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)

Cheer Up Buttercup Lush bath bomb
Lifestyle

Getting my shit together, Will & Grace and actual me time #LittleLoves

Taking nearly three weeks off work over Christmas made Monday morning such a shock to the system. My alarm went off at 6.30am and I so wasn't ready. And I didn't half miss Jenson. I hate only seeing him for an hour before bed but it made yesterday even more special - even when he… Continue reading Getting my shit together, Will & Grace and actual me time #LittleLoves

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)

2018 toolkit
Books, Lifestyle, Mental Health, stationery

Everything you need to kick ass in 2018 (Self-Care Sunday #39)

Have you set resolutions or goals for the new year? Chances are most, if not all, of you have. But have you thought about what you need to help you achieve your goals? Whether you're looking to be more productive, work on your self-confidence, make a big career move or simply learn to take better… Continue reading Everything you need to kick ass in 2018 (Self-Care Sunday #39)

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)

birthday meal at Blacks
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #37

Self-care can be hard during the festive period. You're so bogged down with trying to finish work before the office closes for the holidays and ensuring that everyone else has a good time that it can be easy to forget to look after yourself. Plus, with the added pressure of gift giving and feeling the… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #37

review of the Christmas #BlurtBuddyBox
Books, Lifestyle, stationery

Eight subscription boxes you need in your life

In case you hadn't noticed, I love a subscription box. And there really is something for everyone these days. Here's a look at my faves - perfect for a self-care treat or Christmas gift. Buddy Box If self-care is your thing, you can't go wrong with Blurt's Buddy Box. Available in two sizes to suit… Continue reading Eight subscription boxes you need in your life

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

elephant bedding
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #35

This is gonna make me sound like a terrible mother but one of my highlights of the week is when Jenson goes to nursery on one of my days off. While I hate handing over that responsibility it means that Luke gets up and drops him off and I get a lie in! Is there… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #35