Looking After Yourself During Exams

Looking After Yourself During Exams

If you’re anything like me, exam season is a massive puddle of tears, stress, and leaving everything to the last minute. It also contributes to a huge downwards spiral in my mental health, which I always neglect because studying for and passing my exams are “more important” … which is a bunch of bullshit, but every semester, this is the stance I take and end up having a bit of a breakdown as a result. This is why I want to talk to you about looking after yourself during exams.

This semester, I’m trying to look after myself more while I study, instead of leaving it until after my exams are over. This post is more of a reflection on what I do wrong, and what I can do better to look after my physical and mental health, but I also hope that it may help some of you guys, too.

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My Polaroid Printer

My Polaroid Printer

Last Christmas, I received a Polaroid printer as a gift from my parents. I’ve wanted a Polaroid camera for years, but my parents thought that a the printer was a bit more up-to-date and a cool gadget to get me, and I totally agree! (Although, I’m sure at some point in the future I will buy a camera as well.)

It works via bluetooth – there is NO ink involved! You download an app on your phone and through that you can print off any photo on your camera roll! This is great as you can pick a good photo and know that it’s going to print out nice, rather than take a picture on a Polaroid camera and only realise once it was printed out, that the lighting is wrong or you look a bit crazy.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hi guys! So, I got nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely Stephanie!

This award goes to bloggers who are positive, inspiring and bring a little bit of sunshine into people’s lives – thank you so much Stephanie for nominating me, I’m so touched, especially since I’ve only had this blog for such a short time!

Rules:
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions.
  4. List the rules as well as displaying the Sunshine Award logo on your post

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April Bullet Journal Set-Up

April Bullet Journal Set-Up

Hi lovelies, and welcome to my April bullet journal set-up! I’m not very arty, and so my bullet journal isn’t as beautiful as most bloggers and YouTubers out there. Actually, I’ve always used mine more like a diary rather than a bullet journal, but I am starting to make more of a effort to plan out my month and stay organised.

Not only is it calming to take some time out to draw and plan the month ahead, but it can also keep you on track for any goals you have for that month. Since my exams start at the end of April, I have more of a study theme for my journal this time round. Since my timetable will fluctuate depending on how much I achieved the previous day, I haven’t planned out the entire month just yet, but only week 1, however I will be keeping the same layout each week. Also, I mentioned that I use my journal as a diary, too – another reason I keep space at the end of each weekly spread as well.

So, let’s get into it!

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My Happy Places

My Happy Places

I struggle with depression and anxiety and I have done for years. I have good periods and bad periods, and sometimes it can even fluctuate from day to day. But there are a few specific things that I feel have helped me get by, or even overcome the worst of it, when I’ve been stuck in a bad place. These are all my happy places.

While these things don’t cure me, or make me instantly happy, they do help make me feel more zen and comforted in those darker and lonelier moments.

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