Do you assume bad things will happen?
When you’re faced with uncertainty, it’s easy to overestimate the likelihood of something bad happening, and underestimate your ability to cope if it does. Focus on the more likely options. Ask others how they cope with uncertainty in specific circumstances. Could you do the same? If you overthink things and it’s making you stressed, or […]
7 Habits to give up
1.Give up toxic people It is so difficult to succeed when there negative people around you. 2.Give up the need to be liked No matter what you do, there will always be people who won’t approve. 3.Give up the need to control everything Understand that some things are up to us, while most things are […]
How to transition back to work after lockdown
How do you stay mentally healthy as you begin to go back to work? Everyone’s situation is different. Some people are confused, worried and apprehensive about returning to work. For many, they have started to adjust to the routine of working from home, or being on furlough and now they have to manage another adjustment. […]
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.
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.