A song about kindness
It’s the second day of Mental Health Awareness Week. For me music has always been integral in lifting my mood. As this year’s theme is kindness, I’ve picked One Love by U2 to listen to this morning. It’s a song about forgiveness, caring and love. The kindness message in this song reminds us that we […]
1000 Rep Workout Challenge
Warm Up 1 minute high knee jog on the spot 1 minute side to side toe touches 1 minute heel to bum kicks 1 minute over arm stretches (30 seconds both ways) 1 minute side stretches (30 seconds both ways) 100 Push Ups 100 Bodyweight Sqats 100 Overhead Press 100 Mountain Climbers 100 Tricep Dips […]
100 Days of Mindfulness – Day 54
Focus on Today When you’re anxious, you can get lost in “What-if” thoughts, you may always jump to the worse case scenarios. I used to dwell a lot on the past and worry about so many things that might happen and my mind would often run away with itself. As soon as I learnt to […]
Things I’m Working On
With Life changing so much for everyone, it can be difficult to get into a routine. Things may not seem normal, so it’s important to adapt. I have prepared a self-care wheel with things that I’m working on. If you want me to to send you one, send me a message with your email address […]
100 Days of Mindfulness – Day 53
How Breathing Can Control Your Health I started to use mindfulness and breathing techniques after I had a breakdown in 2013 and I’ve never looked back. My panic attacks stopped, I don’t worry about things I can’t control anymore, I’m calmer, I sleep better and I’ve slowed down. Give it a try!
100 Days of Mindfulness – Day 52
Rainbow Breathing Next time you see a rainbow stop for a few moments, do this exercise and notice the calmness sweep through you.
How to self-care if you have to self-isolate
How to self-care if you have to self-isolate It can be easy to fall into the trap of turning into a couch potato if you have to stay at home due to coronavirus. However, it could be the perfect opportunity to self-care and do some of the things you have been putting off for an […]
100 Days of Mindfulness – Day 51
Use Your Senses to Control Anxiety Anxiety can make it difficult to stay in the moment, but the mindfulness 5,4,3,2,1 calming exercise can help you to regain control of your mind when anxiety takes over. Try these calming tools when anxious thoughts enter your mind. Use the image below to help you. You can do […]
100 Days of Mindfulness – Day 50
Create a Worry slot Give yourself 10 minutes to worry today. It’s hard to be productive if anxiety and ‘what ifs’ dominate your thoughts and cause distractions to your work and every day life. Give yourself permission to worry about those thoughts, but at a set period during the day. Choose the time to have […]
Shona perks me up when i’m having a dull day. She says the right things and gets me to think positively again, but there’s nothing false about her. She’s completely genuine and she gets everything I say to her. I can tell she’s been through exactly the same things as I have, but come out the other side, and that means everything. That’s why I know she can help me on my journey.