Why it’s important to push your own buttons

As I’m writing this blog post, I’m waiting to attend a SpeakUP event for public speaking. Picture me in the lobby room of Friend’s Meeting House, thoroughly terrified, asking myself why on earth I put myself through things like this.

And that’s when it hit me – why do we do ‘this’ to ourselves? Push our own buttons, go out of our comfort zone, provoke our insecurities.

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The new Philocalist

Well, well, well. Philocalist is looking a bit flipping different today isn’t it?

On the Spring equinox I decided to do some tinkering. Philocalist was looking a little tired and the site was still rocking the same £10 Etsy layout I’d installed at the very beginning. The content has come a long way, so the site was long over due a refresh.

It’s only right that I give you guys some sort of mission statement to go with such a change, so if you’re interested here we go…

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How to STFU and listen to a friend in need

Do you ever do that thing during a conversation when you use a personal example to illustrate your point, then come away feeling as if you made entire the situation about yourself?

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The anxious girl’s guide to getting in the mood to go out

Hey, do you fancy going out? Like, ‘out out’?

If you’re anything like me, you love a night out… but hate them at the same time. It’s a constant struggle. Do I want to spend a tenner on one drink or a massive Chinese takeaway? Do I want to wallow in my own self pity with only Netflix for company or do I want a mega night out with the gals? Can I be bothered with the banging headache the next day or is it worse to wake up the next day and see insta stories of your pals having fun without you?

Well gals, tonight we’re seizing the moment!

A night out every once in a while doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety for you, but just in case it is, here’s your ultimate guide to getting yourself in the mood for a night out without flaking on your mates.*

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What to wear when ‘jeans and a nice top’ won’t do

I’m about to say something extremely controversial as a blogger; I hate the dress code ‘jeans and a nice top’.

Hear me out!

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