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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Work Time Blues.

Admit it, everyone one has them no matter how much you love your job. Weather its dragging yourself up in the morning, the thought of a long day and even if you just really don't get on with the people that you work with. Now admittedly most of the time you just drag yourself out of it and get on with your day. But sometimes that isn't the case, I can speak from experience when I say that going to work caused me to have panic attacks, loose a lot of weight and at one stage I even had nightmares.

I'm sure that to some people this seems really pathetic, but it was honestly how I felt, obviously there where a number of reasons. One was my manager, we just didn't seem to get along and I often felt as though I was being singled out by her in front of my entire team. The second reason was my job. I worked in a call centre and spent a lot of time being told how I stupid I was and even being threatened, I know that's to be expected when you work in that kind of environment, but with everything else that was happening it made me feel really low. After six months working there I lost nearly two stone and got singed off of work for nearly three weeks. This put even more pressure on me as I was constantly being forced back to work and was not able to recover properly.

In the end I left, it was a really hard decision but I knew that whilst I continued to work there I would become more and more upset, and it was really knocking my confidence. If anyone else has gone through this I do really feel for you, it's hard and a lot of the time you get told your just to lazy, or have no motivation. So if you are going through this I thought I'd share some tips to help you get through it!!

  • Give yourself something to look forward to.
Plan something for when you finish work, the easiest days for me to get through where the ones where I had something to look forward to. It doesn't always have to mean going out. It can be something as simple as cooking your favourite meal or even having a pamper night. It will really make you think about something positive.

  • Do not clock watch!
This will defiantly make your day drag on. I know its hard when there's a clock in front of you. I used to cover up the time on my computer with a little bit of paper, this would stop me spending the majority of my day wishing it would go faster.

  • Get a good nights sleep.
There is no point in dwelling on going to work in the morning, try to relax and use this time to recover. Going in will be so much worse if you are exhausted as well, at least if you've had a good night sleep you can be more positive about the day ahead.

  • Leave!
If it is really that bad and nothing else is helping then just leave, your health and wellbeing is more important. I would recommend trying to find work before you leave, the last thing you want to do is not be able to pay any of your bills. Finding work is so much easier if your working!

I hope that this has helped! Sharing this was something that I really wanted to do because I know how hard it can be. Speak to you soon.


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Supper dooper late post.... sorry!

I am going to start this by saying sorry, I am actually rubbish at uploading (and doing anything else really) on time. But I do think that I actually have a good reason this time! Well firstly I went to Scotland for a week, it was actually amazing. I have lots of pretty photos to bore you with, but here's a spoiler for you now. This is a dog that I met at a chainsaw craft shop. He followed me around and when I was about to leave he gave me a leaf. Such a cute doggy, I had a moment where I was actually contemplating bringing him home with me.


Excuse number two, I'VE MOVED INTO MY FIRST HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just in case you didn't noticed I am still a tad excited. I know that it was a month ago now but everything is still new to me. And what makes it even better is I have just put up my Christmas tree, I know its only November but it seemed a shame to buy a tree and put it away for a week, so I put it up.
Roxy's still unsure of the tree. As much as I love having my own house I don't want it to seem like its been all fun and games. It was hard getting this house, and when we did I felt really home sick. I think that moving away from your mum and dad, grandparents, or anyone else who you have lived with for the majority of your life, is hard. I thought the first week was the worst, but after that I realised that I would have left at some point and I was so lucky to have everything that I wanted in my life. I have my boyfriend, my dog and a house. So I am extremely lucky, and am looking forward to whatever is going to happen in the next year. 

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Get to know me

Since this is my first blog it seemed appropriate for you to get to know me!
Firstly my names Kirstin, just in case you didn't notice. I'm 18 years old and fresh out of college where I studied Beauty Therapy and then decided to do my A Levels... and dropped out.

Me dressed up
I've always had a bit of an obsession with anything that is even remotely beauty related, as I am sure that you will soon see. But ever since I was small there was one other obsession, animals. I love them, and they have always been a large part of my life. So it will be no surprise that I have a puppy! Her names Roxy and she is a German Sheppard cross Retriever, and I have to admit I treat her like a person.

 Now I wouldn't have this puppy if it weren't for another big part of my life, and that is my boyfriend Ashley. He's a best friend and a boyfriend all rolled into one.

Of course there are some random facts that I thought I'd just throw in for you. For example my dad was in the army and I was born in Germany on a British military base, weren't expecting that where you? I went through a faze of being gothic just because my childhood friend decided it was cool, and the final fun fact for you all... I used to bring stray dogs all of the time and actually thought I could create a dog shelter in my house. I'm sure my mum loved that stage!

Thanks for reading I hope you all enjoyed! I will being blogging again soon.
Good bye from me and my puppy!