hey, it’s ok

Hey, it’s ok

I’ve always been really hard on myself. Not in a ‘give me sympathy’ kind of way, more that I can get anxious and guilty about anything. Anything. at. all.  It’s a work in progress but there are times when I find myself beating myself up for little, miniscule things, and blaming myself for other people’s actions or lack thereof.

I’m still in the habit of letting one thought completely change my mood (and forget that happiness is a choice). So, for my own sake, I’ve decided to draw up a list to remind myself of the things that I purposely make myself “feel bad” for.

A flower can’t bloom all year round, right? A cringe idea but it’s true, and neither can you.

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When Suicide Knocks

When Suicide Knocks

Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day. You may have seen it trending on Twitter or it being discussed on Facebook by brave people who shared their experiences. But our attitude towards talking about suicide still needs work.

It’s a concept that is thrown around a lot lately.

We all know people, sometimes ourselves, who use it in jest if they come across something that requires a little effort, (“Oh my God I’ll shoot myself if I have to go back to that class” or “X happened, kill me”, you know you’ve heard them).

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Autumn

Autumn

It’s been a busy week between filming, job hunting, and just generally getting my life in order post-summer. Autumn is my favourite month because I associate it with college.

Not that I miss college (I do, just a bit) but for me, it signals a slow down and refresh before the madness of Christmas and the New Year. A chance to de-cleanse after a sweaty summer, relax and renew, and the perfect time to start figuring out what to do next.

I’ve put together a quick list of seven things keep me sane and allow me to refresh through the colder months, and some suggestions in case you too are feeling that the summer has drained you.

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Surviving Your First Week of College

Surviving Your First Week of College

So this is the first time in EIGHTEEN YEARS that I’m not returning to full-time education. Yes, someone out there thinks that it’s a good idea for me to fend for myself in the real world. Hilarious, right? I’m nowhere equipped for it so to ignore the loud noise of unemployment, I’ve decided to pop up a few tips that got me through that first week of classes.

1) A good laptop

Ah yes, the old PC vs Mac debate. Look, get whatever brand you want but bear in mind, it needs to be durable enough to get you through most of your three/four years, and light enough to carry around campus all day.

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