Mindful Tips

How to Use Affirmations with Children

Affirmations blog

In just a few minutes every day, you can create a more positive mindset for your child - How? By using Affirmations!

Workbook Promo 3 Mindful Tools with transparent.png

What is an Affirmation?

It is a phrase that reflects a positive thought. Simple and amazingly effective, this is a tool that you can use with anyone, or any age, even if they cannot read you can read them out and they can choose. Simplicity is the ability to take a simple sentence and be able to say the words out loud and think about them.

It really does just take a moment!

...

Read more…

Essential Oil Tips for Kids Mindfulness

Using essential oils for your children’s mindfulness

A Powerful Sense Of Smell

Our sense of smell can have a direct effect on all of our body. It is something that we take for granted but we often rely on a specific smell to either calm ourselves or, even to take us back to a certain memory. We all have that smell that we associate with a person, or a place or event! 

Using this sense with our children is something we do all the time, just not always with a purpose. Oh, "smell the fresh cake out of the oven", or "the roses in the garden"....

Read more…

10 Top Tips for Creating a Better Work-Life Balance

10 ways to create a better work life balance

How can you give your wellbeing a boost along with your career? Being pulled in two directions can be hard. What can we do to create that all elusive ‘work-life balance?’

 10 Tips to Try Today

Here are ten tips that you can work with: 

  • Work smarter, not harder. The Mental Health Foundation statistics found that when working long hours 27% of employees feel depressed, 34% feel anxious and 58% feel irritable. These tips should provide some ideas on how to be more...

Read more…

10 Kids Mindfulness Activities

10 mindful tips


This is not yet another thing to 'fit in'. A training course to complete or even a chore to tick off your very long 'to do list'. This is going to be a simple blog with easy to use tips on how to just enjoy the time you spend with your children. How to create Mindful Moments with your family.

Just grab a cuppa and spend a few moments having a quick read of how these 10 Tips for Mindful Moments can easily fit into any day.

Mindful Parenting

For many, the idea of Mindfulness sounds daunting!...

Read more…

Rock Painting - Make your own Affirmation Stones

rock painting - make your own affirmation stones

Creating your own Affirmation Stones 

Are you looking to combine those amazing creative talents alongside positivity with your children? If so then affirmation stones are pretty much the perfect Mindful Activity!

Affirmations

So, why use affirmations on stones? Well, for more details on the power of affirmations, check out my blog all about why they are so useful as part of what I like to call the Mindful Parent Toolbox. Choosing words that affirm a sense of self and positivity has...

Read more…

How to Set Intentions with your Children

Intention setting blog

If like me, your mornings with your kids can be pretty mad, then I have the perfect tip that you can add in that will help with some of that craziness. Its setting Intentions. I know, it sounds a bit business-like but honestly, it can be a really useful tool. 

So, What is Intention?

This is a way of thinking that focuses your mind and allows you to have clarity. It can be part of goal setting or specific aspirations.

Wow, sounds pretty intense!

Intentions for day-to-day

For...

Read more…

Fun Makes - DIY Toilet Bombs

Blog Cover - Fun Makes Toilet Bombs

We are all in need of some FUN ACTIVITIES to keep the kids busy. And as we are working on being 'mindful', why not have some eco-friendly things to make? We have always loved to get crafty - from bookmarks to birthday cards. Now that mine are slightly older (13), we need to still keep it simple but add in some practicality too.

This recipe is perfect! It involves a chemical reaction (so hits the science nerds) and is very hands-on. Do not worry if your kids are younger, as long as you...

Read more…

Make Your Own Natural Hand Cleanser

DIY Hand Cleanser Blog Cover

We are in a time when trying to keep our hands clean when out and about is a concern. So, with that in mind, how about making your own?

There is a language choice here when using the term sanitiser. In order to be classed as a sanitiser, the product must contain alcohol. Now, the Onguard and the Aloe Vera are certainly doing the job of being anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral, (this study really does show how effective it is on a strain of the influenza virus.) I did not want to use alcohol in a...

Read more…

Is Mindfulness The Same As Meditation?

6 myths of mindfulness .png

Mindfulness  - no doubt about it, is now the new buzz word! According to some papers, blogs and video's it really is the ultimate 'cure-all' - providing you with some sort of superpower that will ensure you float around all day and love every moment of your life! 


mindfulness 0r meditation.png

 

Debunking the Myths

For me, it is simply a set of tools. Ones I try to use every day, (not always successfully - as my kids will vouch)! I am not a meditation or mindfulness guru, I am a working-parent who tries...

Read more…

How To Find Time For You As A Mum

9 Ways To Create Time For You As A New Mum.png

Being a Mum is hard!

No matter what you read or who you listen to, one thing is certain – nothing can properly prepare you for Motherhood. The difficulty is, in doing it all, are we also putting our own health and wellbeing at risk?

So, how can you find some “me time”?

Mindset

Fill your own cup – This is a variation on a quote that is often seen regarding motherhood. It is the KEY to ensuring that you are able to still give to others. You need to ensure that your ‘cup’ is not always empty....

Read more…