I have not been at all consistent over on this blog and for that I apologise. I don’t even have a real excuse; I was busy with exams, but they ended a while a go, then I flitted between home and Birmingham for a while with no real purpose, and now I’m back at work. If anything, then, I missed my couple of weeks of free time to get this blog back up and running again. So, we’re starting again now. Happy hump day, I’m going to walk you through some of my goals for this summer, let’s get on…

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It’s nearly that awful time of year again!  Exam season is approaching way too quickly for my liking and, to be perfectly honest, I am freaking out.  But, I always find that exam season is never as bad as I make it out to be in my head, as long as I just get my head down and get on with it. So, for the sake of my sanity and yours throughout the most stressful time of the university/school year, here are my top five tips on surviving this exam season…  1. Plan, plan, plan. My first piece of advice…

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Self love is hugely important to me. As I’ve grown up I feel as though I have gotten to know myself so much better than I did as a young teenager – I know how far I can push myself, I know which social situations I should avoid at all costs (for my own sake) and, most importantly, I put me first. Whilst it might seem cheesy to some of you, it is certainly true that your relationship with yourself is the longest relationship that you are ever going to have in your life. So you have to make sure…

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As a student who gets very nervous/panicked/stressed about exams and upcoming deadlines, the majority of my time recently has been spent revising obsessively and counting down the days until I am free (as of today, I have 13 days and 4 exams to go!).  I personally cannot spend all day sat in the same spot and, whilst I used to just take extra long and thoroughly unproductive revision breaks (read as spend hours on Netflix), I have really found that a change of scenery can give me a new burst of energy and productivity. So, since returning to university after…

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I am currently coming to the end of my first year at university (only four exam-filled weeks left!) and so I thought I would share a few, simple things that I would personally class as having been absolute essentials for the past nine or so months. 1. Photos. The first thing I did when I moved into to my new, university dorm was decorate. Obviously, there isn’t much you can do if you want your security deposit back at the end of the year, so instead the best way that I found to really make my room my own was…

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