You’ve heard of burnout; ‘the state of being stressed and overwhelmed whilst meeting constant demands’, but have you ever considered the opposite? A state of focus and motivation so strong that it spills into your weekends and holidays? There have been studies into Paradise Syndrome for over twenty years and most of us will probably self diagnose ourselves by the end of this article. Why isn’t it spoken about more?
This year has caused us to reevaluate our goals and ambitions. It’s left us scrambling for inspiration and heavily reliant on our own mindset. We have been inundated with ‘multiple…
Being the token ‘skinny friend’ is a role that many girls in high school dream to play. The effortless, lean bod that makes even the simplest of outfits resemble a look from the runway.
However, being genetically predisposed to look this way can attract some rather unwarranted agro from the skinny-tea-obsessed.
Below, I debunk some classic misconceptions about skinny.
Our hard work tends to be discredited because we’ve already got to where many people want to be. The thing is, we never asked for it.
The infuriating thing, however, is that I probably work out more than any of the…
Arriving in Copenhagen today, at 26 years old, I relished in the Danish air that would allow me to complete the challenge I had set myself a few years back. Having been at this very airport two years prior, I slightly winced at all the missed opportunities during long layovers that I could’ve explored a new country, albeit for a few hours, (it only makes the list if you leave the airport).
It took me back to when I’d return to familiar locations because I simply adored them and as a result, wasting a chance to learn a new culture…
Don’t get me wrong, I love tattoos, especially on others, but at least for now, it is the end of our love story.
Let’s start by disclosing just how dramatic I am. Both of my two tattoos are smaller than a Chihuahua’s feces and relatively dainty in nature. However, two years and six laser appointments later, I can confidently say that I’ve never been happier with this decision.
And yes…having a laser burn your skin off in front of your eyes, hurts (but not that much).
“Ouch! Now don’t you wish you never dabbled in that sodding ink trend?” …
Reporting from Stockholm, truly shocked.
So, you’ve watched as Scandinavian countries have continuously ranked highest in the World Happiness Report for nearly a decade, and you want to try it for yourself?
It was only a few months ago, before coming to Sweden, that I too, in my excited state, was scrambling to find videos and articles that will reveal more about my future Scandi life.
I was aware of the obvious: the long and dark winter days, the Swede's obsession with nature, the fact that the majority of the population takes the entire month of July off, and that…
Moving is healthy and experiencing a new city, culture and lifestyle — essential. You know the old saying; life isn’t meant to be lived in one place. But to many, the thought of up and leaving all they know can seem immensely daunting.
For such a logistically simple move, it isn’t done enough. A plane ticket, some savings, and a whole heap of courage are all it takes to break away from your monotonous life.
A few months of preparation pass as you sit watching the countdown on your phone whilst daydreaming about your forthcoming new life and then you…
At 26, I am lucky to say that my first two jobs were in the early beginnings of two hugely successful startups. One, a rather unimaginative copycat model to Uber, and the other, a complex blockchain business.
It isn’t the usual introduction to work that most people get fresh out of University. There wasn’t ever any time for me to take it slow or learn on the job — when you’re creating something from scratch, time is very much your enemy.
Being a type-A personality made me believe that this aggressive and ambitious line of work was my calling. …
The idea of productivity is something that we romanticize greatly in today's society. However, telling by the floods of encouraging Instagram posts that reassure us that it’s ok if we weren’t productive today, it’s pretty clear that many of us are struggling.
We become frustrated if we don’t manifest the Monday morning that we all strive for. The Happy-Go-Lucky attitude, a flat-white in hand, the sun beaming down on us, and a chock-a-block busy week ahead to look forward to.
For most of us, this rarely comes to fruition because we have failed in the preparation stage. We blindly believe…
We all have at least one. Friends who perhaps we grew up with but would never befriend as adults, or mutuals with whom we are forced to spend time because of our social circle. Either way, I’ve got to admit — I’m an addict.
Despite real-life (hopefully) not being as dramatic as Mean Girls, it sure can get pretty competitive out there. We can find ourselves in situations where negativity is hard to avoid.
So, instead of focusing on the bad, I try to find the silver linings.
I am very much aware of how any good news utterly infuriates…
With the end of P.S looming over us, it has caused me (and clearly many others) to reflect on the past and present goodbyes, as well as future goodbyes that await us.
The word “goodbye” has always deeply shaken me. Whenever and wherever I could, I’d avoid having to say it.
Growing up, I would go as far as excusing myself to the loo, to then secretly escape through the front door at birthday parties, just to avoid even the most casual of farewells.
Throughout my life, I was always the one leaving. I was always the random cousin who…