Taking Stock

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Do you ever have those days where everything just seems to be too much? Yesterday was one of those days for me. With a to-do list the length of my arm and not enough hours in the day, I reached a flight or fight situation. I chose flight. Nothing too drastic I have to add – I just gave up on the day, giving in to a well needed early night.Read More »

10 minutes to calm


With the school holidays in full flow, and working three days a week, I’m finding that I have even less time to myself at the moment. Any thoughts of prioritising ‘me time’ and relaxation have well and truly gone to pot! Things are definitely more relaxed in the house during the holidays, especially without the chaotic mornings and not having to do the school run, but I’m missing the time to myself that I try to squeeze into each day.

Finding myself in a bit of a grump this morning (serious lack of sleep at the moment), I realised that I really do need that time each day where I just focus on my own calm and relaxation. So I’ve decided to make a plan to fit in at least 10 minutes of ‘me time’ every day throughout the summer holidays (and hopefully beyond that too). Some of my ’10 minutes to calm’ include:
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3 small steps to a more harmonious life

After a couple of days which have really been testing my journey to find health and harmony, I realised that there are certain things that I could stop doing to bring a little more calm into my life. I did wonder whether I should name this post: ‘5 things I’m going to start doing…’ to give it more of a positive slant, but after what I can only describe as an utterly horrendous trip to the supermarket with my 4-year-old yesterday (over tired, emotional and hungry – and that was just me!), I realised that there really are things I can stop doing to make my life a little easier. You’ve probably guessed the first one! So from now on, I will:Read More »