blogging, diary, student

Need your advice on being a Counselling & Psychology student. 

I am due to start my first year on a level 2 counselling course. I am super excited about it.

I feel I’ve finally found something i am really passionate about but i also know their will be obstacles along the way. 

What am i going to expect? Shall i just go with the flow? What should I be prepared for? I have read tons on psychology this past couple of months. The main reason being is that i love psychology anyway, but also to help me get an insight. 

I’m just wondering if anyone out there can give me a heads up on all of this? What do i learn in general on my first year? Can I get a job (even part time) after two/three years of courses? I know at first it’s volunteering, What’s it like? I can’t wait to start. I’m in UK for preference. 

Thanks, James. 

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advice, blogging, lifestyle, music

Advice For Musicians who want Gigs. 

Upon the days of the music journey for us artists, it gets hard, you get sick of been your own boss, you spend hours in songs, days, weeks &  months. You put your all in and stump up to your local boozer only to be valued as an average joe. 

Upon my beautiful journey, I met my good friend Alam, by which time i was sick, sick of not gigging, sick of been the odd one out. I wanted gigs just to have gigs, so I wouldn’t get nervous as hell next time I performed.

 I did a few shows with Alam, we achieved greatly together, he always said to me don’t worry about not having shows you can do songs and still achieve at home, of course, I was still wrapped up in I want more gigs mode.

(There we are at Hull City Hall) 

Years later, The advice that I took from Alam came to fruition. Now I look forward to the time I have gigging. But in the meantime I can build an artillery of new songs & stuff to do live.

So do not worry if you don’t have gigs, trust me, your not failing. Take that from experience, they’ll come. Spend time on making your sound right. I probably have more chance of getting gigs now more than I ever had. but right now.. You bet, I’m building up at home. 

exercise, lifestyle, psychology

Music and exercise psychology 

  • New exercisers will get motivated quicker with music than not.
  • Music can enhance and dehance so make sure your in charge of the playlist. 
  • Listening to ‘power music’ can make you feel powerful. 
  • Generally, the higher bass levels, the more powerful words in music to get you motivated. 
  • Listening to music before exercise can help improve simple tasks.
lifestyle, psychology

Don’t let the colours fool you

Hello guys, so I am reading a great book called ‘Eyes Wide Open’ by Noreena Hertz. It’s about making smart decisions, I could do with that! Anyways, it talks about money and how you can be misguided by colours etc. So I dug a little further and found these for you. I hope they come in handy when making your next purchase!

  • Yellow – grabs attention of shoppers 
  • Red – often seen in clearance sales (urgency) 
  • Orange – action, buy or sell
  • Blue –  trust, security – banks etc.
  • Green – wealth, money also it is the easiest colour to process. 
  • Pink – feminine products 
  • Black – powerful, luxurious products 
  • Purple – calm, beauty

researchers found that up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on color alone. 

    Are you reading anything that could be of use to someone? Post in the comments!