Five on Friday 001

I had a bit of a brainwave the other night and thought I might start kind of series on Fridays where I write a quick post on things that have caught my attention this week, made me smile and the things I’ve got to look forward to. Mental health is really important to me and thinking ahead to what you’re looking forward to is just as important as remembering the good things you’ve done. Not sure how regular this is going to be, I’ll aim for every week but we’ll see how it goes.

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A perfect reaction to a devasting event

The women of New Zealand wore headscarves to commemorate the victims of the Christ Church shootings at the end of last week. Seeing both the general public and the female newscasters wearing headscarves in solidarity with Muslim women everywhere gave me that faith in humanity that we all need at a time like this. The BBC asked a woman why she was wearing a headscarf and she said, “because I don’t want him to be able to tell the difference between us and them, because there is no difference”.

A moment of personal pride

I planned and wrote all three essays due in before Easter over the past 10 days. University can definitely be a stressful time, and those essays definitely put a couple more lines in my forehead, but we’ve got to take those victories when they come!

A really good slice of cake

What can I say? Sometimes it’s the little things.

A sunny walk in the park

I’ve made a promise to myself to start taking more walks especially when I feel overwhelmed or stressed. Listening to a podcast and switching off helps me wind down and with the gorgeous weather on Sunday I just couldn’t resist.

A journey home

My time at university definitely goes up and down so I’m really looking forward to the stability of going home for a month. I’m really looking forward to relaxing in a known environment surrounded by supportive people.

Remeber to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to see when I post first. Let me know what’s put you in a good mood recently and have a great rest of your week.

Hollie x

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