Calmmoment.com’s top 10 most-read articles in 2018

Settle down with some mindful reading and catch up on our most popular articles from calmmoment.com in 2018.

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The holidays are a great time to put your feet up and catch up on some reading, so we’ve rounded up your favourite articles from 2018.

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There’s features on everything from meditation in the bath to tips for brightening your mood when you’ve had a tough day. Enjoy!

Woman showering in a waterfall

This year you all wanted to know how to meditate in the shower. And why not? It’s a soothing way to relax at the end of the day or get your morning off to a great start.

There’s also some evidence to suggest that having a warm bath can improve your mood.

Mindful baking

Get your apron on and bake your way to a happier life. Many of us turn to baking to help relieve stress and the simple act of making something with your hands can help you to feel calmer.

And you can eat the results!

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Woman wrapped in a blanket standing on a mountain

In the dark winter months, it’s easy to feel sluggish and for some people it can lead to low moods and depression.

Practising some simple self-care activities can help you get through the winter in a mindful way.

Anna Parker Naples

After a difficult pregnancy, Anna Parker-Naples realised that her outlook on life and her approach to parenting had to change.

She developed an interest in NLP (neurolinguistic programming) and mindfulness, and started using her skills to help other stressed-out mums. Check out her 11 tips for mindful parenting.

Smiling woman by Hean Prinsloo

Develop a mindful outlook in 2019 with these brilliant mindfulness podcasts and apps. We’ve put together all of the tools to help you find your inner calm.

Download a few and develop a new mindfulness habit.

Happy woman

When you’ve had a bad day, it’s easy to let it ruin your whole evening. Reclaim your downtime with these useful self care activities to help you lift your mood, from stroking a pet to taking up a martial art.

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Taking care of your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health.

Check out these podcasters who are doing their bit for mental health awareness, covering everything from depression to anxiety disorders and bereavement.

Rebecca Sullivan's natural lip balm recipe

This pretty tinted lip balm recipe from Rebecca Sullivan will help your lips to stay soft and nourished throughout the winter.

The best thing about making your own cosmetics is that you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.

Woman throwing autumn leaves in the air

We’re big believers in being mindful throughout the year, but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. There are lots of great ways to be mindful in the autumn, from creating wild leaf art to gathering natural elements to decorate your home.

Check out our seasonal tips for autumn mindfulness!

Cat loves owner Mel Elias

Calling all cat lovers! Did you know that cuddling a cat can make you happier? It releases oxytocin in the brain, which is often known as the ‘cuddle hormone’. Awwww.

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Your feline friend is also helping you stay healthy by reducing your blood pressure!