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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    You didn't make me write anything - I wanted to write - so please don't apologise for that. Glad you're not mad at me

    It is really hard - especially at your age and your time in life - to separate being genuinely happy from finding the perfect uni/course. So I do really sympathise with that. I just don't want you to feel disappointed or dissatisfied each time you move onto something else. You've been through so many things no one should ever have to go through, and healing won't come from getting the uni/course right in itself. Though those things are obviously conducive to better mental wellbeing and obviously that can form part of the healing process. I just fear you are so easily swayed by the past and by others, that you will never end up truly figuring out what *you* want
    I would never be mad at you - your every post is invariably wise. :no:

    I can appreciate that, I had the shock about Cardiff and I honestly don't want that in a year's time. I think although it forms part of the healing process I tend to put is as the whole future instead of a part because I really don't have much else. It's symptomatic of depression and I get that, which is why I put emphasis on university (or at one point others) to catalyse it.

    I think it's fair to say something Biology-related is the closest to what *I* want, and not medical (because that was always out of guilt or desperation). Cardiff is just making that really difficult to manage, especially with entry requirements to go elsewhere being as high as they are

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    I can tell because Astrophysics and Medicinal Chemistry aren't really related that I can see. A bit like Lampeter's International Relations degree. With Jazz.

    If you want a career path in academia though, that's a different story. You can do whatever takes your fancy and still end up in research.
    Yeah, they're not really related. I looked at Keele for NatSci once and sorta just thought it was like that just for Medical Bio / Physics, so it seemed valid somewhere in my mind

    You can? Huh, I had no idea. I thought you just have to get a bachelor's close to what you want to research because funding is so competitive...seems I have a lot of misconceptions to iron out :lol:
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    (Original post by CastCuraga)
    Yeah, they're not really related. I looked at Keele for NatSci once and sorta just thought it was like that just for Medical Bio / Physics, so it seemed valid somewhere in my mind

    You can? Huh, I had no idea. I thought you just have to get a bachelor's close to what you want to research because funding is so competitive...seems I have a lot of misconceptions to iron out :lol:
    Well, I mean yes given funding and things that can be difficult. But it's not like some careers with restrictions about certain qualifications. The rules are not rules, just norms.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Well, I mean yes given funding and things that can be difficult. But it's not like some careers with restrictions about certain qualifications. The rules are not rules, just norms.
    So taking Biology as an example then, if I want to do a PhD in Genetics, I don't specifically have to do Genetics at undergrad? I had no idea, thank you for the clarification :yep:
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    (Original post by CastCuraga)
    So taking Biology as an example then, if I want to do a PhD in Genetics, I don't specifically have to do Genetics at undergrad? K had no idea, thank you for the clarification :yep:
    It's not enshrined anywhere no. It'll be difficult to get a PhD in that scenario though. There'll always be someone who will take the money though, even if it's not a very good university.
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    (Original post by CastCuraga)
    Thank you!! :hugs:
    Sussex is pretty bad, I've visited the uni before and I hate Brighton :devil3:. Keele I think might actually be better for grad prospects anyway, which was the only thing in Sussex's favour to begin with

    I think I've spoken with him a few times before about it, think he showed me what the building looks like? Honestly I'd just go there if I were more certain it was green and natural, I couldn't really find much about the campus - do they have an observatory or at least anywhere I can make use of my telescope? :cookie:

    York seems fun! Just didn't give very much information about their course. Also they don't do pure Astro, but then again neither does Leeds and that's my first choice

    Manchester I have heard is a little dead, I just imagined its international prestige would help making a case for Oslo :laugh:

    Oh, really? Well, do introduce me so I won't not know anyone :rofl: I have a friend there who does Politics and wasn't that keen, so honestly was a little hard to make an opinion on it. Ofc if it's semi-reputable, very natural and has a good course content, I'll go basically anywhere :moon:



    I wanted your bias Like I said, if the campus itself is nice and natural I can certainly make up for a less-than-stellar (did u get the pun ;o ) building! I just want somewhere small, green and calm, I can deal with the rest later :lol: You definitely did help, and don't worry I know the feeling? Just appreciate your wisdom :hugs:
    Definitely nice and natural! There's five times as many squirrels as people, that tells you a lot there's a big observatory too, and loads of people (/most non healthcare) do joint honours so they're well used to dealing with it. I do psychology with music for god's sake and had a place for physics with music a few years back :lol: but yeah basically that

    Edit: genetics is specialist and there's not many specific courses for it at undergrad, you would need biology though. Wherever you go/do, make sure it's accredited buy the relevant accredity people, IOP for physics etc
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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Definitely nice and natural! There's five times as many squirrels as people, that tells you a lot there's a big observatory too, and loads of people (/most non healthcare) do joint honours so they're well used to dealing with it. I do psychology with music for god's sake and had a place for physics with music a few years back :lol: but yeah basically that
    Given the rest of this thread since then I'm genuinely afraid to decide anything for the forseeable future, but that does sound lovely

    Does the joint honours system usually not give the impression undecidedness if they're not linked? Bc while I see the value in doing 2 subjects you enjoy, some of Keele's are pretty out there, i mean like Biology and CompSci for example :lol:
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    (Original post by CastCuraga)
    Given the rest of this thread since then I'm genuinely afraid to decide anything for the forseeable future, but that does sound lovely

    Does the joint honours system usually not give the impression undecidedness if they're not linked? Bc while I see the value in doing 2 subjects you enjoy, some of Keele's are pretty out there, i mean like Biology and CompSci for example :lol:
    There's always links you can make and things talking to employers, there's more in common than you think! Coding scientists will always be in demand. But that aside, please don't rush into anything. You've got a great opportunity in Norway but that doesn't mean the course is right for you, think it all through and see where you get. TLG as usual is very worth listening to! You've got time so make the most of it
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    (Original post by furryface12)
    There's always links you can make and things talking to employers, there's more in common than you think! Coding scientists will always be in demand. But that aside, please don't rush into anything. You've got a great opportunity in Norway but that doesn't mean the course is right for you, think it all through and see where you get. TLG as usual is very worth listening to! You've got time so make the most of it
    You're probably right! I mean even music and psychology link together for things like therapy, the way the brain responds etc - I was reading something really cool about how the brain actually prefers sad music because it meets an expectation going in

    TLG is ever a beacon of wisdom so I will definitely listen to her, time on the other hand I just don't feel I have much of for some reason, probably because the UCAS deadline is next month

    I know that Biology is ultimately what I love and I can prove that by the lengths I went to just to get admitted here - I just don't know how to cope with Cardiff sucking all the joy of discovery out of it, y'know? Biologically-related subjects have been my interest for the majority of both blogs' duration, I think this course just makes me induce the "grass is greener" effect ;-;

    As for Norway I think it might be worth asking if I could try for Biology there instead, but...egh, it's a mess isn't it? I see so many people just immediately and always know what they want to do, and just pick some places and stick to it. I literally can't understand how anyone does it :lol:
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    (Original post by CastCuraga)
    You're probably right! I mean even music and psychology link together for things like therapy, the way the brain responds etc - I was reading something really cool about how the brain actually prefers sad music because it meets an expectation going in

    TLG is ever a beacon of wisdom so I will definitely listen to her, time on the other hand I just don't feel I have much of for some reason, probably because the UCAS deadline is next month

    I know that Biology is ultimately what I love and I can prove that by the lengths I went to just to get admitted here - I just don't know how to cope with Cardiff sucking all the joy of discovery out of it, y'know? Biologically-related subjects have been my interest for the majority of both blogs' duration, I think this course just makes me induce the "grass is greener" effect ;-;

    As for Norway I think it might be worth asking if I could try for Biology there instead, but...egh, it's a mess isn't it? I see so many people just immediately and always know what they want to do, and just pick some places and stick to it. I literally can't understand how anyone does it :lol:
    Have to admit I've been surprised by how much they have linked, partly just what we're covering in music atm but still. One of the lecturers got ridiculously excited they had a psychology student there and I was just like :erm: but yeah, long as they're still accredited.

    Good it's January, and needs be you can apply late or even in clearing. It's all better than rushing into things. Can definitely relate to everyone seeming like they know what they want to do but they really probably don't! I applied for physics originally as I didn't know what else to do, it's interesting enough but I really wouldn't have got a lot out of it. Three years on I'm starting something totally different. My boyfriend went ahead and did something he really wasn't sure about and has regretted it ever since, and now still has no idea having managed to finish it and graduate. Everyone takes different paths

    I can definitely understand that. It won't be the same everywhere though, well you know it isn't. You love biology! It could be worth an ask for that in Norway, I guess? But yeah, grass is greener is always a problem. And when you're not 100% sure in the first place it just makes it even harder
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    Have to admit I've been surprised by how much they have linked, partly just what we're covering in music atm but still. One of the lecturers got ridiculously excited they had a psychology student there and I was just like :erm: but yeah, long as they're still accredited.

    Good it's January, and needs be you can apply late or even in clearing. It's all better than rushing into things. Can definitely relate to everyone seeming like they know what they want to do but they really probably don't! I applied for physics originally as I didn't know what else to do, it's interesting enough but I really wouldn't have got a lot out of it. Three years on I'm starting something totally different. My boyfriend went ahead and did something he really wasn't sure about and has regretted it ever since, and now still has no idea having managed to finish it and graduate. Everyone takes different paths

    I can definitely understand that. It won't be the same everywhere though, well you know it isn't. You love biology! It could be worth an ask for that in Norway, I guess? But yeah, grass is greener is always a problem. And when you're not 100% sure in the first place it just makes it even harder
    In a way your psychology background probably makes you a better musician as well; you know how to elicit the emotion out of a person and hit them with those sweet minor-key chords right where you need them It is pretty nice they're so enthusiastic about having you, though!

    We're starting the Genetics module (something I love) and Physical Chem (haaaate) on Monday so I think the next month will be the real test, and then decide later on once I've faced the worst of it. And I guess maybe people don't really! I just see they're there, not if they enjoy it per se. Age is somewhat of a concern, but i think you're older than me and you're only just starting so maybe it shouldn't be ^^;

    I'll try at least ^^; It definitely makes it harder! Apart from the few places I've been to or lived in (ie Belfast or Surrey), but even then uni is such a different experience too. Maybe one of those is easier...what made you pick Keele and your course? i think I might've asked but forgot, apologies ;-;
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    DAY 10
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    Thanks to the great outpour of support from everyone yesterday, I've taken time to think and understand my brain a little better. Here's the thing; my brain doesn't exactly cooperate as much I'd like :lol: One thing I'm aware of is, as TLG beautifully put it "you don't really know who you are [...] but want find your feet and find happiness". This is true, and I've been using the idea of university and a course to catalyse my recovery, which is honestly not as grand an idea as I've thought.

    It's not a mystery to me that Biology is my favourite subject, and for that reason I do feel that most ideally, I'll be happiest doing a degree that has at least some biological content. I also know that Chemistry (outside of Organic) makes me very tired, and that it would be better to avoid any chemically-heavy degree. Above all, my grades do prove that I'm good enough at it to succeed - 70-80% might not be my highest mark (Physics is still in the mid-90s) but at first-year degree level, it's damn well good enough.

    And Cardiff has definitely drained me of my passion during Bio 1 and Chem 1. However, in taking a step back, I do fully appreciate the idiocy in letting one year, in a university I don't even intend to stay in, rule what could potentially be my entire future. I survived Sixth Form in worse conditions than this. Funny as it sounds it's almost like a relationship; you love the course, and even though it can be difficult and not always pleasant, you keep working through it because you love it - and if it's that bad, you GTFO and carry on with your life. :rofl:

    As for location, I recognise there's value in picking the right places - but when it comes to making a decision further down the line I think this is where I will struggle. About a decade of being force-fed the idea that you have to go to a Russell Group / top 20 university to get anywhere in life (especially academia) is not easily broken even when you know theoretically it doesn't matter; Bangor might be the most obvious example of a university and course that by all accounts is perfect for me and my needs, and yet is constantly overlooked because it languishes somewhere in the mid-60s.

    The point is, I can't make decisions while this mentally unhealthy. Because at my worst, we end up with things like this past week where in desperation to find some future stability, we ironically break our stability by jumping from course to place to opportunity lassez-faire without thinking of the consequences.

    In conducing a better, healthier mind, I'm going to re-adopt the "Mindfulness Challenge" from now until the end of November, and make my decisions nearer the end. This blog is helpful for getting thoughts out, getting advice from the wonderful people that follow and support me through it, and recording my own progress - but one very major aim at the beginning was to fix myself physically and mentally, and in the stress so far I've let both slip.

    With that in mind, here's today's Mindfulness Exercise inspired by our very own TLG's categories. :yep:




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    #1: What am I grateful for today?
    The librarian was really kind and didn't get mad when I fell asleep in the library at 3am

    #2: What act of kindness did I do today?
    Yesterday, but I ran out to Lidl when a flatmate ran out of icing sugar :yep:
    Also I supported a friend on their music when they were a bit unsure about uploading it. Musicians gotta stick together :lol:

    #3: What act of kindness did someone do for me today?
    Asides from about 5 people here all helping me through yesterday's crisis? We had a pizza night in my flat and they actually invited me for a change! :woo:

    #4: What did I do well today?
    I managed to learn a section of "Born with the Gift of Magic", one of my absolute favourite pieces of music ever made :dancing2:
    Also managed to not procrastinate and got some of my Maths work done...I still hate trigonometry, I'm sorry. :rofl:

    #5: What could I improve on?
    See the above

    #6: Something I achieved today?
    Kind of cheap recycling the same point but I'm proud of myself for managing to actually last about 5 hours with my housemates, I haven't socialised for that long in a long time. Granted I feel exhausted now, but that's the introvert life :laugh:

    #7: Have you looked after your mental health today?
    Yesterday no, not really. But actually having that breakdown and having everyone's support and views has definitely made me shift my thoughts to a more helpful, positive way so...maybe? Today yes! I'm refusing to do any work today except for the one graph I need to finish. Time to binge idubbbz again :cookie:

    #8: Have you got anything to look forward to?
    Yep! We start Genetics tomorrow which I'm honestly hyped for, and non-academically the game I ordered yesterday should be arriving soon :dance:



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    (Original post by CastCuraga)
    In a way your psychology background probably makes you a better musician as well; you know how to elicit the emotion out of a person and hit them with those sweet minor-key chords right where you need them It is pretty nice they're so enthusiastic about having you, though!

    We're starting the Genetics module (something I love) and Physical Chem (haaaate) on Monday so I think the next month will be the real test, and then decide later on once I've faced the worst of it. And I guess maybe people don't really! I just see they're there, not if they enjoy it per se. Age is somewhat of a concern, but i think you're older than me and you're only just starting so maybe it shouldn't be ^^;

    I'll try at least ^^; It definitely makes it harder! Apart from the few places I've been to or lived in (ie Belfast or Surrey), but even then uni is such a different experience too. Maybe one of those is easier...what made you pick Keele and your course? i think I might've asked but forgot, apologies ;-;
    Maybe. It definitely works the other way, as my tutor keeps telling me. I'm well used to working and doing a little bit at a time, patience etc and as I discovered in a concert last night they don't even bother me any more. I just go out there and do whatever. Apparently two grade 8s and 50+ gigs with my last band did do me some good after all

    That makes a lot of sense what you've said in your last post is really good too, all of it. I'm 21 yeah, there's people on my course in their 40s and 50s. Noone will know you're any older, people were amazed with me cus I look younger than any of them, and it's about when's right for you anyway

    Yeah definitely. Mostly the location for me, and I love the campus and the bits I need are fairly close together. The disability support is brilliant and combined with the fact I could combine psych with music (parts of which I find easier and would like to do anyway) meant that I could possibly come this year rather than next. Grades wise I could get in somewhere a lot better but here just works for me, now. Which is a big thing
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    Maybe. It definitely works the other way, as my tutor keeps telling me. I'm well used to working and doing a little bit at a time, patience etc and as I discovered in a concert last night they don't even bother me any more. I just go out there and do whatever. Apparently two grade 8s and 50+ gigs with my last band did do me some good after all

    That makes a lot of sense what you've said in your last post is really good too, all of it. I'm 21 yeah, there's people on my course in their 40s and 50s. Noone will know you're any older, people were amazed with me cus I look younger than any of them, and it's about when's right for you anyway

    Yeah definitely. Mostly the location for me, and I love the campus and the bits I need are fairly close together. The disability support is brilliant and combined with the fact I could combine psych with music (parts of which I find easier and would like to do anyway) meant that I could possibly come this year rather than next. Grades wise I could get in somewhere a lot better but here just works for me, now. Which is a big thing
    How on earth did you do TWO Grade VIIIs? I did one and never wanted to play again, stopped violin at Grade V :lol:

    Thank you, am definitely dedicated to making a difference :yep: There are a lot of older people on my course too, I just wondered if that was only bc it was a foundation - good to know this is fairly standard I don't look 20 to be fair so it might be fine hahah

    Those all sound like good reasons! I think I need relatively the same things, a good campus, MH support and a course that has parts I like (have yet to see a Bio and Music course or I would be so on that). The grades thing is where it gets more difficult I think. Idk what you achieved or where you could've gone, but for me I think bc I worked hard to get RG-standard grades I keep thinking "this might be a waste" if I don't go somewhere on that standard, ya feel?
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    I feel I should point out that I didn't come up with the sub-headings for the mindfulness challenge - they were the ones suggested by the original mindfulness challenge post
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    How on earth did you do TWO Grade VIIIs? I did one and never wanted to play again, stopped violin at Grade V :lol:

    Thank you, am definitely dedicated to making a difference :yep: There are a lot of older people on my course too, I just wondered if that was only bc it was a foundation - good to know this is fairly standard I don't look 20 to be fair so it might be fine hahah

    Those all sound like good reasons! I think I need relatively the same things, a good campus, MH support and a course that has parts I like (have yet to see a Bio and Music course or I would be so on that). The grades thing is where it gets more difficult I think. Idk what you achieved or where you could've gone, but for me I think bc I worked hard to get RG-standard grades I keep thinking "this might be a waste" if I don't go somewhere on that standard, ya feel?
    I've not done any exams since, the second one was three and a half years ago which is longer than I'd been playing the instrument in the first place :lol:

    That's a big thing yep, far more than you'd think! Exactly

    Yeah there might not be bio and music courses as such but a lot of places you can do the odd music module without the rest. There's quite a few non music in one of mine and the other one was available to everyone too. Same with language modules, well even more so. So don't give up hope for it! But yeah, am exactly the same. They're only ABB but I was so ill and worked so hard for them- way more than I should have done, it made my health far worse. But there's always postgrad and rankings are always changing anyway
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    :hugs:

    I feel I should point out that I didn't come up with the sub-headings for the mindfulness challenge - they were the ones suggested by the original mindfulness challenge post
    Still discovered them because of you, so I felt it only fair to credit you :hugs:

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    I've not done any exams since, the second one was three and a half years ago which is longer than I'd been playing the instrument in the first place :lol:

    That's a big thing yep, far more than you'd think! Exactly

    Yeah there might not be bio and music courses as such but a lot of places you can do the odd music module without the rest. There's quite a few non music in one of mine and the other one was available to everyone too. Same with language modules, well even more so. So don't give up hope for it! But yeah, am exactly the same. They're only ABB but I was so ill and worked so hard for them- way more than I should have done, it made my health far worse. But there's always postgrad and rankings are always changing anyway
    I mean once you've done up to VIII you don't need to anymore anyway :lol:

    Oh man, I just completely stopped looking at optional modules because of Cardiff ;-; They had an awful "first come first serve BUT you can only come first if your surname is in the first half of the register", so I never got to take the cool Brain Disease module bc my surname starts with R. Am terrified other universities will operate like that so I just don't bother looking at options
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    Still discovered them because of you, so I felt it only fair to credit you :hugs:



    I mean once you've done up to VIII you don't need to anymore anyway :lol:

    Oh man, I just completely stopped looking at optional modules because of Cardiff ;-; They had an awful "first come first serve BUT you can only come first if your surname is in the first half of the register", so I never got to take the cool Brain Disease module bc my surname starts with R. Am terrified other universities will operate like that so I just don't bother looking at options
    That's such a stupid system. Never heard of anywhere else doing that so hopefully they don't! There's always an element of luck which options you can take but generally places seem to try their best to get people what they want. So hopefully it won't happen like that again!
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    (Original post by furryface12)
    That's such a stupid system. Never heard of anywhere else doing that so hopefully they don't! There's always an element of luck which options you can take but generally places seem to try their best to get people what they want. So hopefully it won't happen like that again!
    Hopefully! I also asked about and it seems most people pick their options online anyway, whereas for some reason we had to do it in person. I think as a general rule of thumb for the rest of my life, assume Cardiff does dumb stuff nowhere else does
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    DAY 11
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    So I finally managed to speak with my counsellor person for a much longer period than usual (to "compensate for missed ones" apparently) and generally went over what I've spoken about here. She had some interesting wisdom; she was a first-year Medical student at Oxford who always scored highly, but moved to Psychology because in her own admission, the fact she didn't enjoy Medicine in fact meant she felt dehumanised. She didn't outright tell me a moral from that, but I can only imagine the reason she told me that was to get me to recognise something. At a push, I think she was trying to say that you have to do what you love, because you can put every hour of the day into studying, but if you don't enjoy what you're doing, you will feel awful. :yes:

    I spoke about my problems in letting memories and unhelpful thoughts cloud me instinctively, with little control over it, and discovered that auditory cues seem to trigger things; this would make a lot of sense considering I listen to music as an anxiety aid a LOT. For example, I can't listen to music from Legend of Zelda without recalling a concert I went to with an ex in 2015, and the music from Final Fantasy is a very strong offender - she seemed to think that I repetitiously listen to it as a way of "subconsciously staying in a bubble". It's bizarre as a musician to think I need to "detox" from music! :lol:

    She seemed to think it was all linked and clouding my ability to make any logical thoughts, especially with university (which has caused me grief due to inability to just shut it off from thinking about it), and gave me a few things to do in the upcoming weeks to see if they help, and for the love of god, I really hope they do. These included not overworking (which I have been doing for the last 7 weeks to get the up-to-65% mark), not listening to certain music, exercising and interestingly, she mentioned ASMR - I've never tried it, but hey, it might just be what I need ^^;

    I literally can't stop certain thoughts (eg university), but I am in control of how much power I give memories and certain trains of thought. I also am in control of not acting on my thoughts, so even if my brain can't shut up about university or unhelpful thoughts, I'm able to not act on them. There's lots to complain about with the whole thing, but right now this is enough. I can work on the rest. I can be stronger than this.




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    #1: What am I grateful for today?
    Absolutely to my counsellor person (one day I'll figure out what the proper title is!) for letting me run on a longer period session. The difference between a 30-minute session and a 1-hour one is just, so strangely more effective

    #2: What act of kindness did I do today?
    Helped someone figure out what a piece of coursework was asking us to do...£9000 a year, everyone.

    #3: What act of kindness did someone do for me today?
    Apart from the same answer to #1? Erm...to be honest I can't really think of answer to this one today D:

    #4: What did I do well today?
    We had a Maths group presentation today I was dreading, but when it came to it I managed to really engage the audience and present confidently. Can't say my group was particularly great, but I had my 2 minutes and did my job! :rofl:

    #5: What could I improve on?
    Stop trying to work myself into an early grave!
    Stop dreading going back to Crawley, it won't be that bad (and you're VISITING, you're not trapped anymore!)

    #6: Something I achieved today?
    It won't sound like much but I managed to sit down and play a game for about half an hour. Which actually is something, even if it sounds lame

    #7: Have you looked after your mental health today?
    Yes in that I made progress by speaking to my psychology-human, no in that I've still pushed myself workwise and mentally...again. :wavingtheflag:

    #8: Have you got anything to look forward to?
    iDubbbz released a new video after about 2 months, and the amazing Aqua Teen Hunger Force still has 9 more series for me to binge my way through




    Relaxing Music of the Day (don't worry, it's Classical...)
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    (Okay, not that relaxing to some - but it's Tchaikovsky so it gets a pass from me )

    Off-topic - what on earth is the instrument at 2:17 at this?? It sounds like an oboe, but way, way too high-pitched to actually be one!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbxgYlcNxE8
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    Interesting to read about the impact music has on you. I was very heavily encouraged about a year ago, to delete a playlist I had built. It sometimes helped me to sleep, but often resulted in pain or becoming triggered, due to trauma associations.

    It's really hard to remove certain music from one's life, for sure :sadnod: But sometimes it's good to try and listen to it sparingly if possible
 
 
 
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