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Happy Mum Tips in 20 Days: Day 9

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APPRECIATE SOMEONE YOU LOVE

The best kind of appreciation is for things that we do tireless every day without much acknowledgement. For example, it absolutely makes my day when my husband makes a big deal about how lovely a meal is that I’ve made cooked. It’s a job I do every day, so when it is appreciated and not taken for granted- it definitely feels worth it!

Nothing is more rewarding to the giver than the expression of some genuine, heartfelt appreciation to someone else- it doesn’t hurt the recipient either! Besides, when you take the time to appreciate someone, don’t be surprised if they dish some appreciation right back at you.

WARNING: Appreciating the people you love in your life and the great things they do has increased happiness as a side effect.

Have a Happy Day,

Nicole.

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Happy Mum Tips in 20 Days: Day 7.

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BE SILLY!

Yep, it’s time for another ‘no responsibility’ day- I love these, and you will too!

Being a Mum is a very busy job! So it’s very easy to become very serious and goal orientated with your children; teaching them to crawl, walk, talk, pee, feed themselves, take a bath, do their homework- I could go on, but you get the point! And this is all while maintaining the house, doing the shopping, and/or going to work.

Every now and then it’s a great idea to put aside some time to just be silly with your kids- guaranteed fun will follow for all participants!

The best way to be silly and have fun with your kids is by letting them guide you as to what the activity will be. It could be playing dress ups, singing songs, dancing, finger painting, rolling around on the carpet for cuddles and giggles.

What’s your child/children’s favorite fun thing to do?

WARNING: Engaging in silliness is extremely fun and you may find it slightly addictive…

Have a Happy Day,

Nicole

20 Happy Mum Tips in 20 Days: Day 6.

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READ A BOOK.

You remember those things don’t you? They’re lots of pages of paper bound together that tell you a story.

Whether you were a prolific reader before kids or not, reading is a great way to have some snippets of much needed ‘me time’ added to your day.

Why not make a list of books you’ve been meaning to read and get started sometime this week? Even if it’s just 20 minutes before you hit the pillow, it will give your mind the opportunity to disconnect from your busy day and so help you to sleep better.

Have a Happy Day,

Nicole

Quick Self Massage for Big Relief

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Hi There,

Many Mums may find they just don’t have time to go and get a massage.

If you fall into this category- never fear- I’ve got a fantastic alternative for you that’s quick, effective and free!

It’s a video that shows you how to give yourself a de-stress massage which only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

I’ve tried it and can highly recommend it!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wAdGQSd6nFQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DwAdGQSd6nFQ

Have a Happy Day,

Nicole

20 Happy Mum Tips in 20 Days: Day 3.

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GET A MASSAGE.

 

This suggestion made the top 3 tips, and with good reason- every Mum needs some proper pampering every now and then- especially if you’re aiming to be a happy one!

A massage is a great way to melt away your tension, give you a chance to ‘mentally regroup’ and have some much needed quiet time.

So what are you waiting for? Take a quick look at your calendar to find a suitable day and then book in that massage!

 

Have a Happy Day,

Nicole