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)

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

Book review: The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy (Self-Care Sunday #38)

I've been raving about Blurt on this blog for months now. For the uninitiated, they're a social enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression. They "raise awareness, provide tools and knowledge to help proactive recovery and challenge the stigma that prevents people reaching out for help". I've mentioned a couple of their tools before:… Continue reading Book review: The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy (Self-Care Sunday #38)

tea and chocolate
Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #36

You may have noticed a lack of self-care posts over the last fortnight. Not gonna lie, I've not had a lot of time for self-care, despite my insistence that everyone should be able to find at least half an hour for themselves each week. We all have our bad weeks. What I've learned this week,… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #36

saturday share

Saturday Share #118

Must-read blog posts this week include tips on working with brands, improving your design skills and prepping for another stationery swap. Some bloggers worry that they'll lose their audience when they start blogging about their pregnancy but the opposite is true for me as a reader, as I've totally fallen for Forever Amber over the… Continue reading Saturday Share #118

learn to rest not quit
blogging, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #32

I've been daily blogging for a while now and I bleddy love it - although some days it's a bit of a struggle. Don't get me wrong, this schedule is entirely self-inflicted; I have so many ideas and there are so many awesome brands and creatives that I want to work with that I am… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #32

Cornwall, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #26

Do you have a place where you can go where you instantly feel relaxed an at peace? Earlier this week I popped into a little memorial garden and it was so beautiful and peaceful. I'm always walking past on the way to the park with Jenson but this time we popped in and I was… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #26

self-care adult colouring
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #25

When I sat down to have a go at calligraphy the other night I was reminded of how relaxing I find it to take some time away from screens and do something creative. I used to really enjoy spending time doodling in my bullet journal but I started to get a bit stressed and anxious… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #25

self-care blogging
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #23

Blogging is the rare bit of time I get to myself. I write for my own sanity more than any other reason and when I don't get the chance to write for a few days I feel a bit on edge. I don't like to write at my laptop in front of Jenson because I… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #23

box of lame prints
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #20

It's been another week where I've not had a lot of time to myself but last night I actually asked for help. I'm behind on blogging (I put too much pressure on myself to stick to my self-imposed schedule) and I haven't had time to work on my contributions to an awesome magazine which I've… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #20

good vibes only
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #19

This week's post may seem like a bit of a cop out as I've not had any time for self-care this week but stick with me here. My latest self-care tip is to have a good moan. Seriously, don't bottle it all up. It wasn't until 8.30pm on Friday that I finally had some time… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #19