Inspiration of the day

It’s been a while since I shared any inspirational quotes I’ve come across and trying to find time to calm your mind and fully appreciate the day can be quite hard when you’re in a routine where you’re always busy and never have time for yourself. Instead of sharing a quote from a philosopher or advocate, today I want to share with you a thought that recently has really resonated with me. Continue reading “Inspiration of the day”

Contemplating life: What do you want from yours?

At some point, we’ll all have thought about where we are in our lives and where we actually want to be. What have we acheived so far and why aren’t we where we thought we would be when we graduated from Uni? To get to that point, an article written by Mark Manson spins a different life on how our perspective on life is key.

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Inspiration of the day

Another Monday, another start to a new week.

It’s the time of year again where work gets really busy and students are studying hard for their exams. We are so worried about and working towards something that is going to happen in the future that we are causing ourselves more stress and anxiety. It took me having a quiet weekend to realise we sometimes need to take a step back and appreciate the present.

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Lessons learned: practicing daily mindfulness

Men and women today can easily be seen walking at a fast pace, rushing to get from one place to another. What isn’t evident is what thoughts are consuming their mind: a phone call they need to make, things they need to pick up on their way home, tasks to do once they get home to their tablets or laptops, children to get showered and put to bed and things still to be done at work.

I briefly touched on the topic of mindfulness last month and today, I’d like to talk more about what this actually means and what I’ve learned.

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How to talk to your daughter about her body: teaching and learning self compassion

This week, I finished an 8-week mindfulness course at work (see previous post here). We were required to attend at least six 2-hour sessions and I was pleased to say I attended all except one when we made a trip to Wales and I’ve learned so much from it. One of the things I’ve learned is how hard it is for me to be kind to myself. We have no problems being kind and loving to those we love or those in need, so why do we find it so hard to be kind and loving to ourselves?

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Mindfulness: the art of being in the present

I signed up for training sessions at work to help with my personal (and career) development. I knew that I couldn’t advance in the workplace without working on improving personal temperament and myself. I feel stressed and easily irritated with customers who phone at the office demanding answers and I instantly get on the defensive. I’m there to provide a service, but sometimes the lack of appreciation from those you serve can get to you. That’s when I decided to add mindfulness training to my list of development needs at work. How can it help you?

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