How To Bring More Intention Into Your Day

This year I have dedicated a lot of time to self-development and self-reflection. It dawned on me recently that I spend so much time helping other people create positivity, routine, meaning and purpose, that I often neglect to do so myself. During my self-exploration I found many books, articles and information about people who wake…Read more »

Questions to Help You Plan For Your Best Year Yet

  2018 is upon us! Now that the chaos of Christmas and New Years is over, it is time to plan how you want 2018 to go. If you’re anything like me, having a plan or goals that I want to achieve throughout the year keeps me on track and feeling productive. Often people are quick…Read more »

Do You Mind? – More About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the ability to be present and aware of where are and what we are doing, and not being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re experiencing via your senses, thoughts or emotions, you’re being mindful. Some research has even shown that when you…Read more »

The Gift of Self-Soothing

Overwhelmed? Distressed? Anxious? Upset? Emotional discomfort isn’t fun. Tolerating discomfort means being able to self-soothe – or comfort yourself to help get yourself out of a difficult situation. There are a number of different ways to soothe yourself, it is about finding an effective way that works for you. Self-soothing techniques generally consist of physical…Read more »

Give Yourself A Good Talking To

Do you ever get sick and tired of the “mind chatter” in your head? Constantly dishing out approval or criticism. No one else can hear this internal dialogue, but it matters because YOU are listening. Think about the moments when you talk to yourself. What are you doing? Where are you? What is it you’re…Read more »

Self-compassion exercise #3

By now hopefully you have tried self-compassion exercise #1 and self-compassion exercise #2. If so, now is a great time to reflect on those experiences. What was it like showing yourself compassion? How did it make you feel? What emotions did it elicit? Below is a writing exercise for our third self-compassion activity. Firstly, we…Read more »