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)

Baking with Jenson - Rice Krispie cakes
Mental Health

Baking as self-care (Self-Care Sunday #42)

Before I had Jenson I used to bake every now and then - mainly because I was stressed and/or procrastinating. I've wanted to try baking with Jenson for a while but I'm a bit anal about doing things a certain way and it sounded a bit too stressful for my liking. But with more and… Continue reading Baking as self-care (Self-Care Sunday #42)

The Happy Newspaper Issue 8 - review
Lifestyle, Mental Health

Review: The Happy Newspaper Issue 8 (Self-Care Sunday #41)

I always look forward to The Happy Newspaper dropping through my letterbox. It's £3.99 a quarter and worth every penny. Issue 8 came with a cute postcard, which I'll be passing on to a friend in need. It's the little touches which makes Emily Coxhead's work so amazing. Each issue is based on a theme… Continue reading Review: The Happy Newspaper Issue 8 (Self-Care Sunday #41)

Brew Monday
Mental Health

Tips for dealing with Blue Monday

Today is the most depressing day of the year. Fact. Well, kinda. The third Monday of January is seen to be the most depressing day on account of the weather, finances, distance from Christmas, motivation and stress levels, and the likelihood of people not keeping up with their resolutions. But that doesn't mean you can't… Continue reading Tips for dealing with Blue Monday

Fearne Cotton's Happy Journal - review
Lifestyle, Mental Health, stationery

Review: Fearne Cotton’s Happy Journal (Self-Care Sunday #40)

One of the lovely gifts I received for Christmas was the stunning Happy Journal by Fearne Cotton. It's a sister product to her Happy book and encourages users to find joy in every day and let go of perfect. In the intro, Fearne explains that this is 'a place for you to express, wind down,… Continue reading Review: Fearne Cotton’s Happy Journal (Self-Care Sunday #40)

The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy - book review
Mental Health

My first week using The Self-Care Project (Self-Care Sunday #39)

A couple of weeks ago I posted a review of Jayne Hardy's The Self-Care Project and said that I'd provide an update as I work my way through the activities. Here's a look at my first few sessions. "Self-care is accessible and applicable to everyone, but it's one thing knowing the benefits and quite another… Continue reading My first week using The Self-Care Project (Self-Care Sunday #39)