Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

Confidence Looks Different From Outside

I have always been described as confident. People who meet me and speak to me may get that impression, as I talk a lot, and am pretty friendly. However inside, I’ve dealt with a million doubts and self-esteem issues since I was a teenager. It began in secondary school. In primary school I had friends,… Continue reading Confidence Looks Different From Outside

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Life has just got in the way (or how to overcome bullshit excuses for not living the life you want)

It's been months since I last posted, and I don't really have a decent excuse, except to say that life has rather got in the way of things.  It's all too common for your life to get in the way of the things you want to do, which can make you incredibly miserable. There have… Continue reading Life has just got in the way (or how to overcome bullshit excuses for not living the life you want)

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It’s OK to ask for compliments (and give them to yourself!)

I had a lecture a couple of weeks ago which really engaged me, and left me feeling more positive and enthusiastic for my course, and the future, when I eventually left the lecture theatre over an hour later. The main reason for this is that the lecturer was warm, passionate, engaging, and above all, she… Continue reading It’s OK to ask for compliments (and give them to yourself!)

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Part 5 (The wave that pushed me under)

As I entered my third and (supposed to be) final year of university, I felt like I was doing pretty well. I had a boyfriend, lived in a nice house close to the shops, was doing pretty well in my course and thinking about what I wanted to do after uni. However truthfully, I wasn't… Continue reading Part 5 (The wave that pushed me under)