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Today I picked up all my belongings, once again, to venture on to new things.

After a year of living in New Zealand, it was finally time to say goodbye and go back to Melbourne where I will be studying for the next two years (and then who knows where I’ll find myself after that).

I didn’t expect to fall in love with New Zealand so much... but I did. More specifically, with Wellington. Wellington became home and everything felt so right. A piece of me remains in Wellington and always will and one day I’ll go back and create more memories but also revisit old ones.

Each goodbye is always so hard. But I am so thankful for each memory, moment, and the growth that each day gives me.

I always get quite attached to the places I lI’ve. I get attached to the routine I make, the solid life. But I also get really attached to the spontaneous moments, those moments you never forget. Meeting so many different people and creating unforgettable memories with all of them. That my favourite part about moving around but also my least favourite. Nothings ever permanent of corse, but sometimes it would be nice if things could last a little longer. This way of living does keep me present though.

I can’t imagine living my life any other way. Getting to experience different places where I never knew I belonged.

Thank you Wellington.

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Be mindful of your self-talk.


You know that voice that talks to you throughout the day. What does it say? What’s it telling you? Can you count how many times a negative thought arises? How do you think of yourself? Do you judge yourself?

It’s important to notice what that inner voice is saying. Teach it to be kind. Teach it to love you and accept you. We are all worthy of self love and love from others but it must start with self love.

It’s normal to have negative thoughts and to judge yourself but do pay attention. With time and acknowledgement, we can shift to positive patterns.

It took my a long time to actually start to pay attention to what was going on inside my head. I've learned to accept but also dismiss my thoughts. They aren't as loud as they use to be. This is because I've learned to be more present and not live in the future or past.. not live in my head.

Living in your head seems like the 'normal' thing to do because we aren't taught that it isn't suppose to be that way.

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I think we all feel anxious to some degree. Some of us feel it everyday, some very rarely. Some feel it intensely, even feeling sick. Other feel it for a slight second, a nervous feeling. We all feel it at some points though, it’s a shared human experience. I suffer in the early mornings and sometimes late at night or when I wake up in the middle of the night. Ive been teaching myself how to deal with this anxiety and I’m no master but I have found some things that help me! And maybe since they help me, they can be of use to you!

  1. Get some sunshine and fresh air! going on a hike honestly helps me so much, not in the city but up a mountain or along a trail. The air is fresh and the sounds of nature soothing.

  2. MEDITATE! Honestly, even just for 3 minutes. Meditation is so important but it involved consistency. The more you practice, the easier it becomes and the more of a tool it can be.

  3. Sniff some lavender essential oil. lavender has calming elements. It helps with sleep, stress, and anxiety. Use it as essential oil in your skin, clothes, or bed sheets. You can also get lavender candels to light around the house.

  4. Drink non-caffeinated tea or ice cold water. AVOID COFFEE. sometimes I can be feeling fine and coffee can just mess it up. A nice soothing tea can make the tummy feel warm and happy!

  5. Cold water. This is a quick trick. Splash water on your wrists or temples to calm yourself down quickly.

  6. The 5 senses. I learned this one in therapy and it’s amazing. Find 5 things you can see, 4 you can hear, 3 you can touch, 2 you can smell/heat, 1 deep breath. If you have someone close to you that you feel comfortable with, have them take you through this.

  7. Therapy. To follow up on my last point- therapy can also be great. I don’t think it’s for everyone but it’s definitely worth trying.

  8. Practice being in the present and gratitude.



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