Five tips for your Christmas wellbeing

As Christmas Day fast approaches and the world around you gets more busy with shopping, gifting, last minute Christmas drinks or lunches; it is important to ensure that you keep your wellbeing front of mind. It is easy to fall into the busy trap. However, taking time out for you, even just ten minutes aContinue reading “Five tips for your Christmas wellbeing”

Your mental health at Christmas

Christmas is a time for spending with family and friends. While some people find Christmas enjoyable, others dread the day when it comes around each year. It can be especially draining on your mental health especially if you overcommit to social obligations. It can leave you tired and emotionally drained.

Reducing your stress at Christmas

It’s that time of year again, when the Christmas tree goes up and the pressures of making the holiday season a happy occasion for all are upon you again. Christmas can be a stressful time of year if you are not prepared.

Four strategies to financial health at Christmas

At Christmas time there is so much temptation to have the perfect day with family and friends that often overstretch the financial side of things. Worrying about finances at Christmas is at the forefront of your mind because you have the dilemma of wanting to satisfy everyone’s needs. You know this is unachievable but youContinue reading “Four strategies to financial health at Christmas”

How bathing balances the mind and body

Taking to the waters has been a part of healing for centuries and is a powerful delivery of wellbeing. Sinking into a warm tub of water at the end of a long day is a great feeling. Not only is soaking in the bath good for soothing sore muscles and easing aches and pains; butContinue reading “How bathing balances the mind and body”

The art of saying no for your health and wellbeing

It seems the hardest word for people to say is no – next to I’m sorry, but that’s another story. When you say no, often it is said with guilt or you experience an uncomfortable feeling. You feel you are letting the other person down. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There areContinue reading “The art of saying no for your health and wellbeing”

Six steps to get more time in your day

Do you feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done? Do you wish you had more time to spend on things you enjoy doing rather than what you must do? Juggling work, home  and life will leave you frazzled, exhausted and eventually burn you out. But there are onlyContinue reading “Six steps to get more time in your day”

How to optimise your nose breathing?

We know that nose breathing is more effective, but for some people there are difficulties in achieving this. For example, when you are constantly congested, mouth breathing may seem easier and less work. However, there are no filters like inside your nose to prevent toxins entering your mouth.

Emerging calmly from lockdown

I finally got to the movies last weekend as there was one film I was curious about. Ironically, it was called Locked Down. It was only a matter of time before someone made a movie about 2020. But it also got me thinking about the different coping mechanisms each person employed to handle the situationContinue reading “Emerging calmly from lockdown”

How can I prevent burnout?

As you are aware, when your stress response is prolonged it can lead you into the dangerous territory of burnout. Once burnout strikes it is often hard to make a full recovery. This week’s short post provides six simple steps which you can adopt to help you on the path back to relaxation and happiness.