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Why Halloween Can Be Hell For People With Anxiety

Pun most definitely intended! I have a love hate relationship with Halloween. I love it because it’s the one time of year I can embrace the style I love and wear the clothes and accessories I adore without people giving me funny looks. Well, mostly. On the other hand, I absolutely dread it coming around because of all things associated with it that set my anxiety off. Scary films It’s the time of year where directors get to let out their inner sociopath and create the most disturbing films  ...

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Caring For A New Piercing And Tips Before You Get One

So I finally did what I’ve been saying I want to do for years- I got my nose pierced! I also got my Helix (top of the ear) done at the same time as my piercer has a 2 for £20 deal on at the moment and it would have cost £15 just for one! We originally went up so that my mum could get both her Daiths pierced. I asked if they worked in my Goodbye September post and a lot of people said it had worked for them so she decided to give it a try. For those of you who aren’t piercing savvy, it’s the  ...

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Goodbye September, Hello October! Monthly Roundup

It’s that time again where I write down how I can’t believe how fast this months gone by. But seriously time, maybe think about slowing down a little? It’s now just 49 days until I turn 24! Also just 49 days until I go back to Harry Potter World so I can’t complain too much really: I’ll be able to use all my birthday money on as much Slytherin merch as possible and apparently I’ll even get to open up the doors to the Great Hall because it’s my birthday- if that’s true I can promise you I  ...

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Life Update- August 2017 Roundup

If you’ve been with my blog from the beginning, you might remember waaaay back when I used to do a goals and dear diary style post every month. I kind of fell out of love with them, especially the goals part, so I stopped writing them. Well today I’m bringing them back…kind of! I’ve been thinking about doing a weekly roundup post for a while now (either on my blog or as a separate newsletter) but I quickly realised I might not have the time to do one  ...

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6 Ways To Practice Self Care During Winter

A lot of people really struggle with depression during the winter months, which means practicing self care is a must! It can be hard to know where to start though, especially when it’s dark for most of the day and the weather is so wet even a duck wouldn’t love it. I had a full blown meltdown yesterday and I’m still feeling the effects today, so this is going to be a bit of a shorter one than I’d usually post. I had my driving lesson this morning and while my  ...

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How To Combat A Fear Of Going To The Dentists

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t terrified of going to the dentists. To me all I associate them with is a lot of pain and fear: just the smell or the sound of a drill can make my palms sweaty and send my heart rate into overdrive! When I was little we used to get reminder cards through the post ever year and occasionally I’d be the one to find them first…so I’d hide them in my room in the hopes that they’d forget to go that year! It sounds so bad but  ...

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My Must Read Summer Book List

I’m not a fan of summer. I am so much more of an autumn/winter kind of gal. I can’t cope with the heat, it makes my asthma so bad that I’m basically just stuck laid in bed with the fan on full blast just so I can breathe! Not only that but if I do manage to venture outside, I burn to a crisp the second the sun touches my skin. Pale girl for life. One thing I do love doing in the summer (okay any season really) is curling up and reading a good book. In winter its all about curling up in my  ...

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How To Make Packing Easier + Free Printable Check List

Packing is the bane of my life. Even if I’m just going to sleep at Chris’s for a night or two I’ll always take way more than I need “just in case”. I get anxiety about being away from my stuff- what if I need it?! Rather than doing the sensible thing and reasoning with myself why I won’t actually need 5 pairs of trousers, 3 books and my entire makeup collection for one night away; I take it all with me. I think I have a problem! I do the same with my day  ...

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Surviving University When You Have a Mental Health Condition

One of my teachers once said that I soak up knowledge like a sponge and in all fairness, she’s not far wrong! I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with education: I love learning but I’ve always hated the school environment. From the day I started school to the day I walked out of my final exam, I was bullied & it’s had a pretty big impact on the rest of my life. I’ve already covered that little sob story in this post here so I won’t go all that  ...

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