September 7, 2015

It can be hard with our crazy, busy lives to slow down and take time for ourselves.

However, making the time will make a big difference to you and your family.

Here are my tips:

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1) Quiet time

Allocate at least an hour a day quiet time for yourself and your family. Turn off the television.

Read, reflect or my favourite is a meditation that leads into a sweet nap.

2) Restrict media (including social) for yourself and family

The chaos of the world will still be there for you to read in your allocated time.

I suggest to restrict how much of that chaos you read. It simply creates stories and images that aren’t going to guide you to peace.

3) Time in nature

Take your shoes off, roll around on the grass, connect with nature.

Embrace the colours, sounds of birds and the quiet peace it brings.

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3) Find your joy

Remember to spend time doing something simply for yourself.

Whether it’s treating yourself to coffee and cake or simply taking a candlelit bubble bath, it is time to honour you.

4) Prioritise peace in your life

You are what you think about. Our thoughts become our world. Make inner peace a priority in your life by thinking and experiencing it often.

Do you have any other tips to add to these? Please share in the comments below.

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  • What wonderful tips, so important to take time out for our sanity.


  • My favorite times when my kids were little were rainy days where we would make a blanket fort and sit inside it eating sandwiches and simply talking. Calm days are always valued.


  • Turn off your phone above all.


  • Inner peace, I need to find some. I try to have a bath at least once a week.


  • inner peace – oh, goodo, I will jump in the bath LOL


  • Good advice. Thanks.


  • Totally agree to all these points – we need to invest slow time to our lives for the long haul.
    My little tip: When I get into my car, before I drive off, take time to prep myself for a pleasant drive – even a 30 second quiet talk to myself is a great starting point.


  • Gosh, my quiet time is still productive – working around the vege garden, sometimes alone but mostly watching my toddler sampling the produce or feeding the chickens. This ticks all the above boxes for me.

    • oh that sounds wonderful for sure. lovely experience for your kid


  • relaxed


  • We really need some great time for ourselves.


  • Soak in a hot bath with bubbles


  • Take time out to do what works for you eg. meditation, yoga, reading a magazine or book, watching TV. I love the end of the day when my boys are snug in bed and I have my quiet time to browse social media, read a magazine, catch up on a tv show. That’s my time.


  • Love the nature idea – will try this in the coming summer.


  • Finding time for yourself is definitely important thanks for sharing


  • great peace


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