Tag Archives: calm

Day 255: A Sense of Calm and a Chinese Takeaway

That’s two days in a row now where things have been going well and I’m feeling calm. I’ve had more successes at work i.e. people emailing me or coming up with answers before I’m having to chase them, and things … Continue reading

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Day 178: I Needed a Restful Day Before Taking the Tent Down

That’s two nights in a row that my fitbit has shown 50 mins sleep early on in the night followed by 3 hours sleep around 6am. Not good! Me not being able to sleep is mainly to do with my … Continue reading

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Day 137: Walking (and a Bit of Blogging) Helps with Lockdown Stress

Some people need stimulation from ‘other people’ and ‘things’ to be happy (group A) and some people can be happy from just being with themselves (group B). I think we have two in each group in our house. I’m in … Continue reading

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Declutter Your Mind… Take a Bath

I was listening to Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s book called The 4 Pillar Plan (which is about taking a control of your health) and I decided that today should be about having some time to myself, even if it’s for just … Continue reading

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Having compassion for others

Should we always have compassion for others even when they get rude and frustrated with us? This goes for adults as well as children. They sometimes sound out without a care for anyone else… and we react. I’ve learnt over … Continue reading

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Take the true parts of criticism and work on that

When someone complains to you about something, for example, “I’ve only seen you for 10 minutes today because you were so busy doing other things…” don’t become defensive and come up with lots of reasons why they shouldn’t have felt … Continue reading

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Amidst the anger, show kindness….

…at all times. It’s difficult when someone in the family is angry and upset. It’s easy to join in with the party and give your opinion (because everyone wants to be right, right?) You toy with the idea that your … Continue reading

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Dinner and wine in the garden

After a challenging day at work, a meal and a small glass of wine in the garden is just what I need. It’s great having daylight for longer in the evenings; the sun was shining and the birds were tweeting … Continue reading

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Let Children Cry their Frustrations Away

Do you struggle to take control of the frustrations that your children have with everyday things like homework; getting up and getting ready for school; tidying their room, and so on?  Since the start of this new school year, I’ve been trying to help my … Continue reading

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Batteries set to ‘recharge’

I have split this blog into two parts ‘batteries empty’ and ‘batteries on recharge’.  Up until today, I’d had ‘one of those weeks’ where everything has felt too much.  Fortunately I have just over a week off work now which I am … Continue reading

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