Have you ever been on holiday, in a beautiful part of the world, surrounded by wonderful people and exciting experiences, and yet found yourself consciously worried about something back home, anxious about an upcoming event or dwelling mournfully on something in the past? If you have, I imagine it frustrated you as much as it … Continue reading Travelling mindfully: being present whilst away from home
I wanted to share some of my most important lessons from this year, in a way that is relatable to anyone reading who might not know me at all!
Christmas is a such a joyous holiday. Whether you celebrate the religious side or not, the whole idea of family getting together and gift exchanging is a wonderful notion. And yet, the last few weeks have been so filled with choosing gifts and extended shopping and eating food and going to parties and meeting people and all these other obligations - that many of us are probably by now, 5 days before the event - feeling a little overwhelmed by this holiday.
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.