Posted in Planner

Tracking Mental Wellbeing in my Journal

woman-570883_1280We all have a sense of when we feel mentally and physically well. But sometimes we need extra support or a gentle nudge to look after our mental wellbeing so that we keep well.

The New Economics Foundation has assessed the latest scientific evidence and created a set of simple actions to improve mental wellbeing in everyday life. By adopting the five ways to mental wellbeing, you can increase your life expectancy by 7.5 years. And with one in four people today experiencing mental distress during their lifetime, there’s never been a better time to take your health into your own hands. Continue reading “Tracking Mental Wellbeing in my Journal”

Posted in Creativity

Spring Mandala

I found myself getting creative in my spare moments this week.  Inspired by the spring flowers that are now popping up all over the place.  I started with a primrose and then just couldn’t stop.  It never ceases to amaze me how calming the action of pen on paper can be.

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Posted in Creativity

Tangles for Mindfulness

I’ve been taking part in the Zentangle a day challenge via the Mindful Creativity with Tangles Facebook group for a couple of months now.  It provides 10 mins of intense focus and relaxation each day – I’ve found it as useful as a much longer period of mediation.  Some of the tangles are a real challenge, others feel more natural – the trick is to just allow yourself to “go with the flow”.  Check out the Facebook Group here.

An added benefit – they really look good in my journal!