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Monday Mojo – Take Baby Steps

Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Take Baby Steps Last weekend I attended a wonderful local Mind, Body and Spirit Fair, where I was talking about Rest and Relaxation – in particular Dreams,  Healthy Sleep and promoting Serenity (a monthly evening gathering exclusively for busy Women in Milton Keynes).  In my conversations with the …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Ask for help

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tip #1: Ask for help There’s a lot of research which shows that stress is becoming an increasing problem and just as much evidence that talking about it is helpful. It’s okay to ask for help, whether it’s a close friend, a family member or a professional you’ll be surprised …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Switch it off

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #2: Switch it off.  How easy do you find it to switch off your mind? Switching off doesn’t just mean your mobile ‘phone or the TV, but actually turning your away mind from work, family, friends – and then trying to do nothing.  It’s not easy …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Hug Someone You Love

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #3: Hug someone you love.  When we are in an embrace the “cuddle hormone” oxytocin is released making us feel rather good. This is actual fact according to recent research.  And it doesn’t have to be a human, you can get a feel-good vibe from hugging a …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Get some rest

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #4: Get some rest.  If, like most people, every minute of your day is accounted for, then taking a moment to rest is more important than ever. Your body is not a machine, both your body and mind need to rest and recuperate. It’s not always …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Know your limits 

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #6: Know your limits.  We’re all different, but everyone has a tipping point.  If you’ve been travelling (literally or metaphorically) at a 100mph lately, eventually your body will catch up with you. You know, like the first few days of your holidays don’t you always get …