The Importance of Self-Care – Top Tips To Maintain Good Mental Health

Are you struggling with depression? Having trouble coping with stress? Dealing with anxiety issues? You’re not alone. Join us as we look at the importance of self-care and share some top tips for maintaining good mental health.

Trowel and Error: How Coronavirus Changed our Gardens

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, my gardening contribution mainly consisted of planting up a few hanging baskets once a year and drinking wine while I watched the other half take care of everything else. In our little garden we’ve got a patio, a few shrubs here and there and a patch of grass that is reasonablyContinue reading “Trowel and Error: How Coronavirus Changed our Gardens”

Keep Calm and Soothe Your Mind – Self-Care Tips for Your Mental Health

At So Just Be, we care about you and would like to support you as much as we can because at the end of the day, we’re all in this together. We have had a look at some coping mechanisms you can use to help calm your troubled mind as you take your first steps back into the world. We are familiar ourselves with the effects of anxiety, stress and depression so we offer these top tips to you and hope they will be beneficial. Remember, if you feel you can’t cope or require support, please contact your GP to get the help you need. We are not medical professionals. All we can offer is some advice on what works for us when we’re struggling.

How to Re-Establish a Work/Life Balance

In the last 12 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the majority of office workers navigating working from home for the very first time. We’ve been camped out in spare rooms, bedrooms and kitchen tables , trying to juggle an endless amount of video calls, emails and projects. During Lockdown when the world seemed toContinue reading “How to Re-Establish a Work/Life Balance”

Sick of Clutter? Maybe it’s time to find your Tidy Place!

We all have items lying around the house – the projects you mean to start or finish, the clean washing that you keep meaning to take upstairs, the magazines that could be recycled.  Each individual group of things on its own seems quite harmless, but as you walk from room to room looking at thingsContinue reading “Sick of Clutter? Maybe it’s time to find your Tidy Place!”

Lazy Brain: Is your mobile changing how you think?

Have you noticed your attention span is getting shorter?  Do you find yourself picking up your phone more often?  Turning to Google or Alexa whenever you have a question?  If you have answered yes to any of these, then you might need to read on … Those of us of a certain age will rememberContinue reading “Lazy Brain: Is your mobile changing how you think?”

Crafting: A Whole New ‘Spooniverse’

At So Just Be, we are big fans of anything that promotes self-care and wellbeing and the great thing about self-care is that there is no right or wrong way to do it!  Any activity that gives you feelings of having that glow around you like the ‘Ready Brek’ kid falls into the category ofContinue reading “Crafting: A Whole New ‘Spooniverse’”

Crafting: More than just a hobby!

Scoff all you like, but crafting genuinely makes you happy.  It’s probably the best hobby in the world.  In fact, crafting is way more than just a hobby! Crafting itself can come in many forms and is enjoyed by a multitude of people – not all crafters are fleece-wearing, hot-flushing middle-aged women! Men and womenContinue reading “Crafting: More than just a hobby!”

Toxic Friends: Time to spring clean your dysfunctional relationships?

As many as 8 out of 10 people have got one … I’ve got one right now! They can give you a feeling of dread when their name pops up on your phone. They can leave you feeling emotionally drained as you deal with their life dramas, but they don’t give a shit about yours.Continue reading “Toxic Friends: Time to spring clean your dysfunctional relationships?”

The Joy of Doodling

Back in the day, before we had cordless phones at home and all used a landline (yes, there was communication before the mobile!), phones would often live on a dedicated table of some sort.  Not far away you would find pen and paper for jotting down those all important messages.  This was the place, satContinue reading “The Joy of Doodling”