News: self-care

Taking back control

A woman sitting on a boulder staring over mountains and valleys at sunset.

I feel as though I’ve been letting myself get convinced too much.

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Missing family who lives overseas

Distance can sometimes be a bittersweet reminder of the deep bonds that tie us to our loved ones.

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One of the podcasts I listen to is called We Can Do Hard Things and it is hosted primarily by Glennon Doyle, joined by her wife Abby, and her sister Amanda. One of their recent episodes talked about the best advice they were ever given. There was plenty of great advice, some of which I’ve already received and have been such game-changers.

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Keep going

Okay, so for the past eight weeks now, I’ve relentlessly worked on my doctoral thesis. For the most part, I have kept my commitment to myself to write every day – some weekends, I’ve taken a day off. There are days that the writing feels good, not easy, but I feel driven and purposeful. Then there are days that are just completely hard. Putting a couple of sentences feels brutal and almost torturous. And to think this is self-inflicted – I applied to be a Ph.D. student.

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New rituals

I’m usually pretty good about my social media consumption, but lately, I’m finding that it’s using up valuable time and head space. On top of setting social media on to silent apart from a certain time during the day, I am also trying to swap scrolling time into something that I’d feel is rewarding, but also calming and intentional. 

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Patience for yourself

A puzzle piece falling into place in the bigger puzzle.

Learning the strength in showing yourself patience and slowing down.

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Self-care and self-esteem

Various cosmetic products packed in light-pink tubes, boxes, compacts, and bottles spread across a light-pink background.

I’ve recently taken up an interest in skincare. I’m not quite sure what prompted this interest, perhaps it had always been in the back of my mind just waiting for a spark of motivation to take action.

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Being okay in my own company

The back of a woman looking at the sunset over forest trees.

I'm learning to differentiate between being alone and spending time with myself.

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Gratitude and joy

"For many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep”. The next one is “I don’t have enough time”.

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