5 ways to take care of yourself

5 Ways to take Care of Yourself as a Busy Woman Wellbeing Self Care

5 ways to take care of yourself

 

It’s time to focus on you so that you have time for you.  Whether you have 5 minutes or more (!), finding time for yourself is a must, not an option.

Finding time for yourself is a must, not an option.

Yes, I know you were probably distracted, multi-tasking no doubt, so I repeated myself!

5 Ways to take Care of Yourself as a Busy Woman Wellbeing Self Care

Looking after yourself, just you, is so important to your physical and mental wellbeing.

Here’s how you can do it:

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Rescue Santa and get an extra special warm glow this Christmas with a giveaway!

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Rescue Santa and get an extra special warm glow this Christmas with a giveaway!

What happened when Santa got stuck up the chimney?  He got rescued by you (with a little help from Cast Fireplaces!)
Yes, Cast Fireplaces are going to make someone’s Christmas extra special by giving away a beautiful Forgemaster Billy stove (Worth £300).  Wow!

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It’s easy to enter: To be in with a chance of winning a Forgemaster Billy stove, visit their site and save Santa who’s become stuck up a chimney!  (Please see here for separate terms and conditions for the stove giveaway.)

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Share the Joy with a little time for ‘me’

Share the Joy With A Little Time For Me

Share The Joy with a little time for ‘me’

 Kindness is something that I really try to embed into my every day life.  And also into our 8 year old’s daily life (not forgetting hubby too!).  We’re only human and so some days take more effort, more thinking about.

I’ve been following The Kindness Calendar from MakeTodayHappy and I find it works really well to focus on one thing which I then write about in my Share the Joy post, and I link up to the #ShareTheJoyLinky.  This week, my act of kindness that stood out was…

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Review ~ La Juniper wheat eye mask

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Review ~ La Juniper wheat eye mask

As part of my daily routine, I love to do some reiki self-treatment or some meditation, or both!

And I’ve find that a great way to ‘get in the zone’ is by shutting my eyes.  I often lie down while I rebalance and realign.  That’s where this wheat eye mask from La Juniper comes in handy.  And at this point I’d like to add that this isn’t a sponsored post, I just love the product and want to tell you all about it!

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5 ways to have fun with your cat

5 Ways To Have Fun With Your Cat And Your Wellbeing Whiskas

5 ways to have fun with your cat

Our house is generally a very chilled out house and I honestly believe one reason for that is our cat.

She’s such a snuggly cat who loves to sit on your lap and when you walk through the door after a busy day, she’s usually there waiting to rub against your legs, purring away.

And when you finally sit down at night, she’s jumping up to curl on your lap.

(or our daughter’s car seat, as this photo shows!)

5 Ways To Have Fun With Your Cat And Your Wellbeing Whiskas

 

And that’s lovely because it means I can’t get up to ‘just quickly’ do that thing!  I can only give a head scratch and indulge in the dulcet tones of her purring contentedly.

Three years after getting our cat, I struggle to remember what it was like without her around.  But what I’m sure of is that she helps bring so much calm to our house.  Animals feel stress too.  Usually off us and that’s why having fun with your cat is just as important as them having the right cat or kitten food to replace all that energy.  Good food and good fun are an integral part of their wellbeing.

And our cat certainly knows how to have fun!

Here are 5 ways we have fun with our cat (helped along very well by some fab cat toys by the Natural Pet Toy Company):

  1. We use something long and light to dangle in front her eyes, bringing it quickly out of her reach when she moves towards it.  Our 7 year old loves playing this game with her.  A ribbon or shoe lace work as well as anything.  Chances are, they’ll jump up to chase it around.  It’s great exercise for them, and fun to watch.  You can turn it into a kind of ‘dance off’!
  2. Roll something along the floor and we watch her go after it!  We often hide a treat inside to make it even more fun for her.
  3. Give her a good scratch and belly rub.  It’s so much fun when our cat ‘leans’ in for more rubs and scratches.  It’s like a tickle-fest!
  4. Using the same toy as the ‘dangle game’, we drag it along the floor in front of her, pulling it away from her.  She loves to chase it and tries to grab it with her paws!
  5. And when we’ve all had plenty of fun and games, we settle down for a chill on a comfy chair, encouraging her onto whichever lap she chooses (usually the 7 year olds actually – they’ve got a special bond!).  We watch some TV or just chill out and chat or listen to music.  Or maybe do some reading while she cat naps.  I’ve been known to join her for a cheeky cat nap too…!  It’s just as much fun and just as important to chill out together this way.  Though I don’t think I’d fit in the home-made cat ‘house/bed’ that our daughter made for her (below)…

If you’re still stuck for ideas, here are some other extracurricular activities to consider…

How do you have fun with your cat?  I’d love to hear!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere .

Thanks.

 

*This post is a collaboration with WHISKAS®, but all thoughts are my own. Check out their website for more information on their cat food and their YouTube channel for fantastic Kitten Kollege videos.

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Giveaway ~ Buddha bracelet

Buddha Bracelet Giveaway Zen

Giveaway ~ Buddha bracelet

So this giveaway might end on the 13th October but who’s it going to be a lucky number for??
Enter using the rafflecopter below and it could be you…
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The giveaway is open to UK entries only and closes at midnight on 13th October 2017.  In which case 13 will be lucky for someone!

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Giveaway ~ Rose Quartz crystal ~ #TheZenZing

Giveaway ~ rose quartz crystal!

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.  This time, it’s a giveaway ~ a beautiful rose quartz crystal!

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So, what is rose quartz anyway?

This amazing crystal can help with lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz can clear out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions. Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be used to attract love.  [Source: Healing Crystals.com]
Simply enter using the rafflecopter below and you could win the same crystal in this picture, including guidance on cleansing and programming your crystal.
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P.S – Have you seen my Bespoke Crystals feature?  You can get a guide to the best crystals to use at a discount for a limited time.  Remember, it’s all about #TheZenZing 🙂

 

The giveaway is open to UK entries only and closes at midnight on 30th March 2017.

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Here’s a past-time for all seasons

Have you ever thought that you need to have a perfect blue sky dotted with clouds in order to cloud watch?

 

Well think again…

It’s a past-time for all seasons!

 

Take this picture that I shared on instagram.  Though there’s not much blue sky, isn’t it beautifully atmospheric and zen-like? (if I say so myself!!)

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Granted, I’m not suggesting that you lay on your back on some sodden, cold grass and cloud watch, but just stop a moment.

 

Be in the moment.

 

Take in the clouds as they swirl by… Follow that swirl as it changes form…

 

Although you haven’t got your eyes closed, it’s a great way to slow down and it actually might just be a form of meditation.

 

So, my message to you is ‘do yourself a favour’ and gaze up at the sky; lose yourself in those swirly wirly clouds; relax and be grateful 🙂

 

Why not make it a habit?

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And when you do it, let me know how you got on!

 

 

Do you like cloud watching?  What else do you like to do that relaxes you and is a great past-time to adopt?   I’d love to hear from you!  Please comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere.  And come and say hi on social media ~ 

 

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Why I became interested in crystals ~ #TheZenZing

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.

This time I’m going to tell you why I became interested in crystals!

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It all started when I was introduced to the world of reiki.  I received a treatment and learnt more about chakras – the openings (or at least they should be open…) that let in universal life energy.  It wasn’t long until I was attuned to reiki level 1 and was meditating with a crystal one night.
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At the time, my crystal collection was very small.  I had a set of tumble stones in the colours of the chakra and a couple more but that was about it.
So, I was meditating with an amethyst crystal in my hand and I was really relaxing.  I could feel the pleasant pull of the energy, clearing all those blockages and gently realigning and rebalancing my chakras. (Here’s a little poem that tells you a little more about chakras.  It’s one of my personal favourites in fact!)
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I had meditated before, being a bit of a hippy at heart.  But when I saw the colour purple vividly and unmistakably flash across my field of vision, with my eyes closed, I realised I was experiencing something new and incredible.
You see, in case you didn’t know, the amethyst crystal is purple and is aligned with the third eye chakra (on your forehead just above the in between bit of your eyebrows.)  And since I had been attuned, some channels had clearly been unblocked, opened and the energy was obviously flowing freely.  What an incredible world this crystal had opened up to me!
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I read up some more about what crystals might be beneficial to my home and me personally.
And one day I came across an amazing stall on Camden Market (London) with a friend.  While I’d love to live just a little closer to London, my purse-strings would suffer because of this stall!
The person running the stall was extremely knowledgable and was more than happy for customers (browsers and knowledgable buyers alike) to look, touch, ask, ponder, get in the zone…
This day my friend saw a black tourmaline crystal, held it in their hand and it felt ‘right’, so they bought it.
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Their workplace was full of negative people.  The negative vibes oozed off them, onto her and lingered.  Oh my goodness, did they linger?…
Until my friend carried their cleansed and programmed black tourmaline crystal in their pocket for the day.
No negativity appeared to seep into them.  It seemed to be repelled, bouncing off her and back at the negative ‘carriers’ surrounding her.
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I also know of a lady who had a rose quartz pendant around her neck.  She liked to wear it because she was going through some emotional difficulty and wanted it to be close to her heart.  Over the years, she says, the rose quartz has faded to very nearly white.
There are plenty more experiences I could recount, both personal and not.  But I wanted to illustrate where my intrigue for crystals comes from.
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I was inspired to learn more and signed up for a Crystal Healing Practitioner’s course, which was a distance learning course and I recently completed it with a distinction.  I learnt about crystal auras, their properties, how to cleanse them, program them and nurture them.
And in the new year I will be launching my Bespoke Crystals feature right here, on my blog.  Because I’d love to help you if you experience things such as anxiety or insomnia or anything else.
Crystals can help you.  They can benefit you.  And that also means that they can benefit those around you.
When it launches, I’ll be offering a discount off the normal price and details will follow very soon.  Subscribe to make you sure you don’t miss the updates…
It’s all about #TheZenZing 🙂
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Are you intrigued by crystals?  Did you know much about them before you read this? I’d love to hear from you.  Please comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere and use the #TheZenZing hashtag.
Thank you 🙂
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Why you need a salt lamp in your life ~ #TheZenZing

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.

This time I’m going to tell you why you need a salt lamp in your life!

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Have you ever wondered why you find the sea air so invigorating?  Why you feel so revitalised after a seaside trip?  (Aside from the sea breeze…)

Well think on this (with help from the below image from Sivanaeast.com) –

Negative ions are found naturally near water

Postitive ions are emitted by electronics

Negatives ions ‘pair up’ with positive ions and give us cleansed air all around us J

How do we get negative ions? Salt attracts water and heat causes water to evaporate and give us negative ions!

Pretty amazing isn’t it? (and yes, it’s pretty too!)

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Our salt lamp giving off negative ions (and a great ambience)

 

I had read and heard a lot about salt lamps.  Since we’ve had ours, the air feels calmer, cleaner and more ‘zen-like’.

And that’s a lovely feeling!

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Photo copyright of Sivanaeast.com

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