Scientific evidence is suggesting that the rise in burnout, especially amongst young professionals, is closely linked to the idea of the “side hustle”. With many millennials exposed to entrepreneurs and influencers on social media, there is a higher level of pressure to create content or build an empire alongside working for an employer.
For those of us who are looking to create content and work to support ourselves while doing so, I’ve put together my tips on how you avoid burning out too early.
Continue reading Avoiding Burnout While Keeping Up the Side Hustle
The fashion industry is rigged. You know how I know?
Continue reading Thought of the Day: Why Handbags Are a Con
Picture this: one day you’re chilling in the playground, making friends left right and centre, and the next day you’ve got bills to pay, food to cook and you’re swimming in student debt. It’s a reality that many of us live, and as our adult lives get busier, we tend to neglect our friends; the very people we promised we would be with forever as youngsters. How could we have forgotten the sacred creed: Best Friends Forever?
Continue reading Maintaining Adult Friendships
Imagine having a burnout so bad that you begin losing your
memory. That’s what happened to Alex Strang ten years ago. The stresses of a
busy work life took its toll, and he ended up suffering physically as well as mentally.
It’s a risk that many millennials don’t even realise they are taking with their
health; by not taking a moment to breathe, we are opening ourselves up to
severe stress, anxiety and depression.
Continue reading Mindfulness – Taking a Moment
Stress comes from an ancient fight-or-flight response to life-threatening situations. Now, while the average person isn’t confronted with near-death experiences quite as often as our ancestors, we do still experience stress when in uncomfortable situations. The negative effects of stress on your mental and even physical health have been widely documented, especially over the course of the last month. Instead of re-hashing the same old points (stress is bad, it can contribute to chronic conditions like hypertension; also you might develop depression or anxiety issues, so try not to get stressed please everyone), I want to share my 5 top tips to combating stress anywhere. That includes on the tube…
Continue reading 5 Ways to De-Stress, Even on the Go!
Millennials are always killing some industry or another. Now that Debenhams has gone into administration, the question on everyone’s lips is the classic “who is to blame?”.
Continue reading Are Millennials Killing the High Street? Probably Not, But Let’s Blame Them Anyway.
The Asian Woman Festival 2019 was an experience like no other. Hosted by Shani Dhanda in Birmingham, the festival comprised of a series of panel talks and intimate discussions about what it means to be an Asian woman living in Britain. The first panel featured Sharan Dhaliwal, editor of Burnt Roti, South Asian tattooist Heleena Mistry and BBC podcaster and comedienne Sadia Azmat.
Continue reading What Does it Mean to be an Asian Woman?
London Fashion Week is over, and one of the biggest 2019 Spring/Summer trends has me shook. I’m not talking about all the 90s fashion making a comeback, I’m talking about models strutting down the catwalk with no make up on.
Continue reading Get the No-Makeup Look
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, as all the shops have been reminding us since Boxing Day, so I thought it would be appropriate to share my favourite ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re conspicuously without a Valentine:
Continue reading 14 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day If You’re Flying Solo
Why I’m not making a resolution this year, and why you shouldn’t either.
Continue reading 2019: The Year of Development