Dealing with your inner critic

The role of criticism. Criticism is a powerful concept; it can prompt a multitude of reactions both positive and negative. Constructive criticism can often help others see things that they would not otherwise see. This constructive criticism can help improve the way you do things with the focus on achieving something. I often look to the people close to me…

10 Self Care Tips; Why Are Self-Care Days Important?

We have all felt frazzled at one time or another. I had gotten to the point where I was near exhaustion and close to giving up on everything. At times like this, it is easy to forget about looking after yourself; your brain is in overload and you just want to power through all the things you need to do.

7 Things I Hate About Social Media

Social media has connected people from across the globe and has brought information to our fingertips. Social media has revolutionised how we stay connected to our friends and loved ones. Social media has provided jobs and careers to many people and has changed the way we entertain ourselves. But does social media have its downsides? Having seen the rise in social media before my eyes there are many things that have infuriated me.

New Year, New Beginings 

Another year older and wiser
As 2018 steps into my life I turned another year older on 3rd January. I have now come to accept growing older as an inevitability and something that really has clarified things for me and my mind. As I said in a previous post I prefer Christmas and celebrating that over celebrating my birthday and as my husband says ‘it’s just another day’. 

The Season of Goodwill

What is goodwill?
It is often said that Christmas is the season of goodwill; likewise, the phrase ‘goodwill to all men’ is synonymous with the festive period. The phrase originates from the book of Luke from the New Testament and is linked to the idea of peace on earth

​The Demon Inside Our Heads

I am writing this in a serious state of annoyance and frustration, every ounce of my being is on the verge of saying ‘just give up’.  I have been in this place many a time over my lifetime, at the point where I cannot take much more, wanting to hide under the duvet and refuse to come out. I am being eaten up by feelings of worthlessness; I try to do my best as a person but it just seems like whatever I do, I cannot win, even if I have the best intentions I am still wrong.
There is a demon inside my head and it is telling me that I am not good enough

Who Are You to Make Judgements?

People always say ‘never judge a book by its cover’ but judgement is everywhere, it is extremely hard not to make judgements on the world around us. Due to the fact we are all different, we have different views and opinions on life and sometimes that can come across as judgemental.

10 Things I Love About My Life 

My crazy family
I blooming love the bones of all my family; they are just like me ‘mad as a box of frogs’. I love that all of my family have little ‘quirky’ personality traits that make them special.

Under Pressure; why we need to take a step back.  

Pressure is everywhere; sometimes it is good and can be used as a very handy motivational tool and can get results. As a teacher I am constantly put under a certain amount of ‘pressure’ and it is something that I thrive on to be the best teacher that I possibly can be. 

Growing Grey Disgracefully 

I haven’t really been blessed in the hair department; I was practically bald until I was three years old, it is so straight that it will not hold a curl and worst of all, I have been going grey since I was twenty-one.
I started dying my hair at the age of fourteen, I was desperate for red hair when I was a teenager and have been dying it red for about 20 years on and off. As you can imagine, after fifteen years of my hair gradually going grey it is fair to say it is very noticeable when my roots grow out.