I Finished with a First-Class Honours in Psychology

Hey friends! How are we? It’s busy here in Cheshire! The summer holidays are in full swing and The Kiddies are keeping me very fit. The weather has been nice today in comparison to previous days where it was just endless rain. How’s the weather where you are?

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I Finished with a First-Class Honours in Psychology

For those who have been reading my blog for some years now, you would know all about me going back to university in 2019 to start a degree in psychology. Well, I finished some weeks ago and my final results were finally released last week. I am very proud and excited to say I finished with a First Class Honours in Psychology! I am still buzzing from the whole excitement of finishing strong. It was not easy but so worth it. I still remember having to study pretty much everyday throughout my degree. I hardly took time off study. It was a lot of work and dedication. It was by no means easy but it came natural.

I am looking to carry on building my connections in the amazing world of psychology. I truly love studying about the human mind and it’s amazing possibilities. It is such an intriguing field and i am so looking forward to specialising in the next few months and seeing where all these takes me.

If you are a mature student with work and kids (like me) who is contemplating going back to university to retrain or to study for yourself, my advice is to go for it and give it your all. You never know where it might lead you and even if it doesn’t work out as you thought it would have, at least you would know you have tried, and you can happily off the list of what you want to do.

I was also wondering, are there any psychologists (or those interested in the world of psychology) reading this blog post? I have interests mainly in health psychology and clinical psychology, but I am also open to other parts of psychology. It would lovely to hear from other Psychology graduates too! Do let me know.

Thanks for reading, stay safe.


Getting The Most Out Of Outdoor Exercise All Year

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It’s nice to get some fresh air. The scenery is stunning. The wide-open road. Getting out of the gym and transferring your workouts outside is a terrific way to switch up your routine. Alternatively, avoid the gym entirely and save money by exercising outside; fresh air is free! And you don’t have to let the weather deter you from going out. 

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Here’s how to get the most out of your workout, any time of the year. 

Any Time Of The Year

When working out, regardless of the time, place, or season, observe these guidelines:

  • Quench Your Thirst: This is a simple guideline, but it is still crucial! Drink 8 to 16oz of water before the workout to minimize dehydration, and then again after to allow your muscles to properly recover and avoid pain the next day. If you’re sweating profusely during your workout, drink enough water to compensate for your body’s water loss – around a glass every 15 minutes.


  • Grab Some Food: Eat something within 30 minutes of completing a workout. Even a banana or a handful of pretzels will keep you going until you reach home and can prepare a meal. A post-workout meal is essential for replenishing glycogen levels and preventing muscle breakdown.


  • Apply Sunscreen: If the sun is out, you should wear sunscreen no matter what time of year it is. While it may not appear to be required in the winter, snow can reflect the sun’s rays right into your face, and exercising outside at high elevations increases the danger of UV exposure.


  • Wear breathable synthetic textiles that draw sweat away from the skin instead of cotton. Cotton does not dry as rapidly as other fabrics, which might leave your skin feeling moist and uncomfortable during your workout.


  • Stay Fresh: Sweating degrades the natural bacteria in your armpit, which causes odor. Use an antiperspirant deodorant tough enough to fight odor and wetness to keep you feeling fresh, such as Solid Deodorant, which delivers long-lasting protection to maintain your confidence during and after your workout.
For Outdoor Exercise In The Summer

How can you get a good workout in the heat without overheating? Here are a few pointers to assist you to overcome the heat:

  • Workout in the Morning: Working out in the morning might help you avoid the heat and direct sunshine, especially if you go before daybreak when the day is at its coolest. Because the sun’s rays are at their greatest at noon, you’re more likely to burn. And the warmest part of the day is between 3 and 5 p.m.


  • Cover Up: If the sun is shining, you may be tempted to remove your shirt to be cool, but sunscreen alone can impede perspiration evaporation, preventing your body from cooling off and dehydrating you faster. Wear a thin, light-colored outfit if it’s sunny. If it isn’t, wearing less is OK. If you are hiking you may want to look at outdoor equipment to keep you warm and their scarf selection


  • An oldie but a goodie, Up Your H2O. In the summer, drink plenty of water, and if you’re sweating abundantly, add electrolytes to your drink to ensure you’re maintaining the proper salt balance in your body.

These tips should help you to feel prepared for outdoor exercise. Do have any other tips? Please share them below. 




Charity of the Month – RNIB

The charity of the month is RNIB. The full name of this charity is Royal National Institute of Blind People. It is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. RNIB does an amazing job providing help and support to those who are experiencing sight loss. Some of the ways the charity provides assistance is through practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and products in their online shop.

An average of 250 people begin to lose their sight everyday. This is why RNIB has such an important role to play in creating a society where sight loss does not become a hindrance in leaving a best life.

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You can support RNIB in a variety of ways;

Donate and fundraise

Giving to amazing charities like RNIB is kind of my thing. I like to support them in anyway I can in their great work. Every little helps. Find out more about giving and fundraising.


Supporting the charity by being a volunteer is always a great gift. The details on how to volunteer with RNIB can be found here. You can also apply for the internship programme if you are after more hands on experience.

Shop the online store

The RNIB online store has loads of products for people who are blind or partially sighted to help them enjoy everyday activities and leave an independent life. There are many products available from lightning products to electronic magnifiers. Have a look on here.

Sharing this post

A simple way to support this charity is by sharing this post on your social media platforms so more people read it and spread the word.

You can also find out more about other charities on here.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

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