The brain is complicated, and even more complicated to treat…

As a chemistry student and lover of the subject, I have a student membership for the Royal Society of Chemistry, and with this comes a monthly subscription to their magazine CHEMISTRYWORLD. This gives me an in depth monthly catch up with what’s going on in the world of chemistry. In this month’s issue (July 2020)Continue reading “The brain is complicated, and even more complicated to treat…”

That looks heavy, maybe you should let it go – Have a mental clear out with me

I’ve recently been struggling with my head being far too full of worries, and the feeling of butterflies in my stomach has persisted over the past two weeks which I haven’t experienced in a long time. I read a beautiful quote on Instagram a while back which said, “You will find that it is necessaryContinue reading “That looks heavy, maybe you should let it go – Have a mental clear out with me”

Holding Out for Hope – Tips for When You Feel Hopeless

Recently I’ve realised how common a feeling of hopelessness is among people of all ages. From chatting to my 89 year old Granda who has been very down lately because of his health, to talking to friends struggling mentally and feeling stuck with their anxiety/depression and as though there is no way out. I’ve beenContinue reading “Holding Out for Hope – Tips for When You Feel Hopeless”

Aiming for a Jolly July

Today I’m going to be sharing some ways in which I’m trying to make this month a happy and mentally-good one 🙂 1) Being more proactive about my worries. When I start to feel my tummy twisting about something I’m trying to immediately jump into action-mode by writing down the actions I can take toContinue reading “Aiming for a Jolly July”

Dealing with the Excruciating Emotion of Embarrassment

We’ve all been there. The word was out before you had time to assess how it sounded. You’re lying sprawled out on the ground in the most undignified of positions after missing the last step. You’re mind draws a blank in front of a room of judgemental eyes. You just want to leave….immediately. You justContinue reading “Dealing with the Excruciating Emotion of Embarrassment”

Lose your fear of your thoughts – Tips for not letting your anxious and irrational thoughts get in your way

I’ve already alluded to the fact that my A level years and first year of university were harder than they should have been and a lot of this was due to my obsessive thinking. It would have been okay if I had been obsessing over my subjects, in fact I used to joke that ifContinue reading “Lose your fear of your thoughts – Tips for not letting your anxious and irrational thoughts get in your way”

Two short poems on overthinking

I’ve recently taken to putting my thoughts into verse as I actually find it rather therapeutic and a bit of fun so enjoy! 🙂 (P.S. I know I’m no poet but why not show it haha) Trouble in my Bubble My mind is troubled, I feel like I’m in a bubble, All these thoughts makeContinue reading “Two short poems on overthinking”

Let’s Talk: Exam Stress

With my university exams starting this week I haven’t been able to think about much else recently and have had my fair share of “Omg I’m going to fail. What if I don’t get into third year? My housemates will have to find someone else to take my room. I don’t know what I’d do.Continue reading “Let’s Talk: Exam Stress”

Tips for keeping going on the days when you aren’t feeling like your usual self

Hello! Welcome back 🙂 Today I’m going to be sharing with you how I’m learning to handle the days when I don’t feel myself. This post is mainly inspired by how I’m currently trying to cope with my IBS symptoms while preparing for exams and trying to not let my upset tummy hold me back,Continue reading “Tips for keeping going on the days when you aren’t feeling like your usual self”