A little while ago I made a decision I thought I would never make: to make the switch from Windows to Mac. I don’t always adapt to change very well, so I wanted to do some research before finally making the call. However, to my surprise there was surprisingly little information to be found online. So after making the switch myself, I compiled a list of all things to consider when switching from a Windows PC to Mac.Continue Reading
One of my first posts on this blog was about what not to say when someone’s dealing with depression, but now I thought it would be helpful to address ways you can support someone, too. In this post I will list five different ways you can aid a friend with mental illness.Continue Reading
The very minute Dutch schools closed, my brain switched to work mode. Everything immediately went digital, meaning communication about work continued 24/7. Soon I was beginning to find difficulty switching off and separating free time from work.
Some days I’ve managed to find a pleasant rhythm and routine, but other days I’m still struggling. It’s a work in progress. However, knowing that many of us are faced with this challenge, I wanted to share some of the tips I have to help you separate work from home during this bizarre isolation period.
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Here’s a New Year’s resolution: be kinder to the planet by making more environment-friendly choices in your life. Living sustainably doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult, all it takes is a slight shift of mindset. To start you off, here are 10 easy steps for a more sustainable lifestyle.
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Applying for jobs is undoubtedly a nerve-wrecking task for many people, but if you struggle with low self-esteem it’s even more of a nightmare. If you yourself hardly believe you’re “worth it”, how on earth are you going to impress an employer? Low self-esteem and social anxiety are issues I have been struggling with for a long time, yet I still managed to put myself forward as a confident person and find jobs. Here’s how I did it!
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Now that many people are getting weekly phone updates on how much time is spent on-screen, I am sure some are wondering on how to cut down on screen time. Personally I only average 1-1.5 hour a day – 3 times less than others! – and it is all thanks to conscious decisions I’ve made that helped me move away from my phone. So, today I would like to share my best tips with you.
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A persisting low mood, loss of interests, declining self-esteem and little energy to do things – it can happen to anyone. Depression is a common mental illness that affects about one in ten people in the UK, according to the NHS. Causes may vary, but one thing is certain: depression does not discriminate.
Unfortunately, people with depression are often misunderstood and have to deal with many hurtful comments about what is essentially an invisible but very serious illness. Nevertheless, a healthy support network can make a world of difference for a person with depression. So how can you help someone cope? And what should you most certainly not do?
I have drawn up a number of tips from years of dealing with depression. These include things people have said to me that were not helpful, and things people have done that were helpful. What I want to emphasise most of all is that depression can be very hard – not just on the person themselves, but also on their surroundings – but that you can help someone a long way even with the tiniest gestures.
Also, please always bear in mind that you are not a professional and it is not your job to “fix” the other person: all you can do is be there for them. At the bottom of this post I have listed some resources that can help when you or another person is having a hard time.