• Mindset, Focus and Energy
  • Mindset, Focus and Energy
  • Mindset, Focus and Energy
  • Mindset, Focus and Energy

Eight pillars of wellbeing

Some useful online articles, help and resources 

These include articles I have written over the last 5 years and some great TED talks

Mirror neurons - how we are all connected 

Mindfulness explained simply

How working memory works - 5 things !

The cost of negative self talk 

Simplifying work 

 

  • Building a positive mindset

Cultivate a positive inner world before doing anything else

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/three-pillars-of-wellbeing/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/abundance/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/listening-to-ancient-wisdom/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/positive-psychology-barriers...

Be here – focus your energy rather than let it float away

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/is-mindfulness-a-trap/

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/positive-psychology-research...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/energy-and-meditation/

There are no limits, be creative . The world is what you think it is

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/positive-psychology-and-stay...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/thinking-yourself-better-pla...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/positive-psychology-and-colour/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/how-our-biases-get-in-the-wa...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/how-to-be-happy-and-have-a-g...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/curiosity-a-key-ingredient-t...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/transformation/

Be confident

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/training-your-mind-to-see-th...

Be in nature as often as you can

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/being-in-nature-how-it-chang...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/wellbeing-and-the-environment/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/city-stress/

You find your happiness through others

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/the-like-button-for-work/

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/building-creativity-at-work/

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/can-you-love-your-job/

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/happiness-arises-in-the-spac...

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/learn-about-the-beautiful-fi...

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/happiness-and-working-well/

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/can-you-love-your-job/

  • Developing kindness and compassion for others

Learn how being kind to others builds your own wellbeing

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/the-old-lady-on-the-train-2/

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/happiness-arises-in-the-spac...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/become-happier-by-becoming-k...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/positive-psychology-a-little...

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/yoga-and-neuroscience/

Gratitude diaries 

Random acts of kindness 

Loving kindness meditation 

The 1,000 reasons – changing perception using Buddhism

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/a-great-buddhist-exercise-th...

Recognise, use, understand & manage emotions

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/emotional-contagion-how-emot...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/developing-emotional-intelli...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/can-you-measure-emotional-in...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/abundance/

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/happiness-at-work-the-good-a...

Looking for strengths in others

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/listening-to-others/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/ubuntu-if-i-diminish-you-i-d...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/positive-psychology-dialogue...

  • Training your attention

Why is attention so important

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/switch-it-off-and-connect/

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/positive-psychology-research...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/how-meditation-changes-the-w...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/positive-psychology-research...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/energy-and-meditation/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/think-less-be-happy/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/positive-psychology-its-abou...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/meditation-training/

Meditating using the breath and a single point 

Scanning the body and using auto suggestion

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/1087/

Mindful eating 

Mindful walking 

Mindful anything – for example swimming

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/meditation-and-swimming/

  • Learning to let go

How attachment brings suffering

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/the-importance-of-vulnerabil...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/how-our-instinct-can-deceive...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/love-and-stuff/

Holding on to thoughts changes the cells of the body

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/what-a-thought-can-do-to-you...
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/positive-psychology-and-touch/

Using tapping to release and relax 

Using mantra to release and relax

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/welcoming-change/

How fostering abundance reduces neediness

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/abundance/

Growing through grief

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/the-time-we-are-given/

Exercising properly

Reduce sedentary behaviour

Move after eating

Exercise mindfully – energy flows where attention goes

Be aware that exercise creates oxidants – rest properly

Resistance training is important, particularly for 40+

Balance fitness, flexibility and strength

Nutrition is vital – time your meals and supplements well

Focus on your posture and core strength

  • Having the right diet

Water with lemon to start and end the day

Eat when you eat, drink when you drink – avoid mixing

Avoid drinks with bubbles

Eat mindfully. If you're stressed you won’t process food properly

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/staying-hungry/

Avoid processed food. Go for colour and freshness

Be mindful of caffeine

If you take supplements, here’s how to do it

Be aware of high and low glycemic foods. Keep balance

Cut down on red meat

  • Breathing properly

How most of us breathe and why its so bad for us

Relax and energise using alternate nostril breathing

Learn how to use a full diaphragmatic breath

Connect your breath to unblock tension in your body

Learn a technique to clean your lungs out

Easy ways to clear your nasal passages

  • Standing tall and moving gracefully

How you hold your body trains your mind for optimism

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/how-our-posture-and-emotions...

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/science-playing-catch-up-to-...

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/work-on-your-posture-and-bui...

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/science-playing-catch-up-to-...

Yoga – getting the basics right

http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/the-benefits-of-yoga/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/yoga-training-for-the-mind/
http://breathenews.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/learning-yoga/