I often write and talk about mindfulness for busy people and some of you will be aware that I am currently doing a course with The mindful Enterprise, which involves regular practise.  It has been amazing listening to others talk about how regular mindful practise has had a positive impact on their relationships.  I was thinking on my drive home from a talk last night that Hubs and I are getting on a lot better this week.  Is it because I am looking after my own mental health?  I am pretty sure that subconsciously the course has encouraged me to embrace my blue lagoon all the more and I have managed to fit in 4 sessions this week, even with the job lists tempting me to skip a favourite form of self care.  I have been doing some of the breathing techniques in the steam room too.  Studies prove the positive effect of water on our overall health, which helps to encourage and improve Mindfulness.  Being near, in, on or even under water can positively impact our happiness, mental health and productivity.  The act of mindfulness helps us to get out of our own heads.  Our brains are better put towards being creative and using our imagination.  As a writer, being in the water helps me to not only switch off and be mindful, but to create better content and words.

I promised myself this year I would spend more time doing things that make me happy.  I promised myself I would prioritise and so far I am sticking to it, as a speaker I have to practise what I preach.  I can’t be giving talks about getting the mojo back if I am not working on my own mojo and happiness.  Next week it’s children’s mental health week and I shall be giving talks in schools.  I am raising my kids to be water babies.  Charlie got the arm bands off last year (full credit to his amazing swimming teacher Jaclyn Marshall) and both kids are totally free and happy in the water.  It’s a great way to get us off the screens.  I am currently trying to talk Hubs aka Mr Maintenance into putting the lazy spa back up in the garden so I can get them off those ipads and tablets when it’s all too tempting to waste the hours away.  Yip and myself off social media and gmail!  Wish me luck.

Happy February peeps, enjoy some time to come to life this month.  It’s always worth it.

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