Getting help for mental health

Asking for help is not easy. It involves you having to understand and accept that you can’t do this alone. But guess what? No one can do it all by themselves. And although reaching out is scary and makes it real, it will benefit you so much. So don’t suffer in silence. This week I’m sharing a few things you can do to help you on your journey with mental health. This is based on my experience so please take everything with a grain of salt and get professional advice too!

Staying motivated

Happy February! Because it has been a couple of weeks since you have set your goals and intentions for 2020, I think it's time to check in with yourself and see how you're doing. It's not easy to stay motivated and to continue working towards your goals. It takes time and work to achieve anything. So in honour of us sticking to our goals this year, I've compiled a list of things to help you stay motivated and reach all your goals.

Looking for an internship

Finding an internship can be difficult. It’s often very competitive and not all companies readily accept interns. I had my first internship when I was 16. It was part of my school curriculum to do a 3-week internship. It is, unfortunately, the only one I’ve had since. As I’m sure you have too, I’ve applied to many companies since, but it was never successful. I have picked up a few things on that journey that I’d like to share with you, mostly things I learned from my mistakes. Whatever your situation is, whether you’re still in school or uni, internships are something many of us will have to go through at one point in our lives. So keep on reading to find out what to do when you're looking for an internship!

Eating healthier

Most of us try to develop healthier eating habits at the beginning of the year. Chances are you’ve spent Christmas overeating - and doing so for the weird time between Christmas and New Year where you forget what day it is or what your name even is. Trying to eat a more balanced diet is good, it’s healthier. But, as with most healthy things I find, it can be difficult to achieve.

Setting your goals for 2020

I am determined to set and achieve my goals this year. If you want to do the same, to become a better version of yourself, to achieve things, it’s important to keep working on that all year long. Let’s not be those people that sign up for something in January and give it up by the third week of the year. I’m going to share with you a few things that I am (planning on) doing differently this time in order to keep that motivation and actually achieve the goals I set for myself.

Working in retail

I’ve been working in retail for almost 2 years now and with the Christmas season being the busiest time of year, it felt appropriate to write this blog post. Retail, for, englobes any job where you have direct, face-to-face contact with customers. So whether you’re working in M&S, Asda, Tesco, McDonald’s, Costa, PetsAtHome, H&M, your local shop or anywhere you have to deal with customers, I hope you enjoy this post and remember, we’re all in this (Christmas season) together.

Feeling lonely

We all have times where we feel lonely. Some days, weeks, months are worse than others, and it can take time and effort to not feel so anymore. That was me about a year ago. I felt terrible, alone and like there was nothing I could do. However, there’s so many things that you can do to feel better and focus on the things you have. It took me a few months and I’m still figuring things out, but I’m hoping that if you’re in a tough place and feel very alone, these tips can help you the way they helped me.

Dealing with anxiety

Unless you’ve experienced anxiety, it’s hard to understand just how awful and out of control you can feel. Imagine being put in front of your biggest fear, but not being able to leave. When you get anxious, you can’t control your thoughts and you can’t outrun them because they’re in your head at all times. There are however things that you can do to help either prevent anxiety attacks or at least learn how to not let it control your life as much. I’ve really just started my journey with anxiety but I’ve learned a few things from people around me that I hope will help you too.