My Stuttering Journey through 2020

2020 was a massive year for me, and yet, despite all of the highs and lows experienced in those 12 months, one of my key takeaways from the year would be the lessons that I learned throughout my 2020 Stuttering Journey. My Stutter has played a very large role in all of my life, I wouldn’t ever say that wasn’t the case, but 2020 seemed to be a year in which everything that happened, seemed to link back to that topic, my Speech and my Self-Confidence.

This is what we’ll be looking at in today’s blog!

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2020, What a Year for Sweeney’s Blogs!

2020 has finally come to a close, words that some people thought they would never hear. The year has been beyond anyone’s predictions, with numerous highs and lows dotted throughout the past 12 months. Over the course of 2020, Sweeney’s Blogs grew at a rate faster than I could ever have imagined, more than doubling our views from 2019. That’s what we are going to be looking at in this blog, how Sweeney’s Blogs did this year!

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Happy New Year!

2020 has felt like, for many, a never-ending maze of confusion and disruption, however, all of that will soon be over. As New Years Eve is just a couple of days away, and with that the start of 2021, a large majority of people will use these next few days to evaluate over the last 12 months. Whether you would like to reflect over the past, look to the future, or do a combination of the both, it’s safe to say 2020 was far beyond what anyone could have predicted.

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You Are Not Alone

2020 has proved to be a very difficult year for many, and it is completely understandable if you feel as if you are going through things by yourself. This feeling of loneliness can have a very large impact on your Mental health and Wellbeing, and can lead to an increase in anxiety and stress levels. In today’s blog, I am going to be sharing how important it is to remember that you are not alone and why it is so crucial to ask for support when you need it.

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Running a business whilst maintaining your Mental Health – Cooper Galloway

Running your own business is a dream of so many people when they are growing up, but for the ones that dive to turn that dream into a reality, how do we keep a close eye on our Mental Wellbeing while running a business? Is it something that demands we dramatically alter the way in which we live our lives, or more so a series of smaller adjustments that we can slot into our schedules? This is what we’ll be exploring in today’s blog!

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Check-in with People This Winter

I think it’s safe to say that 2020 has been a very unusual year. As lockdown and the wave of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is so important to check-in to see how people are doing, especially as we are entering into the winter months.

A simple check-in here and there, when you can, can make the world of difference to somebody’s day, and even their life, and that’s what we’ll be talking about in today’s blog!

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The Importance of Screen-Free Time

Lockdown, caused by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, has brought alongside it a tidal wave of disruption to the way in which we live our day to day life. The way that we travel, work, socialise, relax and more have had to undergo major changes, due to the virus, and it has resulted in a lot of confusion for a vast number of people, as they try and adopt to this new situational “norm”.

One constant that has emerged for a large majority of people over the last few months is a very large increase in the amount of time that we spend staring at different screens, be that a computer screen, the television screens, ones on your phones and tablets, you name it.

Today we are going to be looking at the importance of having some Screen-Free Time where we can.

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Why Social Media is the Number One Tool for Career Development – Callum Elson

Social Media platforms, that were once the arch-enemy of academia, have grown & developed into the number one tool for career development. Check out today’s guest blog, written by Callum Elson, a Co-Founder at Scientistt, to find out more about how this change occurred and to find out how you can use Social media to really help you develop your career for the better!

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The Return of the Lockdown Poem – The Brown Minimalist

Lockdown has affected each and every one of us in one way or another over the course of 2020. For many, lockdown has left people with a lot more time on their hands, compared to what they are usually used to, and it can lead to people feeling lost over what to do in the day. As England entered their second lockdown, which was to be for a month from the 5th November to the 2nd December, The Brown Minimalist has wrote us a guest poem, which takes a look at some of the things we can do in these unusual times.

I hope you enjoy today’s guest post, be sure to let me know what you think!

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Joe Biden – An Icon to the Stuttering Community

On Saturday 7th November 2020, it was announced that Joe Biden has won the 2020 US Election and will be the next President of the United States, starting on the 20th January 2021. In today’s blog, we are going to be exploring the effect that Joe’s Victory will have on the Stuttering Community, and if it will give the awareness that surrounds Stuttering that very much needed boost.

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I Guest-Starred in a New Podcast

On Saturday 31st October, I was asked to be a special guest on a brand new podcast, called “26 minutes with”, which has been created by Respect Mental Health and the amazing Benjamin Seal. It was an honour to be asked to e the first guest for the show and we are going to be taking a bit of a closer look at the podcast in today’s blog!

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A few things I’ll tell myself the next time I feel down — The Good Vibes Revolution

If at one point all your achievements seem to be purposeless, remember that everything you have lived, went through, and learned, makes you a stronger person. Those experiences are part of your growing process.

A few things I’ll tell myself the next time I feel down — The Good Vibes Revolution

World Mental Health Day 2020

Mental Health is something that affects each and every one of us as people. Our Mental Health makes up who we are, who we want to be, and so much more. It is a phenomenally large field, that continues to grow each and every day. Over the last couple of years the spotlight and mainstream media have started to focus in more on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of people and international events, such as World Mental Health Day, which is happening today on the 10th October and so important for our future.

So let’s take a closer look into Mental Health and World Mental Health Day 2020!

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The Benefits of Personal Development – Eve Becker

Personal Development – the art of identifying ourselves. Personal Development refers to the process in which we, as people, grow, where our character, abilities and knowledge develop. Personal Development revolves around the process of learning and developing and for a topic that is so vital to our lives, do we really know what Personal Development is & why it is important?

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We have all heard the term ‘Personal Development’ before, right? It is a term that gets mentioned a lot in day to day conversations, but have we ever taken a second to look a what exactly we mean by Personal Development? Today’s blog is a guest blog, by Eve Becker, which takes that deeper dive into the subject and focuses on what is Personal Development & why it is so important to us in life!

So without further ado, here is Eve Becker with “Leading Guides to the Benefits of Personal Development”:

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