Exploring My Ennegram – Am I Really Type 3?

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to my blog! I’m very excited to write today’s blog post because I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve had a lot of new faces here so I thought for this blog post, I would explore my Ennegram Type and see if it’s relatable to myself. For anybody that doesn’t know what an ennegram is, don’t worry I’ll be going through what it is in the post.

Before I get started, I just wanted to credit my good friend Maryam from Infinitely A Daydreamer as this post was inspired by he – go check out her post and her blog. Let’s jump into it!

What Is An Ennegram?
An ennegram is essentially a personality type that you are. There are 9 in total and you figure yours out through taking an Ennegram Personality Test. Each ennegram has different strengths, weaknesses and traits and it’s really cool to be able to see them and if they actually relate to you!

How To Learn About Your Ennegram?
To find your ennegram, you should take the Ennegram Personality Test. You can click here to take it on Truity! Then, if you’d like to learn more about your ennegram, check out Deanna Talwalkar on Instagram (@mirabellecreations). She’s a certified ennegram educator and creates so many graphics about the different types, this is where I got a lot of information about my ennegram that’s coming up in the post – so make sure you check her out!


Now we’ll be jumping into my ennegram! So I’ll be listing the traits of my ennegram, and then I’ll say whether they relate to me or not!

My Ennegram – Type 3

Core Desire – To Be Successful

100% this is me! I have ambitious dreams and I know I really want to achieve them and I’m willing to work for them. Those dreams are kind of what I’ll class my ‘success’ as. Obviously, there’s so much more to success but yes being successful is definitely a core desire of mine!

The Achiever

I definitely agree with being an Achiever. I always strive to do my best at everything and work hard. I guess because I know what I want in life, I push myself to achieve my dreams (a bit similar to what I said about being successful) So yes, I definitely agree with this one!

Driven and Energetic

Anybody who knows me personally knows how energetic I can come (I’m a child at heart!) especially through being talkative and chatting a lot!

In terms of driven (I’ve already mentioned this so much in this post) but yes I’m very driven – especially with an end goal and dreams in mind!

Strengths – Confident, Charming, Accomplished

Confident, I like to think so! I think especially when doing things such as public speaking I’m quite confident. Also, just in daily life, I’m quite confident trying new things and I’m not afraid to – even if embarrassment comes out of it. Believe me when I say I get embarrassed a lot!

For charming, I wasn’t too sure so I actually had to look up the definition. The official definition is ‘very pleasant or attractive.’ I like to think of myself as quite pleasant towards others. In terms of attractive, I have no idea, haha!

I would like to say I’m accomplished, but I’m only in my early teens so I still have a long way to go. So, no I’m not accomplished right now, but I’d like to be!

Challenges – Prone To Burnout, Values Results, Concerned With Image

I definitely did used to be prone to burnout and honestly I’m still working on it. I think one of the challenges of being driven is that you’ll overwork yourself – and I definitely did during school. That’s why this summer I’m trying not to do my schoolwork straight away to allow myself time to relax!

Valuing results is another thing I’m working on. To be super honest with you all, I used to be super upset (sometimes even cry if I got anything below 70% in school). My dad then showed me something called: The Yerkes-Dodson Curve showing the correlation between performance and pressure and it’s honestly helped me so much! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still improving on this, and I’m still trying to remind yourself it’s not about the grade, it’s about working to the best of your ability, and whatever happens, happens! Also, if you’d like me to do a post on the Yerkes-Dodson Curve, let me know. It’s something I’d love to chat more about!

For being concerned with image, I’m very lucky to say I honestly don’t really struggle with this. Maybe it’s the fact that I don’t always use social media, but I’m very thankful to say I’m not always concerned with my image. Of course, there will be days where I doubt myself, but overall I have a really positive outlook on my image which I’m so grateful to have, because I know some people don’t!

Also, if you are concerned with image and are in need of support, please check out Young Minds as they’ve got great support available!


Thank you so much for reading this blog post, remember to check out @mirabellecreations on Instagram for more information on Ennegrams! Also, let me know if you’d like to explore my personality test I did on 16Personalities and if you’d like me to do a separate post about the Yerkes-Dodson Curve!

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3 Positive Summer Bucket List Ideas

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! I’m so happy that summer is here, it’s going to be nice to get a break from school. I have no plans for summer due to Covid so I’m just going to spend it relaxing and seeing friends and family. Today, I’ll share with you some bucket list ideas that specifically can help increase your positivity!

A Room Cleanout
So obviously, a big thing these days is ‘Spring Cleaning’ so this is the exact same thing but in the Summer. A room cleanout in the Summer is so useful as the weather is changing so you can reevaluate the clothes you will keep, get rid of anything you don’t need anymore, whether it’s for work, school etc. Also, as it’s Summer you can do this on an annual basis to keep your room tidy.

This is the first thing I did on my bucket list and I can’t explain how therapeutic it was – remember to try and donate your good quality items and dispose of the bad quality items however your local area lets you! This won’t just increase yours, but hopefully somebody else’s positivity!

Unsubscribe From Unwatched/Unread YouTube Channels / Blogs
We all know that sometimes we oversubscribe to content that we sometimes never end up watching or reading, so in the Summer Holidays, it’s the perfect time to get them off your feed. Remember you don’t have to follow every piece of content you see, especially if it’s toxic or makes you feel bad. One great tip is to only keep positive content on your feed to help your own positivity. If you find it’s decreasing your positive vibes, you should get it off your feed. Again, you can do this on an annual basis!

Catch Up On School Work
Now this will definitely help your positivity in school. I know school is the last thing anybody wants to be thinking about, but for me, I know I have quite a lot of summer work which I need to get done. I know one thing that helps is to spread it out over the summer (something I actually need to start doing!)


Thank you so much for reading this post guys, I hope these ideas were useful to increasing positivity during the summer!

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A Day In My Life – Exam Revision, Blog Post Writing and More!

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! For today’s blog post, I’m going to be doing a day in my life as my day today is quite busy due to exams in upcoming weeks. Let’s jump into it!

8:30am – Eating Breakfast
I’m trying to make sure that I have a balanced diet during exams so that I can take them to the best of my ability – Coco Pops is my usual cereal!

9:00am – Writing Blog Posts
This is honestly such a therapeutic thing to do during exams, and it takes my mind off the stress. Today, I’m writing this post, but I’m not sure for the other so I’ll have to think about that!

10:30am – Revision
Obviously since I have exams tomorrow I have to revise – I usually do revision based on the subjects I have the next day! So, tomorrow I have Biology, Maths and Citizenship so I’m revising them!

2:00pm – Watching The Euros
After having a break, I decided to watch the Euros with my Dad, which is basically the World Cup but for European Teams. It’s England vs Croatia and England won!

5:30pm – Going Through Pinterest
I recently downloaded Pinterest again and I’ve actually enjoyed looking at some Pins. Especially the ones to do with studying as I have exams coming up! I also made some Pins (@zainabchats if you’d like to check them out!)

8:00pm – Watching Netflix
I tend to do this with my family most often, we are currently watching Modern Family and I love it!

9:45 – Bed
During exam season, it’s really important to have a good sleep schedule so I try to go to sleep at a suitable time!



Thank you so much for reading this blog post – do we have any similarities in our day? Let me know in the comments!

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Teenage Girl Movie Recommendations

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! For today’s blog post, I’m going to share some movie recommendations – and I think at least one of them you guys would like! Let’s jump into it (thank you to @jorjas.journal on Instagram for the post idea!)

Cruella
Cruella, is a new Disney movie that was released around the end of May – essentially it is the origin of Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations and what her life was like before the Dalmation, who her family was and more! Although it’s Disney, it is not a stereotypical Disney film with an ending that you would not expect!

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
This movie is a Netflix Rom Com that I’m sure many people have seen – it’s such a great movie as the main character Lara Jean definitely does not have a stereotypical love story and I’m sure all of you would enjoy it!

Any Marvel Film
I can’t do a post with movie reviews and not include some Marvel films – I’m a big MCU fan! If you’re not really that into superheroes, you might not like the whole franchise but you might like some specific films such as Spiderman!

The Switch
The Switch is a film on Netflix starring Jennifer Aniston playing the main character called Kassie who wants to become a mother and enter motherhood – I’m not going to spoil too much about this film except that it’s extremely funny and you should definitely check it out!


Thank you so much for reading this blog post, be sure to share your movie recommendations in the comments!

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3 Tips To Get Into Journalism As A Teenager

Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! So, for today’s blog post it’s going to be a slightly different one. If you’ve been following me for a while now then you will know that I want to be a television presenter when I’m older – and to do that you need journalism. A lot of fellow bloggers I’ve talked to actually want to be journalists when they’re older too – but it’s really difficult to try and get into journalism as a teenager. So I’m sharing 3 ways today!

Start A Blog
I’m sure many of you who are reading this do have blogs and are thinking ‘this can’t possibly be journalism!’ Well, it actually is, you are putting things out there for the world to see! You’re educating people about modern issues, you’re sharing useful tips and advice. These are all forms of journalism and it will be great experience for you one day if you ever try to get a job in journalism!

Volunteer For Youth Organisations
Honestly, this is something I didn’t even have on my radar until recently. There are so many youth organisations that want young journalists to write on any topic! Most of them aren’t paid jobs, however they’re great experiences and you can put them on your University application.

Some Organisations:
Zenerations
BlogXplore Magazine

Create Your Own Opportunities
I never realised how crucial taking initiative is in the journalism industry – but it’s so vital! Creating an opportunity could be something like, finding someone to interview without being told to, or reporting on a certain issue nobody has thought of. These are things that help you so much in journalism! I do want to warn you guys though, this one is a bit of a challenge (especially in terms of interviews.) If you reach out to 15 people and only 3 of them reply back, that’s still 3 journalism opportunities you created on your own!
Read My Guide On Conducting Blog Interviews


Thank you so much for reading this post everyone, if you have any tips for young journalists, please share them in the comments for everyone to see!

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Eid – Highlights Of The Day

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! I don’t usually talk about my religion online but for anybody that doesn’t know, I’m Muslim and today I celebrated Eid (a religious festival for the end of Ramadan – the period where muslims fast) and I wanted to share some of the highlights of my day!


Henna:
First of all, yesterday I got my henna done and I thought it looked really pretty. I always love doing my Henna on Eid!

Taking Down The Ramadan Calendar:
This was a little bit bittersweet, I’m going to miss taking a chocolate out everyday to finish my fast, even if I didn’t remember to take one everyday!

Kripsy Kremes:
What better way to celebrate then Krispy Kremes, they definitely are my favourite dessert!


Thank you so much for reading this blog post, I hope you guys enjoyed, I know it was slightly different to my usual ones but I wanted to share this special day! Let me know how you guys have been in the comments, I’d love to catch up!

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3 Birthday Ideas While Staying At Home

Hey everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! I know celebrating birthdays at home can be difficult. So today, I’ll be sharing my favourite birthday ideas!

Have A Nice Dinner With Family
Since we are all staying at home, having a nice dinner will allow you to still feel a little bit of normality while making a big deal on your special day! My mum did this for me last year and I was so grateful for that so you definitely should try this.

Do A Big Zoom Call With Friends
If you’re staying at home, then doing a big zoom call is a great alternative to a party! The only thing is that it may not be as interactive. In the UK, people can meet up with up to 6 people but there’s no way I could pick 6 friends – so if you’re in the same situation, Zoom or FaceTime are great alternatives.

Spend The Day Doing What You Want!
Just remember, this year has been challenging for everyone, so on your special day make sure you do what you want to do what you want. Remember you deserve it!


Thanks so much for reading this post, I really appreciate all the lovely comments on this blog and on my Instagram!

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A Day In My Life

Hey everyone it’s Zainab! Welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today, I’m going to be doing a day in my life as it’s something I’ve never done before, I’ll be picking Tuesday as it’s quite an interesting day in terms of school but it’s also a very chill day in lockdown! Also, this Tuesday is specifically is quite exciting for me as I actually get to leave my house! This is inspired by Meg’s post from The Blog Girl which you should check out here. Let’s jump into this post!

7:20am – Wake Up And Breakfast
This is not my usual wake up time, but considering it’s lockdown and school is online it’s okay! When I wake up, I go to the bathroom, and go straight downstairs for breakfast!

8:00am – Workout And Meditation
This is something I’ve only recently been adding to my morning routine, but now every day after breakfast I’m trying to schedule in a workout. This will not only help me physically, but mentally too! Meditation, is one of my new years resolution so I do it straight after my workout to bring me into a positive mental state!

8:45am – School (Usually)
Now, usually from 8:45 onwards I’m doing school, but for this Tuesday I had to take a little bit of a detour! So at 8:45 I logged into school just to get registered and then I had to go!

9:15am – Going To The Dentist
This doesn’t usually happen but I went to the dentist during school as I had to get an X-Ray as I’m getting braces soon! My appointment wasn’t till 10:00am but I like to be super early!

10:15am – Continuing With School
After I got back from my appointment, I continued with my online school. Luckily, we weren’t having proper subject lessons on this day anyway so I didn’t miss any actual school content!

2:00pm – Call With Friends
Since there were no subject lessons, school finished early so I hopped onto a Google Meet and Zoom with my friends. On the Google Meet, we all played a very eventful game of among us, and on the Zoom, we were doing Kahoot quizzes!

4:00pm – Relaxing
One of my other new years resolutions is to not be as hard on myself this year and to practice more self care! So, I just put on some Netflix and did some knitting and it was really calming!

7:00pm – My Voice Reveal
So, at the time of you guys seeing this, you would’ve already heard my podcast episode (the link is here) but for me, it has just come out and I’m so excited!!

8:15pm – Watching A Football Match
I have recently started getting into football so I ended the day by watching a football match with my Dad and my brother – it was definitely a fun evening!-

10:30pm – Going To Sleep
After the match, I was quite tired so I quickly just checked to see if there was anything else I needed to do in my bullet journal (there wasn’t!) So I went to bed!


Okay guys, that was quite an eventful day in the life (not really that eventful but that’s lockdown for you!) I hope you enjoyed and if you did be sure to comment what you’ve done today!

Also, before I go, I just wanted to say that you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been engaging in WP Reader – which really makes me upset as you’re all so talented! I recently got braces which have given me a lot of pain and stress so I haven’t really been able to check it. I promise once the pain has decreased a bit I will be checking out all your posts!

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My 2021 Goals

Hi everyone, it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! Happy New Year Everyone! It feels crazy that we’re in 2021 already; time really flies! Today, I’m going to share with you my 2021 goals.

Honestly, with everything that has happened last year, I honestly believe 2021 will be my year so I actually enjoyed setting myself these goals! Let’s jump into it!

  1. Not Being Hard On Myself
    This is definitely something I have to try and improve on this year, if I get a bad grade or anything along those lines; I will feel so guilty and honestly just cry! This is something that I have to try and stop doing, I want to learn to work hard and know that there’s always room for improvement!
  2. Working Out More
    When the lockdown started this year, I started exercising a lot more. Honestly, I loved when my adrenaline was pumping! Therefore, I want to keep this up for 2021 and keep exercising to improve my fitness!
  3. Making More ‘Me’ Time
    I managed to give myself a lot more time to work on myself due to the 2020 lockdown and I really enjoyed it! So, this year I’m going to try and schedule at least 1 day a week as a day to focus on myself, meditation is definitely what I’m going to try and do!
  4. Being More Grateful
    I think the one positive thing about 2020 is that it taught everyone to be a lot more grateful; so I want to bring that into this year! I am going to achieve this goal by making a gratitude tracker in my bullet journal and write down something I’m grateful for every day!
  5. Get To 500 Blog Followers
    This is SO ambitious, but honestly this blog has been growing so much therefore I would be beyond excited if we hit 500!

So everyone, here are all my goals for 2021! What are your new year goals? Share them below in the comments!

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Have an amazing year!

2020 Roundup

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! Today is the last day of 2020 so I hope you’re all having an amazing day; to end off the year I thought I’d do a roundup of everything that happened in 2020! These are public events as well as personal events in my life and positive as well as negative ones, so let’s jump into it!

Coronavirus Outbreak
This was probably the main thing that happened this year and it changed everything in history! Nobody had ever seen a pandemic in our generation; so it was a learning curve for everyone.

WE DAY 2020
In March, I was privileged enough to travel to Wembely Arena to go to WE Day 2020 which was incredible! I got to see people such as Leona Lewis and Lewis Hamilton and got to see how to make a change!

National Lockdown:
Another significant event in March was the UK National Lockdown. I was honestly extremely sceptical about this – as we just didn’t know when we were coming out – but thankfully I was able to get through it!

Losses:
I wasn’t sure whether I should include this in the roundup but this has been a year full of numerous losses. We’ve lost time, some of us have even lost some hope. However, one of the biggest things we’ve lost is people. Whether it’s family, friends or celebrities we have lost so many people and we all need to remember them.

Thank you so much for reading everyone, what do you think about 2020 coming to an end? Share thoughts in the comments!

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