Dear Aspect, I find opening gifts so awkward! Even when I love my gifts, I always feel like I am justifying myself and just find the whole thing so weird! We feel you on this one! There's something strange about present-opening at Christmas... the stares, the anticipation. It … [Read more...] about Dear Aspect, Christmas edition: Gifts, NYE and Boxing Day plans?
Dear Aspect, I lost a loved one this year, and I am worried about Christmas... do you have any advice on coping with grief during the festive period? Firstly, we are sorry for your loss. We know that mourning the loss of loved ones is a process that never truly ends but it … [Read more...] about Dear Aspect: Grief, Work/Life Balance and Festivities
'Dear Aspect, I am feeling quite homesick after not being able to visit my family due to restrictions. How can I combat my homesickness in order to enjoy my first year?' Homesickness is so normal and can make you feel super lonely. It always seems that everyone is having such … [Read more...] about Dear Aspect: Homesickness, New Homes and Heading Back!
'Dear Aspect, my housemate refuses to follow new COVID restrictions and I don't know what to do?' This can be a problematic and isolating situation, and especially challenging if you and your housemate are good friends. These restrictions can be difficult, so first, we suggest … [Read more...] about Dear Aspect: COVID concerns, housemates and online learning