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Putting What I’ve Learnt into Practice and Finding Balance

I recently studied for a course called ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health’, and whilst doing it, I got the chance to put what I’d learnt into practise. Amongst other topics, I had been reading and answering questions on stress, … Continue reading

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Stressful Day? Dance Your Way Into the Evening

Even though I’d had a long working day today, I managed to fit in a few short breaks which I believe are very important. It wasn’t enough though and I got to the point of the day where I just … Continue reading

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Finding the Positives in a Negative Situation Puts You Back in Control

There never seems to be a quiet moment in this house. I finally have all the clutter concentrated in one room – the study – and can sort it at my own pace. Today I noticed a damp patch on … Continue reading

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There is a Good Reason Why we Need to Slow Down

Even when we are busier than ever, people tell us we should slow down; however, no one really explains why. We know it’s something to do with stress and we know it sounds like a good thing to do, but … Continue reading

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Are We Adding to the Stress by Squeezing Out Every Last Drop?

This evening I was about to run a bath when I noticed that my daughter had started using the new shampoo and conditioner bottles when there were clearly small amounts left in the old ones that she’d put to one-side. … Continue reading

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Day 365: Moving the Filing Cabinet, and Realising That the Real Me Isn’t Surrounded By Clutter and Stress

If it wasn’t a leap year, today would have been the final day of my 2020 challenge; however, as it turns out I have an extra day to clear something. How about that! There are still a few things left … Continue reading

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Day 358: When You Feel Overwhelmed… Eat Chocolate and Watch and Film

I had a busy couple of hours before work this morning clearing stuff from the corner of the dining room. It was mainly packaging, carrier bags, paints and stuff that needed to be put in the garage. I was able … Continue reading

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Day 353: A Chaotic Day Means More Self-Care is Needed

As if I haven’t got enough to do, I gave myself the added challenge today to write 18 Christmas cards in 30 minutes and take them to the postbox just before the last collection for second class post before Christmas. … Continue reading

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Day 325: New Taps, Some Decluttering, a Film and a Pizza

The flow of water is very slow from the taps in the main bathroom and our en-suite, so we asked the plumber if he could get some similar to the ones in my daughter’s new en-suite. They got fitted today … Continue reading

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Day 324: Knowing When to Listen to Your Body… and Relax

I didn’t have the best of days today. It started off ok but by the time I’d done the school run and then gone back out late morning to my orthodontist appointment, half the day had gone. Also, how did … Continue reading

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