This is my second post about active self-care. This time, we are focused on mental self-care, having already considered the physical. Here are 5 ways you can take care of your mind, encourage positive thoughts and dreams, and reduce your worries. Keep a gratitude journal We are way too prone to dwelling on the negative, … Continue reading Active self-care Part 2: Mental
The problem with wanting to control everything in our futures is that it prevents us from living mindfully and in the present moment. We can so easily forget about the goodness of the present, or the past, because we are so preoccupied with what might happen next.
Taking active care of our minds and bodies is so vital to maintaining a healthy outlook on life. This post is the first part of two thoughts on active self-care. This one will focus on physical acts that we can do to take care of ourselves. Sleep at a regular time every night Set yourself a bedtime … Continue reading Active self-care Part 1: Physical
We weren't there purely to complain, but instead to seek support from each other - a kind of confirmation that we're both normal, if you like.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Deeply. Calmly. You can let go now. You can let go of those fears. They were sweaty, soiled hands, trying to drag you down into the dirt but you've let go and you're squeaky clean, shiny and brand new. You can let go of those worries. They were hungry … Continue reading Poem: Release
When I took this job, I thought I would enjoy it - but I never thought I would learn so much from my students!
I have a strong dislike for those articles that list 20 things you should/shouldn't do in your 20s. I always read them because I'm always drawn in, and then I'm always left judging everything I've ever decided in my 20s so far and questioning whether I'm doing anything 'right'.
A poem to remind us to cherish and understand our sometimes hectic minds and confusing thoughts!
One doesn't really know how to feel, when events unfold so close to home, such as the horrific attacks that recently hit 2 of the UK's most vibrant cities: Manchester, 2 weeks ago, and London last weekend. My reactions and those of the people I have spoken to seem to go a little like this: … Continue reading Positive thinking in the face of fear