What is self-expression, and why does it matter?

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Do you feel like you’re living to work, instead of working to live? When you lead a busy life, it’s easy to get so wrapped up in your job or schoolwork that it starts to define who you are. It’s like work turns into a form of self-expression because everything centres around it. Work IS […]

Comfort is overrated! Benefits of stepping outside your comfort-zone

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Though you may not recognise it, you could be sitting in a small box of your own making. It’s comfortable, calm and peaceful… much less scary than the unknown depths beyond the box. But it can be cramped and limiting, with barely any room for expansion or growth. This is the comfort zone. It’s good […]

Creative learning techniques to reduce academic stress

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We’ve all experienced stress at some point in our lives, but it’s not particularly easy to describe. If stress becomes too much to manage, it can have a big impact on our mental health or make existing mental health problems feel harder to cope with. Stress might feel different to you than it does to […]

Self-Discipline for Students: The Strategy to Exam Success

Ever wondered what sets apart those who achieve their dreams from those who merely dream them? The answer is self-discipline! Believe it or not, success isn’t the result of sheer luck or talent, it’s about your mindset and the habits you incorporate within your daily routine.  What is Self-Discipline?   Self-discipline is your ability to align […]

Let’s talk about Neurodiversity – Our journey at Future Toolbox

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March is an excellent month for two reasons. Firstly, it’s Brain Injury Awareness Month – a dedicated time to spread knowledge and advocate for the people affected by brain injury. Secondly, we are currently in the midst of Neurodiversity Celebration Week. This is another equally significant period that allows us to acknowledge and appreciate the […]

The power of studying early – Stay one step ahead 

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Let’s face it, studying for exams isn’t exactly the highlight of our lives. Many of us tend to procrastinate, finding every excuse to avoid the dull and challenging task of hitting the books. However, what if we told you there’s a way to make the process not only bearable but even enjoyable? The secret lies […]

How does reading increase your ability to learn?

When it comes to reading, some people love it, and others… not so much. This week we will be celebrating World Book Day, an annual charity event that encourages children and young adults to find a book they can enjoy. So, if you cringe at the thought of reading, or see it as a chore, this blog is for you! We’re going […]

Is a positive mindset the key to a happier life? 

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Happy mind, happy life. Easy right? But we all face struggles and sometimes they can manifest into negative voices in our minds. I’m not good enough. I can’t do this. This is worthless. But you are good enough! You can do this, and no effort is ever worthless. A negative mindset can be debilitating, keeping […]

What self-care secrets should be part of your daily routine?

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Self-care is about looking after yourself both physically and mentally. The idea of making time for yourself sounds good, but let’s face it, there just never seem to be enough hours in the day, right? As we grow, so do our responsibilities. The pressure is on to succeed, and to work hard! Our minds are […]

Loving the real you: The art of not comparing yourself to others 

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As we hit the month of February, there seems to only be one thing on everyone’s mind. Love. There are hundreds of displays covered with hearts, roses and chocolates – all focusing on Valentine’s Day. However, this year, let’s divert our attention just a bit. Instead of just thinking about the love we have for […]