When Doing What Makes You Happy… Doesn’t Make You Happy

When Doing What Makes You Happy… Doesn’t Make You Happy

When seeking true happiness, the advice we always hear is to ‘just be yourself’, ‘do what makes you happy’ and ‘follow your dreams’. We already chatted about the complexities of being yourself in the last post, so we already know that this advice isn't so easy. And what about if you don't know yourself very [...]

9 Things You Can Try Right Now to Boost Your Self-Esteem

9 Things You Can Try Right Now to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem is a pain, like, dementor sucking at your face kind of pain. The first thing we do when we’re in pain nowadays is Google the remedies. As a fellow low-self-esteem-dabbler and confidence-boost-article-searcher I’ve done my bit of ground research. Searching how to help low self-esteem can bring up some amazing resources and I’ve [...]

What is Schadenfreude and How is it Hindering Your Progress?

What is Schadenfreude and How is it Hindering Your Progress?

When we think of progress we immediately think of numbers- how much more money did I make, how many pounds did I lose, how many words did I write? We like progress that we can quantify. Ironically, one of the things holding us back from progress is something unquantifiable and quite abstract.  So what could [...]

Coronavirus and Young People: What’s our Biggest Threat?

Coronavirus and Young People: What’s our Biggest Threat?

Coronavirus and the more recently used COVID-19 are probably one of the most spoken and typed words in the world right now, and as a result, I’m sure almost everyone will know the facts. In brief,  it’s a virus with respiratory symptoms, originating in Wuhan, China and spreading out across the world. Vulnerable people are [...]

The JET Programme: Self Introductions and Settling In

The JET Programme: Self Introductions and Settling In

Hello. My name is Jessica. I am from the UK. I studied English at Lancaster University. I look forward to working with you. Bow. Giphy The importance of this little paragraph has recurred since pre-flight orientation and since I'm starting teaching at 9 different schools, it's going to be said a lot! After saying goodbye [...]