How Daily Affirmations Can Help Shape Your Life for the Better

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The Power of Daily Affirmations for Building Self-Love and Self-Worth

When living in a world that is so deeply rooted in social media and personal image, it can be hard to turn off that constant comparison in your head, even when you put your phone down.

Social media has made it very hard to differentiate what is reality and what is not and it has caused a lot of suffering for many people.

A powerful tool that can be used for good has caused many to lose their sense of worth and confidence.

Something I have found to help keep me grounded and rooted in who I am has been focusing on how I talk to myself and treat myself daily.

I always say, if you wouldn’t talk to your friend the way you talk to yourself, there is an issue that needs to be fixed.

Insert daily affirmations!


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Hey Y’all!

Chas here, just your average single mama in sunny SoCal providing a safe space on the internet to discuss all things mental health, motherhood, and women empowerment-related!

After going through many difficult times in my life, I kept searching for some place to get answers or to just feel like I wasn’t alone. After many years of not finding it, I decided it was in my power to create it. So here we are!

What Are Daily Affirmations?

Daily affirmations are positive statements that help train your brain both consciously and unconsciously to focus on a goal.

That goal can be anything from work-related to self-esteem related.

The goal of these powerful mantras are to overcome that negative voice we all have in our heads, in addition to diminishing self-sabotaging behaviours or thoughts.

Instead of focusing on negativity within ourselves, we are redirecting our focus to positivity.

When we focus on speaking positively about ourselves, we re-train our brain to work for us instead of against us.

This mental shift has such a profound affect especially if you suffer from a mental illness such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and more.


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How to Incorporate Affirmations Into Your Daily Routine

A great way to start incorporating positive affirmations into your life, is by first committing.

Focus on the next seven days to make it a point to create a routine in the morning that lets you focus on your intentions and start your day on a positive note.

When you wake up, avoid checking your phone first thing. Instead go to your bathroom and while brushing your teeth (or doing whatever it is that you do right in the morning), focus on what your intention is for the day and a goal you have for yourself.

Make sure you are standing in front of a mirror!

When you have set your intention, think of a mantra that goes with that intention. See some examples below!

Whatever mantra you have chosen (there is no right or wrong), repeat it 3-5 times while looking at yourself in the mirror.

Focus on your breath in-between reciting your affirmation.

Once you have completed, go and drink 8oz of water before consuming anything else.

Continue to focus on your intention, and then carry on about your day!


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Examples of Powerful Affirmations

25 examples of some powerful affirmations are:

  1. I choose to let go of negative self-talk.
  2. I am strong, I am beautiful and I am worthy of all good things in life.
  3. I am capable of anything I set my mind to.
  4. I love and accept my true self.
  5. I choose to forgive myself and let go of any past mistakes.
  6. I set healthy boundaries and take time to focus on myself as needed.
  7. I choose to let go of all things I have no control over in my life.
  8. I am committed to choosing me, each and every day.
  9. I am committed to saying no to things that no longer serve me.
  10. I am prioritising my emotional, mental, and physical health today.
  11. I choose to live my best life.
  12. I deserve to feel loved and to feel happy.
  13. I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness.
  14. I am love.
  15. I am compassion.
  16. I radiate positive energy.
  17. Today is filled with endless possibilities and I am worthy of all.
  18. Today is amazing and things are going to happen for me.
  19. I am beautiful.
  20. I believe in my abilities.
  21. I have the power to change my story.
  22. I use my failures as a stepping stone.
  23. No one can make me feel inferior.
  24. I breathe in peace and breathe out fear.
  25. Today I let go of self-criticism.

Feel free to write down your own and put them on sticky notes around your home!

Have them serve as a constant reminder of your commitment to caring for yourself and loving on yourself!

Here’s to honoring our worth!

XO,
Chas


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A Busy Mother’s Guide to Finding Time for Yourself

This article was written by Grace from graceandlivewell.com.


Where does all the time go?

As women we wear many different hats: partner, mother, daughter, co-worker, friend, carer, coach, teacher, motivator, nurse, homemaker, driver. Our days can become never ending ‘to-do lists’ and trying to meet everyone needs.

By the time we finally sit down at the end of a long day, we’re too exhausted to be creative or make a decision beyond ‘shall I have a chocolate chip cookie or a jaffa cake?’

Then we feel guilty as we’ve promised ourselves we will eat no chocolate so that we fit back into our summer wardrobe! Sound familiar?

Or maybe the list is over-whelming and you don’t know where to begin. Quite frankly for a couple of years I had a daily fight with ironing.

I know it is ridiculous – and I never won, because no matter how much I wanted to beat that ironing mountain, on the very rare occasion I got to the bottom of it, the very next day it started again.

For the record.  THIS IS NO WAY TO LIVE!!


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Hi, I’m Grace!

After focusing on raising my three children for twenty years, I realised creatively I was running on empty. As I reflected, I realised I had left all my dreams, passions and would be adventures behind, though as my kids often remind me ‘we are the adventure!’ and that’s true … to a point.

Joking aside, I felt I had a couple of points to prove, one was to cook professionally which I now do, and the other was to be happy with myself. I started the blog ‘Live with Grace’ after completing a coaching course, and now hope to inspire and share stories to other women who want to live their best lives.

It sounds trivial who could be bothered by ironing? Yet I would see this pile every day and it was a reminder that I hadn’t achieved all that I had set out to do the day before. That no matter what was on my list for that day, I probably wouldn’t succeed. 

This inner struggle wasn’t really about the ironing, it simply acted as a symbol for me, that I wasn’t good enough, that I couldn’t cope. This mindset is incredibly negative and damaging. 

After a few years of soul searching and exhaustion, I realised I needed to change my thinking and adopt practical solutions.

I got help, my husband’s and son’s shirts are professionally ironed. 

It’s relatively inexpensive and saves me a couple of hours per week!  The professionals do a far superior job and I do not resent the time I’ve given up.  GAME CHANGER.

I taught my older children how to iron.

I iron a lot less, I simply don’t iron half of what I used to. I fold and give the pile of laundry to whoever it belongs to put away.  If I have sorted the washing, put it in the machine, hung it out and folded it, (rarely ironed) someone else can at least put it away.

The ironing pile, it is out of sight, it taunts me no more.

I allocate maybe an hour a week now to ironing (maximum), rather than an hour a day. I have saved SIX hours right there.

Once I was in the correct headspace I could see the potential of changing my daily lifestyle and replacing it with a daily routine that included ME TIME! 

This is what we all need to do, understand and find way to manage our time.  Adopt practical solutions and understand you may be spending more money but you are buying more time!


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Once we have the time, think carefully how you spend it.

I found the time! My youngest was a baby then and come naptime the temptation for me, was to collapse and do nothing.  I would make a cup of tea and switch on the TV for an hour. 

After finally coming to terms with the ironing mountain, I rewarded myself with TV!! Any TV, probably rather dreadful TV, but if I am being honest I did look forward to it.  Sometimes, I’m embarrassed to say, it was definitely the highlight of my day.

The thing is when we get to this point we can be pretty close to running on empty and convincing ourselves that providing we are meeting everyone’s else expectations, our own passions, interests and dreams can become forgotten.  Now I had found the time I needed to use it to best serve me.

This is where I was about six years ago.  I had been a full-time mum for twenty years, (with a small gardening business) and after someone asked me how I spent my free time, I genuinely struggled to come up with anything. 



Even the things that I loved to do: cooking and gardening, they had become part of my day, things I had to do.  Rather than things I enjoyed and relaxed doing.

It was a starting point for me to examine my life more and work out what I wanted to do, how was I going to carve back some ME TIME.

I decided ME TIME wasn’t meeting up with my friends, that to me is essential and separate from what I’m talking about here.  Socialising with our friends be it a coffee, a drink, a walk or a weekend away are important, vital!

ME TIME is about that nag at the back of your mind, when you’re lying awake at night, thinking there must be more to life.  It is remembering the dreams we had and finding ways to explore these yearnings.

I’ve yet to meet a mum who can understand where all the time has disappeared to since she had a baby.  It simply doesn’t come back.  We need to reassess how we spend our days and prioritise.

I cannot magic you more than 24hours a day, but I want you to really understand where those 24 hours go.

Also think about how you would spend free-time if you had it. (It can be tempting to scroll endelessly through our phones, or put the television on, but these won’t nourish you). 


image of two women chatting and socialising whilst out shopping. Happy women often spend time with friends to get a break from stress at home.

I promise you if you start making time for yourself you’ll feel better and this will have a knock on effect on those around you.

Often, others can see women at home with their children, many juggling jobs as well, and think they can’t or shouldn’t want anything else. ‘They have enough to do.’ I would argue our society quite likes us to feel like this, it stops us getting ideas! 

When our lives are full it is when we most need to find our own time.  We should never be running to empty, not even close.  A bath, maybe a good way to finish an exhausting day, but you need more in life than a good soak to look forward to.  (Also use the lock on the door, or you’ll be pestered constantly).

I believe we must grow and move forward.  Nurturing ourselves, benefits all around us.  Communicating how we feel to those that love us is so important.  It can easily become a competition of whose had the most uninterrupted sleep or who went out last. 

By making our partners aware how much we need time for ourselves it can be the most important step we make in finding time for ourselves and ultimately become happier.

If you’re a single mum or dad is rarely at home, reach out to extended family and/or also your friends.  Consider looking after each other’s children once or twice a week. Make it a fixed part of your routine.   


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Once our children grow up, and time may at last seem more plentiful, it is our confidence that can stop us from trying out new things.  It may be a long time since we have learnt a skill or taken up a creative course.

Please try something new, you may not enjoy it at first, especially if you’re out of your comfort zone.  Remember this is normal but remember also that you owe yourself to give it a chance. 

Learning new skills can be intimidating especially if we’re in a group environment.  Yet it is vital that we listen to ourselves and if you have always wanted to paint, sign up for a class.  I think you’ll love it, but seriously, what is the worse thing that could happen?

You create a painting that you’re unhappy with, (I’m positive your teacher will find elements that they like and will be encouraging) you may have to go back next week and start again, maybe you even get paint on your jumper. 


Image of a woman finding time for herself to experiment with hobbies and fun activities. She is trying out pottery as a creative outlet from her busy home life.

YOU can cope with this!  

Worse possible outcome is you not going to that paint class and never finding out that you love painting, just like you knew you would.

Another possible outcome, five years from now you sell your first painting, in a local exhibition, it gets posted online and someone calls who loves your painting and asks could you do something similar for them.  

This is how we make life interesting.  Think of the skills you have learnt on the way, the like-minded people you may meet and where this one six week class may lead.

It is exciting, isn’t it?


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Right now I’m offering a free two week course, for you to do at home, where you document how you spend your day and how it makes you feel.

By the end of the two weeks, I hope you understand how you can carve out time for yourself each day and also have a small challenge in place.

Let me know how you get on and when I hear back from five amazing women who have signed up to a new challenge in their lives, I’ll sign up for that painting course I just spoke about – I’m about to finish a course on nutrition, so there will be room for something new!!

My email is [email protected]  Simply leave your name and email and I’ll ping over the course.  It is as simple as that.

After finishing the blog today, I had a quick look at my Instagram account @grace_and_live_well and this was the first post of the day! 

‘If you use your time well, you have more time for making your difference in life.  That’s why we’re all here’. 

Brendon Buchard

How perfect is that?!

Live well

Grace x


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How to Create Powerful SMART Goals for Success

Self improvement and growth are imperative in order to live your best life.

One of the key ways to track your success and development is through the setting of goals.

Goals are simply what you want to achieve after a given period of time.

They can be small specific targets, to reach a certain weight for example, or vaguer life goals (perhaps, retiring by age 60).

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1. What Are SMART Goals?
2. How To Implement SMART
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A common time for goal setting is around the New Year, many of us plan to do things differently come January 1st but only around 8% of us actually achieve these resolutions.

But what if there was a way to make your goals more achievable and motivate yourself to keep going?

Read on to find out all about setting SMART goals for success.


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What Are SMART Goals?

The idea behind SMART goals is believed to have come from Peter Drucker’s Management by Objectives concept.

Creating these goals is a method often used in project management, employee-performance management and personal development.

This article focuses on the latter.

Top-level athletes, successful businesspeople and achievers in all fields all set goals using the SMART acronym.

Each letter of the acronym, SMART, guides the goal setting process to ensure you have well defined targets that you can easily track your progress with.


“A goal without a plan, is only a dream” – Brian Tracy

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How To Implement SMART Goals Into Your Life

Before you begin creating your very own SMART goals, let’s talk about what they include.

S pecific

Define what exactly you want to achieve.

What does success look like to you?

Think about why you want to complete this action, and how you would go about doing this.

M easurable

Find a way to measure you progress along the way to achieving this goal.

If your goal is to drink more water, you could measure how many litres you are drinking daily until you reach your target of 2 litres a day, for example.

You could also create a detailed timeline to follow throughout the process.


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A chievable

Consider what tools and resources you will need to make your goal achievable.

Do you need a detailed plan? Will it cost money? Or do you just need more knowledge or skills in that area?

List all the things you will need throughout the process.

R ealistic

Given the resources available to you, think about how realistic your goal is to achieve.

Consider its importance to you and whether it is the right time in your life to be embarking on this journey.

Find ways to make your goal more realistic by relaxing deadlines or designating a certain amount of time a week to this goal.

T ime-related

Decide on a final time you want your goal to be achieved by.

This can be as specific as a certain date and time.

Or a bit looser, such as, by the time you are 30 years old.

Make sure you are clearly defining a time, whilst not putting too much pressure on yourself with unrealistic deadlines.


Ever heard of SMART goals? Well I am about to tell you all about them. Sit tight and get ready to open your eyes to a world where goals and dreams can be achieved with ease.

Now you’re ready to decide on the goals you would like to set, make sure to have a good look at any vision boards you have, or simply think about what you have always wanted in your future.

Setting long-term goals can take time, so do not rush to complete your list of future SMART goals as this can affect your success rate.


Initial Goal Starting Points

Here are some starting points to initiate the goal-making process:

  • Transition to a vegan diet and lifestyle
  • Drink 2 litres of water a day
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes, 4 days a week
  • Reduce household plastic waste by 50%
  • Improve your sleeping schedule
  • Volunteer once a week
  • Create and maintain a capsule wardrobe
  • Indulge in self-care practices, 3 times a week
  • Reduce impulse buys by focusing on needs more than wants
  • Begin a bullet journal

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Starting a Mindful Morning Routine

It’s Friday again and I’ve managed to pull another blog post out the bag! That’s going on my list of achievements.

So today, I wanted to outline the new practices I have started using as part as my morning routine, to encourage mindfulness. This basic schedule begins when I wake up in the morning to about midday.

Please bare in mind that I am not a morning person and I don’t start most days until 10am. So please, if you are a morning person or have to get up at an earlier time, just move the schedule forward by how many hours suits you.

Let’s get started!


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9.00 My lovely, soft morning alarm wakes me up.

I can’t get out of bed straight away, but I take my eye mask off, sit up a little and take some big sips of water.

This is important, you should start everyday by drinking water. It helps to kickstart your metabolism and gets your body ready for the day ahead. I can’t recommend this enough.

9.15 By this time, I have finally dragged myself out of bed and made my way downstairs.

Now, I know everyone’s morning routine is slightly different, but I always start with breakfast.

If this seems absurd to you and completely out of the realms of your usual routine, don’t worry. I am going to recap all the activities for mindfulness in this article right at the very end. You can rearrange them into whichever order suits you best.

My usual breakfast consists of crunchy peanut butter on wholemeal toast. I’m not really sure if this is the best way to kickstart the day but it suits me fine.

Occasionally, I will swap this out for porridge or strawberry Alpro yoghurt.

9.30 By now it’s time for my morning coffee.

I’ve recently been indulging in a vegan mocha creation of mine. But I do like to mix it up and have different hot drinks.

I spend this time to be more mindful and aware of all my senses. Using a certain habit or activity to remind yourself to be more mindful is a great practice.

I will smell the coffee and try to describe the aroma to myself. I will feel the warmth of the mug on my hands.

Finally, I will taste the coffee on my lips and try to describe that best I can. Feeling the sensation of the warm drink going down my throat.

I also love to do this activity outside, weather permitting. It’s such an experience to sit in my garden with the dogs and observe everything around me.

Leaves falling off the trees. The plants swaying in the breeze. Birds singing their morning song.


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9.50 After 20 minutes or so, I head back upstairs and take any medications I need to at this point.

Every morning I take a vegan supplement that helps me to get all the vitamins and minerals I need for my diet.

I also take any prescription medication I’m on, making sure to wash down both with some cool water.

10.00 By 10am I am still in my pyjamas, but I find a quiet spot in the house (which can sometimes be difficult), find a cushion to sit on and cross my legs.

It’s time to meditate.

Now, it is down to personal preference what time of day meditation takes place.

Some people prefer to use it to wind-down in the evening. But I find, I am much less likely to do it if I leave it until last thing.

I am new to meditation myself, and I’m not going to pretend it is as easy as just sitting with your eyes closed. It isn’t.

I recommend finding some good guided meditations to begin with, I will list some I have found useful below.

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10.15 As a beginner, I aim to do 15 minutes of meditation a day.

Sometimes I do more, sometimes I do less. Sometimes I skip it completely. But once I’ve come out of this meditative state, I actually start to get ready for the day.

To help incorporate podcasts into my day, I make sure to let them play during this time. I always start by listening to the daily podcast by Andy Puddicombe, Radio Headspace.

I love that he talks about relevant events to the day and his podcasts are only 4 minutes long. It is also nice to listen to an English podcaster, as the majority I listen to are Australian.

I am also working my way through Rachael Kable’s, The Mindful Kind. Listening to these inspiring podcasts about mindfulness and head space, is a really great and almost passive, mindfulness practice.

I’ve learnt so much through this part of my morning routine.

During my podcast listening time, I wash my face, brush my teeth, get dressed, brush my hair, make my bed and mist my indoor plants.

11.00 When all this is done, and I’ve completed the main bulk of my morning activities, I like to take a minute to sit down and review my self-care journal.

I started my journal just over a month ago, and it is in a similar style to a bullet journal. I use my iPad and download different journal templates, as a way to be more zero waste.

I have become so much more organised since using this journal and it has allowed me to clear my mind during meditation, as soon as I think of something I need to do, it is written in there.

I check my monthly planner and daily planner to see what needs doing today. I also write down what I ate for breakfast and tick off items from my habits list I have already completed.

11.15 I then respond to any emails than need replying to and use my phone for the first time of the day.

I check my social medias (usually Twitter and Instagram) also, and respond where necessary to notifications.

11.30 By this time, I have built up the energy to do my daily workout.

I head back downstairs and choose between the static bike or a YouTube core workout.

(I usually opt for a bit of cycling.)

I spend between half hour to an hour exercising, making sure to drink lots of water whilst doing so.

12.00 When I am all sweated out, I head upstairs and hop in the shower.

Just like with my coffee, I like to use the shower as a trigger to be mindful and acknowledge my senses.

I feel the water pouring down onto me, and its warmth. I feel the droplets bouncing off my skin and down into the plug hole.

I use my shampoo, conditioner and body soap all whilst thinking about their scents and feeling them foam up.

I also like to spend this time thinking about what my plans are for the rest of the day.


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And that is pretty much it.

I usually will listen to some more podcasts or an audiobook whilst I get dressed a second time, but that is the end of my morning routine.

To find out more about other mindful habits I have started to incorporate into my life, you can find my last blog post here.

I hope this schedule has been helpful to you in some way and that you take away at least one of the mindfulness practices I have mentioned in this post.

To recap, I have listed the main mindfulness techniques I have incorporated into my morning routine.

  • Eat breakfast or drink your morning hot drink mindfully – concentrate on your senses, think about all the different smells and tastes you’re experiencing.
  • Meditate – this can be a very short time for beginners (even 5 minutes is great), I recommend starting with guided meditations.
  • Review your planner or journal and plan out your day generously – you can remind yourself of some more mindfulness habits you would like to work on during the rest of the day.
  • Take a mindful shower or bath – focus on the scents of your soaps and shampoo, and the warmth of the water.

I hope you have found this week’s article of some help to you. I would love to hear what your mindful morning routine consists of too.

See you next Friday!



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Adopting Mindfulness From a Beginner’s POV

So I’m just going to jump straight in with this one. I’ve only just started this blog and I’m already slacking, from now on please expect a new article every Friday.

Since the start of the UK lockdown I’ve had this drive to better myself and my life.

But I had no idea how to do this.

It all started whilst watching some random YouTube videos that came up in my recommended, talking about self acceptance. I thought to myself, ‘is the universe trying to tell me something?’.

So I did some reading and researched in as many ways I could during a worldwide pandemic.

Becoming more mindful, was one of the ideas that kept popping up wherever I looked. So I dug a little further.

I listened to an audiobook on Audible called Habbits for Happiness by Dr Tim Sharp and this really brought everything together for me.

I couldn’t recommend this audiobook enough for beginning your own mindful and self-love journey.

Each chapter of this audiobook spoke about different habits you should incorporate into your life, in order to essentially become happier.

I followed all the steps exactly, one of my favourite tasks was setting my SMART goals, which I will discuss more in another post.

And this was my foundation for my mindfulness journey.

Unfortunately, it would be no help to share my personal goals, targets and habits as these will be different for everybody.

But here are some steps I can recommend that have helped me establish a more positive day-to-day life.


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Beginner Habits for a Better Life

Drink more water

This is a tip you see everywhere as we are told it can improve a lot of health problems but there is a reason for this, water is amazing!

I highly recommend working your way up to the recommended daily allowance of 2-3 litres. More on this and developing a water drinking habit in an upcoming post.

Give yourself some time for self-care

Always make time for you and doing things you enjoy. Whether that’s having a nice, relaxing bath or doing a spot of gardening.

Meditate

This one can seem very daunting at first as it did for me, but the sooner you start the better.

Meditation is something that you can take at your own pace, you choose how long you do it for and how often. I currently aim for 15 minutes every other morning.

Give yourself a stabile sleeping pattern

Although I don’t have any advice for the insomniacs, I can’t recommend a repetitive sleep schedule enough.

I have recently discovered the Bedtime setting on iPhone and it has been so useful in establishing myself with a routine.

Take a moment of everyday to notice everything around you

This is essentially what mindfulness is all about. I like to remind myself to be mindful by using a trigger.

For example, I will often have a mindful shower, a mindful meal or a mindful cup of coffee.

Listen to podcasts

This is something I have recently brought into my morning routine and they are so great.

In terms of becoming more mindful, I couldn’t recommend The Mindful Kind by Rachael Kable more!

I also love Radio Headspace by Andy Puddicombe as the episodes are around 4 minutes long each and come out the morning of every weekday.

Take up yoga

This is another one which can seem off-putting to a novice. I was one of those people too.

Yoga can be incredibly difficult but there are so many resources out there you can use from home, and you can simply take it at your own pace.

I love using beginner YouTube videos, I recommend SarahBethYoga. Of course, when gyms open back up, going to yoga classes is another option to consider.

Breathe with purpose

This one sounds a bit silly, we all breathe with the purpose of living. But really concentrating on your breathing and how it affects your body is an incredidble mindfulness exercise anybody can do at any time.

You may of hear of people slowing their breathing and counting to 10 in stressful situations, but that’s not all it is useful for.


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I can’t describe to you how implementing these changes in my life has really helped me feel better in myself and become happier over the past month.

Find out more about my new morning routine, which details how I like to start my mornings in order to set myself up for a mindful day.

It can all seem overwhelming at first, but the majority of tasks involved in this article only take a few minutes to complete.

Remember to start off gently and try not to tackle everything at once. Try implementing a couple of new habits each month until you feel more comfortable.

And please, if you take anything from this article, please do check out some podcasts and audiobooks.

They’re just such an easy and useful way to digest new information, especially whilst travelling or doing some house work.

The top platforms I suggest are Audible and Spotify.


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