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Tamsyn is smiling at the camera. She is wearing a black sweater and glasses. The background is white.

I’m Tamsyn and I am currently living in Bath (UK) and in the later stages of my PhD in Health Psychology.

After pushing myself to the limits during my Undergraduate studies and continuing to do so at the start of my Masters, I was fortunate enough to meet someone who was able to guide me back onto the path of health and balance, a mentor to whom I am forever grateful. During my Masters, with her help, I was able to learn ways in which to look after myself and prioritize my well-being. I was also very much inspired to redefine my version of success after reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington. Now as I am studying for my PhD I am passionate about spreading the word that a balanced, holistic approach to graduate studies is possible and that It can be both fun and enjoyable.

So in the name of balance, when I’m not studying, there’s a fair chance you’ll find be being active outdoors, snuggling up and reading a good book, winding down with some yoga or catching up with friends over good food. I also love wild swimming, horse riding, cooking, exploring and self-development. I’ve recently got the travel bug and find escaping reality and visiting somewhere new is the perfect antidote to postgraduate study! I blog over at Health Psyc Tam about my experiences of postgraduate study.