How to calm your mind for sleep

How to calm your mind for sleep That feeling when you know you’re tired, you’ve got a busy day tomorrow and you really want to get a good night’s sleep but it’s just not happening. Your mind won’t switch off, there’s a constant stream (or maybe three) of thoughts running through and around your brain… Read more about How to calm your mind for sleep

9 Ways to take a micro mindful moment

9 Ways to take a micro mindful moment When you read the word mindfulness it might conjur up visions of meditating on a cushion or doing something at glacial speed. While mindfulness can involve meditation or slowing down, that’s not all it’s about. At the heart of it mindfulness is about paying attention to what’s… Read more about 9 Ways to take a micro mindful moment

Why the little things are actually the big things

Why the little things are actually the big things When you think of what makes you happy, what gives you bumps of joy in your daily life, more often than not it’s the little things rather than the big events. And why is that? It’s because we notice these so-called little things and we savour… Read more about Why the little things are actually the big things

What to do when worry takes over

What to do when worry takes over When you’re worrying you aren’t really here. You think you are, you think you’re so on the ball that you’re on top of every possible outcome of a situation. But, actually, you aren’t here in the space you’re stood in, in the same timeframe as the people around… Read more about What to do when worry takes over

#BreatheSeptember2017

#BreatheSeptember2017 Even though it’s a very long time since I lived by an academic calendar I still get that new start feeling every September. There’s the hopeful promise of a new season and there’s also the pressure of having only a few months left of the year. To help us ease that feeling of rushing… Read more about #BreatheSeptember2017

Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’

Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’ There’s a word in the English language which I’m really not a fan of. No, it’s not a four-letter word, it’s simply the word ‘should’. Think about when you use ‘should’ in a sentence. Is it when you think you could do something, or you want to? Do… Read more about Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’

Can keeping control keep worrying at bay?

Can keeping control keep worrying at bay? If you’re a worrier (come in, sit down, make a cuppa, you’re among friends) I’m guessing you also like to have things planned out, know what’s happening, where, when, how and with whom. You like to have thought of every possibility, rehearsed conversations (playing all the parts in… Read more about Can keeping control keep worrying at bay?