My podcast favourites: Podcasts to listen to in 2021

First thing’s first, I have to admit: my favourite podcasts are the only podcasts I’ve listened to (or, at least, wanted to continue to listen to). Nonetheless, of late, I love a podcast for my commute; while I love listening to music, I always revert to the same artists, albums and genres and, inevitably, getContinue reading “My podcast favourites: Podcasts to listen to in 2021”

What piece of advice would I give to my younger self?

It’s funny: I’ve asked every participant of my #LittleChats series so far what piece of advice they’d give to their younger selves, but I’ve never been asked the question myself. It’s a tough question and, unless you don’t think too much on it and stick to the cliché “be yourself!11!1!!”, everybody’s answers will be differentContinue reading “What piece of advice would I give to my younger self?”

Lockdown 3.0: Are we just exhausted?

Lockdown 3.0 has hit different. I don’t know about you but, this time around, I feel deflated. Totally, utterly and completely deflated. Unmotivated. Unwilling. Undone. Sure, I was swashed by this wave of emotions the first and second time, but not like I have been now. I’ve even procrastinated writing this blog for almost twoContinue reading “Lockdown 3.0: Are we just exhausted?”

“This year hasn’t been all bad”: Lessons we learnt in 2020

If you could describe 2020 in one word, what would it be? Exhausting? Disastrous? Shambolic? I think we can all agree that, for the most part, this year has been catastrophic to say the least. I don’t even have to expand for you to comprehend why; it is a truth universally acknowledged (a testament toContinue reading ““This year hasn’t been all bad”: Lessons we learnt in 2020”

Here we go again: Coping with the Christmas lockdown

Here we go again. Another lockdown, another torrent of emotions. Sadness. Frustration. Anxiety. As if this year hasn’t been draining enough, the tail end of 2020 saw many of us entering a new “tier” of lockdown restrictions which – to top it all off – covers the Christmas period. While it was clear that theContinue reading “Here we go again: Coping with the Christmas lockdown”

Remember to be kind this Christmas

Are you okay? Such a simple question. A question so engrossed in everyday conversation that it has almost become meaningless. How many times have you been asked are you okay? in passing – by friends, by family, by coworkers – and responded with the likes of yeah, you? or fine, thanks, when what you reallyContinue reading “Remember to be kind this Christmas”

My favourites on Instagram: Enhancing the Instagram experience

Instagram. Us millennials and centennials are all guilty of spending hours on end scrolling through the app, consecutively double-tapping on aesthetically pleasing images that comprise our feeds as a signal of our liking, even if we haven’t read their captions entirely. The platform is renowned for its toxicity in encouraging users – particularly young peopleContinue reading “My favourites on Instagram: Enhancing the Instagram experience”

World Mental Health Day 2020: My story

On this day two years ago, I shared an Instagram post revealing that I’ve encountered various kinds of mental health issues in the past, but I intentionally did not delve any deeper. Why? Because, even though I’ve been in a much better place than I ever was for the past two-to-three years, I still feltContinue reading “World Mental Health Day 2020: My story”