Gen Zer of the Year 2021!!!

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I hope you are having a brilliant start to the week!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that a couple of weeks back, I won Gen Z Talks’ “Gen Zer of the Year” award for 2021!! I still can’t believe that I was nominated, let alone the fact that I won, such a fantastic award, which we’ll be taking a look at in a bit more detail in today’s blog!😁🙌🙌

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Returning to University – Isha Patel

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I hope you all are keeping well & I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Returning to university after a well-deserved festive break can seem like a daunting experience at first, but don’t you worry, we’ve got some advice & some tips to help you get back in the swing of student life for 2022!

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How to build an easy system of self care – 6 strategies to get started

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The phrase “self care” is used so much that many of us are desensitized to it. I think that if we step back and define self care as an intentional way to truly support and empower ourselves, it can be more meaningful.

A big part of self care is the process of figuring out our own systems for supporting our well being – systems that can be repeated every day without too much effort.

Here are 6 strategies to consider if you’re trying to build in easy ways of incorporating self care into your day:

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Create daily peaceful routines that are centering and grounding.

Consider having morning routine that supports you. This can include journaling, exercise, meditation, a nourishing breakfast, reading inspirational books and any other structured and elevating activities that give you strength and peace…

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The Perfect Time for Reflection

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I hope you’re all having a lovely start to the week! 😀

We are currently in the 1st week of 2022, and this first week is, to me, the perfect time for some reflection! I always try & take a couple of days off at the start of each year, to just sit back & think over everything which has happened over the last 12 months or so. We are going to be taking a little closer look at this in today’s blog, so let’s get cracking!

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Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhism — Pointless Overthinking

As humans we spend most of our lives in a state of perpetual craving and desire. We land a big promotion at work, but soon fantasize about continuing to move up the corporate ladder. We become consumed by discontent and dissatisfaction as we constantly compare our social standing to that of our peers.  Wealth, status…

Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhism — Pointless Overthinking

Who Am I? – Isha Patel

“Who Am I?”

It’s a question that I often find my inner voice asking, but I never really know what the right answer to it should be. This is something that I have been thinking over quite a bit recently, so I thought I jot down my thoughts in a blog & share them with everyone!

So, let’s get into it!

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Adjusting back into University Life…

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Over the last couple of weeks, I have been settling back into University Life, and it’s pretty safe to say that it’s been quite a journey. You see, University has changed a lot since the end of my 2nd Year, and I don’t think I fully grasped the impact that this change was going to have on me. Let’s take a bit for a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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Movember 2021 – Raising Male Mental Health Awareness

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November 2021 comes to an end on Wednesday this week, but what a month it has been for Male Mental Health Awareness! We are going to be taking a look at why this month has been so important for Mental Health Awareness, as well as my thoughts on it, in today’s blog!

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Ways to Reset Your Happiness Set Point

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I wrote this over 7 years ago and as I reread it now, I realize that I really have reset my happiness set point. Enjoy!

Iwrote a post a few weeks ago about perfectionism. In the post, I brought up Hedonic Adaptation which involves a happiness “set point”, whereby humans generally maintain a constant level of happiness throughout their lives, despite events that occur in their environment. So whether it’s buying a new Mercedes or crashing your new Mercedes, your level of happiness resets to the same pre-event level. A reader asked that I expound on how I have tried to reset my happiness set point.

So I’ve tried to reset my “set point” and it turns out there is some science behind it. I think I first became aware of this by reading “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. In the book, she chronicles…

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Is Sensitivity a Strength or a Weakness? — Borderless

By Candice Louisa Daquin Rodin’s The Thinker. Courtesy: Creative Commons “I may be a dreamer, But I’m not the only one.” — John Lennon (Imagine). As a child I remember understanding on a very basic level the concept of cruelty. I recall vaguely thinking in the simple way children think; “Why is that person so […]

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World Kindness Day 2021

World Kindness Day 2021 is here, and what a fantastic day it is indeed! To commemorate such a special day, we are going to be taking a look at where it comes from, what it’s designed for & how you can get involved, all in today’s blog!

So without further ado, let’s get into it!

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The Positives of Failing — Olivia Lucie Blake

Did you know there are positives in failing? I didn’t realise this until I failed something quite important to me. I needed to pass, but God said no, it’s not time yet. You need to learn what it feels like to fail. We all go through times in our lives when we pass or fail […]

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Blogging is a Journey…

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I hope you’re all having an awesome start to the week!

I’ve been writing blogs here on Sweeney’s Blogs for well over 2 years, and in that time, I have learnt so so much. Blogging, for me, has been a journey, one that I have thoroughly enjoyed so far, and I am looking forward to whatever is to come next! Let’s take a close look at some of my thoughts in today’s blog!

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Sweeney’s Blogs – What a Community!!

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I hope you are all having a lovely start to the day!

When I first started Sweeney’s Blogs, back in February 2019, I didn’t just want to create a singular blog page – I wanted to build a community, a safe space where people can come to talk about all of the topics that genuinely matter to them. Over the last 2 & a half years, I have been so lucky to see that vision grow more & more into a reality, and it is such a rewarding process!!

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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