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15 Things to Do to Embrace the Spring Season

Plant a flowerbedBuy fresh flowers for your homeDo a rejuvenating yoga flowA fresh coat of paint in your homeGo for a mindful spring walkRead a feel-good bookJournal on how you felt in WinterMeet up with people who make you feel good (safely!)Journal on your intentions and theme going into Spring and SummerRead a new genre… Continue reading 15 Things to Do to Embrace the Spring Season

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

“Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

These books aren’t all categorised as self-help and I think I agree with Leena Norms on YouTube who said that the genre “self-help” is a little confusing anyway. It’s not really self-help, it’s getting advice and help from someone else! And then using it yourself, which is what we do with anything we read, right?… Continue reading “Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

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Journal Entry on Rising Anxiety

I think right now I just don’t feel grounded at all. Like my foundations are tectonic plates shifting. It’ll either cause mountains of beauty ... or an erupting volcano or a straight up earthquake. I don’t know which. I don’t feel in control of the outcome. It’s overwhelming, confusing, tiring, discombobulating, and has caused a… Continue reading Journal Entry on Rising Anxiety

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My Book Stats of the Year

Completed a total of 45 books! Non-fiction: 15 Fiction: 30 Fantasy: 20 (including sci-fic and dystopian) Contemporary: 10 Adult: 5 Middle-grade: 6 Young Adult: 14 Poetry: 2 Non-white authors: 13 Self-help/developmental: 10 Educational: 4 Favourite read: (Fic) Knife of Never Letting Go (Non-Fic) Sacred Powers Kindle reads: 17 Physical copies: 23 Audiobooks: 5, 42.61 hours… Continue reading My Book Stats of the Year

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My achievements and life changes in 2020

Finished my first year of part-time Open University with a 2:1 overall (on a creative writing module) Changed jobs to become a Teaching Assistant at a senior school, working with children who have special educational needs Read just over 40 books (highest number ever!) Completed the first draft of a new story/novel (75,000 word manuscript)… Continue reading My achievements and life changes in 2020

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100 things to do in 2021 if life goes back to normal

Eat more vegetarian mealsGo to America (Biden's America!) Go to EurooeGo to AsiaGo to South America Go to AfricaGo to OceaniaRedecorate your space Go to a theme park Learn a new skillRun in a race for charity Volunteer abroadVolunteer with animals Volunteer with kidsLearn how to make cocktails Learn how to cook Mexican food Learn… Continue reading 100 things to do in 2021 if life goes back to normal

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20 Films to watch in November and December for all the feel-good vibes

ElfHome AlonePolar ExpressSanta Clause 1 & 2 The Christmas ChroniclesFrozen 1 & 2Jingle Jangle Cool Runnings Rise of the Guardians Mrs DoubtfirePixar marathon Harry Potter marathon Disney marathonParent TrapBeethoven The Grinch Cheaper By The DozenThe Princess Diaries Sister Act Doctor Dolittle

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20 things to do to end the year with happy cosy vibes

Bake cookies (for Santa and yourselves)Drink hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows!Make something newWrite a letter to loved ones you haven’t seen as much as you usually would and actually deliver it in their doorWatch loads of 90s and childhood films Christmas films!Any inspiring uplifting films that warm your heart Research how to contribute… Continue reading 20 things to do to end the year with happy cosy vibes