Practising Mindfulness

Practising Mindfulness

The most basic definition of self-care is any intentional action taken to meet an individual’s Mental, physical, spiritual or emotional needs. In this social media age taking the time to unplug from the outside world is more than important it’s necessary, at certain points the world and other people can place great demands on your well-being, time and energy. This is preciously why self-care is so important.

Starting off this week’s self-care Sunday is a good old fashioned book.

Reading has a substantial amount of benefits, Mental stimulation, tranquillity, Knowledge the list really does go on. Come nap time I Pop my phone on aeroplane mode and settle down with a book.

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Currently, I am reading Mindfulness A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. (Self-help books are not everybody’s cup of tea. I am finding useful Highlighting anything I find interesting or want to put into practical use). For me it brings an intense sense of calm, this book asks some very interesting questions that will make you take a step back and think. For example, Why do we attack ourselves? It doesn’t have to be a self-help book, it can be anything fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi anything you’re interested in, reading has many benefits as I listed above.

Of course keeping in mind everybody enjoys reading different genres, It doesn’t have to be a self-help book, it can be anything fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi anything you’re interested in, reading has many benefits as I listed above.

Next on my reading list is:

Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins Not that kind of girl by Lena Dunham.

Not that kind of girl by Lena Dunham.

Who says you can’t, you do by Daniel George Chidiac

Next up is music, did you know music therapy is an actual thing?

Music Therapy is used for many different issues, from stress relief to mental, emotional and behavioural problems. It has been shown to help treat depression and anxiety and is often used to help elderly clients deal with memory loss associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

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Finally putting my Spotify subscription to good use! Currently, I listen to

  •  Most relaxing songs ever according to science by Melanie Curtin.
  • Peaceful piano by Spotify this playlist contains 141 songs and is so incredibly relaxing.
  • Classical music for smart kids by Spotify, This is my favourite playlist.

It’s amazing how calm I feel after listening to music & jotting down a couple of notes.

That brings me to the Happiness planner.

The happiness planner is designed to cultivate happiness by embracing the power of positive thinking.  A combination of gratitude, positive thinking and goal setting, this is a planner that encourages you to reflect and focus on what makes you happy. You can find more information and pricing here.

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Taking just 10 minutes out of my day to put into practice, Reading and Audio stimulation are making such a big difference to how I am feeling.

 

I hope you’re enjoying these Self-care series.

Do you practice mindfulness? Any tips you’d like to share?