Self Experimentation

Self Experimentation

Self-experimentation is what I like to think of as a science project, on yourself! Helps you to learn more about your body!


 

I absolutely love self-experimentation and here are some fun ones that I have done myself and others that other people have conducted!

 

1. No Hair Washing

Washing your hair can actually be bad for it because shampoo strips your hair and it can even make you body produce more oil that it already would! How long can you last without washing your hair? The longer you go the less oil your hair will keep producing and eventually you can go weeks without or even longer!

 

2. Try diets such as the 5:2 diet!

Diets such as the 5:2 diet have scientifical evidence to back them up and can be very beneficial.

 

3. When are you most productive?

Try taking a quiz ay different times of the day many times and see when you are at your most alert.

 

4. No Showering

Like hair, washing your body can actually be bad for your body.

 

5. Food intolerances

If you experience symptoms such as gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or itchy skin is may be interesting to try for multiple weeks going off of certain types of foods to see if they may be the cause for your symptoms.

 

 

For more ideas, I would recommend you go here! (not sponsored)

 


 

Have fun!

xoxo

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Journalling

Journalling

Hi guys! Here are my tips on how to get the best out of journalling and how I conduct it!


 

You can have your journal/diary in paper form or electronic form.

I personally have my diary in a google form format so that I have structure in what I am to write! I also make it a part of my homepage so that whenever I use my computer I am reminded to do my journalling.

I try to answer every question!

My diary/journal looks a little something like this:


 

1

This helps with statistical analysis over time.

 

 

2

Helps me to link back feelings with major events/occasions.

 

 

3

This is a time of letting go of my day.

 

 

4

Helps me to let go of my emotions and put them onto paper (or a computer).

 

 

5

This is just specific for me because I am a horrible sleeper. Bad sleep is often linked to low mood!

 

 

6

Forces you to think of something great that happened in the day.

 

 

7

Helps you to let go of the not so good things that happened.

 

 

8

 

Helps you with gratitude and overall mood.

 

 

9

This question is to combat feelings of worthlessness and pointlessness.

 

 

10

Helps to in becoming a better person!

 

 

11

Helps me in sparking my imagination, creativity and problem solving!

 

 

12

This is so that I don’t just forget everything I learned at school that day and instead reflect over my day.

 

 

13

This is the start of the SWOT technique (Strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) mainly used in business meetings. Seems to be working on a personal level as well.

 

 

14

Helps me in improving as a person.

 

 

15

Helps me in making the most of my day.

 

 

16

Helps me in recognising my fears and insecurities.

 

 


 

I hope this example can help you in starting and keeping your own journalling habits!

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Article Reaction: Autism Diagnosis

Article Reaction: Autism Diagnosis

The letter below was sent to ‘The Project’, a news show on Channel Ten in response to their recent story on Autism Diagnoses aired on the 27th of April 2016. The story was based on the article that can be found here.

 


 

Hello,

Thank you for broadcasting your story on Autism Spectrum Disorder tonight. I am glad that as I grow up, the condition is becoming more known and less strange.
I was informally diagnosed with ASD when I was 16 and was referred to a psychiatrist and an occupational therapist. I would like to bring my input to the story about early intervention and also providing help to those who weren’t given the option of early intervention.
Both of my parents have uni degrees in teaching and both work, we do not rely on benefits from the government and I am proud of that although it is at this time that I would like the government’s help the most.
I have a lot of academic potential and have been in selective classes in years 7 through to 10. I can keep a conversation, I can be social able and can complete daily tasks without help. But on the inside, I am a teenage girl full of sensory and intellectual disabilities needing to be dealt with. I was not given the option of early intervention.
My aim is to complete my HSC this year with a relatively high ATAR and go to university and study Entertainment Business Management which uses my ‘differences’ such as being highly organised, high attention to detail, alertness, overthinking, love of the logistics of backstage theatre and my need to always learn more, in a good way!
At the moment I am organising my school yearbook, running a radio show, running my own blog at sabsspace.wordpress.com and studying for the HSC!
My parents were able to pay for 2 occupational therapy appointments, 2 paediatrician appointment and 10 psychologist appointments this year with the help of Medicare. I need to see a dermatologist, psychiatrist and get an official diagnosis of many intellectual disabilities but these are at the moment out of our financial reach because Medicare doesn’t fund autism diagnoses for children my age even though I am not even 18 years old yet because it’s not classified as ‘early intervention’ which they fund many organisations to provide. I believe that I deserve financial help at the moment from the government because I have a lot of potential to influence this country and I contribute often in my community.
In conclusion, even though early intervention can be good for some, others who aren’t given that option should also deserve the funding of intervention by the government too.
Thank you.
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