Tag: mindfulness

Shower and make the bed

Shower and make the bed

Yep, shower and make the bed are the only priorities on my to-do list today. This may seem a mundane statement but for most people, having only two things to do in a day would be a huge source of anxiety and guilt – how…

FitMind meditation training app

FitMind meditation training app

“A wandering mind is an unhappy mind” I came across this app in my quest to find better ways to be mindful and slow my busy mind down. This app created by Liam McClintock is excellent. He talks about how the mind is entirely responsible…

Fine tune your focus

Fine tune your focus

There are many good reasons to fine tune your focus. Think about it, for a large part of the day we are ‘passive receptacles’ to the random onslaught of thoughts that enter our minds. Did I take the clothes out of the washing machine? Why…

Tips for managing anxiety

Tips for managing anxiety

Anxiety is a part of life, get used to it. Instead of resisting it, learn to work with it and you will find managing anxiety far easier: Anxiety is normal and not harmful (unless excessive). Worry is not a predictor of outcome. Do you have…

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

People pleasing People pleasing often comes from low self esteem. We don’t like ourselves enough and this increases our need for external validation. We end up running ourselves ragged in an attempt to  feel better about ourselves. Not very clever is it? You will never…

Make each day count

Make each day count

Make each day count…Don’t live your life assuming that you will live forever. No one likes to talk about it but life on this planet is finite. I hear people talking about their retirement and planning for things far in the future without any thought…

What is mindfulness?

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness isn’t just about being in the present moment, it’s also about observing your thoughts from a distance. Being aware of the thoughts that are arriving in your mind from a distance, as in : Oh, I see I am catastrophising right now by thinking…

Clever ways to protect your mental health

Clever ways to protect your mental health

There are clever ways to protect your mental health when you know how. I think about ways to protect my mental health every day. I do it professionally and personally and these strategies have absolutely worked for me over the years. Don’t believe everything you…

Personal meditation assistant – Muse

Personal meditation assistant – Muse

I’ve recently come across this brilliant invention that helps you to calm your mind and clear the ‘noise’ in your head. It’s fairly pricey (see below) but can you put a price tag on your mental health? Learning to be mindful takes great skill and…

Relieving stress through mindfulness and massage

Relieving stress through mindfulness and massage

We live in a world where there are constant demands placed upon us. Now, more than ever,mindfulness and massage should be incorporated regularly into our routines. It is up to us to have healthy boundaries in place that prevent us from becoming burnt out. When…

Imagine there’s no suffering

Imagine there’s no suffering

I think about the John Lennon song – Imagine. I imagine how the world could be: No possessions No religion (I believe religion creates barriers – and “us and them” mentality. Kindness and compassion No cruelty to living things It’s what we all want. To…

5 Ways To Manage Your Anxiety Effectively

5 Ways To Manage Your Anxiety Effectively

Anxiety and its related disorders are one of the most common mental health issues in the UK. Anxiety attacks can happen at any time, especially during stressful situations such as a crowded space. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can effectively manage anxiety…