For someone interested in everything psychology related, I know very little about how the brain actually works. That thing people say about your brain only having a finite amount of space so that when you learn a new thing, something else gets pushed out, is that true? I’m unsure, but my point is, my brain definitely only has a fixed amount that it can hold. In the last few years, my brain has collected many useful tidbits of information – I can tell you the release year of (almost) every film I’ve watched or album I’ve listened to, I know…

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Ironically I don’t feel super comfortable with writing this post, which is strange because I’ve written far more personal things on here. Yet, somehow, this topic feels different. I’ve never seen anyone acknowledge this feeling so I’m just going to dive straight into and let you see what goes on in my head. In general I am not an oversharer. In my private life I always prefer to listen rather than talk, even with family, I keep myself to myself. I don’t tend to share problems, feelings, belief, anything really. But on rare occasions, the mask slips. I let out tiny…

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When was the last time you looked up? I remember as a child laying with my head at the foot of my bed staring up at the fluffy white candy floss against the blue backdrop of sky, seeing elephants and wizards in the rain filled clouds. Watching as they floated past, sometimes at a speed, sometimes much slower but it didn’t matter because everything about it was fascinating. As adults, we don’t look up anymore. It becomes harder and harder to appreciate the magical little parts of life because there are a million things on the to-do list, you need…

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For me, productivity is a real hit or miss kind of deal. Some days I make to-do lists, tick everything off and feel completely feel free by 6pm. Other days I make the list, complete almost nothing and am feeling totally frazzled at bedtime. Some days are just good days for productivity but here are some tips to make the small changes have big results. The 2 minute rule The simplest of rules: if it takes less than two minutes then do it now. This is great for tasks like making the bed, filing papers away or taking the bin…

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“You’re so quiet.” The words that I’ve heard so many times before echo around in my head. When I try to sleep it’s all I can hear; my mind trying desperately think of ways I can come across as less quiet. Learn the art of small talk, make more of an effort, don’t only speak when it’s necessary. Throughout my life, my quietness has been equated with low confidence. And, as a result I’ve become attached to the view that other people have of me, that I’m not confident, that I feel uncomfortable in social situations. As a child I…

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