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How to de-stress...

Stress: we all have it. Whether it comes from a bad day or you're just an overthinker, everyone agrees that it's terrible. Nothing is worse than the feeling of everything just piling up on top of you and getting so anxious that you can't see above the mountains anymore. You seem to have two choices, climb them or just give in. Here, I'm giving you a third options, I'm showing you how to turn them into a molehill. Now that I've finished that beautifully crafted metaphor, I'll get into the tips...

1- Take a step back. A problem I have is that I imagine worst case scenarios and then run with that. Something minor will happen and I'll end up looking twelve years into the future and envision myself living in a bin and eating beans out of a hat. I find it useful to write down bullet points on everything that's actually happened and then analyse them individually, kind of like I'm writing an 8 mark narrative account (my GCSE history people will know wha…

Awkward Things I've Over Thought

We all have that one moment of embarassment. You know the one I mean. It's the thing that, at 3am, when you're just about to fall asleep, your mind enjoys tormenting you with. Mine? A few years ago I was about to do a dance exam and one of the older girls asked how I was. I, answering her question (you can see where this is going) said 'oh good thanks'. It turns out she had asked my age. To which I replied 'oh good thanks'. 'OH GOOD THANKS'.

To this day, I still replay the incident in my head: and it's been three years. But, don't worry, things like that happen to me on a daily basis. For your pleasure, I thought I'd review some of these events hoping that it'll take some of the stress off of you. So, here is a comprehensive list of way's only I have managed to embarrass myself in the past month... 

-To understand this story, you first need to know the details. 1) Our schools key stage three reward system is based on how many 'gold…

Conquering Anxiety

Set up by Sophie over at One Unique, Huddle and Cuddle is a campaign to help raise awareness of mental health issues by using the means of social media. Influencers have teamed up to help this campaign and to spread the word, allowing people to never feel alone by sharing their experiences with you. Huddle and Cuddle wants people to get involved by talking to people, whether it be an influencer, family member or a helpline about their thoughts and challenges they may come across. 

When Sophie first told me that she was working on a project I was so excited; everything Sophie does is to such a high calibre. Without even knowing what she had set up, I told her that I'd love to help and be a part of it... so I was ecstatic when I found out that it was this campaign! I had been trying to talk myself into writing a post about mental health for a while and the 'Huddle and Cuddle' project is the push I needed.

For a while I'd wanted to make a post about anxiety because it's…

Self Esteem

sɛlfɛˈstiːm(noun)- Confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect
Self esteem. It's something that everyone talks about. Everyone has read a blog post or watched a vlog in which a seemingly perfect girl tells her (very predictable) secrets to becoming more confident. I don't have a problem with things like that but I think you need to take them all with a pinch of salt. 

Regardless of how you view their life, it shouldn't have an effect on you. Self esteem, as it says in the definition, is dependent on your own worth. That should be derivative from within and never effected by an external source. What that really means is that other people and what they think shouldn't change what you think about yourself. The things people say to you shouldn't change your opinion, neither should the dream life other people seemingly have.

Notice my use of the word 'seemingly'. Take a minute and consider how you portray yourself to other people. Chances are that …