Common Misconceptions About People With Social Anxiety

It’s taken me twenty-six years and countless nausea-inducing occasions with friends to make me realise that I have social anxiety. The nerves associated with any social-interaction has been so attached to my identity and experience interacting with other people that I never even considered that it was abnormal. For as long as I could rememberContinue reading “Common Misconceptions About People With Social Anxiety”

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Just like any start to my day, I woke up at 5.00am. It was dark outside, because even the sun thinks I’m insane for starting my day so early. I slowly climbed out of bed. I felt a heaviness in my chest as I trudged to the kitchen and flicked on the kettle. Shoulders hunchedContinue reading “How to Turn a Bad Day Around”

Factors That Influence our Happiness

When you were younger and you were asked about your dreams and goals for adulthood, it’s likely you envisioned a mansion with a glistening pool, an outrageously attractive spouse, and a shiny black BMW. You probably had dreams about being a famous actress or singer with adoring fans on every continent, despite having as muchContinue reading “Factors That Influence our Happiness”

The Four Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Early Twenties

It goes without saying that mistakes are an inevitable part of life. It’s very likely that you will be a bumbling and flawed mess through much of your late teens and early twenties, unless of course you are Hamish and Zoe-Foster Blake, in which case you are oozing with perfection and universal likability. If you’reContinue reading “The Four Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Early Twenties”

What are the Benefits of Eating Protein and are there any Downsides?

If you’re anything like me and your instagram feed is filled with fitness accounts displaying workouts, healthy pizzas and wankers clenching their abs so hard that their eye balls might pop out of their skull (I, too, am guilty of a few lost eye balls), then you’re probably well-aware about the hype around protein. TheContinue reading “What are the Benefits of Eating Protein and are there any Downsides?”

How to Get Out of a Mental Funk During Lockdown

Whether it’s been two years since you’ve set foot on a plane, two weeks since you’ve been to the gym, or two days since you’ve brushed your hair, it’s highly likely you are experiencing a bit of lockdown fatigue. There is a uniquely bleak feeling associated with being in a lockdown, particularly when it’s unclearContinue reading “How to Get Out of a Mental Funk During Lockdown”

How to Make the Most Out of Home Workouts

Just as we had grown accustomed to training at the gym again, and the debilitating coronavirus restrictions were all but a distant memory for some, the inevitable has occurred: we have been plunged into another lockdown. It’s hardly surprising given the volatility of the pandemic, and for those even lucky enough to access the gymContinue reading “How to Make the Most Out of Home Workouts”

Why It’s Never Too Late to Become The Person You Want to Be – And How to Do It

“I’m not a science person, I was only ever good at English in high school”. “I’m a terrible driver and have no sense of direction.” “I have no idea what i’m doing in the kitchen”. These are all examples of common sentiments people repeat about themselves,  and were statements I believed to be true aboutContinue reading “Why It’s Never Too Late to Become The Person You Want to Be – And How to Do It”

Why I’m Not Drinking Alcohol at the Moment

It’s been almost four months since i’ve consumed any alcohol. This is a surprising statement from someone who used to partake in wild drinking games every party, who was often seen dancing on tables to ridiculous trap music whilst my friends would look at me in horror. Upon reflection, the years of my early twentiesContinue reading “Why I’m Not Drinking Alcohol at the Moment”

Five Tips For Changing Your Behaviour For Good

Unless you’re one of those viscously dedicated people who never deviate from your goals (on behalf of the entire human race: too good mate), chances are you’ve set out to change a behaviour and have been unsuccessful in doing so. Whether it’s to increase your levels of physical activity, eat less MnM’s on a nightlyContinue reading “Five Tips For Changing Your Behaviour For Good”