Struggling to slow down? Deploy a safety bubble

I’m embarrassed to say that I had to attend a vehicle speed awareness course last week.  I’d been caught going just a couple of miles over the limit and I consider myself a safe driver so, if I’m honest, it’s been a date in the diary I’d been dreading. My assumption was that it wouldContinue reading “Struggling to slow down? Deploy a safety bubble”

Lockdown 2.0. 3 techniques to help ground and relax

Reminder it’s ok to not be ok. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or just a bit low right now that’s ok. It’s unsettling times. Here are 3 quick ways to create a ‘circuit break’ for your mind and put you back in control of your thinking.  🖐 5 fingered breathing. Kids and adults love thisContinue reading “Lockdown 2.0. 3 techniques to help ground and relax”

Happiness habits

Here’s a short summary from this insightful – interview on practical habits to increase happiness Sonja Lyubomirsky is an American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, a book of strategies backedContinue reading “Happiness habits”

How’s your self-care battery doing?

Self-care is about recharging yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  We only have a finite amount of energy and once we run beyond our limits there are serious consequences and yet we’re very bad at setting boundaries and protecting our precious energy reserves. The simple analogy of the ‘self-care battery’ can really help to simplifyContinue reading “How’s your self-care battery doing?”