Coping with Social Anxiety as Lockdown Eases

Here’s the thing, I think I have coped so well with my anxiety up until this point because actually, all my fears, my worries and concerns that I had before Covid-19 hit were suddenly shared by the majority when lockdown started. Suddenly it wasn’t weird or abnormal to not want to go out and be around people, it was celebrated as being the right thing. In fact, the government told...

I Can’t Remember My Childhood

Something happened to me, as a child, that deeply affected me. Although I knew at the time what was happening was wrong, I was too scared and ashamed to talk to anybody about it, and it wasn’t until over a decade later that I found the courage to speak up, to speak out and to go to the police. It took so much strength to report what happened to me....

You Know You’re in Lockdown When…

So, the UK are still in lockdown, at least officially, and I thought I would round up some common occurrences you may have experienced since the government imposed quarantine back in mid March. You know you’re in lockdown when…. You have to check your phone to remind yourself what day it is You have finished everything on your ‘to watch’ list on Netflix You may actually have to restock your...

Shows We’ve Been Watching During Lockdown

Ed and I have been watching a lot more TV since lockdown started. Beforehand, we both had quite busy social lives and would often be out during the week with martial arts classes and blogging events, meaning that we didn’t really get the chance to watch that much together. Now that everything is closed, and we are spending every night in together, we have had the chance to watch lots...

9 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I know I share the majority of my life on here, and it seems like regular readers might know everything there is to know about me, I do hold some things back, and there are parts of my life I haven’t spoken about, or have only mentioned briefly before. As we are still in lockdown here in the UK, I thought I would put together a little post on 9...

Social Media Lessons I’ve Learnt During Lockdown

Ok, so obviously lockdown isn’t something any of us would have asked for, and it has been an unbelievably tough time, but I have tried to find the positives, and one of those, for me, has been my change in attitude towards social media. I won’t try and deny it, as somebody who runs a lifestyle blog and also works in social media, I was 100% addicted before lockdown. I...

My Thoughts on the Amazon Wishlist Trend

You may have seen the Amazon Wishlist trend on social media recently. I wanted to write a little something about my thoughts on it, having taken part myself, and to cover some of the common issues people may have with it. If you haven’t heard about it, there is a trend on social media at the moment for dropping a link to your Amazon Wishlist and asking others to do...

Why Loving Myself Isn’t an Insult to Me

Earlier this year I joined social media platform TikTok, added a couple of silly videos and didn’t really think much more of it, until lockdown happened and suddenly the world and his wife ended up on the app. TikTok was primarily a young people’s app. It definitely wasn’t somewhere I would have imagined going onto regularly, but the current situation has meant there are actually a huge amount of people...

How I am Picking Myself Up After a Bad Mental Health Day

I won’t lie, I have been struggling more over the past week or so with my mental health. Since lockdown began, my mood has been generally better than I expected, but it will, without fail, dip every few days and I will have a day when I feel like the world is against me, where everything just feels ten times harder and it is difficult to smile. Those days are...

My Lockdown Birthday

Last weekend I celebrated turning thirty-one in a way I never expected, and it was actually pretty amazing, despite lockdown. I wanted to write a little something about the day, in case anybody is feeling a bit rubbish about having a birthday during this time, to reassure that it can still be a good birthday, just a little different to how you may have envisioned it before. Food Ok, so...