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

tidy office
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #17

A tidy desk = a tidy mind. Or at least that's what I'm hoping. Since National Stationery Week I've had all my new purchases and review post goodies stashed in a corner of the office and piled high on my desk - not good for the ol' creative juices. So the other night, having scheduled… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #17

jenson swimming
Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #16

One of my highlights of the week is taking Jenson to his swimming lesson. Of course, it helps when we have time to stop for coffee and cake with our friends after, but I actually really love just being in the water with him. He's so happy and fearless, it's great to see, and it's… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #16

the next together by lauren james
Books, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #15

Some weeks the only real time I get to myself is when I'm travelling to and from work. It's a four-hour round trip and the only part of the day where someone doesn't want something from me - when I'm not either at work or with Jenson. I've always got a book on me because… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #15

Jenson sleeping two years old
Jenson, Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #14

This is a face I've seen a lot of this week. I know I've mentioned sleep in my self-care tips before but in a week where I've been busy at work and had a not particularly well child on my hands while I've been at home, sleep has been key. I've left the dishes til… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #14

my gratitude journal
Mental Health, stationery

Self-Care Sunday #13

Wow, it's been a busy week. I've done the equivalent of an extra working day from home this week, taken Jenson to his swimming lesson, gymnastics and the park, plus lunch with the family and general mum/housework duties, so there's not been a helluva lot of time for me/self-care. Fortunately, I started a gratitude journal… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #13

spring gardens
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #12

During peak times at work it's so easy to eat your lunch at your desk in order to crack on when really your productivity (and mental health) would benefit from a break away from your screen. The other day I did just that and actually took some time to walk around the campus gardens. Twice… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #12

get outside
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #11

I'm just coming off 11 days off work in a row and some of the simplest pleasures and relaxing moments have been just getting out in the sun with the boys. Whether playing in the park, grabbing an ice cream or going for a walk and collecting leaves, it's been great to just be outside.… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #11

self care starter kit from blurt foundation
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #10

Way back in August 2016 I signed up to the Blurt Foundation newsletter. They sent me a self-care starter kit which I flagged to read through at a later date - that later date ended up being earlier this week! It's such a great document to have to hand whenever you need it. It covers… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #10