Mr Cheerful actually spotted the magazine first, we were at the airport and he asked me to come over and have a look at something he thought I would be interested in, and he was RIGHT. After taking a peek inside, I grabbed my (English) December issue and raced home.
This issue’s theme was on Mindfulness, below a note on that from the magazine:
Why is Mindfulness so good for you? Mindfulness has proven that it’s here to stay. In fact, it is taken seriously these days as a way to improve anxiety, depression and general well-being, and it’s expanding into other realms – Flow Magazine
I brought mine on the same day I quit my job, I was clearly on the hunt for something that would motivate me to get of bed and not spend the New Year feeling sorry for myself.
Two months on and I’m still finding new things to love about this magazine. There are so many amazing and thoughtful pieces on Mindfulness, finding beauty in simplicity and loving the life you have. One of the most refreshing readings I’ve done in a LONG time. Less glitz + tabloid headlines and more informative, colourful pieces that leave you feeling positive and not comparing yourself to Gigi Hadid.
The only downfall is that there are TOO many pretty pieces packed inside, so much so that there are exercises I haven’t started on yet because I can’t bring myself to write in them, for example;
Beautiful Moments Jar. Everyday things that make you happy for no reason at all. You can save these by writing them down on these notecards for example. Put your cards in a jar and pull one out now and then to cherish the moment again – F.M
You pass the same places day after day on your way to work, going to the supermarket or walking to school and back again. Next time you go out, take a really good look around you. Chances are you’ll see things you wouldn’t normally notice. These pictures may help, too. – F.M
The only one I have managed to write all over is, One Thought A Day diary. I’ve been writing in it since January 3rd and it has definitely helped me to practice being more aware of my thoughts.
Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that, thoughts – Allan Lokos
Below is Flows motto about their print magazines
The best things happen when you dare to follow your heart. And that’s exactly what we did when we hatched this idea for a new Dutch magazine in an attic room several years ago. We dreamed of a magazine with which we could explore our love of paper. A magazine of unhurried time, all about doing things differently and making new choices. Small happiness, daily life and the beauty of not always managing to be perfect. That is how Flow began. Flow is all about positive psychology, mindfulness, creativity and the beauty of imperfection. We love illustrations and in each issue there is a gift made of our much-loved paper. We print the magazine itself on different types of paper. Flow Magazine
I highly recommend buying a copy of their latest issue, and/or following them on Instagram for a dose of colour and positivity!
(Price: €16.95 / £13.23 / $18.75)
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