Handing in a Dissertation

Today marked the day that I handed in my research project for my degree. Having spent a great deal of time (more like blood, sweat and tears) on this piece of work and finally getting to hand it over felt like such a momentous occasion.

13076928_1174596379217942_2744325303734330556_nI guess everyone can relate, you work hard on something that at the start may not have felt like much but in the end feels like your handing over your own child. This process is made even more difficult when you know how important this, relatively small, piece of work is for your entire degree classification. That even though you have spent 3 years working, this is what counts. But reaching the end of anything that you work so hard on deserves a bit of celebration! For me, it was a Costa date where I indulged in a delicious mint choc chip cooler and raspberry and white chocolate muffin – I highly recommend

 

 

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Pick-Me-Ups for a bad day

Having a bad day, here’s a list of things I do to brighten things up

Have a sing along
Make your own playlist, find one online, it’s up to you. As long as you can sing along you’ll be smiling in no time

Take a shower
You could even take your playlist because shower acoustics are top-notch
Wash your hair, or shave those legs, or use your favourite smelling shower gels to indulge all senses

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Sit down, smile and apply some make-up
Might not work everyone but for me I feel much more confident with make-up on, and if you do to I can certainly recommend this
Maybe even accompany your routine with some chocolate and tell yourself how amazing you are in the mirror

Physical activity
Anything from dancing to your playlist, to a run or some at-home yoga it will get your blood pumping and make your body feel good

Go outside
Anywhere beautiful and green with flowers or swans is my favourite (or the beach if you live close enough). The fresh air will feel great and you can see how wonderful it is to be a part of a beautiful world

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Read a book
Need to escape? Want to go on an adventure? The only answer to me. Best taken with blankets, candles and a cuppa

12338996_995496860493242_1182677725_n(1)Talk to someone
Ring a friend, grab a coffee, call your Grandma, talking to someone about their day will make you feel better for sure and if you’ve been waiting to meet up with that friend for ages then that’s something ticked off your list too

Watch something funny
Friends, Parks and Recreation and Gilmore Girls are my personal favourites but if I really want to laugh I love youtube videos and Whose Line Is It Anyway

Do something you’re good at
Whatever it is, it will remind you how great you are

Remember, you are kind, you are smart, you are important!

Anything I’ve missed that you think helps?