Time To Think

I think we often need time to think. We need to give ourselves the space to let our minds wander. For me, coming to the end of my university degree, I’ve time and space to decide what I want to do next and what I want my path ahead to look like. Sometimes, when we’re [...]

Switch Off

Last weekend, in the middle of my exam period, I took a few days off.  My Catalan speaking exam went well on Friday morning. I was pleased because I had put a lot of effort into the preparation. I was now a third of the way through my exams (still six to go!), but I [...]

Changing Up Our Routine

Sometimes, we need to change our routines. It's important to have structure and consistency in what we do. It helps us cultivate habits and keep ourselves accountable. But sometimes, certain circumstances demand we change. We need to be flexible and able to adapt quickly. For someone who likes routine and structure, this is difficult for [...]

Overzoomed

I think something many people have experienced with the transition to remote learning/working from home is fatigue. The fatigue that comes with being sat in the same position and staring at a screen all day. This was a compulsory part of my university education for my final year, but I think I've made the mistake [...]

Escape To The Countryside

Over the last few months, in an attempt to train for another Camino de Santiago in the summer (we can hope!), I’ve been going for long walks on weekends. I’ve found this times a very fruitful way to clear my head, especially when I’ve felt trapped inside during lockdown. It’s strange because I never used to be [...]

Something Has To Give

I’ve thought and written a lot about productivity recently. I lament over the fact that I can’t always do everything I want to in a day. I obsess over trying to do “too much” and tick off everything on my To-Do list. This has meant that my time over the past few months has felt [...]

“The Most Relaxed I’ve Seen You All Year”

Last weekend, I felt very anxious and didn’t feel up to the long hike I had planned to go on with my girlfriend. The weather was beautiful, so instead, we decided to have a relaxing lunch outside in the sunshine. After this, I had a sudden urge to clean the windows and started on the [...]

Zen Mode

I’ve found it difficult to ‘switch-off’ over the last year or so of compulsory lockdowns. I’m spending almost all day on my phone or laptop and I don’t think it’s the healthiest way to live. Our responses to notifications have become Pavlovian. (Even as I wrote this blog post, I heard a ping and went [...]