Self-Care Sunday
Mental Health

Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week [the results]

This time last week I set myself a few goals in aid of Mental Health Awareness Week. I'm very much of the mind that this is something we need to be conscious of every week but it was a good starting point when it comes to addressing my stress levels. Goal #1: Not blog every… Continue reading Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week [the results]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018
Lifestyle, Mental Health

Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

Tomorrow sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is Stress: Are we coping? I think a fair few of us would struggle to admit that, actually, we're not coping all that well. Two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes and stress is a key… Continue reading Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

Lifestyle, Mental Health

The ultimate self-care package [Self-Care Sunday #50]

A few weeks ago I won a beautiful box of goodies from Scent Circus, just in time for Mothers Day. It really is the ultimate self-care package. Although Scent Circus specialises in beautiful wax melts, the prize included a box of Pukka tea and a bar of chocolate. All very photogenic, doncha think? I'm a… Continue reading The ultimate self-care package [Self-Care Sunday #50]

March 2018 gratitude
Mental Health

March gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #49)

And just like that, the first quarter of the year is done. The fuck? I have to admit, I didn't love my Happy Journal as much this month. There's a different theme for each month and the theme for March was choice and choosing to be happy. A lot of the prompts were also about… Continue reading March gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #49)

In the Moment magazine review
Books, Mental Health

In the Moment [Self-Care Sunday #48]

A few weeks ago I subscribed to In the Moment magazine. It had popped up on my feed a few times and I'd passed it in Sainsburys but never stopped to pick up a copy. I couldn't argue with five issues for £5 and thought it would be an interesting change for the commute. My… Continue reading In the Moment [Self-Care Sunday #48]

Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva
Books, Mental Health

Happier Thinking [Self-Care Sunday #47]

I used to be quite dubious about any book that claimed to have anything to do with mindfulness or self-help but I've actually learned a lot from some of these books in the last year. When Lana Grace Riva offered me a review copy of her book, Happier Thinking, I thought it would make a… Continue reading Happier Thinking [Self-Care Sunday #47]

Happy Journal February 2018
Mental Health

February gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #46)

For this week's Self-Care Sunday post I'm taking a look back through my Happy Journal. I thought about just sharing my monthly gratitude entry but then I thought I'd continue my review series with a look at a few other entries. February's prompts focused very much on relationships and self-love, something which I found didn't… Continue reading February gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #46)

Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs
Mental Health

Rediscovering the joy of baths [Self-Care Sunday #45]

When people talk about acts of self-care, long, luxurious baths come up quite often. I've never really been a fan as I quite often find it to be a waste of time, particularly now that I'm a parent and time to myself doesn't come around that often. Now I'm a total convert. Taking half an… Continue reading Rediscovering the joy of baths [Self-Care Sunday #45]

Teen Breathe List Journal review
Mental Health, stationery

List making as self-care (Self-Care Sunday #44)

I've mentioned before how much I love Breathe magazine, and it's sister publication, Teen Breathe, and I was so pleased to see the release of Teen Breathe's List Journal*. I'm an avid list maker, especially when it comes to 'to do' lists, but I'm also learning to apply list-making to other areas of my life.… Continue reading List making as self-care (Self-Care Sunday #44)

January 2018 gratitude (Happy Journal)
Mental Health

January gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #43)

It's so easy, when you've got a packed schedule or when you're having a stressful week at work, to focus on the negatives. This week I've been focusing on the mum guilt because it took Jenson being sent home from nursery twice for me to take him to the doctors and find out that he… Continue reading January gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #43)