While I was planning this post I decided to research hauls. I wanted to know why people watch them. Is it nosiness? Trying to get ideas? Do we just like comparison? Psychology seems to favour comparison, unfortunately. People may watch these videos or read posts and compare their lives to the luxury lifestyles portrayed online.… Continue reading Back to College Stationery Haul
I really like my houseplants. They do make me happy. This summer I have been trying to propagate some of the succulents and I have enjoyed seeing their progress and learning something new. But does that mean that the plants themselves contribute to my wellbeing? Could I replace them with crafts or colouring books? Perhaps… Continue reading Do Houseplants Promote Wellbeing?
I had been really looking forward to this book coming out. For those of you who don't know, the Hormone Diaries: the Bloody Truth About Our Periods by Hannah Witton is a book about our lifelong hormone journey from puberty to menopause. Hannah Witton is a Youtuber, who makes videos about contraception, periods, body positivity,… Continue reading Book Review: The Hormone Diaries by Hannah Witton
A few months ago I wrote a post about the 5 most common questions I get asked as a psychology student. I get asked a lot of questions when I say I study psychology because everyone has heard of it. Sociology not so much. I only get asked one question, what is sociology? Sometimes people… Continue reading What is Sociology?
While this article is aimed specifically at students, it is applicable to anyone who frequently feels like they are failing at something. Hey we've all been there! On the 17th of June 2019 at 8 am, I received the results of my third-year exams and I passed everything. The night before in my mind I… Continue reading Feeling Like You Have Failed is Not the Same as Failing.
Last year I heard the Irish rugby player Paul O'Connell speak at a Youth event. He spoke about his success and the assumption that he was just naturally talented. He credits his success to his practice teamwork and commitment to his sport, not natural ability. One of the most prevalent assumptions I hear is that… Continue reading In Our Veins: A Nature vs Nurture Story
Did you know that Girl Down a Rabbit Hole started out as a book review blog? So today you could say we are going back to our roots and reviewing a book. I have been so anxious lately. I think because college finished and now I'm left with all this nervous energy I have nowhere… Continue reading Book Review: The Anxiety Journal, Corrine Sweet
Today I made a very important purchase, a new toothbrush. Stick with me, I promise there's a point to this! Using them every day doesn't negate their importance to our bodies or the importance of their impact on the environment. I am sure all of you responsible owners of teeth know that a toothbrush is… Continue reading Buying the Picture, Not just the Frame
What should you be doing today? I'm not even going to list all the things I "should" be doing. But that's not what I want to talk about anyway, what I want to talk to you about is how you feel about what you "should" be doing. Everyone loves to tell everyone what they should… Continue reading Are You “Shoulding” on Yourself?
I am a 3rd-year psychology student. In fact, I am a psychology and sociology student but most people only ask me about psychology. In Ireland Honors degrees are 4 years long so I have one more to go. I think as a field, psychology is more high profile and the popularity of pop psychology and… Continue reading The 5 most common questions I get asked as a psychology student