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Why I Quit Alcohol

Why I Quit Alcohol

I never really drank, until I moved to the UK. There were lots of wonderful drinks to be found all around me, and many great pubs too. For the first time in my life, I started going out. However, about a year ago I decided to step away from this lifestyle again and quit alcohol. Here’s why.

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Switching From A Windows PC To Mac

Switching from Windows to Mac

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.

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How Sleep Therapy Changed My Routine

How Sleep Therapy Changed My Routine

I have had sleep issues as long as I have been battling mental health issues, which is coming down to a rough total of ten years. However, it had somehow never occurred to me to seek out help for this specific problem.

Finally, this year, I was offered the chance to partake in sleep therapy as a way to keep me occupied while on the wait-list for treatment. For six consecutive weeks I would be learning all about sleep health, and how lifestyle and mentality can affect your rhythm. In this post I’ve summarised for you how the sleep therapy treatment has effectively changed my routine.

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Favourite Things To Do During Quarantine

Favourite Things To Do During Quarantine

Though at the moment of writing it’s unclear how long the “intelligent lock-down” will be lasting here in the Netherlands, it is fairly certain that globally we will be dealing with this for a while. Recently I wrote about my favourite things to do alone, and boy, I had no idea I would be needing that list so badly. Passing the time in quarantaine is a different matter, though, so this time I’ve compiled a list of my favourite things to during quarantine.

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How To Separate Work from Home During Isolation

How To Separate Work From Home

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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