My Happy Place Preparation

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My Happy Place Preparation

Hello  Lovely and Supportive Friends,

Wow I am  really chuffed to see so many of you here and I really appreciate you coming along on this 30 Day Challenge, with me. September was a really tough month for me and as you all know with my mother having Alzheimers I’ve been struggling to be Happy Nathalie.

My four best girlfriends live in the UK, I work mainly alone and it will be so wonderful to share my thoughts and hear your thoughts too, I am so positive that together we can raise some smiles and have a giggle along the way.

My Happy Place Behaviour

Working with behaviour, does give me the insight into our minds, the patterns and pathways that make us who we are. I fully understand how difficult some days, weeks and months can be. Yes, we can be grateful for what we have but this too can get blurred as we go through the actions day in and day out.

I know that Motherhood can be all consuming, yet a role we are deep down blessed to have.

I am so pleased you have joined this 30 day challenge, because I do know that when you have support and friendship, pretty much anything is achievable.

My Happy Place – How it Works

I just wanted to let you know how I visualised this  Challenge working, I hope to post my Happy Thoughts every evening, no idea what  exact time but between  4pm and 1am.

It will go up as a short blog. Now I can either email you the link to the post or I can shout out on Facebook and Twitter. I could do all three time allowing or you just check to see whether its up :)

I am about to try out the Linky thing other bloggers have on their blogs, for those of you that have a blog and want to link up that way, it should be up on the first post tomorrow.

For the non-bloggers you can add your Happy Thoughts into the comments of the current daily post.

There really are no rules whats so ever, you can mention an old memory, put in a photo, tell a joke, tell us about your favourite song,  a movie that made you laugh, really anything goes.

You can say you have had a not so fab day as long as you mention just one happy thought too.

At the end of the 30 days I hope to have us all feeling a little happier, I know that my behaviour affects my children heaps, they can tell when I am stressed, tired and struggling with their grandma. Just a little bit of happiness can go along way and this is what made me smile yesterday “Love Bites”

See you tomorrow

Love

Nathalie x

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Nathalie Brown

Child Behaviour Consultant at Easy Peasy Kids
Child Behaviourist and researcher. Creator of "Less tantrums. More smiles". I look at the bigger picture and think outside the box when working with children and their behaviour. Their world is different. As adults we sometimes forget this. Happiness Creator in my spare time. Eater of chocolate and cake.

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Comments

  1. Nathalie,
    I wish you love, sunshine, compassion and more…oh. You already have them in spades. :-)
    OK. I am “with you” on this project & more along with all of your wonderful support for parents, particularly the mums who are having some days they’d rather forget.
    Keeping up with your passion and enthusiasm is something I won’t attempt. But I will salute and applaud you as you keep on keeping on.
    Looking forward to catching up again very soon.
    Denyse
    PS Your wonderful ‘shout outs’ for my new website presence is much appreciated.

  2. Louise Ring says:

    Hi Nat, I would love to join in too!
    Thanks
    Louise

  3. debbie says:

    Looking forward to sharing our Happy Thoughts.

    Everything has its beauty, it all comes down to how your looking at it. :)

  4. Claire says:

    HI I would love to give this a go as well am but am in the UK so might need to think about time difference

    Claire

  5. Hi there, Getting ready thought I would say How grateful I am to have a healthy child! xxx

  6. Katrina Crews says:

    Hi! I hope it isn’t too late to jump on the band wagon! As a mum of 4 boys it can be too easy to be bogged down with the day to day runnings of things and it can be hard to notice the magic moments :)

  7. What a super idea Nathalie , I might join and post via facebook as much as I can . We have limited internet access with mobile wifi somedays and I won’t always have my computer open.

  8. Kerry says:

    Hi. Not sure where we are supposed to write our Happy Thoughts but as it is getting close to my bed time I thought I would just put my thought for the day here.

    I had the opportunity today to attend a workshop on developing personal resiliency. It made me incredibly happy to have this opportunity as this is something that I am working hard on in my life at the moment. I also felt happy to realise that I do actually have a lot of skills in resiliency and feel inspired that I will make it through the hard time I am presently having and come out of it stronger and happier.

  9. My boys are 4 and they’re learning to read and write. What made yesterday (10/10/11) so special for me is that my boys are beginning to understand what they can do and it gives them such big smiles and I get loads of hugs and kisses when they’re chuffed with themselves, it makes me tingle all over to be such a proud mum of my beautiful children :)

  10. I soooooo need to do this, I completely feel the same and have been struggling with the events of this year….I am in!

  11. Suzanne says:

    You must have known exactly what I needed!!! I’ve been struggling the past few months :o( Life can be challenging, but I’ve been trying to focus on the better bits…. with mixed results….. and then I see this on FB. I love this opportunity to focus on the happy and share more happiness as a group. What better way to lift the spirits of many :o) Congratulations for coming up with such a positive idea! xx

  12. jodie says:

    Nathalie, i havent had a lot of time to check out facebook links or blogs for the last few weeks (new baby :-) but when i seen the tittle of this post after checking out the pizza cooking giveaway, it drew me in!! The last few years have been a real challenge, nursing my mum and looking after my great aunt along with my children and living away from my partner to do this. my mum passing away, then my great aunt and learning to live together as a full time family… and now the addidtion of a new baby…. i am a very negative person, but have realised the world is not a bad place and i need to change, i want to be happy and if i died tommorow i would like to know that i lived my life to the fullest and i didnt look back and “i wish i could have done this…..” …….. My parter has been ill and 3 people i know have recently been diagnosed with cancer, so i am trying the old “there is always someone worse off than you” …….. I am looking forward to reading your posts and hoping i have sucess in changing my life and myself around and making me and my family HAPPY…… thank you :-)

    • Jodie you have had real tough time and I send you Giant Hugs and the addition of a new baby although Soooo wonderful I know can be exhausting.
      This is the reason I started the challenge for myself, caring for mum amd seeing her decline was really effecting me and now I know I’m doing the best I can and relishing the good times with her but also allowing myself to live a little more.x

  13. Hi Nat and Other Happy Place People,
    I have been busy with a capital B.
    But I have thought about my Happy Places and today, the time when I went outside, away from the computer, and breathed deeply was ONE Happy Place for me for today.
    Love D XX

  14. Tarryn mccolley says:

    I enjoy following you on Facebook and have just recently found your page. It’s inspireing and reading your blogs and post has helped me finds happier place and bring happiness back in my family :) thank you

  15. This is a brilliant idea. I look forward to getting high on your happy!

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