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PULL OUT TOOL #36 DRAWING AND GET CREATIVE

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX 2021 DAY 10 / 365 This week attempts at home schooling were not up there in my greatest wins of the week but what it did encourage me to do was bring back art hour!!Art hour was introduced during the first lockdown, initially to give me space to do “stuff” around the house (I.e. breathe). I simply put paper, pens, pritt stick etc in the middle of the table, ask Alexa to play piano music and tell the kids to get creative... and now I actually join in and just draw... I love it! The kids have always left the table before me and I rarely notice 😂Haven’t got the time? Just take 5 mins at some...

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A TOOL THAT CAN HELP US STAY AND DEAL WITH THE PRESENT MOMENT

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX 2021DAY 5 / 365On the ‘Your Wellness Toolbox 11am tea break’ Facebook Live yesterday I talked about how I am learning to live in the present moment and shared (again) the top 4 free and accessible tools in My Wellness Toolbox that help me in moments of need and when used proactively help support and maintain my wellbeing. Just to remind you of the Top 4 you can use right now: #1 Water#2 Breathe#3 Music (Turn it on)#4 Media Turn it off During the live I was asked in the comments how we can learn to be in the present moment.It is not an easy thing to do, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. So...

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MONDAY MEDITATION

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX 2021DAY 4 / 365 The first Monday of the new year can be anxiety inducing for some... well, for many!! You may be heading back to work (even if it’s the home office) after the Christmas break, the school run or home schooling is back, the To Do lists that haven’t been touched for a week or two feel overwhelming... and if you have already started working towards any New Years resolutions you may have already hit resolution fatigue... especially if you’ve made drastic changes to your diet and are experiencing withdrawals! Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. 🤯So today I have picked out a guided meditation from one of the best, Deepak Chopra, to help reduce any...

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ADD ONE NEW SELF-CARE ACTIVITY TO YOUR DAY

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX 2021 DAY 3 / 365Day 3 into the New Year and, regardless of how many New Year changes you have already implemented, new year resolutions you have kicked off (or in) or small changes you plan to make (or not), I want to encourage you to to add an extra activity of self-care into TODAY. It doesn’t have to take much effort... here are a few simple ideas: 1. When you finish reading this stop for a few moments and practice some concious breathing. In for 5 out for 10. 2. Turn on your Postive or Peaceful Playlist3. Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water 4. Phone one of your postive people for a chat5....

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