The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) runs its Big Garden Birdwatch survey every year. The survey takes place on the last weekend of January and uses the power of citizen scientists, meaning members of the general public that contribute to scientific research, to build an accurate picture of the welfare of birds across the UK.Continue reading The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
It can no longer be denied, 2022 is winding to a close. One part of the New Year’s celebrations I have always struggled with (apart from the fireworks, which are pretty, but scare my dog) is New Year’s resolutions. There are a hundred and one tips and tricks out there for how to set resolutions and make them stick. But I find the whole thing a little bit forced. Is the new year the best time to make changes? And why do I need a new me anyway? I find that during the cold, dark months all I really want to do is hibernate. Which isn’t really the sort of “new me” that New Year’s resolutions are supposed to inspire. So, this year, instead of a New Year’s resolution, I’m going to finish 2022 by starting a gratitude journal.Continue reading New Year, Same Me: Starting a Gratitude Journal
For some reason I have always found the last quarter of the year quite stressful. Heading back to school or uni, or back to work after a summer holiday certainly require some settling in time. And after that there only seem to be a couple of weeks left before everyone is talking about Christmas! The upcoming bright lights and increasing social demands can be an exciting time for many. But for those who identify as a highly sensitive person, or HSP, this can be a difficult season. Making time to withdraw, de-stress and recharge is vital, and journaling for an HSP can create a place to unwind and focus on personal wellbeing.Continue reading A place to unwind: journaling for an HSP
Continue reading Create Calm: Journaling for Climate Anxiety
The heat waves across the UK aren’t the only recent record breakers; My anxiety about climate change has also been hitting an all time high. I understand that increased awareness of the issues is important, however I find the feelings of powerlessness surrounding the climate crisis to be completely overwhelming. In my search for how to cope with this, I’ve discovered that journaling is recommended as a way to create calm in a world that seems to constantly be on fire.
As we approach summer 2022, it’s starting to feel like we’ve reached the “new normal”. It also feels like everyone is busy again and we’re all performing a frantic juggling act.Continue reading Looking Back
Do you ever feel like you need the world to stop moving? We know the feeling. Sometimes life can feel too busy. You might not be able to manage your thoughts, or your stress levels might be getting to you. With the self-care revolution, we’re all trying to find ways to slow down and help stay on top of life.Continue reading Slow down: How journal writing can benefit adults with ADHD