Songs that inspire and empower

Georgina’s top 7 songs to inspire and empower you

I spend a lot of time listening to music, I cannot stand driving without music playing (even if it’s just a five minute drive to the supermarket), and I like to fill silences with music, whether it’s out loud or through headphones. Music can make such a difference in managing our emotions.  Today, I’m focusing […]

How I’m learning to accept the passage of time

Three years ago, I had just finished secondary school, and one of my friends asked me to write a guest post for her blog. Naturally I said “yes of course”, and then spent the next few weeks thinking “I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to write about.” I found myself thinking a lot […]

How I am learning to celebrate positive change

Change is something that I find incredibly daunting, and is often the root of anxiety for me. I find myself feeling very safe in normality and routines, and so big changes are often something that I struggle with a little. Something that I have noticed, however, is the importance of celebrating positive change. An example […]

How I learnt to manage exam stress

Watching my little sister about to take her GCSE exams and feeling all the anxiety and stress that we’ve all experienced before, got me thinking of all the ways I used to try to tackle exam stress and all the anxiety surrounding exams. I’m currently on my gap year before I start university in September, […]

How I am tackling my need for control

Feelings of anxiety often stem from a lack of control over uncontrollable aspects of situations. Thinking I need to be able to control everything to ensure that I don’t feel anxious is often what fuels the anxious feelings. Having grown up referring to this as the ‘vicious circle’, I have realised that whilst I recognise […]

“What if I don’t fit in at school?”

Imagine an excited, little 11 year old armed with a huge backpack and her two best friends on her first day of secondary school. We’re lucky enough that one of my friend’s older sister is already at the school, and she shows us to our tutor room. Naturally, I’m nervous, but I think everyone is […]

Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?

Are you an introvert, extrovert, or something else?

‘Are you an introvert or an extrovert?’ Introversion and extroversion are concepts that are often seen as extremes: for example, when someone says they are extroverted, the image that comes to mind is someone who is confident and thrives in social situations, whereas introversion is often painted as the opposite. I’ve always struggled with this […]