Happiness Booster #2: Gratitude Walk

Today I am taking a gratitude walk. As I move I will reflect on all the things in my life for which I am thankful – the things I see around me, and for the people and events unfolding in my life. Every step will be a statement of gratitude… you might like to try it...

Happiness Booster #1: Look Up!

Today I commit to looking up! When I am out an about today, rather than looking down at my feet, I’m setting the intention to look up and out, and to notice the beauty around me. Try it out and feel how this lifts your mood. If you need support or someone to talk to,...

How to beat a bad mood:

Welcome to week 4 of my 8 weeks to a better bodymind challenge! I woke up this morning in what can only be described as a bad mood... perfect timing for week 4 of my '8 weeks to a better bodymind challenge'. This week is all about boosting happiness! Amazing that just...

Guest Blog by the wonderful Nikola Ellis of Adore Yoga

Looking for happiness? You’re not alone There’s no shortage of advice on how to find your bliss. From magazine articles and the internet through to self-help books and TV shows, it seems that everyone has a ‘3 Step Program’ for giving you back your mojo. But what...

This tip will help you stick to your guns and move daily!

Commitment to daily exercise tip #4: Plan your “If... Then primers” for exercise. Think of your barriers to movement and brainstorm strategies to overcome them. A few of mine... If it’s raining… then I will roll out my yoga mat at home. If I am tired… then I will get...

Here’s how to make daily exercise a genuine priority:

Commitment to daily exercise tip #3: exercise early in your day. Just a short bout of movement helps you make better decisions and lifts your mood for the rest of the day. Personally, if I've done my exercise in the morning I make healthier food choices through the...

5 tips to better posture

Commitment to daily exercise tip #2: Enhance your posture. Why? Because good posture boosts your mood, energy and outlook. By elongating your spine and reconnecting with your core muscles you’ll instantly look like you’ve dropped a couple of kilos too. Not sure how?...

What do you need to get fit?

Commitment to daily exercise tip #1: You don’t need a gym membership or fancy equipment, all you need is your body! Step outside and take a walk. Use the environment around you – hills, stairs, and benches for step ups, press ups and dips. Try some simple and...

Making the commitment to exercise: 5 principles.

Welcome to week 3 of my 8 weeks to a better bodymind challenge. This week we focus on exercise. This is not just another one size fits all exercise plan. Watch my brief video by clicking here to learn about the psychology of exercise. In it I give you my 5 guiding...

Day 14: I feel better about myself!

I'm amazed at what you can achieve by setting a simple intention. That's what this 8 weeks to a better bodymind challenge is all about - setting the intention to take action and make your wellbeing a genuine priority. It is all about reclaiming your vitality. So we're...

The Golden Rule of Healthy Eating

Psychology of Healthy Eating Tip #5. The principle behind sustainable healthy eating is to make good decisions MOST of the time. So my favourite advice is, IF you are going to indulge, THEN SAVOUR IT! There is more joy in a single savoured chocolate than in a handful...

Finding it hard to stay on track? Use this strategy:

This week we are focusing on the psychology of healthy eating, but you can use this technique with any kind of desired behaviour change in mind. Psychology of healthy eating tip #4: Brainstorm your “IF… THEN” statements. Anticipate situations that might make it hard...

Get to know yourself: are you a moderator or an abstainer?

Psychology of Healthy Eating Tip #3! You know you're a moderator if you… – find the occasional indulgence is enjoyable and helps to bolster your resolve – get stressed at the thought of “eliminating” something, or “never” having it. You know you're an abstainer if...

Psychology of Healthy Eating Tip #2

Identify your swaps – what are some of the things that you can (relatively painlessly) swap for something else more life-giving, or less troublesome. For example, for me coffee is a ‘gateway’– I’m tempted to add sugar and then I want more sugary things like cakes and...

Psychology of Healthy Eating Tip #1

Get to know yourself: know your strengths, weaknesses and triggers. Take a good look at your eating habits. What are you doing well and what needs some refinement? We tend to know the kind of changes we need to make - start brainstorming your solutions and take...

Week 2: The Psychology of Healthy Eating.

Welcome to week two of my 8 weeks to a better bodymind challenge! This week is all about nutrition. Instead of generic recipes and tips, I’m going to explore the psychology of healthy eating and teach you strategies that will help you make better decisions more often....

8 weeks to a better ‘bodymind’ – Are you in?

Come join me in Reclaiming your Vitality! Find out more about this 8 week program by clicking here to see my first video post. Follow me on Facebook for daily tips as we embark on this challenge together. Simply like my page Suzy Reading: Psychology and Yoga to...

Feeling pressed for time? 12 quick tips to maximise yours:

There are no surprises here - time is a fixed entity. So what you've got is what you've got. The good news is that you have plenty of power over how you conceive it and then parcel it out. Here are my 12 top tips to get the most of your time: 1. Use the 4 D’s: Do it...

Why you’ve just got to stop and put your feet up.

  We live in a caffeinated, adrenal world with competing demands placed upon our ‘bodymind’ for most of our waking hours. We’re all aware of the frequent drive to achieve in every realm of modern life - work life, home life, family life, and social life. Often there...