Epic Fail.

Have you ever been at school or in a public place and done something that you would consider an ‘epic fail’? I have. You have. We all have. It’s normal. We all have a moment in our lives where we think to ourselves. “OMG! I can’t believe I did that. I’m such an idiot.” OrContinue reading “Epic Fail.”

It’s okay not to be okay.

Why am I stressed? This time of year can be stressful for many. Especially students. Exams are just a few weeks away (mine start next Thursday) and peoples stress levels are hitting an all-time new high. That is okay. It’s okay to be stressed. It’s okay to not be okay. At such a young age,Continue reading “It’s okay not to be okay.”

Suffering From Loneliness

So you’ve recently begun to feel lonely. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. We’ve all been there in a time of our lives where we’ve felt as if we are completely alone. This often isn’t the case but it can feel this way. Don’t worry because it is perfectly normal to feel alone. You justContinue reading “Suffering From Loneliness”

Dealing with emotions

Scenario So, you’ve been feeling down and you want to know how to pick yourself back up. The truth is… There is no answer to how to deal with negative thoughts or emotions. This is something that you have to deal with on your own. You have to be able to tell yourself that enoughContinue reading “Dealing with emotions”

Self-confidence vs Narcissism.

You have confidence. Brilliant! Honestly, that’s fantastic! In the 21st century, it is statistically more difficult to have self-confidence due to the forever changing stereotypes and expectations that the young generation are expected to follow by their peers. Unfortunately, due to these factors. Students find it either hard or easy to gain self-belief. This meansContinue reading “Self-confidence vs Narcissism.”

I can’t express myself because it’s not acceptable.

You’re sat at a table with the “popular lot” at school, you’re a straight male but you’re dressed like a female. You’re quite happy to get on with your school work as everyone else is meant to be but, you’re being questioned about what you’re wearing. People are making comments and laughing and disagree withContinue reading “I can’t express myself because it’s not acceptable.”

Don’t worry… it’s only banter.

This is a phrase that I’m more sure than not a lot of us hear. Unfortunately, it’s thrown around a lot in schools these days. But, when is it actually banter? It’s often difficult to distinguish between banter and bullying because of the way that friendships have evolved and developed over the last few years.Continue reading “Don’t worry… it’s only banter.”

Exams stress me out…

Over the last 20 years, student life has changed dramatically. Students are statistically becoming┬ámore and more stressed due to the increase in the amount of work they are having to complete to achieve their desired grades. 5 years ago, students would have gathered nearly half of their grade from coursework. This meant that they wouldContinue reading “Exams stress me out…”

I’m lacking in self-motivation…

Don’t panic! It’s completely normal to struggle to motivate yourself even to do the simplest of things. This means that you will find it difficult to do something that you can usually do very easily. Unfortunately, this could easily be for many reasons but, it’s usually due to an event that could have occurred theContinue reading “I’m lacking in self-motivation…”