How Perspective Can change Your Reality

Life is like the London Underground: fast, full of selfish people and gone within moments. My parents always told me that I was an extremely observant child growing up, I’d always pick up on the small things happening in a room and I’d come home and talk to them about it, blurting out private conversations…

Why You Should Start With Positive Affirmations

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and if not I hope you get better soon mentally, physically or spiritually. Today’s blog will be a brief one but still very empowering. Personally I am a huge believer in the power of manifestation and the law of attraction. I understand that not everyone is, and…

How To Stop Spending Money: Habits To Keep Hold of Cash In Your Wallet

Wondering how to stop spending money? It can be SO easy to find a purpose of new items and create a lifestyle where more is better. But how do we really evaluate what we need and whether it is a necessary purchase? Check out this ultimate guide and simple tips on how to stop spending…

The Person With The Biggest Smile

Hey, my name is Hajera and I wanted to share my story on depression and anxiety from childhood. I come from an Asian-Bangladeshi background and I grew up as a Muslim. I have 2 older sisters and 1 older brother who is autistic. From my earliest memories I have of life, my life at home…

My Secret

“What’s your secret?” “How do you make it work?” “You guys are always happy” These are just a few of the questions I always get asked about my relationship. Since the age of 16, we’ve had 8 strong years together. 8 years. It’s crazy when I think about it. When listening to the Real Talk’s…

Silent Poison II: Behind the Smile

What am I doing in life? Do I even know where I'm going? Why am I in Uni? What am I doing wrong?! Sometimes, it just all gets a bit too much you know. Feeling like life is coming at you so fast - so much to do but no idea where to start. Seeing…

Placement Year – Lessons learnt

As I begin my final year at Loughborough University this week, I have taken some time to reflect on the year that has passed. I have been so lucky to meet some inspiring people, who have really pushed me this year. I was fortunate enough to have a great placement year with an even more…

My Year In Industry

Wow hi - feel like I haven't blogged in ages lool! It's been a while. Just thought I'd do a quick reflection on my Year in Industry and touch on some key things I've done/learnt. Firstly for those that don't know, a Year in Industry is when you (an undergraduate student) takes a year out…

It’s Not You

Hello all, so I'm back with a topic for that I was hesitant to write about but writing about my experiences and feelings is a part of healing for me and also one of the foundations of my 'Thoughts of Chi' brand. Long story short, I'm currently healing from a sudden break up that's taken…

Terms and Conditions Apply

First of all, can we all agree it is NOT and will never be by force to be in a relationship? Even if you’re 30+ and your parents are screaming "when will you marry?" It will still never be by force. Especially if you have to lower your standards? If you have to settle? It…

You never know what you have until it’s gone

Dunno about you, but it takes a significant experience or change for me to really understand things in life. Not all but some. I recently started reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. He put forward his analysis of 'paradigms' and their shifts. Without giving too much of a summary, paradigms…

More Than Just a 1st Class

So we're well into October now, that time of the year when the buzz of university has died down a bit. Freshers was a madness (but let's not talk about that). As a fresher hopefully at this time you've more or less settled into the university environment and as a returner sights set on making…