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 »

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 »

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 »

Self-Compassion Exercise #2

This is the second self-compassion exercise in my “build your self-compassion” mini series. If you didn’t catch the first one, you can find it here. Exercise #2 is below! SELF COMPASSION BREAK Think of a situation in your life right now that is causing you stress. Focus your mind on the event. Notice if you…Read more »