Notes to self: Be kind

Pink flower

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”

It’s time to get real. London is turning me into a dick.

I’ve always been a stickler for being polite because I don’t think there’s any reason not to be. I mean, I’m a sensitive person who takes things really seriously, so of course I think politeness is important. It’s just nice to be nice, isn’t it?

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Notes to Self: 5 reasons to have a plan free day

Have a plan-free day

This weekend was the first one in a while that I have had to myself and I didn’t have to travel anywhere for once. I really needed it. I feel like I’ve been on the go non-stop for the last couple of months – I’ve been travelling most weekends and packing in plans during the week.

I like being busy and having plans lined up so I can look forward to doing exciting things with the people I love. I’m also an introvert who loves quiet time alone and I can find it hard to balance being a busy person and staying sane. I can get myself stuck thinking I must be doing stuff all the time and feeling guilty if I’m not. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of staying busy all the time, even when we don’t want to, so we can keep with everyone else.

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Notes to Self: How to cut down your screen time (when your interests are digital)

How to reduce your screen time when your interests are digital

I spend a lot of my time in front of a screen. I love film, I love television and I love the internet (most of the time anyway). By day I work for a charity in their digital team, then I come home and work on this blog, write on my laptop, read other blogs, watch films… On top of that I am, like most people, unnecessarily addicted to my phone, so of course I end up scrolling through Instagram and checking my emails a thousand times a day.

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