Managing Stress Series?

We all encounter stress at one point or another in our lives. In the majority of cases, it is completely natural, and is something that we can managing without much impact on our day to day lives. However, there are times when that stress may seem like too much, or when you face several different stressful situations at once, when it can start to feel overwhelming.

This is what we’ll start to take a look at in today’s blog!

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Sweeney’s Blogs is 2 Years Old!

On Wednesday 3rd February 2021, Sweeney’s Blogs turned 2 years old! To help celebrate this, in today’s blog, we are going to be looking at some of the things we have done over the past 2 years, and I will give a little update on some of the things that I have been working on recently! Before we get into that though, I just want to say a massive Happy Birthday to the page!

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How are we all doing?

How are you doing? It’s a simple question that takes only seconds to ask, and can make the world of difference. We have been in an on/off lockdown now for around 10 whole months, and it can be very easy to feel a bit lost, or unsure about how you’re feeling. Today’s blog is going to look at checking in with people, and why it is so crucial that we do so, especially in these uncertain times.

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Series?

I have written quite a lot of blog series here on Sweeney’s Blogs, and as I haven’t done one for a couple of weeks now, I was thinking, should they make a return? I have been considering bringing blog series back to the page for some time, so what I thought I would do over the next couple of blogs is to talk through some of my ideas for potential series, and see if anybody is interested in them!

Today’s blog is going to be about my potentially new Stuttering Series.

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Happy 22nd Birthday to Me!

On Thursday 14th January 2021, I turned 22 years old! I was simply amazed at how many kind messages and birthday wishes that got sent through to me on Thursday, so I thought I’d write a blog to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you! We are living in very uncertain times at the moment, and it’s things like this that fill me with hope for what’s to come in the future!

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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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We’ve Passed 15,000 Views!!!

On Wednesday 11th November 2020, Sweeney’s Blogs passed over 15,000 total views!! This was a massive milestone for the page to hit and was actually the year-end goal that I set for the page at the end of 2019. The page has been growing faster than I could have ever anticipated, which is down to all of you, the readers, and I could not be happier with the direction that we are currently going in!

Let’s take a couple of minutes to celebrate passing such a momentous milestone!

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As of last Wednesday, Sweeney’s Blogs now has over 15,000 total views! When I initially set the year-end goal of 15,000 views for the page at the end of 2019, I never once thought that I would pass it with a month and a half left in the year. The page has gone from getting a total of 5,000 views from February 2019, when the page was created, to the end of that year, and in this year it has gotten an additional 10,000 views in the first 11 months, it’s insane!

I wanted to take a minute to say a massive thank you to everybody who has helped get the page where it is today. If it was not for all of you, the page’s readers, the page would not be here today. You make it possible for me to share all of my stories, experiences and views on a huge range of topics on this incredible platform! I’m really proud that I have been able to build a community around this page, one that will continue to grow and flourish into the future!

I think it’ll be good to give a few small updates on what has been happening over the last few weeks, and some things that will be coming up soon:

  • I have moved back to Swansea for the time being, due to the Lockdown that has come into play in England for the next month.
  • I’m currently studying a few courses on platforms such as LinkedIn Learning, OpenLearn which is run by the Open University and more.
  • I am hoping to get back into writing my book soon if all goes to plan and I have some time on my hands.
  • I’ve got a couple of guest blogs lined up which will be really good when they are finished and ready to go up on the page. If you would like to write a guest post for the page, or know anyone who does, please do get in contact and let me know too!

That’s all I want to talk about in today’s blog, thank you all for reading! One final big thank you for helping get the page to where it is today! What do you think of today’s blog? How is everybody doing with lockdown and everything else that is going on in the world? What do you do to help pass the time? Let me know your thoughts and answers to the questions above, as well as any other thoughts you have on the page in the comments below!

Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a great day!

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Sweeney’s Blogs: October 2020 Update

I love writing update posts from time to time here on Sweeney’s Blogs. They not only help all of you amazing readers see how the page is going, but they also allow me the chance to reflect over the last few weeks, what went well and things that can be improved, stuff like that. I try and make sure that I do an update post every now and again on the page, but there has been loads going on recently, so there has not been an update since August time.

So here is Sweeney’s Blogs October 2020 Update!

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What do we mean by Success – Series Update

The “What do we mean by Success?” series has been the longest running series that I have had on Sweeney’s Blogs, starting on March 16th 2020, and is going to be coming to a close for the time being. Today’s blog is going to look over some of the different topics that we have covered in the series, why it is coming to a close and if I will be bringing the series back in the near future or not.

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Sweeney’s Blogs New Artwork!

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Today’s blog is going to be about a new piece of art that has been made for the page!

I’ve been waiting to announce the new graphic for the page for a little while now and am delighted to finally share it with all of you today! Pearl Onyeneke came up with the idea for the piece of art and drew an absolutely amazing drawing for it. A good mate of mine, called Archie Carpenter, then helped digitise the piece!

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My Stuttering Episode on the “It Starts with Action” Podcast!

Being a part of a podcast has been something that I have always wanted to do in life, however, due to my Stutter, I always thought that this dream was out of my reach, but now I have proved myself wrong! This week I starred in an episode of the “It Starts with Action” podcast, where I talk about a large array of different things, and is going to be what today’s blog is about!

So without further ado,

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Sweeney’s Blogs Update – August 2020

Sweeney’s Blogs has gone through a lot of changes over the last few months, and I haven’t really taken the chance to sit down and discuss what has been happening with the page and where I am planning on going with it in the future! There hasn’t been an update post since April 2020, so here is a Sweeney Update for 2020!

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Sweeney’s Blogs has passed 10,000 Views!

Sweeney’s Blogs passed over 10,000 total views on Thursday 11th June 2020! It is a huge milestone that we will be talking about in today’s blog! Today’s blog will take a look at the statistics behind Sweeney’s Blogs, some of the content that we have covered and so much more!

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Ideas for Lockdown Series!

The “Ideas for Lockdown” series has been growing rapidly since I started the series back in April 2020, and now has got 12 different blogs, each blog covering a new idea for people to do during the Lockdown that we are all facing! As the series has been growing so fast, I decided to give it its own page, and that is what today’s blog is all about!

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