All posts tagged: mindful

Mindful Monday #3

Hello! Welcome to our third round of Mindful Monday (again, apologise for the cheesy name). Here are parts one and two. Before I get on with our final instalment a few reminders. Where was it taken? On FutureLearn (FL) which I have used a few times and highly recommend to visit to see if anything peaks your interest. Full course name: Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance, courtesy of Monash University. Price? All courses are FREE and some offer a participation certificate which you can purchase after completion of your course. Can I join in the fun? YES. The course returns to FL, Monday 23rd May so if after reading you find yourself curious to learn more, head over there and save yourself a spot! What did it consist of? We were given lots of resources in the form of: videos / audio / pdf / web links / books. There were also recommendations for further learning and ways to incorporate what we were taught into our daily lives. One major way we were encouraged …

Mindful Monday #2

Hello! Welcome to our second round of Mindful Monday (apologise for the cheesy name). You can find part one here, before I dive in here are a few reminders  about the course. Where was it taken? On FutureLearn (FL) which I have used a few times and highly recommend to visit to see if anything peaks your interest. Full course name: Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance, courtesy of Monash University. Price? All courses are free and some offer a participation certificate which you can purchase after completion of your course. Can I join in the fun? YES. The course returns to FL, Monday 23rd May so if after reading you find yourself curious to learn more, head over there and save yourself a spot! What did it consist of? We were given lots of resources in the form of: videos / audio / pdf / web links / books. There were also recommendations for further learning and ways to incorporate what we were taught into our daily lives. One major way we were encouraged …

Mindful Monday #1

Hello! I know that over the last few weeks, I have been raving on about my Mindfulness course and now that it’s over, I want to share a few things I learned in the hope’s that it’s helpful for you aswell. There was a lot of information shared so I decided to do a three part series called: Mindful Monday (apologise for the cheesy name). BUT before I delve into the lessons, a few notes. Where was it taken?  FutureLearn (FL) which I have used a few times and highly recommend a visit to see if anything peaks your interest. Full course name: Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance, courtesy of Monash University. Price? All courses on the site are FREE and some offer a participation certificate which you can purchase after completion of your course. Can I join in the fun? YES. The course returns, Monday 23rd May so if after reading you find yourself curious to learn more, head over there and save yourself a spot! What did it consist of? We were …

Reflection: February

Hello! I hope you’re feeling as good as a certain someone post the Oscars! Now is it me or despite being known as the shortest month of the year, February seems to have dragged on? On the flipside, are ready for a brand new month? No, don’t worry neither I’m I. Its been difficult trying to stay on top of things and I’ve been a bag of anxiety, mainly caused from March marking 3 months before we go back home and there are still lose ends to tie up in Japan. Including getting our dog ready for travel. So no biggie, right. In the name of practicing mindfulness and being aware of my thoughts, anytime I feel myself getting worked up I try and work on changing my perspective. By quietly bringing myself back into the present and asking myself, what if everything turned out to be just fine? What if your dog passed all his medical tests and flew out with you What if you’re owed (Japanese) tax money and don’t owe them a single …

Nutrition & What is a Flexitarian?

Although I didn’t have any New Year resolutions, I made a list of things I wanted to focus on, that post here. One of the things on there is: Healthy Body, they’ll be no weight loss targets this time round but I do want to develop a healthier attitude towards food. After trying to reach that magic goal weight forever, I wanted to understand where I had been going wrong. That’s when I remembered a site called FutureLearn, which offered LOTS of free courses ranging from Science to Script Writing. So Back in January, I decided to do a short (4 week) course called Nutrition & Wellbeing, now that the course is over I wanted to share a few things I learned. Early on in the course I realised just how little I knew about Nutrition. One of the things I found I had zero knowledge on was, on being a Flexitarian. The flexitarian approach allows a flexibility to adapt eating patterns with less meat but not cut it out completely. The flexitarian diet is …

Mindfulness: Flow Magazine

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 …