When we’re stuck in a bit of a rut, the days and nights slip past so quickly that we barely notice them. But life is not a rehearsal! If you’re stuck in a pattern of negativity, it’s time to take control of your life and make the most of every moment. Read on and discover our simple tips to help you get the best out of every day.
Getting sufficient sleep is essential to get your day off to a good start, but in today’s busy world, many of us are chronically sleep-deprived. Adults need between 7 to 9 hours’ sleep a night. If you’re not achieving this, the following tips will help:
Early morning is often the best part of the day: peaceful, quiet and productive. But if you’re always in a rush, you don't appreciate it. Select your outfit the night before to save time and set your alarm half an hour earlier. Don't press the snooze button but use the extra minutes to sip your coffee, practice yoga, go for a run, read the paper, or fix a healthy packed lunch.
A nutritious, well-balanced diet is essential for our bodies to function correctly. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, pulses and fish. A breakfast that includes protein will wake up your brain and clarify your thoughts, giving you a more productive morning.
Wake up smiling and you’ll feel more positive all day. Moving the facial muscles to smile has been shown to increase levels of serotonin, the feel-good hormone. And when you smile at a stranger and they smile back, it can brighten your whole day.
If you’re stuck in a rut and feeling dejected, a course of Bach Flower Mix 65 helps to bring the sunshine back into your life, lifting your mood and banishing any negative thoughts that might be preventing you from making changes.
Exercising is a surefire way to lift your mood. Exercising, especially outside in nature, releases endorphins. It’s proven to lift depression, clear your thoughts and leave you feeling calmer and happier. You don’t have to exercise for hours, but it’s vital to build it into your daily routine. If you’re feeling stressed or dejected, try going for a brisk 20-minute walk at lunchtime, or a run or cycle ride after work.
A to-do list that seems to get ever longer can seem overwhelming. Break it down and focus on just one big project each day. You’ll get a sense of satisfaction from accomplishing the task. And if you finish before the end of the day, just start on the next.
Daily routines at work and at home take up so much time that it sometimes seems there’s no time in your life for the things that really matter to you. Carve out a little time each day for yourself and do something you enjoy, whether it’s a hobby, a sport, or just a relaxing bath.
One of the main reasons for burnout is when you allow the demands of your professional career to overwhelm other aspects of your life. We need to refresh and restore our bodies and minds regularly, so don’t forget to add some space for resting into your daily and weekly schedule. Bach Flower Mix 83 is formulated to help overcome feelings of professional exhaustion and restore your zest for life.
When you’re with friends and family, put away your phone and concentrate on what they’re saying. Ask questions and allow them space to answer. Engaging with others will reignite your interest in the world and improve your relationships.
It’s not possible to get the best out of every day if you live only for yourself. The greatest fulfilment and joy in life is when we do something for others. Spend quality time playing a game or reading with your child. Help an older neighbour or mentor a colleague. Fundraise for a local charity. Or call a friend you haven’t spoken to for a while.
Each day is a great gift, so use it wisely and well and get the best out of every single one.
Millions of people furloughed for months are now being recalled to work. Others, who have been working from home throughout the lockdown, are returning to the office. And some jobs have simply disappeared: many people are facing redundancy and will soon have to cope with job hunting. Going back to work after an unprecedented length of time at home is quite a challenge.
Going back to school during a pandemic is a new experience for everyone, and it's understandable if children are feeling anxious about it. We take a look at some of the issues and how you can help your child to get ready for returning to the classroom.
Learn how to recognise the signs of stress and avoid slipping into a burnout or a bore-out
Do you feel you’re always criticising and judging everyone, yourself included? Do you feel bad about it afterwards? You’re certainly not alone! Read on to discover how you can judge less and start to accept things the way they are.
When you think about things that will make you happy, what are the images that come to mind? Wealth, beauty, a dream house, long holidays, a top of the range car? Happiness is not a constant and how happy we feel depends on the way we choose to live our lives.
Do you always feel that everything’s always going wrong? Find out how to stop this cycle of bad thoughts in its tracks. When you think positively, things will start to appear positive and you will eventually feel more positive and optimistic.
Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety affect around 1 in 6 people at some stage of their life. Despite it being such a common problem, many sufferers wait months or even years before seeking help.
Narcissism is a term we often see these days. But what does it mean? It's used to describe a person who is full of themselves or overly vain. However, it's not really about self-love.
After 25 years in the Bach flower world, we asked ourselves, is now the right time for our own new name? Not only have we grown, but so have you, along with the confidence you have in us. That's why we want to connect ourselves to our own name. That name is Mariepure.
Sexual desire is a complex interaction of hormones, emotions and well-being. When your partner is not as interested in sex as you are, it’s rarely a rejection of you as a person. So it’s essential to be as empathetic as you can regarding your differing libidos.
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