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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A couple of years ago, I started playing music whenever I was having trouble falling asleep. It’s turned out as one of the best coping mechanisms for me, and has helped me through my most challenging mental health issues. Now, I play music every night as I go to bed. There’s always a few albums that help me calm down.
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When I was living in Sheffield, I was forced to learn how to be alone for the first time. Now I have come to believe that spending time by yourself is a very healthy habit for everyone to practise. So for today’s post, I have summed up some tips and activities on how to spend time alone.
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in which I describe my first solo travel experience.
At a party recently, I spoke to an Australian guy who had observed the Netherlands as a country where everyone’s always in a rush. An interesting notion that stuck with me, because there has always been something indescribable I don’t like about this country. Was this it?
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I have been back in the classroom as a teacher for half a
year now, so I have had plenty opportunity to become reacquainted with young
adults. I watch my students interact with peers, express their opinions, and
discuss all sorts of life issues. It led to a moment of reflection as I
wondered: what would I really like my students to learn?
I sat down to put this reflection into words, and considered the 5 main qualities I hope my students will practise.
I recently held my first film marathon here in the Netherlands, all LGBT-themed. In light of that, I wanted to share my top 5 LGBT film recommendations with you. Hopefully you’ll take away at least one new film for your watchlist!
Two years ago in January, I adopted my cat Remi from the Sheffield cat shelter. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. To celebrate this anniversary, I’ve compiled some of my cutest photo moments with Remi!
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I volunteered with the Sheffield cat shelter charity shop and wrote about the »Benefits Of Volunteering« .