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Sophia

Sophia

Hi lovely Mamas!

We're giving away two 31-day Mindfulness Challenges to two lucky winners in our latest community sweepstake.

If you want to enter, just post a photo of - or tell us about - one ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• youโ€™ve had today. Was it a stunning view in the park, a kind gesture, a moment to yourself, or your little oneโ€™s smile?

After Monday 27th January, we will randomly select 2 winners from our community. If youโ€™ve won weโ€™ll email you and post out your prize!

๐‘จ๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† 31 ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’‡๐’–๐’๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’†

We all deserve to live in the here and now. Mindfulness has gone from being a niche practice to a routine part of everyday life for millions.

It can help ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ , ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฅ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ฆ. And few people need that more than us Mamas! Making just 5-10 minutes a day for it has become a part of common advice for a healthy lifestyle.

As it takes about 30 days to change our habits, this 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge aims to help you do that. It gives you one simple 5-10 minute task to carry out every day.

๐†๐จ๐จ๐ ๐‹๐ฎ๐œ๐ค!

๏ปฟFull Ts and Cs for the sweepstake contest are here:

https://masandpas.com/minfulness-sweepstake-giveaway-tsandcs/

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Sophia

Sophia

heather
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heather

I've been told I should use these kinds of exercises to calm myself down for years!


Today my beautiful moment was the big smile and squeal my toddler gave me when I got home. It doesn't happen all the time but makes my day when it does.

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marialev

marialev

My partner gave me a 'free pass' for my birthday where he promises he'll take care of the kids and I get a free day to do what I want.

Assuming he can manage it (a big IF) what would you ladies do with a full free day?

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marialev

marialev

Ana_bre
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Ana_bre

Spa day for sure! If you can make that work!

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Nicole

Nicole

So very true. Take care of yourselves, mamas and you'll have more energy to take care of your kids too

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Nicole

Nicole

heather
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heather

Love this...I'm making an effort this year!

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marialev
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marialev

So true, I just feel exhausted all the time

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Sophia

Sophia

It's day 11 - but we've already ditched some New Year's Resolutions! Which ones were the first to go for you?

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Sophia

Sophia

heather
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heather

No sugar ๏ปฟ๐Ÿ˜๏ปฟ it was always going to be a hard one!

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Rowan
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Rowan

To do more exercise. I vowed to start running. And joined a Couch to 5K group. I haven't even got my trainers out of the cupboard yet!

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Carselea

Carselea

Am I the only one who hates taking my kids to the park? They LOVE it. I find it boring (is that bad)? And stressful trying to run after an energetic toddler and a 4 yr old at the same time, when they both need my help to do different thing. Is it just me?

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Carselea

Carselea

marialev
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marialev

I have good days and bad days. We sometimes manage to find fun games or things to do together and then it's great.


Other days when they want to climb every tree trunk around it can be a bit dull. I feel bad but it is.


I find the worst is when we're heading back as they're always tired and usually in tears and needing to be carried (even if we have a pram).

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Keri
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Keri

I used to feel the same way...it's pretty boring! I always felt bad that I found park excursions so boring, but don't feel guilty...I think a lot of mums feel that way! We do it anyhow, and that's the important thing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Carselea

Carselea

New year and one of my goals is to exercise more. But NOT the gym (I hate it and would never go). I'm going to try and walk more in each day. With the kids, with the dog, park further away .... Are step trackers on apps any good or unreliable? Will walking be enough to help me lose a few pounds and feel a little better? I would try jogging but know how unfit I am and how much I'd try to avoid it. Walking more seems to be a more achievable aim

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Carselea

Carselea

Keri
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Keri

I used to have a Fit Bit, but honestly I think my phone does just a good of a job tracking my steps. I used to love the gym, but life took over and I've seriously tailed off on my fitness pursuits.

Walking is great exercise! I find that just starting any kind of exercise program really propels me forward...start with walking and slowly move up to walk/run/walk. You'll suprise yourself. You'll be a 10k runner soon๐Ÿ˜ Oh, bring music....I could never run or walk without music or podcasts...that's like self torture!๐Ÿ˜…

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Sophia

Sophia

Here's to taking care of you for 2020!

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Sophia

Sophia

Carselea

Carselea

When your feeling down who's the one person you phone who makes you feel better?

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Carselea

Carselea

marialev
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marialev

I call a friend who I met through my daughter at school. She gets why I'm down and that always helps.


She also usually gives me a nice dose of perspective and I feel like it's all less of a mountain of a problem afterwards.

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Carselea
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Carselea

My sister. She always has time to listen and makes me feel better. Not sure what I'd do without her.

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Keri

Keri

Create you're own at-home spa day! I have a few natural, easy and affordable spa day "recipes" that will give you an instant reboot. Anyone else have some natural self care tips for those odd moments we actually get to relax?:)

1) Homemade Face masks: Mash up one ripe bannana and combine with 1/4 cup of natural full fat yogurt. Apply to your face and leave for 10-20 minutes. Your skin will feel smooth and fresh.

2) Facial Steam: Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil (lavendar is good) to a bowl of freshly boiled water. Drop in a few of your favourite herbal tea bags, put your face over the bowl (not too close!) cover your head with a towel and steam your skin for about 5 minutes.

3) Hair masks: Make a mixture of equal parts honey, apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. Wet your hair and apply the mixture. Your hair will be smooth and glossy and all of your "hair product build up" will be gone. You really will feel the difference!

4) DIY plunge pool: Who needs a spa plunge pool when you can light your favourite scented candles and soak in your own DIY spa bath? Add two TB raw honey under the tap as you're running your bath. Have a good soak and in the last 15 minutes add a teaspoon of baking soda to remove any dead skin cells.

5) Make your own spa water: Peel a cucumber and put it in a large jug with two sprigs of fresh mint and half a lemon (thinly sliced). Add six cups of water and ice and allow to infuse in your fridge for several hours before serving.

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Keri

Keri

heather

heather

I find it helps if I stop and take in something beautiful around you. This morning there was frost on the leaves on the pavement and it looked magical. I try to notice the little things now and when I do it brightens up my day.

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heather

heather

Laura
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Laura

I agree Heather! I try to switch routes to everyday destinations (on the way to the train station etc) and I find it wakes up my mind more and notice all the little things around me.

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