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Chasing the Myth of the Ideal Day

There is no denying that I am very prone to spending hours on YouTube watching everything from "a day in my life" to "how to become a morning person". I've always been fascinated by the concept of a perfect daily routine. I have even dipped my toe into the whole experience of planning out my 'ideal day’ - yoga, meditation, unachievable wake-up calls and bedtime included. Whenever I have tried to follow this 'ideal day' of mine, composed by the routines that I am sure work wonderfully for others, my day turned out to be less than perfect. If anything, those days left me feeling unmotivated and unproductive more so than a typical day. 

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7 Down-To-Earth Influencers to Follow When the Instagram Game is Getting You Down

Instagram is a scary and exciting place at the same time. While acting as a hub for creativity and inspiration, it simultaneously fuels self-hatred and embeds comparison into the forefront of our mind-set. Although many say that deleting out accounts or limiting our access is the way to eliminate the negative impacts of this social platform, I believe that if we use Instagram correctly, in a way that benefits our mental health, it can be something we are happy using every day.

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No One Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party

Much earlier than most people my age, I stopped enjoying drinking, going out and socialising into the wee hours. It wasn’t ideal when this transition from keen clubbing enthusiast to stay-at-home grandma happened when I was predominately based away at university. I was surrounded by a mass body of epic drinkers so the change in myself was, well, weird and to feel weird in such an insecure time of my life anyway, wasn’t overly nice.

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An Open Letter To Travel Influencers (And Their Working Class Followers)

Most of these celebrities and influencers probably wouldn't travel as much as they do if it they weren’t paid or provided with subsidised accommodation. They’re travelling for BUSINESS, they’re getting paid thousands to travel. Some of us don’t have that same privilege. I urge you (the travel influencers) to stop telling people to “just save up and travel” or “you could travel if maybe you prioritised X, Y, Z”. If only you knew how privileged that sounds, you would stop. Maybe you have the privilege to travel but lower income individuals do not have that same luxury.

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5 Frustrations That Come With Starting a New Job

I finally found a job after trawling through thousands of advertisements, I interviewed the same day they called me, and was offered the job the following week. I have worked before in between stints at university and college but this is my first full-time position for a successful business. I’ll be honest, I have struggled with getting to grips with the adult working world and have faced many challenges in just a few short months. I thought it may be helpful to list just a few of the difficulties that I have found with starting a new job in the hope that it can make others feel like they are not alone in their frustrations.

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The Grades I Got When I Was Mentally Ill are Not a Reflection of My Intelligence

* Trigger Warning: This article contains discussions on severe mental health issues and suicide *

Throughout my whole life I’ve been the smart kid. From elementary to junior high I was always at the top of my class; in high school, all of my classes were either Honours or AP (advanced placement). However, this thing called depression and anxiety came into my life and since then it has taken its toll.

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My Graduate Reality and Why You Should Never Give Up on Your Dream Job

I’m pretty sure I can’t recall a time when I haven’t wanted to be successful. Even when I was very young and wasn’t sure if I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up, I always knew that I was a small girl with big dreams. I think the older you get the more you hope your life will just “work itself out” and you’ll find yourself on your chosen career path. Obviously, once adulthood kicks in we soon realise that that’s not the case.

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5 Mental Health Apps You Need on Your Phone

In the twenty first century, we must utilise what this social media centric world can offer us. God, we accept the pain and turmoil it forces upon us, so we must accept the fruits that exist too. The apps below allow you to feel timid, shy and exhausted whenever you want, all while never feeling alone. You never should. To those of us struggling with our mental wellness, allow these apps to help you centralise your breathing, organise your terrifying thoughts, and catalogue your tsunamis of attacks.

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Long Distance Relationships - My Experience and Why I Wouldn't Change it for the World

If I had a pound for every time I heard ‘long distance relationships never work’ by now I would be living in New Zealand and not in long-term functioning LDR myself. I live in England, but my boyfriend lives in New Zealand. If we are talking about long distance relationships than ours is pretty much as long a distance as you can get.

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How I Used Heartbreak to Find Love

We have seen on multiple occasions in the past few weeks how the girls have seemed happy coupled up with a guy, then suddenly he has “jumped ship”/someone else has caught his eye and the girls have been left feeling like they aren’t good enough. It reminded me how many times I have felt like this in the past, and how many times I allowed someone of the male species to make me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

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Coping With The Harsh Reality of Being a Fresh Graduate

Come September 2017, however, small town girl, twiddling her thumbs at her parent’s home, I was clueless for what was to come. Graduating with a 1st class degree, I ticked off every box my parents ever presented to me, academically speaking. But (for some unfathomable reason) I was unemployed, desperate and starting to really panic that I was never going to get a job.

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