Are you an over thinker? Does this cause you to worry, thus making you feel anxious? This used to be me until I discovered mindfulness. I realised that I would worry about the future and the past – usually picturing the worst case scenario. Mindfulness practice showed me how to break free from this way […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
100 Days of Mindfulness – Day 49
How Are You? How many of you had the word ‘fine’, or ‘busy’ come in to your head first? What does fine really mean? What can you do to change your life from being busy? Start off your day with a simple meditation. Whatever you’re doing right now, just stop and be aware of your […]
100 Days of Mindfulness – Day 48
Focus your Mind If you struggle to relax, focus on an object instead of yourself and this can help you to relax. Try it now wherever you are. Focus on your breath, placing attention on a tree branch swaying in the wind, on a coffee cup, or candle flame. This can really bring you into […]
Thanks Shona for helping me at a time when I was feeling really low. My self confidence was on the floor & I really didn’t like what I was seeing or feeling. Your calm, balanced views & gentle questioning helped me see things more clearly & your structured thought process (that i was able to take away) has helped to lay a new foundation for me to look ahead. I think I will always be a ‘work in progress’ but with your on my side, I feel really confident that if I wobble, you will be there to help me regain balance