Fixing Your New Year Resolutions! (2021 Edition)

Happy New Year! I’m sure many of you have been dragging yourselves through 2020, making your resolutions and just begging for the finish line shouting “Bring on 2021!?”

Now, I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news, but I’m sure you’ve already realised that life doesn’t reset at 12.01am.

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Exposing Clickbait: Why Does it Work?

Clickbait is hard to ignore and is used globally. It’s ingenious as you don’t even know you are looking at it until you are already sucked in and gawping at what a celebrity supposedly did or what the new superfood is.

What is fascinating about it is that they primarily use psychology to work. The psychology behind it is the main reason that you have to click on what you have been baited, and it uses many techniques to do this.

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Ratched Reaction | Therapist Reacts

*Ratched spoilers ahead*

You would think that a fantasised visualisation of an obsolete insane asylum is something a counsellor would shy away from. 

As a mental health professional, it is my job to offer the truth about what mental illness is like and how we can manage it. That means looking at what we do, why we do it, and how we can grow from those actions – essentially looking to a more positive future. But the past can be just as useful to you if you use it in the right way.

I, just like most Netflix subscribers the past few months, had gotten hooked on Ratched.

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Hope vs productivity: A response to the Coronavirus vaccine

Let’s talk vaccine. Let’s talk hope. The newspapers are flooded with headlines on the latest breakthrough in the Coronavirus vaccine.

Just when we thought we would have to get used to the ‘new normal’ of face masks, one way systems, and a lack of luxuries, we hear that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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The mystery of finding happiness: My response

I am always digging further into theories and opinions on finding happiness. It is something that will continually evolve and develop for each and every single human being?

What I hadn’t considered before however, was the correlation between the words ‘happiness’ and ‘mystery’.

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