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4 Helpful tips to stop your anxiety increasing

4 Helpful tips to stop your anxiety increasing

2020 and the beginning of 2021 have been particularly unnerving, and for those who suffer from anxiety, it has been an even more difficult time. If you are feeling like this, you’re certainly not alone, and even if that is cold comfort, it is something to bear in mind. Although relieving your anxiety entirely is something that your doctor will need to discuss with you, there are some ways to help lessen it, at least a little, or, perhaps more useful, to stop it from increasing. We all cope with lockdown in different ways and here are some tips for that and anxiety in general. VIEW the POST

My top tips for working from home

My top tips for working from home

As you know, I am a stationery fan and I love trying new ways of working and techniques. I have worked from home, regularly, since I had the children and I have been lucky enough to work for a company that were flexible for this. Since lockdown in March 2020, I have worked from home every day and I have had to find different ways of working to suit the whole family. We are all working from home! VIEW the POST

My lockdown silver linings

As we are making our way through the eight week of lockdown, I was honoured to be nominated by To Yorkshire and Beyond, to write about the positive things I have come across during lockdown. Finding the lockdown silver linings in tough situations like this helps us to get through these trying times and I am a half glass full kind of person anyway… so here are the things that I am feeling positive about during this time.

Understanding the new rules of lockdown #stayalert

Understanding the new rules of lockdown #stayalert

I have seen a lot of comments on social media about the new rules of lockdown, as of 10th May 2020, Boris announced some changes to the lockdown and also some changes to the message of Stay at Home to Stay Alert. It's tough to get your head around this pandemic, so I thought it would be helpful to set out some thoughts on the new rules. A different perspective can be helpful to put your own thoughts into some organised order, or confirm what you thought in the first place. This is my opinion only, of course! VIEW the POST

Creating a homelearning egg hunt around your home with #Haribo

Creating a homelearning egg hunt around your home with #Haribo

Whilst we are still in the Easter holidays, I thought I would share a fun idea to keep the children entertained (and the grown-ups for setting it up). This is a homelearning egg hunt, the prizes could be anything from a bag of sweets to tokens towards something else. Like earning so many minutes of tablet time that day. My kids love earning things.  VIEW the POST

Creating a pretend restaurant at home during lockdown

This was a big hit with our little ones over the Easter weekend: Daddy turned the dining room into a pretend restaurant and created a menu for them to choose their dinners. Whilst Mummy was the waitress. It was great fun, even if it did only last 90 minutes. It was nice to do something a little different and the kids love role play games.