What Is Gratitude? This might seem like a bit of a dumb question given the fact that we’re all here to talk about it, but ‘gratitude’ is a relatively easy concept to misunderstand. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘gratitude’ as: “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Pretty … Continue reading Growing Grateful
It’s a busy world. You fold the laundry while keeping one eye on the kids and another on the television. You plan your day while listening to the radio and commuting to work, and then plan your weekend. But in the rush to accomplish necessary tasks, you may find yourself losing your connection with the … Continue reading Lets Talk Mindfulness
Self-reflection seems to be a dying art. People either feel they don’t have the time or that it’s a waste of time. Others are afraid to take a good, long, hard look at themselves. This is a mistake, because there is so much to be gained by examining yourself and your past. Self-reflection provides … Continue reading How Self-Reflection Can Make You Happier and More Successful
Meditation, particularly mindfulness meditation, has become extremely popular over the last few years. While meditation can be very simple, there are several common mistakes and misconceptions about meditation that you’ll want to avoid if you’re new to the practice. Getting started on the right foot increases the odds of maintaining your meditation practice and getting the most benefits from it.
Some people find journaling appealing while others think it sounds like an incredibly boring activity. If you don’t currently write in a journal regularly, you might want to reconsider. There are numerous benefits to recording your thoughts, life, and aspirations on a daily basis.
Juggling responsibilities at work and home can leave you feeling stressed out and fatigued. Meditation is a safe and effective way to rev up your energy levels. Here's an explanation of how meditation gives you more energy and a sample meditation to get you started.
As mums, everyday we are juggling responsibilities at home and work, which often results not being able to find the time to drink a hot cup of tea let alone finding time to sit down and meditate. While we are trying to organise our days, we can still start living more meditatively right now.
Getting a good night sleep helps heal and regenerate our physical and psychological well-being, and by expressing gratitude before we go to bed helps to promote a good night sleep.
Deep breathing techniques are often cited as an important tool that can help you to immediately alleviate stress, anxiety, frustration, and anger. Yet, many people have difficulty practising deep breathing exercises because they either don’t believe that it’ll help or they try once and then don’t try again.
The same is true for breathing exercises, however, as is true for many other things: practice makes perfect.