The Stress of Being Constantly “Switched On”

I recently rewatched an old episode of scrubs – one called “My Nickname”, which aired in 2001 – and I noticed something interesting. The storyline concerns a young patient, Jill, who is admitted to hospital. Following multiple tests, it turns out there’s nothing wrong with her – she is just stressed and exhausted. On seeing…

Why We Should All Wake Up Early

In my post “How To Become A Morning Person When You Are Not In Fact A Morning Person“, I mention that one day I’m just going to rant about how much I love the morning and how it’s the best time of day and how much happier I am when I get up early. Today…

Classic Disney Princesses and Feminism

There’s a common misconception that the classic Disney Princesses don’t represent modern, feminist values – and I’m here to debunk that myth. As a reminder, the Classic Disney Princesses are Snow White (1937), Cinderella (1950), and Sleeping Beauty (1959). Many people I have spoken to and articles I have read refer to these princesses as…

Why we should embrace boredom

Our generation has an obsession with doing as much as possible, all the time. It’s like the more busy and stressed out you are, the more you’re “winning” at life. This coronavirus quarantine has got me thinking about the flaws with this way of thinking, why we should change it, and also how we can…

I used to be a Cool Girl

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “Cool Girl”, I can highly recommend watching this video before reading the rest of this post – it’s incredibly well done and explains the trope really well, with lots of examples. A Cool Girl is basically someone who embodies typical male traits (gobbles down burgers and hot dogs, drinks…

Words, words, words. They’re everywhere and I hate them.

It’s a bit ironic that this text in fact contains quite a few words. But I feel like words are everywhere and I’m sick of it.   Let me explain.   If you’ve read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, you’ll know she advocates removing labels from things. And not just the “remove the…

Why Ross and Emily were the Ultimate Friends Couple

Emily gets a lot of hate (probably because the creators couldn’t bring themselves to have Ross end up with someone British) and frankly I think it’s misplaced. Ross and Emily should have ended up together, and here is why. Why Ross and Rachel were NOT the ultimate couple.  First of all, we need to establish…

The Fog

I want to start with a disclaimer. This post is NOTHING LIKE the rest of my posts. It’s literally one giant metaphor centred around mathematical understanding (I usually write about effective ways to clean your flat). In case anyone’s interested, I’m just about to finish a Ph.D. in pure maths, and so I wanted to…

The Road to Self-Care

This week I thought I’d try something a little different. This post doesn’t really have a point – it’s basically about my life and what I’ve learnt over the past year and a half or so. I suppose the conclusion is “self-care is important and isn’t bullshit”, but you can make of that what you…

The Problem With The Super Early Morning Trend

I LOVE the early morning trend that’s currently a-happening. I love that young people are focusing on getting up early, being productive, and leading a healthy life, as opposed to the student lifestyle of going out every night and eating cheap takeaways on a hangover every morning. I love replacing the pub with the hipster…

Common Misconceptions About Hygge (A Danish Perspective)

I was given a wonderful little book by a close friends a few years ago, titled The Little Book Of Hygge. I find it hilarious how this concept is spreading around the world to such an extent that people are writing multiple books on the subject – but it’s also very encouraging, as some would…