Protect Your Energy🧘🔋✨

Being tapped into our energy and the energy of those around us can be beneficial. If you are someone who is sensitive to the emotions of those around you or someone who is easily influenced by the energies and opinions of others, this blogpost may be helpful. If you are an empath or highly sensitive person, soaking up negative energy of those around you can leave you feeling drained and exhausted. If someone or something is mentally draining you, you are going to feel terrible. Protecting your energy is important for your mental and physical health and determines your overall happiness. 🧘

Below are some ways you can protect your emotional energy and inner peace

  • Tune into how you are feeling
  • Trust in yourself
  • Be less reactive, or non-reactive
  • Learn to say No to people who drain you. Do you often say “yes” to things you don’t feel like doing, just to be polite, or because you feel like you have to?
  • Please yourself before pleasing others, your needs are important as anybody else’s. Being a people-pleaser can take a toll on your wellbeing
  • Set healthy boundaries and establish healthy relationships
  • Be aware of who or what changes your energy.
  • Let go of things you cannot control
  • Repeat positive affirmations
  • Avoid gossiping
  • Avoid comparing yourself to others
  • Speak kindly to yourself and to others
  • Practice Meditation
  • Spend time in nature
  • Spend some time alone every now and then
  • Use crystals
  • Use essential oils
  • Visualise a bubble of protection around you

It is no secret that toxic people are skilled at draining the life out of you. Cutting energy vampires out of your life or consciously avoiding these leeches will cause a drastic improvement in your psychological wellbeing, happiness and quality of life. Nobody is obliged to stay in a toxic environment or be around these types of people.

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Personality traits:

  • Manipulators
  • Egotistical
  • Compulsive liars
  • Gossipers
  • Attention-Seeking
  • One-Uppers
  • Lack empathy
  • (Pathological) Jealousy
  • Complainers/Whiners

Maybe you have some of these traits or can identify these traits in others? Identifying these types of people and practicing self-care is key. 🙂🗝️💆👌

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Blue Monday🟦

The third Monday in January is considered ‘the most depressing day of the year’. Why is this you may ask? The holidays are over, the weather is fairly miserable and many Resolutions of the previous year have failed. Below I have created a list of things to do if you are having a rough day. 🍃

  • Call a friend or family member
  • Cook a nice meal or learn a new recipe
  • Journal your feelings
  • Listen to your favourite music
  • Go for a walk
  • Practice a hobby that you enjoy (or learn a new one)
  • Write a list of things and people that make you happy
  • Learn a new skill
  • Take a break from social media
  • Go through who you follow on social media and unfollow anyone that doesn’t make you feel empowered, informed or inspired
  • Spend time in nature
  • Meet friends for a coffee
  • Visit a neighbour – think, are there any old people living nearby who might enjoy a chat and a cup of tea? These people might be living alone and could do with some help or company.
  • Do some gardening
  • Do some yoga or meditation
  • Wear a face mask
  • Have a bubble bath
  • Change your bedsheets and pjs
  • Have some icecream
  • Watch a funny movie
  • Make a nice cup of tea to have with your favourite biscuit
  • Cry!

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It is ok and good to cry when you feel sad. Anybody and everybody should cry every now and then (cool people cry too). Crying releases endorphins and oxytocin. Suppressing emotions has detrimental effects in the long-run and can cause depression, anxiety or physical stress on your body. (Sadness and depression are not the same thing- many people use these terms interchangeably).

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Elise-Cowboy🎸

Release date 16th October, Ireland
Listen here:

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/elise/1470988660

Soundcloud:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcuy-3cIxpSOZLd9Dxoqgg/videos’

Spotify:

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http://elise.ie/

Recorded right before the lockdown, Cowboy is the first track of 2020 from Independent artist Elise.

Cowboy is a dreamy folk/pop track that emits a sense of nostalgia. It’s a song that journeys through childhood memories. Memories of running around the garden with cowboy hats, cap guns and being with the people who cared for you the most. The song touches off the feeling of regret and guilt from growing up and not being around those who were there for you in the past. Cowboy ultimately is about how time is the biggest healer, and helps reconnect you to your roots. 

Cowboy was recorded in Sun Studios, Temple bar at the end of February this year and was mastered by grammy award winner Joe LaPorta known for mastering artists such as Solange, Shawn Mendes and David Bowie. The track will be released October 16 on all music platforms. 

Elise is a singer-songwriter from Kilkenny. In October 2019, Elise released her Debut EP These Thoughts. As part of launching the EP, with her band, Elise played three successful nights in the Set Theatre Kilkenny, Bello Bar Dublin and Crane Lane Cork having cork band Jordan Run support and Dublin’s ELKAE.Elise has received attention from radio stations including KCLR and Dublin City FM. She is featured in many Irish playlists such as Golden Plec’s – Under The Influence, Mnásome – Antidote and Vamp & Fade’s – Irish Indie.

Elise began 2020 on a high note as a headline act upstairs at Whelan’s Ones To Watch. Elise has been recently featured in the new We’ve Only Just Begun Directory alongside hundreds of Irelands female and non-binary musicians. 

After her cancelled, May 2020, UK and Irish tour, with singer-songwriter Gary O’Neill, Elise focused on the release of her next single Cowboy. 


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World Mental Health Day🌍💚

Today is World Mental Health Day.

People are reminded to be aware of their mental health.

Below are a list of the small things we can do to take care of our mental health.

  • Be kind to yourself
  • Drink water
  • Eat less sugar
  • Go for a walk
  • Talk to a therapist
  • Make a gratitude list
  • Take deep breaths
  • Meditate
  • Establish a bedtime routine
  • Go outside
  • Get some sunshine
  • Limit phone time
  • Journal your feelings

Make your mental health a priority

Nobody is perfect

Asking for help is a sign of strength

You are loved

Surround yourself with people who are good for your mental health and self-esteem


More information

https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/world-mental-health-day-2020

Support

https://www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland/

https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/

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New Star Sign⛎

According to NASA, there is a new 13th star sign, Ophiuchus, meaning we may have been reading the wrong horoscopes all along (ugh so frustrating😤🤦‍♀️). The ancient Babylonians ignored the fact the sun moves through 13 constellations, not 12, to make a tidy match with the 12-month calendar. Ophiuchus comes from the Greek word meaning ‘serpent bearing’ and is represented by a man wrestling a snake🐍

Below is a list of the new star signs

  • Capricorn: Jan 20 – Feb 15♑
  • Aquarius: Feb 16 – March 11♒
  • Pisces: March 12 – April 18♓
  • Aries: April 19 – May 13♈
  • Taurus: May 14 – June 21♉
  • Gemini: June 22 – July 20♊
  • Cancer: July 21 – Aug 10♋
  • Leo: Aug 11 – Sept 16♌
  • Virgo: Sept 17 – Oct 30♍
  • Libra: Oct 31 – Nov 23♎
  • Scorpio: Nov 24 – Nov 29♏
  • Ophiuchus: Nov 30 – Dec 17⛎
  • Sagittarius: Dec 18 – Jan 20♐

Comment below your star sign is and if you read (or believe) horoscopes 💭✨


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Interview prep

Interviews can be nerve-wrecking. It is always a good idea to do an interview if you are offered one, even if you aren’t that excited about the possibility of working there or had other plans. I would say practice makes perfect, but there is no such thing as a perfect interview. The more practice you get however, the more confident you will become. It is not usual to be sat in an office with a stranger asking you questions about yourself, your education history and where you see yourself in five years time. Getting comfortable in this situation will develop your confidence and help you to develop skills. Some companies and organisations provide feedback after an interview. Some places do not follow-up after an interview. Don’t be disappointed if you do not get offered a job after an interview. It probably means there was something better for you in store. Starting off in your career field can be difficult, and it is good to get experience as early as possible. Even if you volunteer for a couple of days, this can look good on your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and show that you have a strong initiative. Many people look you up on social media before an interview or during the decision-making process, so that is good to keep in mind.

There are lots of possible questions an interviewer might ask you.

1. Tell me about yourself. No, they do not want to know what your favourite restaurant is or who your favourite spotify artist is. This question gives you a chance to talk about your education history and where you have worked in the past. You may want to discuss some hobbies and interests if it relates to the job you are going for. Tell the interviewer your goals and ambitions, what you would like to achieve in the future and what you liked about your course or previous work experience.

2. What do you know about this company and why would you like to work here?
This is definitely something you should prepare for in advance. It doesn’t take too much preparation and shows you are interested in the company and are aware of the services they provide or products they produce. Saying you would like to work there because of the salary is a big turnoff. Show some interest in what they actually do. Research their competitors in advance too so you will notice what makes this company stands out.

3. Where do you see yourself in five years time? This isn’t asking you necessarily what company you will be working for. What country do you see yourself living in? What position at work? Do you see yourself being happy at work?

4. What is important to you in a career? Relationships with colleagues? Location? Work benefits? Salary? Potential to be promoted? Working hours? Facilities? Workload? The interviewer may not necessarily ask this but it is something you could be prepared for or mention.

5. What skills could you bring to this position that nobody else could? If any of your previous work placements stand out from the crowd, mention this. To prepare in advance, you could write a list of all the places you have worked for before and write down what skills are gained at each. (communication skills, teamwork skills, leadership skills, IT skills, reliability, time management skills..). Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses. The interviewer may also ask you what are your strengths and weaknesses? (Everybody has both strengths and weaknesses, whether they like to admit it or not)

6. What is a challenge you were faced with in the past and how did you deal with it? This may require some thought. People may face many challenges at work on a weekly basis and this question may be easy for them. It doesn’t have to be too complicated an answer. Something like that you were having difficulty setting up a powerpoint to present for a group and how you overcame this issue. Or that you were not able to access the printer using your card and had to seek assistance. Asking help at any time is not a bad thing, I might add. Nobody knows everything (especially starting off in a new job).

Notice your voice when you are speaking. You do not want to sound like a robot but want to sound natural and as if the conversation is effortless. You should not sound rehearsed, scripted or as if you have been brainwashed. You should naturally know your own strengths and weaknesses, work experience and so on without having to think ( too long) about them.

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Yoga and meditation🧘

I have recently started doing yoga and meditating more often. I was secretary of the yoga society at University this year, where I met lots of lovely likeminded people and helped organise events such as a morning swimrise, Tea for Thought, Cacao Ceremony and Mandala workshop. We often had food delivered from local vegetarian restaurants too.

Anybody can do yoga. Yoga is very beneficial, particularly if you’re an emotional sponge like me. There are lots of yoga channels with trained instructors on youtube. In todays world, we are swayed by other peoples opinions, beliefs and values. Yoga aligns you with your soul, inner being, true purpose and core values. Yoga connects you with you. Your ‘true self’. It is awakening, replenishing and reviving.

It helps to have a good yoga mat, one of which is on my shopping list. Things that may help you to relax are essential oils, candles and yoga music (lots on spotify) (be careful not to burn the house down). You can do yoga or meditation for as long as you want. It can be ten minutes, half an hour, or longer. You can do yoga or meditate alone, or you can do it with others, although this may be distracting and you may not feel the full benefits. Some people do yoga or meditate every day. If you only have time to do yoga once a week it is still beneficial.

Namaslay 🧘

Master Your Mind
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions

Comment below if you have ever done yoga or meditation and if you have any tips💭

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Pack Up🧳

As the quarantine restrictions are easing, we can look forward to hopping on a plane in the not too distant future (hopefully). I have listed tips below for packing a suitcase and preparing for your next trip.

  • Write a list of things you want to bring- you can start this weeks in advance. You may have to buy some items for the trip and having a list will prevent you from forgetting anything important.
  • Roll your clothes to prevent them from creasing. Clothes can be placed in vacuum compression bags which are sealed, maximising space in your suitcase.
  • Pack heavier items such as shoes towards the bottom of the suitcase
  • Pour liquids into 100ml clear containers. Containers can be bought at a discount store, pharmacy or some clothing stores. Avoid bringing too many liquids if you are only going for a few days. Don’t forget suncream!
  • Fit oddly shaped items such as accessories or hairbrushes last.
  • Bring a totebag for foodshopping or souvenirs and another small bag for laundry. Ziplock bags are great for snacks, chargers or small items such as makeup and it is always a good idea to have two or three of these handy.
  • Check if you require a travel adapter for the country you are travelling to.
  • Luggage tags can be bought at a low cost and can be useful in preventing luggage from getting lost. Limit the amount of information on your lugagge tag, you do not need to write your home address or nationality. A name, phone number and email address should do as well as the address of where you are travelling to.
  • Bring a scarf for the plane journey. Whether it is an early morning flight or late at night, the plane can often be chilly.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle that can be brought through security empty.
  • Passport and boarding pass!

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