Thursday, 28 January 2021

As you all know, the United Kingdom is under its third national lockdown. I got back to London just two days before it went into lockdown and ever since, I've been feeling unmotivated.

Even though I'm doing my assignments for university every day, I still feel very emotional and uninspired. I still have a lot of work to get through and yet I still find myself binge-watching Friends which I watched at least five or six times.

Being in lockdown means being stuck between four falls and having minimal social interactions. Because of that, we are bound to feel unambitious at some point. 

What I want to accomplish with this post is to try and help some of you who may be struggling like myself. I started to run some "errands" around the house to keep myself busy and maintain positive. 

Don't be too hard on yourself if you feel a bit down some days. One of the best advice I've ever gotten is to never feel sorry for the way you feel. It is completely normal to feel this way and to do nothing. The most important thing to remember is that this feeling won't last forever. We just need to get through this hard part to get to the good days. "No rain, no flowers.". Remember that.

I'd have to say that being less on social media has helped me a lot. I've been focusing more on reading books and keeping myself busy rather than scrolling through Instagram for 2 hours and then spending 2 or 3 more on TikTok.

If you're struggling, I would recommend talking to someone. I always talk to my friends first when I'm overwhelmed and after the conversation I feel like the weight has been lifted off my shoulders. So always try and talk to someone. I wouldn't suggest keeping it all to yourself because that just leads to overthinking. There are a lot of people who can help you - parents, friends, university, mental health services (there will be a number down below to contact if you want to). You can always contact me if you're struggling and if you think that in any way I can be of help, I would love to help if needed so please indeed, contact me also. :)

Mental health is a priority and it is something that needs to be talked about. So let's talk about it!

I hope you enjoyed this short post about mental awareness. If you need someone to talk to here are some of the organisations that can be of help.

Mind - Phone: 0300 123 3393 to call, or text 86463
Samaritans - Phone: 116 123 (works 24 hours a day)
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - Helpline: 0800 58 58 58; Webchat:
Sane - call 07984 967 708 and leave a message, giving your first name and contact number

I hope I helped some of you!

I also apologise for my English as it isn't my first language.

See you very soon! Stay safe and healthy!

Love, Bruna 


  1. This means a lot to me, thank you ☺️

  2. This is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing

  3. I love this post! It is definitely okay to not feel okay, and we all need to realise that we are currently in the middle of a pandemic- alongside other life stresses this can take its toll and we should remember to be kind to ourselves x

  4. Great post! I love that you mentioned not to be too hard on yourself when you are feeling down. This is something I am guilty of. I have to learn to be a little more gentle with myself. Thanks for sharing!
    And your English is amazing!!


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Love, Bruna ♡