Monday, 22 October 2018

The Halloween Tag 2018

It's spooky season my darlings! Whilst I knew I was too busy to complete a full Blogtober, I thought it would be fun to do a '10 post countdown' to Halloween instead! What better way to start than with the Halloween Tag? I spotted this on Amy's blog and just had to do it. As a self-confessed Halloween Queen, I truly enjoyed answering these questions and really look forward to seeing other peoples' answers!

a hippopotamus foetus is preserved in liquid in a vintage jar next to an adult hippopotamus skull in a natural history museum display

Friday, 19 October 2018

Treat Yourself Like a Child

One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given was 'it's okay to soothe yourself like you'd soothe a child'. Sometimes, when vulnerability and anxiety get to be too much, it's right to do whatever makes you happy, even if it's not considered 'mature'. It's also a good idea to check in with yourself the way you would a child. Are your needs being met, or are you low because they're not? The most mature, adult thing you can do in life is take care of yourself, and if that means juice and a cartoon, then that's precisely what you should do. 

a white mug with a black bat and font reading 'spooky' sits next to a white saucer featuring a witches hat and text reading 'bewitching', against a black backdrop with halloween themed orange lollipops and pin badges

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

End of 2018 Goals

It's the last quarter of 2018! Where did the time go?! I didn't have the best start to 2018, but now I'm finally at a point where I can start working towards my goals again. I have lots of ideas and plans for my future, and know what steps to take to get there. It feels so wonderful to finally be ready to do that. My time feeling frozen by depression and anxiety is over. I'm back and ready to achieve. We all know that posting it on the ol' blog makes one accountable, so I'm sharing my goals for the last part of 2018, in hopes I can check in in January 2019 and have achieved it all (and more)! 

an aerial view of two feet wearing black pumps stand in a pile of colourful autumn crunchy leaves

Thursday, 4 October 2018

My Top 5 Favourite 'Comfort' TV Shows

We all know that snuggling under a blanket with a good TV show is a great choice for self-care. It's low energy, safe, escapism. Sometimes you just need to get cuddly and cosy with a comforting TV programme, especially when you haven't got the energy left to focus on anything too serious! When I'm drained, I just can't follow a complex plot or information overload. I need something visual, simple, and safe from anything upsetting (like global warming or sad plotlines!). Here are my top 5 TV shows for easy-watching comfort.

on a white surface with a white background, a Pennywise pop vinyl is next to a black hot drink mug that reads 'boo' in white font. In the foreground is a rat skull and a tiny jar of mouse bones.
hot drinks mandatory!