Focus on Your Future: Forming the Trajectory of your Life

For many students, exam season is taking over your everyday thoughts, it’s easy to forget; what’s next?  What is it all for? Throughout school, there’s always been a clear trajectory in your life with goals, expectations and the next steps all laid out. Monday to Tuesday, go to school, say you will remember everything and […]

Dealing with pressure during exam season

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We know exam season can be really overwhelming, especially when it feels like everyone has sky-high expectations for you – whether that’s getting grade 7-9 and nothing less, acing every subject, or nailing that perfect university application. The pressure is on, but guess what? It’s totally okay to take a deep breath and give yourself […]

Ways to take care of yourself during exam season

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For GCSE and A-Level students across the UK exam season is here. If you’re feeling the pressure, don’t worry you’re not alone. Whether you’re hitting the books day and night or juggling studying with a part-time job, we know that this time of year can be pretty overwhelming. In the following blog post, we’ll walk […]

6 techniques to improve your memory

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We’re about to enter exam season and hundreds and thousands of students will be navigating their last few weeks of revision. It’s quite a stressful time for everyone involved, so let’s take a look at how to make those final preparations for the big day. Even if you haven’t begun to revise yet, fear not; […]

Methods of Problem-Solving

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Throughout our lives, we are bombarded by problems that we solve through various tried-and-true methods, subconsciously or not. In other words, we are all capable of building our problem-solving skills and becoming resilient to new obstacles. As exams come closing in, it’s not always about what you know but how you use that knowledge when […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]