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The Power is yours… Quote No.66 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.66 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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“Practice self-compassion always” and particularly now as we face new challenges during lockdown.  It’s ok not to be perfect, “Everybody messes up in life.  Everybody makes mistakes.  Be gentle with yourself.”

How have you practiced self-compassion?

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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The Power is yours… Quote No.67 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.67 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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During this pandemic it is important to find and trust facts only from reliable sources.  If negative thoughts arise, challenge your thoughts by asking yourself if they are true and just.  Isolation and too much time to focus on negativity can throw things out of perspective very quickly.  “Encourage yourself to see the positive in yourself and others too.”

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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The Power is yours… Quote No.72 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.72 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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At present you may struggle to “Live each day well”  or to find “the blessings and miracles in each day.”  Try to look past the distress of Covid19 and identify small blessings and miracles in your day.

It can be difficult to acknowledge your own miracles such as just getting out of bed and facing another day in isolation, being kind when you felt like being unkind or simply enjoying a cup of tea and allowing your world to stand still.  These are true blessings!

What blessings and miracles have you found, please share them here and Encourage Yourself  Encourage Others to find these blessings and many more!

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine. (If you would like your own copy of Anne’s book send your enquiries to info.devinepublishing@gmail.com)

 

The Power is yours… Quote No.77 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.77 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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Sadly because of the impact of Covid19 there is a greater possibility that we will “..meet someone who has suffered a huge loss in their life..”  That loss may take many forms such as the loss of loved ones, loss of livelihood, loss of motivation or mental wellbeing.  And maybe we will be better aware and “have the courage to stand in the silence beside them.”

I wish you the gift of self-peace for Easter and the courage to share your peace with others!

Stay safe, stay well.

I will be in touch again after Easter on Tuesday 14th of April.

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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The Power is yours… Quote No.80 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.80 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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Now that we have more time on our hands, share it freely but think before you unwittingly create a new unspoken contract. It may or may not be easy for you to move on after lockdown if you’ve developed a binding contract!

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Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

The Power is yours… Quote No.84 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.84 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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” a stone, a shell or something else that has meaning for you” carried around with you can be so reassuring to ground your thoughts when you feel anxious.

Do you carry a courage item with you? If so, what item gives you courage?

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Did I mention my husband carries one or two courage items around with him!

 

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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The Power is yours… Quote No.90 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

 

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“Be brave. Take a risk. Volunteer. Help others.”

Anne’s words definitely resonate during this pandemic.

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine. (If you would like your own copy of Anne’s book send your enquiries to info.devinepublishing@gmail.com)

 

The Power is yours… Quote No 98 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Others”

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As we adjust to the challenges of Covid19, are you interested in ways to Encourage Yourself and Encourage Others?

Check out my introduction: The Power is yours… “Encourage Yourself Encourage Others Quote No.99”

 

Today’s quote No.98

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Here are some blessings in my Covid19 world A matter of focus…

What blessings have you observed within your Covid19 world?

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

Bullying & Beyond…Self-care x 10!

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Time and the right conditions not only preserve but bring about something of beauty – Marie Clancy.

In my previous post on bullying I shared some listening tips I found helpful  Read it here

Another important aspect of listening, when bullying is an issue for you or your children, is listening to what your own body is telling you.

When you are stressed you might notice that you behave in ways that are out of character.  Examples could include cancelling a day out with a friend, missing time at work or increasing your consumption of food or drink, as a source of comfort.  You might realise you feel anxious and ready to snap at those around you.  If this sounds very familiar then self-care is the answer.

There is a well known saying… “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”   No matter how tough we think we are, any on-going, distressing situation can wear down our resilience and make us want to run as far away as possible from the upset.  I’ve been there, many times, when I felt helpless to improve the situation for both our children.  I felt totally stressed and unable to concentrate on other aspects of my life.

Thankfully I realised the importance of self-care.  I realised I could not be a source of support to others if I did not look after my own health and welfare first.

To be your best self and function at peak capability, particularly at a time of crisis, YOU need to make time and space for YOU.  

I can’t emphasise enough, the importance of that last sentence!  Self-care might initially involve some professional counselling support for you or your child.  Finding a Counsellor or Psychologist experienced in the area of bullying, and building a positive relationship based on trust, will be the corner-stone to making progress.

Another important part of self-care is finding ways to forget your worries. Part of the reason why I developed this blog and called it “Create Space” was to “create” some “space” for me, to zone out from my concerns, and focus instead on my interests and the positives in my life. This creative space helped me recharge.  I forgot my worries and built my resilience!

Try to find what lights your fire, whether it is joining a yoga class or having coffee with a friend.  Try a walk in the fresh air if you can’t think of anything that would brighted your day.  Self-care will nurture your inner child, lift your spirit, help you put things into perspective and clear your head to enable you consider new solutions.

Remember to practice Self-care!  Better still practice “Self-care, times 10!”

I hope you found this helpful or maybe you know someone who might find it helpful.  I’d love to hear your thoughts. What happens when you neglect self-care?  What’s the last thing you did for fun? How does having “me” time make you feel and why would you recommend it?

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

 

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