Whether it’s panicking about how you’re going to afford Christmas or you just feel miserable when the sun isn’t shining, Winter contributes to a dip in mood for lots of people. Grey skies, dark mornings and being cold ALL THE TIME are bad enough without all the extra stress on your mental health. Here are a few ways to make things easier on yourself in the Winter months. It’s okay not to be super excited about Christmas When you’re not feeling 100%, the last thing you want is feeling like everyone else around you is having a holly jolly Christmas. Winter time…

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Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything you can and still not getting things done? I know I do. And I also know that a lot of the time it’s due to having some unproductive habits that I continue to let happen time and time again. Here are 4 unproductive habits that you need to break right now! Not Taking Breaks It feels great when you get loads of stuff done all at once. You’ve ticked everything off your to-do list is finished, the chores are done and you’re just about to start on the next project when you…

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I recently wrote a post on how to be alone. Being alone is something I excel at, whereas being sociable is a skill I’m still working on begrudgingly. Spending time on your own as an introvert is addictive. I not only crave it, I firmly believe I need it to function. And that’s why sometimes I really have to remind myself to be sociable. I find conversation difficult. I’m not a chatter and I don’t command attention when I walk into a room. I much prefer to listen than talk and I would always prefer a good book over a night…

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When it comes to meditation, I am a mere newbie. Over the past few years I’ve come back to meditation time and time again with no success until more recently. Before I really put some effort into it I thought meditation was a load of rubbish. I just couldn’t see how sitting quietly was going to make me feel better. But miraculously it has helped, a lot. I’ve told very few people that I meditate but those I have told, have given me some erm varying responses, such as “It doesn’t do anything, you know.” “Didn’t have you down as…

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As an introvert, being alone is something I’m pretty skilled at. I love being alone, I crave it, and when I don’t get it, life feels pretty overwhelming. But not everyone feels that way. There seems to be a misconception that being alone equals loneliness when actually that is far from the truth. Nowadays, alone time is rare. There’s always something to be doing or someone to meet up with, so getting some time alone is something that you need to make a priority, because being alone can be so beneficial. Even if you live with a partner or housemates,…

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