How to deal with a lack of motivation

Staying motivated is probably one of the hardest things in life. Particularly staying motivated to do things that take a long time, that occasionally aren’t fun, and where you can’t or haven’t yet seen much payoff. I, like many people, have experienced periods of low motivation; what you do with those periods is an absolutely…

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

Recently a lot of articles have been popping up on Revenge Bedtime Procrastination. This concept spread like wildfire, mostly down to the fact that almost everyone can relate. So what is it? Broadly speaking, Revenge Bedtime Procrastination is when we stay up late simply because we didn’t feel like we had enough free time to…

The Christmas Spectrum: where do you fall?

I was thinking about the different ways of celebrating Christmas, and came to the realisation that there are two spectrums to consider. These spectrums can be plotted on a graph, and everyone’s Christmas sits somewhere on this graph. So, I thought I’d create a mood board for each one and let everyone decide where their…

Christmas Starts on the 1st of December

Contrary to popular belief, Christmas isn’t an event lasting one day on the 25th of December (or the 24th, if you’re Scandi). Christmas is, in fact, a month-long celebration, which starts on the 1st of December (or 4 Sundays before Christmas, whichever is earliest), and ends on the 31st. (I should make it clear, when…

Everything Emily In Paris gets wrong about influencers

I’ve just finished watching the show that has taken Netflix by storm: Emily In Paris. I’m going to be honest – I still can’t tell if I like it or not. On the one hand, it’s objectively a bit shit. It’s incredibly unrealistic and feels like a Mary-Sue fantasy version of reality, written by a…

Why Rachel was right to get off the plane

Recently, I’ve seen and heard a lot of people comment on Rachel Greene’s ending on Friends. For anyone who has been living under a rock for the past 25 years, Rachel starts off the series as a runaway bride, with adult responsibilities and jobs a completely alien concept, and ends up as a middle management…

Stop Saving Things For A Special Occasion

When I was younger, whenever I was given a perishable gift, I would always save it for “a special occasion”. Bath soaps, chocolate, candles – all of them kept in their packaging until an event of important enough significance came up for me to use them. The problem is, that day never came, and so…

Marie Kondo Was Right About Books

It is currently very fashionable to think books are the best thing in the world. When Marie Kondo told people to get rid of books they don’t actually plan to read, or have already read and don’t plan on picking up again, the world was outraged. I personally thought Marie Kondo’s advice was solid. She…

Burnout Part 2: A Litmus Test

I feel like I have so many things to say about burnout that it’s hard to cover everything in a single post! So this week I wanted to elaborate on last week’s Burnout post by talking about how I “litmus test” for burnout, and how that links to other topics I’ve covered in this blog….

Let’s Talk About Burnout

I’ve been experiencing burnout for quite some time, and I wanted to address it as it’s an issue that’s close to my heart. It also affects many people, with millennials suffering higher rates of burnout than previous generations. So what is burnout, and what can we do to combat it? Burnout is a state of…

The Stress of Being Constantly “Switched On”

I recently rewatched an old episode of scrubs – one called “My Nickname”, which aired in 2001 – and I noticed something interesting. The storyline concerns a young patient, Jill, who is admitted to hospital. Following multiple tests, it turns out there’s nothing wrong with her – she is just stressed and exhausted. On seeing…

Why We Should All Wake Up Early

In my post “How To Become A Morning Person When You Are Not In Fact A Morning Person“, I mention that one day I’m just going to rant about how much I love the morning and how it’s the best time of day and how much happier I am when I get up early. Today…