Helping Me So I Can Help You: why self-care is important to your health

Whether we are building a community, bringing our A-game to work every single day, running a side hustle, maintaining healthy relationships, or helping a friend in need (or all of them), it seems like we always got stuff to do left right and centre. But if we are not careful, the more we give ourselves to work and commitments, the more we put ourselves at risk of experiencing burnout.

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Own Your Stuff, Girl: Overcoming The Imposter Syndrome

You see, every job has a title. If you teach, you’re a teacher. If you sculpt, you’re a sculptor. If you write books, you’re an author. If you are in a corporate world or you get paid for what you do, there is a title next to your name, which most of the time you could say confidently.

But why is it that when it comes to our side hustles, start up businesses, passion projects, or works that aren’t common in our society, the confidence behind those titles goes out of the window? People usually say—including myself—that they don’t care about the title. Sure, to some degree. But do you really though?

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3 Things We Can Do To Help Prevent Suicide

As a Psychology graduate, someone who was on the brink of becoming bulimic, and have suffered anxiety, I’ve become a mental health advocate. And while it is a topic I’ve beat around the bush with my articles or lightly touched upon on my Instagram posts, reading last Monday’s Stuff article on suicide was the shove I needed to break the silence and truly speak up on the matter.

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“I’m Waiting”: How to Wait in your Season of Delay

Waiting is a topic that I talk about a lot, and I’ll probably will never stop to. For me, 2018 was my year of the wait for the crazy big asks that I’ve made known to the universe: get a job within the digital industries, success in my business pursuits, and get engaged to the man of my dreams. And when I prayed for these things, there were given timelines put in place like Lord, this time next month…, or God, by this time next year... But you and I both know that things don’t work that way!

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Writing Your Crappy First Draft: What Does Success Mean To You?

As a writer, my writing process consists of a crappy first draft partnered by messy scribbles and side notes, and similar to the photo, accompanied by a web browser with a few tabs on Facebook and Thesaurus. It’s the raw and unpolished writing that collects an increasing amount of scratch off as I read and re-read it. And I remember to have had a similar one for my life when I was younger.

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