Five Key Lessons I learnt in 2021

Like many people around the world, I am still in a state of bewilderment that it’s actually 2022. It seems only three weeks ago it was 2019 and we were moseying on through our days, blissfully unaware of the impending arrival of a pandemic that would upend our lives. It is certainly reasonable to dismissContinue reading “Five Key Lessons I learnt in 2021”

Why It’s Okay If You Don’t Have Strong Opinions on Social Media

These days, it can often feel as though every Tom, Dick and Harry has an opinion on just about any topic on the internet. Due to the various social media outlets readily available and utilised, we can easily share our thoughts online often without the direct ramifications or criticism that might arise if someone wereContinue reading “Why It’s Okay If You Don’t Have Strong Opinions on Social Media”

Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight

Unless you’re a sixteen year old boy who seems to naturally burn off more kilojoules in a day than a marathon runner, it’s likely you have had the goal of weight-loss at some point in your life. I’ve lost track of the times I have started a 12 week challenge to lose weight, or commencedContinue reading “Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight”

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”