Entries by Stuart Mitchell

Ways to Keep your Goals on Track


89 ViewsDid you set any goals at the beginning of the year? Have you managed to make good progress towards them? In this blog, I’m going to give you some suggestions on how set positive habits and stay on track if you’re struggling. 🗓 Start a #100DayProject  This is a perfect choice if one of […]

Tips to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder


86 ViewsAt this time of year, when the days are still short and the glow of Christmas is behind us, you may start to feel a little ‘down’. This could be a sign that you are experiencing seasonal affective disorder (also known as SAD). We’re keen to share with you this video from our friends […]

2021: Inspiration for goals and how to achieve them


84 ViewsIf you completed our end-of-2020 reflection exercise, you may be keen to use what you learned to set your goals for 2021. Setting your intentions You might be tired of setting traditional New Year’s resolutions. Just as we did with the reflective journaling, we’ll share a list of prompts that you can choose from […]

2020: Our Reflections on a Year Like No Other


125 ViewsIt may be hard to imagine now but at the beginning of the year, we still had our schedule of events underway. In January, this included a Burns poetry-themed CommuniTea event, where children from Auchinleck Primary recited poetry and sang Scottish songs for the local community, including care home residents. Families also came along […]

Reflective Journal for the end of 2020


65 ViewsIt’s been a turbulent year, but this reflective exercise can help you see it in a different light. The video below suggests one way you may wish to carry out a reflective journaling exercise. (You could even combine it with the gratitude journaling we discussed last week.) Don’t worry if the video doesn’t fully […]

What are you grateful for?


50 ViewsA great way to change your perspective on things is to look through the lens of gratitude. Even when things don’t seem so good, just look a little closer and you’ll probably find something to be grateful for. Here are a couple of activities we suggest to make gratitude a habit… Make a Gratitude […]

An Introduction to Mindfulness


122 ViewsIf you’ve started exploring ways to look after your wellbeing, you’ve probably heard of mindfulness. This video sums up what mindfulness is and why we need it in out lives. Mindfulness can be brought into a wide range of activities, some of which we will explore in more depth in upcoming blogs. Just a […]

How to De-stress Christmas


159 ViewsWith so much preparation required, you can be forgiven for believing that what’s supposed to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ is the most stressful time of the year! Here are our tips for making the festive month a little more relaxing. Money 💸 If a spiralling Christmas spend is what keeps […]

Mindful Eating


204 Views‘Mindfulness’ is often seen as a wellbeing buzzword right now. Even if you’re new to the concept you may have some ideas what it means. In this week’s blog, I’m going to give you some practical tips to bring mindfulness to something we do (multiple times) every day – eating! A great place to […]

Get Cozy for Winter with the Art of Coorie


137 ViewsCoorie. A Scottish word you may think is more associated with snuggling. However, the definition has evolved to mean a way of life. We can embrace Coorie in our life through what we eat, wear and buy. Have a look at these resources about how Coorie can be good for your wellbeing. This video from […]