Updated: Mar 1, 2019
Each week we want to pass on some of the little things that have inspired us on social media, things we've read or listened to, things we've learnt and moments that impacted us and the things we are most grateful for during that week. These are our Friday Favourites:
1. What I am watching ...
Practising mindfulness has been a pretty big deal thing for me. It's helped me to get through some pretty tough times and is becoming more and more recognised as a way to help build emotional resilience, gain more control and live a happier life! In this video ABC anchorman Dan Harris - who once had a panic attack live on air - shares how mindfulness is actually a super power.
2. What I'm reading ...
I loved this article on how to teach forgiveness. although it focuses on how we can help our children understand this I think there is something we can all take from this.
3. What I liked on social ...
Happify also created the animation at the start of today's Friday Favourites. Well worth a visit, check them out on their Instagram feed.
4. What I am reflecting on ..
Hmm 🤔? What am I doing this weekend? 🕺What emails am I going to find in my inbox? 📩 Why did she look at me that way yesterday? 😟 What would I do if I won the lottery? 🏖 Apparently we spend around 47% of our time mind wandering, now there are some health benefits to just taking your mind offline, also it’s a pretty useful tool to be able to assess any danger in the future, or learn from past mistakes. Taking Sabre Tooth tigers out of the conversation though, if we could totally enjoy everything in this moment we may not need to wander as much. 😉
5. What I am practising ...
How can I encourage my children to appreciate the little things more? 🤔Don’t get me wrong l am part of the problem by buying them more little plastic surprises and magazines then is necessary, 🤷♂️but in my quest to help them do more for others I introduced this “kindness jar”. 💕 Every-time they do something for someone else they get a feather. When the glass is full the “kindness Fairy” 🧚♀️ leaves a little surprise (not plastics 😉).
That's it for this weeks Friday Favourites, if you have a favourite you want to share, of any feedback on these favourites you can leave a comment on my Facebook page or follow us on Instagram.