Tag Archives: stress

Meaningful Mondays: Remember to Breathe

how to master your breathing

  Do you ever really stop and think about your breathing and our emotions? How to master your breathing I recently went to a day retreat and we concentrated on our breathing techniques.  As we lay there slowly breathing in and slowly exhaling, the instructor was explaining how our breath changes depending on how we are feeling.  For example, if… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Why taking a holiday is vital for good health

Why taking a holiday is vital for good health

Are you feeling tired, sluggish, life is just a chore?  Maybe you need a holiday. When was the last time you took a holiday?  No, not just a long weekend but a decent break of two weeks or more.  A break where you can just relax and do whatever you want to.  Sounds tempting doesn’t it? We are currently on… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: 5 easy ways to lower your stress in under a minute

There are times when we are feeling stressed and just don’t have time for a full on workout.   I was reading a health magazine and it mentioned one-minute stress tips  It made me think about what strategies I could use to reduce stress quickly. Here are 5 easy ways to lower your stress in under a minute Breathe Concentrating on… Read more »

6 ways to take back control of your life

take back control of your life

  ‘I am so busy’, ‘sorry, too busy’, ‘I never have time for myself’, ‘I feel guilty I don’t have enough time to spend with the children or grandchildren’ Can you relate to any of these statements?  I know I can and you know what?  We only have ourselves to blame.  Instead of taking control of our life we are… Read more »

Festive Season 2016 – For all things Festive

Festive Season 2016

It is almost the Festive Season 2016, that time of year when the end of another year seems to be hurtling towards us.  This year I’ve compiled my Festive Season Collection 2016 – for all things Festive.  These are posts all related to the Festive Season – some older posts, some new. You can save this link and revisit as… Read more »

Relaxation Techniques for Good Mental Health

Relaxation techniques for good mental health

Maintaining good mental health means accepting that we will get stressed or anxious from time to time.  That is natural and it only becomes a problem if the feelings build and become so overwhelming that we can’t cope.  Finding ways to relax our mind and our body to reduce stress and anxiety is essential for good mental and physical health…. Read more »

7 Ways to Keep an Ageing Brain Sharp

7 Ways to keep an ageing brain sharp

We all know that as we age, we need to keep not only exercising our bodies but also our mind.  Keeping our brain sharp and active allows us to continue living active and fulfilling lives. This week I would like to introduce a guest writer, Marcus from psychi.com., a site dedicated to examining the latest research and how it can… Read more »

Make your Bedroom Your Sanctuary for Sweet Dreams

Sleep well and make your bedroom a sanctuary

Why is it that you feel sleepy and as soon as you go to bed your mind suddenly decides to go into thought overdrive?  Does that happen to you? You know the drill, you lay there and drift off to sleep, wake up feeling like you’ve been asleep for hours but it is only really a few minutes.  Then the… Read more »

How to Redesign Your Mornings To Be Stress Free

Redesign your mornings to be stress free

Redesigning your mornings is a great way to have a fabulous day. Setting the foundation for your day will ensure that you make the most of each day and will cut back on stress and anxiety. Starting your day in a positive, organised way will reduce your stress and set you up to have a fantastic day despite what life… Read more »

Top 5 Benefits of Regular Exercise

Benefits of Regular Exercise

We all know that exercise is good for us, right?  We know that it is great for us physically, that is a given, but more importantly, regular exercise brings benefits to our whole being. Regular exercise is so important for not just our Physical health but our Mental and Spiritual Health.

Declutter Your Mind – It’s good for the Soul!

Declutter your mind

On the weekend I looked at my dressing table and thought what a mess!  We divide our times between looking after my husband’s parents and then going to a new home on the Coast.  Life takes over and things pile up and the poor dressing table becomes a dumping ground. You know the feeling there is always one place in… Read more »

6 Ways to De-Stress in 30 minutes

destress

It’s been one of those days or weeks!  Everyone wants something from you, nothing seems to be going right and you are feeling like you are JUST OVER IT!  All you want to do is escape from the world and try to relax.  Does that sound familiar? We sometimes make excuses that we don’t have time and with families it… Read more »