** In Collaboration** As the new school year starts, there will be many people around the world being in new situations that they have not experienced before. Starting a new school or college degree can mean meeting a whole bunch of new people and even having new roommates as a new semester starts. And while it can be a […]
**In collaboration**\ Winter is definitely the season where we start to question our health more. We grow more accustomed to life indoors. Comfort food, watching TV and staying warm, which often means that we start to feel the effects of that in ways such as low energy levels, feeling lethargic and a little “blah.” Sound familiar? You are not alone. […]
I have always been a believer in appreciating the small things this wonderful world has to offer, and since everything that happened last year I have started to take time to reflect, a lot and often. Lately one of the things I have reflected on is that I have made some really small changes that have really helped increase my happiness (if only slightly some days). So this is my little list: Showering at night– Having a shower when I get home from work is one of the best stress releases. Not watching the news– I very rarely watch the news now. I was finding it really draining, and since doing research on the media, I was also finding it frustrating. I get the news I need to through my phone, I don’t need to watch it before and/or after work. Dancing while cooking- Instead of watching TV while I cook, I listen to music and dance around. Take Frog for a walk– As Frog’s training is paying off, I am now able to easily take him for a walk, so I do that most days when I get home (unless I work late). My Nespresso machine- I finally purchased a Nespresso machine, and I must say it has changed my mornings. Waking up and getting to have a delicious coffee in my own home is the best way to entice me out of bed.
If you have read some of my previous posts or follow me on Instagram, you have probably gathered that I really like a good quote! With everything that has happened in the last 9 months I have been saving any quotes that I find that relate to going through hard times. These are my current favourite 8. “Of all the […]
I have wrote about the importance of self care in previous blog posts (including this one), and I think most of us know we should be looking after ourselves. However, life gets busy (particularly if you are a PhD student like myself), and it is often easy to forget about self care. Often it is not until you feel really […]
So I am sure that everybody, no matter their situation (school, university, PhD or work) will feel stressed from time to time (or always?!) and if you are anything like me, you may actually be oblivious to exactly how much stress you are experiencing. For me, It was not until the end of last year when I realised how stressed […]