One of the hardest things about my poor mental health is how real everything feels sometimes. Everything will be looking up for a few days, one thing happens and I find myself thinking there's no way up again, no hope, no motivation, no point in continuing.. until a few days later when depression isn't controlling me, and I'm coping again (for a couple days).

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Changing My Life | Part Three

I'm fighting the urge to say this week was awful because I didn't go to the gym much, and I ate crap for half of it. It's true, but instead of focusing on the things I failed to achieve, I'm going to talk about what I did achieve. 

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Chesley | Women's History Month

Every woman has a different experience but for me, the best thing about being a woman is the solidarity between us. The sense of pride when seeing other women doing amazing things. The worst thing is probably that everyone seems to have an opinion on every aspect of your life; how women should dress, what jobs they can have, what they can and can’t be interested in, what they should do with their bodies. It can sometimes be overwhelming to rise above all that.

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Changing My Life | Part Two

This week my quest was to mainly begin implementing core habits into my life, and I'd call it pretty successful. I'm keeping my long-term goals in mind at the beginning of the week, and doing something little each day to get towards that goal. I learnt a few things throughout the week and i'm starting to feel quite positive about a few things. I want to talk about a few goals in particular;

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Changing My Life | Part One

For a while I’ve had some reservations about posting particularly personal posts on this blog. Though Bhleum was set up as a platform to promote growth, there a voice niggling at the back of my head saying this isn’t the place for my growth. Then I see these amazing and inspiring people blogging about their journeys to become the people they want to be, and I think “Fuck it. Why can’t I?” Sorry about the language, Mum.

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How to Achieve your Goals

If things were as easy done than they are said, our new year's resolutions would probably be way more interesting and less repetitive than they actually are. I've had the same thing on my list for the past 10 years and the reason it's been so difficult to achieve is that I've put so much pressure on the end goal rather than goals that build up to the result.

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Bullet Journal Inspiration for 2018

So.. I know time is just a made up concept and doesn't really matter, and that every day is just as important as the other.. but damn I am such a "new year new me" enthusiast. It's not so much about becoming a different person, it's more just about reinforcing the idea of self-improvement and acknowledging that we often forget about the potential we have to be better in so many ways. There's just something about fresh starts, clean surfaces, unopened notebooks.. segway!

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How to deal with stress

The new academic year has begun, and if you’re anything like me you’re finding any excuse to get 15 notebooks and loads of new stationary. I love new beginnings, but it’s easy to forget about the the stress that comes with exams or work.. or just life in general. Stress is a pretty inevitable thing, but there are definitely ways to lessen the pressure.

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September Journaling Prompt

September's journaling theme is recovery, and by recovery I don’t mean fixing something that’s necessarily broken, I mean actively working each day to improve your quality of life. Whether you’re recovering from anxiety, depression, addiction or a broken leg, these are some questions to ask yourself through the month of September. 

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