If you haven’t already, you can read her post here.
Not only did it start my week off brilliantly, but Bexa’s kind words really gave me a much needed confidence boost! I love my blog and can’t imagine ever stopping it, but I do loose confidence in myself and what I’m doing at times.
So thank you for nominating me Bexa, it means the world!
So onto Bexa’s questions:
The number one tip I would give it to keep a sensible balance and don’t try and push yourself to work constantly. Every morning I set out a daily schedule of any classes or meetings I have, and then use a daily planner to list everything I need to work on.
I commute into uni rather than living in student accommodation (one of the best decisions I ever made!) so I use my train journeys to write out blog posts in my notes. I try to focus solely on uni work while I’m actually at uni, but I make sure to have some self care time between classes and while I’m on my dinner break.
I’ve hit burn out once too often by constantly working and not taking some time to relax!
When I get home, I tend to work on whatever I’m behind with. If I have deadlines or think I’m dropping behind with a project, I’ll take a step back from blogging and focus on coursework. But if I’m ahead with my projects, I’ll try and batch write as many posts as I can – so I still have content available to post when I’m too busy to write.
This is actually a hard one to answer; for some reason I get really uncomfortable when I’m talking about the things I’ve achieved. I’m not good at singing my own praises – which is something I really need to work on!
What always makes me feel so proud of my blog is when I get messages from my readers, telling me that they’ve found my posts inspirational, motivational or helpful. I’ve had messages thanking me for being so open and honest about my own struggles with mental health, and that the advice I’ve given has helped them in their own lives.
Oh and working with Panasonic on two self care posts – I never would have dreamed an opportunity like that would come my way when I first started out!
I’m such a boring person so my perfect day would be curled up in a big fluffy jumper (preferably while it’s snowing outside), with a big cup of coffee, a bar of chocolate and either a good book or binge watching crime documentaries on Netflix.
Yes I’m aware I’m a 90 year old trapped inside a 25 year olds body!
I have three bookcases and a kindle with over 200 books on it…I don’t know how to pick just 3 favourites!
Obviously I have to say Harry Potter. I’ve been a fan since I read the first book when I was 4 years old, and was the only kid in my class that didn’t want to be a Gryffindor (Slytherin for life!).
Other books I love are the Hunger Games, Chronicles Of Ixia and the Riftwar Cycle series’s.
All in there’s probably over 20 books in just those three series’s, which is kind of cheating, but I’m too much of a bookworm to ever pick just 3!
I’ve recently launched my online store, which has a lot of (hopefully) useful items coming in the next few months!
I already have a selection of printables, which you buy once and can then print off as often as you like. However it turns out a lot of people don’t have access to a printer, so I’m looking at adding the option to buy packs of 10 or 20 that I will then send out; I just need to buy some new ink and high grade paper.
I also have plans for a Pinterest eBook, which explains how to use Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog, and then a Self Care Workbook to help and encourage you to practice self are in your day to day life.
I’m hoping both of those will be available in the next month or two.
The finally project I’m working on is something I’ve actually already done; I want to start selling my oracle deck as I’ve had so much interest in it! I’m hoping to have them on sale for Christmas, so if you’re interested in getting one yourself – watch this space!
Now onto the person that I’m nominating for this award. It has been so hard to pick just one person, there are so many people that I would love to choose and I feel really guilty that I can’t pick everyone.
So the questions I’m asking are:
Thanks for stopping by! I’m a twenty-five-year-old digital media graduate with a passion for writing and a desire to change the way we view mental health and autism. I’ve owned jademarie.co.uk for nearly two years now, and its slowly changed from a place where I would brain dump whatever was going through my head that day, into a place where people can come for help, advice and hopefully a bit of a laugh. I do occasionally come out with a witty sentence or two. Mostly by accident.