I’ve been wanting to update my blog for a while, but I’ve been struggling for inspiration. Mental Health Awareness Week has been and gone again, but this year I found myself struggling with the very idea of it. It is, undoubtedly, important to keep conversations about mental health going (ideally for more than just one … More Reflections on Mental Health Awareness Week
Today is University Mental Health Day, so I thought I’d reflect on how OCD has had an impact on my studies, from undergrad through to PhD. When I started my undergraduate degree 8 years ago, I had no formal diagnosis of OCD, but I was vaguely aware that some of my patterns of behaviour were … More How OCD has affected my studies
You may know that I’ve been doing RED January for the third time this year. RED January involves doing some form of exercise every day throughout January; the idea being that getting out and getting active will doubly benefit your own mental health whilst raising money for Mind. As January comes to a close I … More What I’ve learnt from doing RED January
Trigger Warning: Contains mentions of weight and body image For the third year in a row, I’m participating in RED January. For those who don’t know, RED January stands for ‘Run Every Day’ January, which aims to fundraise for Mind the Mental Health Charity by encouraging participants to get out of the house and participate … More Reflecting on the first week of RED January
So, as you already know today is the last day of both 2019 and the 2010s. You’ve probably seen all the social media posts doing the rounds, encouraging you to post everything you’ve achieved in the last ten years. Understandably, this is quite triggering for some. Unfortunately, the society we live in encourages people to … More As the decade draws to a close…
I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last blogged. Things have been busy what with teaching, marking, PhDing and Christmas. I’ve not been feeling my best either, so I’ve been feeling really demotivated. I kept trying to write things, but it just felt like I had nothing of value to share. But … More Hello again!
A few months ago, I mentioned that I’d had to move home to continue my PhD, because I simply couldn’t afford to live in Bristol anymore. Since then, I have heard from quite a few people who are also doing their PhDs remotely. And it’s been surprising, but also really inspiring. A year ago, I … More Top Tips For Doing a PhD Remotely