How to Battle Procrastination — Henley Careers Blog

Struggling with procrastination? Don’t worry because you’re one of the 75% students who also struggle. This blog breaks down the reasons behind procrastination and gives you tips on how to tackle the problem head on to reduce time wasted on academic work and even job applications.

How to Battle Procrastination — Henley Careers Blog

Loneliness Awareness Week 2021

Good afternoon everyone!

Today is the start of Loneliness Awareness Week, which is running from the 14th-18th June 2021! To help celebrate this special week, we are going to be taking a look at what it has been created for, and what it hopes to achieve, in today’s blog! Let’s get cracking!

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Things are starting to look up

Good afternoon everyone!!

I hope you are all having a lovely start to the weekend! It’s a beautiful day here in Reading today, the sun is shining, it’s lovely and warm outside & everyone who I have seen so far seems to have a really big smile on their faces. To help celebrate this glorious day, I thought I would base today’s blog off of how things are starting to look up recently!

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

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Taking a little break from work

Do you know the difference a little break from work can make for you? Have you ever experienced burnout & wondered what to do next?

Well, a couple of weeks back I came to the realisation that over the last couple of months I had been driving myself towards quite a big burst of burnout, the extent of which I didn’t truly recognise until I actually took some days off of work on annual leave.

Let’s take a look at burnout & how I reduced mine in today’s blog!

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The Power of Potential

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin”

Tony Robbins

A very strong & meaningful quote, wouldn’t you agree? Personally, I have always always loved this quote, and feel like it has a message that we all need to be reminded of from time to time…

Let’s take a look at this quote, and at the power of potential in today’s blog!

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – May 2021

As the end of May is just around the corner, I think that now would be the perfect time for my monthly Sweeney’s Stuttering Update, with this one being for May 2021! I have found that I have been reflecting over my Stutter quite a bit over these last couple of months, and I am starting to discover a lot more about my speech, which I hope to share with you today!

So, let’s see what we are going to be covering for this month!

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Your Own Path to Happiness – Mental Wealth

We are all living our own life, we have our own interests, passions, hobbies & aspirations, right? Do you aim to live your life the way that you want to, or would you rather live it in a safe way, by following the ‘societal norm’? Would you like to find out how to create your own journey? Well, this is the blog for you!

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What IS Self-Love?

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“To me, loving yourself is the hardest, bravest and most important thing you will ever do.”
-Kim Lawrence Kellner @selflovefinder
Photo taken by: Karina Walker

I have been advocating for self-love to anyone who would listen ever since I began my own self-love journey about 5 years ago. But what IS it?

What is Self-Love?

According to Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, self-love is how we appreciate our whole selves – physically, psychologically and spiritually. For so long, I thought that self-love was about how you feel about yourself, but it wasn’t until I started on my own self-love path that I realized that it was more than that. Self-love is how you put your appreciation of yourself into action. Feelings are fleeting; they come and they go, so it is the action of appreciating and loving oneself that determines how self-loving…

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Measuring Success|| How do I know When I’m Truly Winning? -Shavon D. Dillon — Motivated to Win

This picture illustrates an exemplar of how society views success. Read and understand my perception below. Winning in the 21st century means that one is SUCCESSFUL or on the path of eminent success. But how do you really measure success? Maybe we are measuring success on a faulty scale; a scale used to measure success […]

Measuring Success|| How do I know When I’m Truly Winning? -Shavon D. Dillon — Motivated to Win

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 everybody!

Mental Health Awareness week is one of the most important days in the Mental Health calendar, alongside Time to Talk day & World Mental Health Day, and occurs from the 10-16th May 2021. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at this special week, what it stands for, and why it is so important for us to raise awareness for.

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A New Thing Springing Up — Connie Rosser Riddle

Last week, I talked with a friend and she noted that she’d been in a “blah mood”–but couldn’t figure out why. There were no new challenges, no worries at present about medical tests results for family or friends, nothing bad had happened. She could list things she was grateful for–but still felt her spirit was […]

A New Thing Springing Up — Connie Rosser Riddle

Caring For Ourselves

Find Your Middle Ground

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So many of us spend our time taking care of others. Our relationships have become ones of giving and supporting those closest to us.

And then we forget how to take care of ourselves.

When we think of taking care of ourselves, the inner critic tells us it is selfish and self indulgent to put our own needs first. It reminds us of how we want to be seen by others… as caring supportive and kind. Never selfish and self absorbed.

We see ourselves based on the roles we have played. It’s easy to become chained to these supportive and caring roles of the past.

Somewhere along the way we lose touch with who we are. The choices we make become based on the needs of others, and our own needs are buried and hidden in a stuffed aching drawer inside of us.


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What are you looking forward to doing “Post-Lockdown”?

It’s a beautiful day here in the Swansea Valley’s today, the sun is shining, it’s really warm outside and there is not a cloud in sight, what more could you ask for?! This lovely day has got me thinking of some of the things that I am looking forward to doing as we fully come out of lockdown in the United Kingdom.

Let’s take a look at some of my thoughts and ideas in today’s blog!

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Writing an Achievement/Gratitude List

A couple of weeks back, I got challenged by my professional mentor, Polina, to start writing an Achievement/Gratitude List, which is a list of all of the accomplishments and achievements that I am proudest of in my life.

I’ve never really done anything like this before, and found that it has had a very large positive impact on how I see myself.

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

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Change your Breath, Change your Life — Find Your Middle Ground

This is a reblog of a post that reminds us all about breathing and living well. Take three full breaths and dive in… Do you know how are you breathing right now? Take a moment and simply notice your breath. Perhaps place your hand on your navel and the other above your heart.  Notice the […]

Change your Breath, Change your Life — Find Your Middle Ground