Planet Mindful Issue 17

Planet Mindful magazine brings you eight issues a year of wonderful, friendly advice on how to slow things down, strengthen your relationships and treasure your mental health and wellbeing. Each issue is divided into three sections: Mind & Body, Relationships and Living. We hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve crafted as we bring you the ideas and trends that are longer-lasting and more powerful as tools in keeping you happy.

United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
6 期号



Life is an amazing journey, and the past year has certainly had its fair share of twists and turns. For many of us, it’s been a chance to step off the rollercoaster and really think about what we want and need to live a life filled with happiness and purpose. With that in mind, the theme of this issue is very much about the changes and tweaks we can make to take back control and move towards a positive future. On p20 we look at how we can hold on to that slower pace of life, whilst on p26 we delve into the topic of self-love and why this is paramount to wellbeing. Our feature on p78 also shines a light on the world of cottagecore – a concept that eschews…

the happy place

“Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.” KAREN SALMANSOHN ECO STAYS a mindful idea The Creative Writing Breakfast Club is a ‘free flow creative writing hour’ with writer Laurie Bolger. The online sessions bring people together on Sunday mornings to let creativity flow. £10, FEED YOUR IMAGINATION INSTAGRAM Try this… Live well Wholesome World is an NHS-approved wellness app that promotes healthy relationships with food, nutrition and fitness, whilst encouraging us to connect with the world around us. Available from the Apple and Google Play app stores with a 14-day free trial, then £0.79 per month or £6.99 per year. 20% of profits go to charity. A KIND IDEA How to… one small change Want to reduce packaging, food waste and time spent out shopping? ODDBOX is a social enterprise…

12 lessons that will change your life

1 Live an intentional life 2 Accept your nature and meeting your needs 3 Grow into your authentic self 4 Reconnect with nature 5 Break free from cultural expectations 6 Work out your core values 7 Thorow yourself into challenge and growth 8 Face your fears 9 Support others, don't rescue them 10 Develop independence and self-care 11 Commit to a lifelong journey of growing, learning and changing 12 Balance vulnerability and boundaries…

staying slow when the world speeds up

For most of us, lockdown hasn’t been all bad. We have learnt to slow down and spent more time with our families. Some of us have taken up creative hobbies and improved our culinary skills. And many of us have enjoyed not having to do the rush hour commute. So as the world begins to reopen, it’s worth thinking about which changes added value to your life. Were you overly busy with social engagements before the pandemic? Have you been more mindful whilst staying at home? When you are overloaded, it’s virtually impossible to cultivate mindfulness, or at the very least, it takes more of an effort. When you are less frantic, your mind naturally calms. No going back You have learned a new way of living. Things that seemed so important…

evoke tranquility

Sit down somewhere comfortable where you’re unlikely to be disturbed for at least few moments. This might be a spot inside your home such as your bedroom or bathroom, or outside in your garden. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds unfurling around you. Sift through the growl of traffic, the cacophony of road works and chatter of people in the garden next door until you find a nature-based sound. There are plenty to choose from at this time of year, from the whisper of the breeze in bay leaves to the bubbling cry of a goldfinch. Feel the sounds Roll them through your mind until you find one that eases your tension. Focus your attention to really hear the rise and fall of that particular reverberation. Can you pick out…

learning to love yourself

Self-love is the most beautiful source of love that you can receive because it comes from you – and no one can ever love you more than you can love yourself. After growing through many uncomfortable relationships and friendships, I’ve learnt that only I can love myself the way I want to be loved. You set the standard for how you’re treated and you create the boundaries for the love you will and won’t tolerate. Setting high expectations for others to give you what you’re not giving yourself is setting yourself up for disappointment. The only person you can ever have expectations of is yourself. You know your capabilities, and you know your strengths and weaknesses; the beauty in this is that you also know how you can improve, learn, and…