Get Happy with Mindfulness

You may have heard of mindfulness and thought it was only about being calm or helping you deal with stress. But did you know that mindfulness can help you lift your mood and become a happier person more of the time? It’s easy to get stuck in a negative mindset and stay focused on theContinue reading “Get Happy with Mindfulness”

Visualizations for a Calmer, Happier You

Calm down. Seriously. Continuing the themes of Peace, Calm and Affirmations, here are three ways that can help to relax your mind and body. Try the crazy ones. We all have things that leave us on edge. Sometimes it’s an event or a person (like a visit from that relative you just don’t get alongContinue reading “Visualizations for a Calmer, Happier You”

Ways to Become a Calmer Person

We hear a lot about how to be calm and why calmness is essential. But why?! What does “calm” really do for someone? If you’re feeling like being calm gets in the way of your motivation and achievement-focused mentality, you’re not alone. I am currently feeling a little stressed at the thought of returning to EnglandContinue reading “Ways to Become a Calmer Person”

5 Things You Can Do Today to Start Using Affirmations in Your Life

Affirmations are a powerful way to help you reach your goals. They can build optimism and turn around a negative mindset. And they work most effectively if you repeat them until they become part of your self-talk. I am currently working through a couple of motivational classic books which both stress the power of affirmations:Continue reading “5 Things You Can Do Today to Start Using Affirmations in Your Life”

5 Things You Can Be Hopeful About Even When It Looks as if All is Lost

In April of this year I had a bad case of Covid 19. It wasn’t bad enough to put me in hospital though it got close; I had a nurse come to my apartment for 5 evenings to administer an intravenous drip and my temperature spiked at 42 Celsius, making me hallucinate. I am currentlyContinue reading “5 Things You Can Be Hopeful About Even When It Looks as if All is Lost”

Writing tips – sort your life out!

Here are some ideas for organising you ‘writing life’. It isn’t easy to achieve each of these as real life often gets in the way. Trust me – getting the family to give you space is difficult as they can be very demanding on your time. Just remember, getting one page completed is much betterContinue reading “Writing tips – sort your life out!”

Covid – wow!

I didn’t realise the longer term effects it could have. I haven’t written or published anything on my blog in the two months since I had it. Always tired and lacking focus. Now is the time to ‘get back in the saddle’. I still remember the start. Friday 2nd April I went out with someContinue reading “Covid – wow!”

The Benefit of Accepting Those You Don’t Like and How to Get Started

Let’s face it, you’re not going to like everyone. Sometimes the feeling is mutual. We meet someone who just rubs us up the wrong way. You’re instant rivals, right down to the barely suppressed sneer and curled lip. Other times it’s not quite so dramatic. You might be making every effort to build a relationship,Continue reading “The Benefit of Accepting Those You Don’t Like and How to Get Started”