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Be there for yourself & others

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So, you have a loved one who is struggling with mental health, and you want to be there for them as much as you can. But you’re not sure what’s the best way to be there for them without burning yourself out. So here are a few tips to make sure you’re looking after yourself as well as you’re the person you’re helping.

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The final straight

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So my third year is complete. It seems its time to look back and reflect on what I have achieved and find areas for improvement as I head into fourth year - the final straight.

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Distracting yourself

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Do you ever find yourself avoiding reality? It could be mindlessly scrolling on your phone, bingeing a Netflix show or simply staring into space.

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Embracing being bad at things

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As something of a perfectionist I have always struggled with feeling ok about trying out new things and being...well, bad.

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Birthday ritual ideas

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Have you always had birthday rituals? Is that a thing?

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Getting a new laptop

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A reflection on some things that I have learnt in the process of purchasing a new laptop.

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Forming new friendships

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It can be so easy to become content in my own little friendship bubble that I forget all the benefits to meeting new people. 

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Why I love walking

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The sweltering weather back home didn’t make walking any fun. On a hot afternoon, you probably wouldn’t make it 500m from your house without feeling some sweat trickle down your back. 

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Banana appreciation

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I have always loved bananas but here are some reasons why this unassuming yellow fruit has fueled my university career.

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Respecting your boundaries

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If there is one thing I’m bringing with me into 2022, it’s boundaries.

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