York, UK

Social anxiety, building confidence. It's a taboo subject. There's a lot of people in the world today (including in my circle) that think it's just something that you can just get over - that nerves are always temporary. But it's not that simple; it takes years just to figure out coping techniques. My family and closest friends know that I sometimes struggle with social anxiety - for me, it comes to a head when I meet new people that I don't know. "Will I make a good impression? What do I talk about? What if they don't like me? Oh no, now I'm being rude by not talking much!" It's like a million and one thoughts run through my mind. As soon as I've chatted to that new person and got to know them it's fine, it's just the lead up and awkward small talk that gives me such a surge of anxiety.

Over the years I've come to find ways to help act as a coping mechanism, to make me feel more confident and overcome these personal obstacles. It has helped me a lot, from large scale work presentations to cool blogger events - so, I thought I would share with you my top tips to help you feel that little bit more confident....


Leeds, UK
This past week I've been feeling so tired - no matter how many hours of sleep I'm managing to cram in or sheep I'm counting. So, I decided to take on the challenge of finding a solution to this problem. I mean, It's always a shock to the system on a Monday morning, trying to get your mind into work mode from a relaxing weekend and find some motivation. But, when you haven't snapped out of it by Wednesday? It's time to look for some advice - so here's what I've discovered....