Self-help books and podcasts 2

Working on yourself is a life-long journey. Every experience you live, every person you meet and every new day is a chance for you to grow. Especially with the times we are going through right now, chances are you either have more spare time than usual or you could probably need some positivity in your life. I read this lovely quote in Good Vibes, Good Life: "Self-love is the balance between accepting yourself as you are while knowing you deserve better, and then working towards it." I think we should all work towards that. So here are a few great self-development books and podcasts for you to enjoy!

Coping with the lockdown

It's a weird and hard time for us all. Most of us have never gone through anything like this. Pretty much everything is closed, the streets are deserted, there are queues to get into supermarkets, many shelves are bare... You might be nervous or even anxious about everything that's happening, and that is perfectly normal. But there are ways to stay sane while you are mostly stuck inside. So here are a few tips to help you make your time on lockdown a little easier.

20 things to do with free time

In light of everything that is happening with the coronavirus, many people are self-isolating. If you are in this situation, first of all thank you for being selfless enough to protect others by slowing down the the spread of the disease. And second, chances are you have more free time now. So today I am sharing with you different things that you can do when you have more time on your hands. Also, it’s a hard time for everyone right now so be kind and spread some positivity.

Taking time for yourself

Sometimes life can be a lot. And when that happens, you can feel overwhelmed and any small thing that wouldn't normally be an issue seems like the biggest problem humanity has ever faced. When that happens, it's usually a sign that you need to take a break. So listen to your body and if you feel like you need a break, take some time for yourself. Whether it's just for an hour or an entire weekend, your body and mind will thank you. So here's a few tips I have when you need a break from things.

10 tips for uni hand-ins and exams

We have all, at one point in our lives, been a student. Whether you're in school, in college or university, being a student is hard work. It can be quite stressful and overwhelming, especially if you're just starting out. So having gone through 5 uni semesters, here are a few things that have helped - and still are helping - me navigate this stressful part of student life that is exams and hand-ins.

Dating in your 20s

Dating is hard. Especially nowadays, people just don’t meet the same way they used to. I feel like 50 years ago, people met so easily, got married and stayed together for their whole lives. I might have watched too many movies. But anyway, you would think that the rise of social media and online dating apps would make it easier to meet people - however, it’s actually made it harder.

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!