Sunday Reads V

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Happy Sunday – how was your last week? I’ve been having a bit of a tough time at the moment. It’s nothing too serious, but the stress does seep into my body and dreams, so I decided to dedicate this week’s Sunday Reads to various ways we can all be a little more mindful. That’s not to say you need to follow everything by the letter, but hopefully you’ll find something new that works for you.

What is Emotional Resilience?

The Debrief defines emotional resilience, the new sister to mindfulness, and how best to apply it. I can tell you now – I’m still learning this. But it’s a great article with some key points, such as thinking about what you want, not what is expected of you, something I really suffer with.

Balance Career Success with Self-Care

One of my favourite work-oriented bloggers, Bianca Bass, put together a list of tips on balancing work and self-care, and her final tip – to be less harsh on yourself – is a golden one.

How Not to Self-Care

Victoria Chiu’s editorial piece, I Think I’ve Been Abusing Self-Care, is a funny and insightful post into the downfalls of learning to say no, put yourself first, and essentially hide from everything that scares you. Self-care – with caution?

Seven Tips to be Happier

Finally, I compiled a list of simple ways to improve your happiness on The Huffington Post, and hopefully your stress levels too.