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  • Alex Over

Mini Reflection: the halfway point of my Psychology studies

Living Psychology: From the Everyday to the Extraordinary





I'm lying here thinking about quite a variety of things including what's happened this year and, above all, reflecting on some key questions. It may be because it's December, when that 'new year, new me' idea gets thrown at us as if we don't bother with the concept of wanting to subtly improves ourselves as it is. It makes us panic as we get to the end of the year and we realise we need to get a bloody grip! Alongside this, I've been going to my therapy sessions again, which are one of the reasons I decided to start a Psychology degree. And this last module has been quite the journey.


This module covers topics such as 'Understand Minds', 'Self and Society', 'Sex and Relationships', 'Terrorism', and it goes on and on. The sheer broadness of the subject is quite gripping. I have such a love-hate relationship with essays; at this stage I've completed two assignments. I have spells of loving it as well as moments of wanting to throw the computer out of the window.


There's something quite fulfilling about being able to write about your input and argument while having a good understanding of the subject. It takes some effort. Without sounding cliché, the power of journaling has been a game-changer. It's like therapy. It provides you with space for thoughts you don't usually have the time or capacity to have, even on a deeper, subconscious level.

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