MANY people say, why volunteer when you can get paid, I say otherwise. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.
CAN you now imagine a world without your Facebook feed or the latest information from Twitter? Times have changed, and so is the way that the Harlow community at large are using social media sites.
WE all lead busy lives. In today’s world, it’s as if it’s a badge of honour. Always rushing to the next thing. Working late to meet that deadline to please a boss or client. Driving from one place to the other.
Where are you from? What is your background? These are questions regularly asked by those around us to better understand who we are. Our identity is made up of different factors such as our traditions, our values and most importantly our culture.
IT would be wrong for me, while the Police Investigation into Arek’s murder continues, to speculate about the motives behind the deplorable act. However, with another attack on Polish Nationals in Harlow occurring only days later, it is understandable that the Polish community of Harlow are both shaken and deeply saddened by what has happened.
* You tear down your self-esteem. As you achieve things you tend to tear down your own self-esteem at the same time. So you feel less and less like you deserve success. And frustration and being angry can become more and more common as you fail to reach those very high standards.
YES, it is incredibly important to have a job, so you can pay the bills, buy necessary items, and most importantly to enjoy yourself. Many people have a job for the sake of for a long term period, and I say no to this.
OVER the last few day, many schools have broken up for the summer holidays and our wonderful young people will be saying ‘I’m Bored’ quite often. So I decided this week I am going to write a blog about how to keep yourself engaged and prevent yourself from going insane!
LAST Sunday I spent the day in London with some of my friends. So therefore, I’ve been thinking about how beautiful a real friendship can be and how important it really is. Friends are extremely important and friendship is major part of our lives, especially for us young adults!
Over the years and whilst being at university, I’ve seen local people and community groups come up with some of the most innovative solutions to local challenges. But I’ve also seen that sometimes they need a little help unlocking their potential. Constituting a community group, finding funding and recruiting volunteers are some of the common challenges when trying to get locally-driven ideas off the ground.
BEFORE you begin creating social media marketing campaigns, consider your business’ goals. Starting a social media marketing campaign without a social strategy in mind is like wandering through a forest without a map—you’ll only end up lost.
THIS week I am running in an election to stand on the Committee for Hindu Society at my university, which has inspired me to write a blog about the importance of religion in society today.
ON the way back to university from London on Sunday evening, I met a man called David, he must have been in his eighties. He really taught me something very important about life. What he taught me was that ‘life is too short to not be optimistic.’
THIS week’s blog is a poem I found, whilst I was doing some research for my university assignment, and I thought I would share it with you. This poem is so powerful and motivational, I believe once reading it can inspire someone to make a positive difference. We can’t always seek big adventures or experiences in life. In this motivational poem, it’s one little spark that makes a great change.
Happiness is thought of as the good life, freedom from suffering, flourishing, well-being, joy, prosperity, and pleasure.
Happy people view things differently to unhappy people. They are more positive, more solution focussed. They look at things in terms of gain rather than loss. More importantly, though, they have a distinctly different set of habits. The small things that happy people do, day to day, are subtly different to what unhappy people do.
IT all started in April 1972. David Bowie was playing at the Harlow Playhouse. The tickets were 25 pence. My brother Gerard went but I was only ten, so I stayed at home.
ONE of the great things about a blog is the potential for it to reach far and wide. And, this is really great news for people and organizations who like to help others. If one small blog post goes viral or gets picked up by a larger news organization, it can change the entire course for that nonprofit or charity group.
THIS weekend I came back to Harlow and you actually realise how great Harlow is and what we take for granted.
Harlow is so great it has everything we need. After living in a small Uni town where you can just about get the bare essentials, you can really appreciate what Harlow has to offer to us.
EACH day we wake up and have before us a new opportunity, a blank slate that we can fill with whatever we choose. We are in total control of what we will accomplish each day. Here are a few things I have found that help me to make the most of every day:
THE UK is facing a highly controversial situation with regard to the influx of immigrants to the EU from nations such as war-struck Syria, which has been engaged in a brutal civil war for the past four years, and other impoverished countries such as Eratria and Somalia.
IT IS while since we dropped in on the Living with Luke diaries. Living with Luke is a blog that chronicles the relationship between Harlow resident Steve and his sone Luke.
Now that the summer is upon us, time is already running out before university starts. And during that time, there are tasks that need to undertake, before you move out. That list is built up of many things, such as:
YEAR 12 is an exciting time in your life. It’s the first real independence that your given in life, and let me tell you it feels great! However, it’s important, stressful and requires a lot of hard work on your behalf because well to put it bluntly the teachers won’t spoon feed you like they did at GCSE. Year 12 provides you with the skills and gives you the start in subjects with grades that will carry on to Year 13 – the year for university.
Have you ever you wondered how certain people have gotten so successful? Sure you have. A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.