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WHAT I’VE BEEN READING: BOOK REVIEWS #2

While there are many downsides to this whole lockdown situation, one thing I am really enjoying is reading. I don’t think I have ever got through books quicker. It’s become part of my daily routine and I’m already contemplating what books I should order next after ordering 4 just over a month ago. Okay, soContinue reading “WHAT I’VE BEEN READING: BOOK REVIEWS #2”

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A MONTH OF BEING FURLOUGHED: MY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS

It’s been… a while since I was furloughed. A month? Over a month? I actually have no idea what day it is, never mind how many weeks it’s been since this weird ‘new normal’ was struck upon us. I’ve been through ‘a roller coaster of emotions’. I started this ‘journey’ (I promise that’s the lastContinue reading “A MONTH OF BEING FURLOUGHED: MY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS”

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20 THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME SMILE

During this weird time it’s easy to feel like everything is going wrong and that there’s nothing to feel good about. While the news is mostly dominated by bad news, there are still joyous things happening such as the 99-year-old man who raised £12 million for the NHS by completing 100 laps of his garden.Continue reading “20 THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME SMILE”

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MY GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING A QUARANTINE ROUTINE

Like most, I’ve found these last few weeks exhausting. Some days I’m fine, keeping busy and feeling positive, while on other days it’s easier to get caught up in a web of worries. I think it’s normal and expected to have ups and downs and I don’t think there is a right or wrong wayContinue reading “MY GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING A QUARANTINE ROUTINE”

WHAT I'VE BEEN READING: BOOK REVIEWS #1

Well, what an interesting week this has been. It’s taken me a while to come to terms with the fact that I’ll be spending the majority, if not all, of my time indoors for the foreseeable future (which I understand and respect is for the best). While I’m still feeling pretty uneasy about everything, asContinue reading “WHAT I'VE BEEN READING: BOOK REVIEWS #1”

HOW I QUIETEN MY ANXIOUS THOUGHTS

Sometimes reducing anxious thoughts can seem like such a big hurdle to overcome and at times it can be. Doing the little things which take a while to become effective can feel pointless. Giving in to the anxiety monster’s whispers in your ear can seem like the easiest option. But this usually makes it getContinue reading “HOW I QUIETEN MY ANXIOUS THOUGHTS”

5 THINGS I’M GRATEFUL FOR RIGHT NOW

The rainstorm that is January is finally over. This year it hit me like a ton of bricks and I felt the blues more than I ever have before. But we’ve made it to February. Although it isn’t that much better, as it’s still bitterly cold and my bank is still crying from my ChristmasContinue reading “5 THINGS I’M GRATEFUL FOR RIGHT NOW”

15 WAYS TO INSTANTLY FEEL MORE FESTIVE

As soon as we hit December it feels like time just flies by. The countdown to Christmas day has officially begun. The decorations are up and most of us are manically trying to finish are shopping, visit relatives and get enough work done to justify a much-deserved break to enjoy the festivities. Although we’re surroundedContinue reading “15 WAYS TO INSTANTLY FEEL MORE FESTIVE”