How you start your day has a huge impact on how you will feel, how productive you'll be, and what your attitude will be for the rest of the day. So it's pretty important to cultivate a kind of healthy morning routine. For some of you, this might sound like hell - you prefer to … Continue reading magic mornings: getting a fresh start to your day
In a long distance relationship, being able to be happy and present even when apart is a challenge. If you can master this, it does wonders for your self-confidence to know that you have your own life and interests and passions, and that you can be lonely without being depressed about it.
I want to write about the power of walking. I used to think, if I was going to go for a walk, I needed to go somewhere special. Somewhere with lots of greenery, or by a river, or through a forest. The problem was, I never lived in the countryside or in a place where … Continue reading Walking wonders, and the importance of being at one with your surroundings.
I'm living alone for the first time in my life. Just me in a little apartment. Granted, it's only for 6 weeks while I stay in Munich doing an intensive German course, but that's still a pretty big change from what I've been used to my whole life. I've gone from living with family to … Continue reading The power of being ALONE
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