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

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?

5 Ways to turn tiresome tasks into positive practices

5 Ways to turn tiresome tasks into positive practices   Whether it’s cleaning the bathroom, filing paperwork or planning meals, everyone has a task that they hate doing. Chores may not be difficult, or even time-consuming, but we see them as tedious jobs that we begrudge giving our time and energy to. Seeing as they’re… Read more about 5 Ways to turn tiresome tasks into positive practices

What I learned from my time offline

What I learned from my time offline   Having spent the four-day Easter weekend offline I’m back in the digital world (this post explains more). And I’m a little wiser for it. My online break wasn’t revolutionary in any way but I did learn a thing or two about myself and my use of social media and… Read more about What I learned from my time offline

Enjoy Time Offline

Enjoy Time Offline   So this Easter weekend I’m going to try something new, I’m going to disconnect from the online world. From Friday through until Monday I will go without posting on Facebook or Twitter, I won’t share photos on Instagram, there’ll be no pinning of images on Pinterest and surfing the net just will not… Read more about Enjoy Time Offline