Feel good about you, rewire your brain!

✨✨✨󾀽 FREE MINDFULNESS WORKOUT 󾀽✨✨✨

Did you know your brain is wired to focus on negative things and to quickly forget about positive things? Because that’s what helping for survival!
However that makes us easily forget all the good things we do.
If you want to feel more postive about yourself, you need to train your brain to focus on the things that are good about you. This might feel a bit uneasy at first, but you will get good at it, really quickly!

So this week, every day, take a moment to pause and think about what was good about you so far today. And when you think about it, also bring back all the sensations about it. The sounds, the smells, what did you see, how did it feel. That is important to really make the change.

Have a great week!
<3

ps I hope the people that planned to plant persil all around the Wellington Station, feel really good about themselves. Because I love it! Did you know??

IMG_6327

Unhelpful thinking, weekly mindfulness workout.

How time flies when you’re busy! Here’s another
<<<><><>>>Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout <<<><><>>>
 
This week builds upon last week’s workout. If you’re not feeling the way you want to feel, first you can calm yourself down by focussing on your breathing.
The next step you can take, is to notice your thinking. Often what we feel, is caused by what we think. When you learn to be more mindful of your thoughts, you will discover the thoughts and regular patterns of thinking that cause unwanted emotions. For example thoughts that start with “I should” of “I should not” give you stress. Or you might have other unhelpful thoughts.
 
So this week, try to get some insight in your unhelpful thoughts and thought patterns.
 
It is important to realise that when things happen, emotions will happen too. It’s normal to feel upset when sad things happen! That’s when you need comforting.
 
Have a great week!
 
Like the picture? Lovely gift from a friend! Who are you going to spoil this week?
IMG_6341

Take in the good

*** Weekly Mindfulness Workout***
 
Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for another week! Your brain is made to remember all the bad stuff and this doesn’t help if you want to feel happy. The good news is, that you can train your brain to focus on the good stuff, and gradually you will do this more automatically and you will start to feel more postive, happy and relaxed and worry less!
So this week, keep asking yourself all through your days “so what else is good here?” Doesn’t have to be big things, anything will do.
 
Have a good one!
IMG_1183

10 reasons you should sign up now

I’m bringing my 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to Lower Hutt again!!!
 
Here are 10 Reasons to sign up today:
 
1. Down to earth course.
2. By experienced psychologist.
3. Mindfulness is scientifically proven to work!
4. Manage stress.
5. Manage anxiety.
6. Manage depression.
7. Sleep better.
8. Be more calm and balanced.
9. Have more joy in your daily life, worry less.
10. Improve focus and attention.
 

Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Are you doing things on automatic pilot at lot? Are you often busy in your head, thinking about the days and weeks ahead? Or going over and over again, about what has happened already?

If the anwer is yes, than unfortunately you miss out on a lot of things that are happening during the day. Things that are fun, beautiful, touching, nice, relaxing, lovely, awesome, delicious, and great! You are also more vulnerable for depression.

Luckily, with mindfulness, you can change this, by learning to live more in the here and now, and by living less on autopilot, so you have a happier life. Just by showing up for your life, right here, as it unfolds, by training your attention!

So this week, make a start by noticing when you are distracted. Noticing when you are running on autopilot, or just not taking in, what is right here.

8-week mindfulness stress reduction is back in the Hutt this term, pm me on Facebook, or look at the Facebook event for info or signing up.

Have a good week!

IMG_5810

 

# your problems, Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Good morning here is your Weekly Mindfulness Workout:
 
You might be inclined to solve problems by thinking about them over and over again. Sometimes this works.
And sometimes it doesn’t. There just isn’t always a perfect answer straight away, or there might never be a right answer. You just exhaust your brain, give yourself a headache, make yourself feel unhappy, anxious or upset. Often it is much better to acknowledge and accept that yes there is problem, for example something at work. Whenever thoughts about it, pop up in your mind, tell yourself ” there its is again, #work, I know” and relax yourself by focussing on your breathing for a bit and than do something else. Try it, it works!
 
Have the best week,
be happy!
IMG_9643
You can practice Mindfulness everywhere! There is alway your breathing and there is always something worth watching or hearing or feeling!

Grateful in April

Free Weekly Mindfulness Train-Your-Brain Workout!
 
This week another group of awesome people are finishing my 8-week mindfulness for happiness course, and I’m very proud of their hard work and achievements! Let me know if you want to be in the next class!
 
Our brains are not wired to be on the lookout for all the good and positive things that are right here. Instead our brains are always looking for what is negative and what can go wrong, just protection for survival really. So we have to make an effort to rewire the brain by consciously training it to focus on the good stuff that is going on, so we can feel good!
 
So everyday this week, you are going to make an effort to remind yourself of three things, that are right here, that you are grateful for. No matter how small, it’s worth giving it some attention.
 
I’m joining the Grateful In April challenge. I hope you will too, you can signup on their webpage gratefulinapril.com or  like the facebook page.
 
Have the best week!
Monique
IMG_5511
Awesome Wellington Street art! Train your brain!

Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Hi all, here is your Weekly Mindfulness Workout.
The holidays are over, we are still enjoying glorious days in Wellington, but I guess all is back to normal for all. It is easy to get lost in the daily grind, and not be living your life as fulfilling as you woud wish for.
That is why this week we’re going to keep an eye out for anything that excites us and makes us enthusiastic. If you spot this feeling, give it your full attention, notice where in your body you can feel it and take a couple of deep breaths to really feel the excitement and enthousiasm grow. Even if it is just a little thing or activity that gives a little spark of excitement, just give it all your attention. It can be something you see or hear maybe. If you find it hard to find anything at all, think about what you could do this week that might be exciting. Or think back about what has excited you before, that you could do again? Maybe as a child? And remember, this is about you, living a happy life, not about what others think about you.
IMG_5167

Pre Christmas Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Hello lovely people, here’s the weekly mindfulness workout for this week, if you are up for it 🙂
 
Coloring is vey relaxing and reduces stress, it is a fun form of meditating.
It makes you use parts of your brain you might be ignoring, it improves your concentration and motor skills, it is cheap and you can do it by yourself or together, you get lovely results and will feel accomplished. If you have children you might also find that they want to color as soon as they see you’re having a good time coloring!
 
So to get you started I offer to email you my handmade free coloring pages to color in this week, just let me know where to email them to. And feel free to let others know about this too 🙂
 
Have a relaxed Christmas,
 
Monique

Managing thoughts, Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Hi all, Weekly Mindfulness Workout this week is just something to keep in the back of your mind this week. Your mind can be full of all sorts of thoughts, popping up one after the other. Remember that your thoughts are just a couple of words your brain is producing and you do not have to take them all so serious! Notice how often thoughts that pop up are useless this week and you decide if they are! Have a great week!