We all know having an organised workspace makes you feel calmer, more confident and in control. But whether you work from home or share your study space with others, creating an area which encourages productivity, can be difficult.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
We’re at the end of January; the fun and festivities of Christmas and New Year are well and truly over. All that remains of the celebrations are the dregs of a forgotten bottle of flat lemonade; the reject Coconut Eclairs in an otherwise empty tub of Quality Street; and a barely touched Christmas cake that mum insists on having every year; “because Uncle David likes it with a glass of sherry on Christmas Day.”
Hands-up who’s made New Year’s Resolutions? Keep them up if you’ve already broken them! It’s something many of us do, year in, year out – promise to exercise more; lose weight; cut down on drinking; save more money; pursue a career ambition – you know the story!
We say: “Thank you” more than any other nationality. Our lives are crammed with thank yous: “Thanks for holding the door open”; “thanks for giving me a lift”; “thanks for taking out the recycling”.
“Are you ready for Christmas?” Five words that can raise your blood pressure in a nanosecond. If you say “Yes” – you bought your presents back in the summer sales AND wrapped them, you sound horribly smug.
For some of us, Christmas is the highlight of the year – nothing can compete with the buzz of excitement that the season brings: the colours, the lights, the parties and the presents.
Have you ever felt so inspired by another person’s artistic imagination that you can’t wait to get home and use that as a springboard for your own creativity?
It doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 60. Hearing that one of your closest friends is relocating, or travelling for an extended period of time, can be tough – even if you’re really happy for them.
How often do you hear people say ‘Oh, I can’t write to save my life’? It seems so harsh. Because the truth is, everyone can write, and writing for wellbeing is something that we can all do, whether we got an A* in English at school, or not.
That melancholy feeling, a sadness you can’t quite put your finger on, and a lack of energy. There’s no mistaking the Autumn Blues.
You’ve got a new job? Congratulations! Whether it’s your first full time job out of college, or you’re already on that career ladder, being offered a new job feels good.