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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

How to stop feeling like a fraud: 7 easy steps to overcome imposter syndrome


Image by Michael Daniels (unsplash) 
To say that imposter syndrome can induce self-doubt would be an understatement. It is clear from the increasing number of posts related to imposter syndrome that many people feel like they're are a 'fraud' and that their achievements are a mere 'fluke'.

These feelings can take away your pride in personal achievements, control, and commitment. The first step that needs to be taken in order to minimize imposter syndrome effects is rooted in understanding the nature of this experience. So, why do we experience these "I am a fraud" feelings and how should you overcome imposter syndrome? 

This post will discuss the nature of imposter syndrome and suggest 7 steps to cope with your feelings and overcome imposter syndrome.


7 easy steps to overcome imposter syndrome 


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

8 healthy ways to cope with feeling unsettled


Photo by Nikko Macaspac on Unsplash

Our minds are strange. One minute, you may be catching up on your favourite shows, sipping on a hot beverage without a care in the world, and then all of a sudden, dread appears out of nowhere, ruining your day and plans. Feeling unsettled is a common occurrence, I experience it quite often.

For a lot of people, unsettlement belongs in the same family of feelings as anxiety. After all, unsettlement can produce unnecessary worries. Experiencing unsettlement can also lead to unwanted physical sensations, for instance, chest pains or sweaty palms.

For me, unsettlement can be benign, it can lurk around in my brain for weeks without my awareness of its existence. I'm not sure whether unsettlement should be classified as anxiety or a symptom of anxiety. You know yourself best, so it's up to you to define your experience of unsettlement.


Instead of being controlled by unsettlement, you can approach this restlessness using a rational rather than a destructive approach. If you are confused or unsure of how to deal with this sudden dread, I got your back! In this post, I will share the best ways of coping with unsettlement.



8 healthy ways to cope with feeling unsettled 




Saturday, 31 August 2019

August Favourites and Thoughts



Another month is almost over, which means it's time for monthly favourites! Summer in England so far has been like being outside an oven. In this post, I will discuss my favourite products: beauty, lifestyle and all the random bits. I will also reflect on my thoughts and feelings. Let's jam!

August Favourites and Thoughts 


Saturday, 24 August 2019

Reflecting on my MSc education experience: Are postgraduate degrees worth it?



Choosing whether education beyond an undergraduate degree is for you, could be a choice that you will have to face. Maybe you have already thought about postgraduate studies but were hesitant, maybe you have made a decision or perhaps the thought of studying an MSc course has not even crossed your mind yet. This is where I come in to play (*evil laugh*). I'm here to tell you all about my postgraduate education experience. The ups, the downs, whether it was worth it. 

DISCLAIMER: Some of my points might not apply to all courses or universities. No course is ever run in the same way. A lot of it is down to the organisation of the staff who are in charge. Sometimes organisation can be lame, which can cause a lot of issues. That's why you need to remember to do your research before you commit to anything.

Reflecting on my MSc education experience: Are postgraduate degrees worth it? 

Sunday, 18 August 2019

The impact of others' expectations on identity: Idealism, insecure striving and self-compassion


Photo by Krissana Porto on Unsplash

Sitting down to write a post has been a challenge for me. It's silly, because all it takes is typing some words on the screen. I've posted a few posts based on psychological advise and hopefully they have helped or inspired some of you. As a person, I rarely open up about my own problems, as I don't really see much point to it. However, I don't want to feel distanced from what I write or feel like a fraud or some kind of an impostor. In this post, I am embracing my open thoughts about something that has been on my mind for a long time:

The impact of others' expectations on our identity and well-being.


Thursday, 8 August 2019

There is a silver lining of sadness: 7 surprising benefits of low mood



Sadness is commonly represented with a negative emphasis on its consequences to our well-being. The function of our affective responses is complex, emotions are not good versus bad. There is a silver lining in sadness. 

Some say that it is impossible to comprehend joy without sadness. Others argue that sadness leads to greater appreciation during positive moments. When you learn about the benefits of sadness, it will help you to move through the sadness experience more constructively. 

If you are not in control of your low mood, it is easy to fall back into an apathetic state. In contrast, knowing the benefits that can be cultivated from sadness will help you to feel more empowered. This post will discuss 7 surprising benefits of low mood and teach you that there is a silver lining in sadness. 

7 surprising benefits of low mood 

Saturday, 27 July 2019

7 useful makeup tips and tricks from Urban Decay makeup artist




Sometimes it takes a professional to teach you something that you don’t know. This is especially true when it comes to makeup techniques. I am by no means an expert with makeup, but I have a passion to learn more when it comes to makeup tips and tricks. 

Recently I have visited Urban Decay counter in my local Fenwick store to have a makeover and improve on my knowledge. It was a fantastic experience!

In this post, I will share 7 useful makeup tips and tricks that I have learned from an incredible makeup artist and alternative model, Sophie. 


7 Useful Makeup Tips and Tricks from Urban Decay Makeup Artist  


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

10 ways to challenge shame and become more self accepting


woman hiding her face with both palms
Photo by: Jacqueline Day on Unsplash


Have you ever felt like the worst person in the world for no apparent reason? Have your self-evaluations let you down to the point of breakdown? Don’t worry if this sounds familiar, experiencing shame is common. Shame could be defined as a negative judgment of self – “I am bad” in contrast to guilt which is more oriented towards actions – “I did something bad”. 

Over-active shame feelings can have detrimental effects on acceptance and your overall well-being. Self-judgments could also influence how you express yourself and act in social situations. This means that shame needs to be challenged and dealt with. 

This post will discuss 10 ways to challenge shame and become more self-accepting.


10 ways to challenge shame and become more self-accepting


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

June Favourites and Thoughts




Greetings, I hope you have been enjoying the summer sunshine. The seventh month of the year has come. I know it’s a common saying, but I can’t believe that it’s July already. A new month means that it’s time for reflection and favourites.

June Favourites and Thoughts


Tuesday, 25 June 2019

It's time to break down your walls: 8 ways to connect with people and feel comfortable in social situations



Photo by Fordtography

Let’s be real, no one is ever comfortable in social situations (they might be fantastic pretenders), even the greatest extroverts must face their fears. Staying cool, keeping real in social situations requires consistent practice and patience. At times, awkward moments and conversations might push you away from making meaningful connections with other people. Self-consciousness may haunt you in these uncomfortable moments. Nevertheless, how can we be happy in ourselves if we are unable to connect with other people.

This post will discuss ways of connecting with people and “keeping your cool” in social situations. Get ready to face your fears and anxieties. You can do this.

8 ways to connect with people and feel comfortable in social situations

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The role of Instagram on well-being: Perfection, identity and belonging



Photo by Omkar Patyane on Pexels

When we find ourselves scrolling endlessly through feeds filled with gorgeous individuals and their picture perfect lives, our headspace gets filled with either inspiration or self-deprecation. Instagram has been taken the world by storm. For some, it’s a hobby or a place to express themselves and their identity and for others Instagram is full time job.

There are plenty of posts discussing the impact of Instagram on mental health. Nevertheless, most of these posts focus on the negatives. Nothing in life is black or white. The role of social media is far more complex than simply stating that something is bad for well-being.

In this post I will be discussing the good and the bad of Instagram. Is there a positive effect of Instagram on well-being? Or is it all doom and gloom? Read on the psychology of Instagram effects... let's jam! 

The role of Instagram on well-being: Perfection, identity and belonging

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