My Fav’s: Sanity Savers

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As parents, it’s important we take care of our sanity while caring for our kids, careers and families. Let’s face it – the pressures of working, parenting and performing every role we play in life to a high standard is a bit of a tall order.

One of my passions is personal growth and care. You can’t do a great job of caring for others, if you haven’t taken care of yourself #voiceinmyhead #lessonslearnt #notetoself

This post is all about ways to care for yourself first #guiltfree so you can do an amazing job of caring for the peeps that matter most in your life. It’s a passion of mine, so pre-warning, it’s quite varied and long. Enjoy…

To provide full transparency, I am an affiliate for some but not all of the products on this site. If you purchase anything using affiliated links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to yourself, which helps me cover the costs to run this site. I only endorse products or services that I feel deserve it, and I personally use myself.


My No. 1 go-to when I feel like the world is getting on top of me and I’m going a little crazy. Meditation has saved my sanity on several occasions – I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s a great way to set yourself up for an awesome day or a 10-minute rejuvenation during a day of disastrophies.

Anyone can do it, it’s free and it’s got some of the best results I’ve experienced. I’ve been practising meditation for so long now, I don’t know who to recommend, but I do recommend researching and finding a nice guided mediation if you’re just starting out.

If you’re one of those people who say “I can’t meditate, my mind is too busy…” you’re the perfect candidate. No excuses – get a good guided mediation and give it go. You’ll thank me for it – I promise!

BTW – I was that person… No excuses… just saying…
PS I’ll be adding some of my guided meditations to the site soon.

App: Calm

Great for beginner and intermediate levels. Has some cool functions in the app including a Gratitude Check-In and Calm Kids

Google Play or Apple iTunes
7-day free trial, then paid subscription.

App: Headspace

Great for beginner and intermediate meditators. Some people relate to Headspace over calm and vice versa. Try them both on a 7-day free trial to decide which one you prefer.

Google Play and Apple iTunes. 7-day free trial, then paid subscription.

App: Synctuition

Synctuition is a different level to the Calm and Headspace. Synctuition uses a powerful form of binaural meditation and guided inner-reflection to dissolve feelings of stress and anxiety at their source.

The program was 10 years in the making and taps into the deep subconscious mind. This is for those who are serious about doing deep work on themselves. Warning: some tracks may touch a nerve, and that is the benefit of the program.

Google Play and Apple iTunes. 4 free tracks, plus free 7-day trial then annual subscription.


The coaches I’ve had in my life have been priceless. Yes, they charge for their services and guidance, but I’ve always found that when I’m open to the growth, I move forward faster than I could have without their assistance. Finding the right Coach is a very personal thing, which is why I’m not going to recommend any in particular.

If you genuinely want to get to the next level of personal growth and development, ask around, interview a few and go with your gut.

Podcasts & Audio Books

Quick tips:

  • Want to save time and get the good stuff quickly? Listen on 1.5 or 1.75 x speed.
  • Zero extra time is needed to educate yourself if you listen while you do other things you normally do such as driving to and from places, making dinner or lunches, doing your exercise…
  • Every little bit counts… it doesn’t matter if you listen 15 minutes a day or an hour – every little bit counts and be sure to have a notebook or digital recorder handy to jot down the key lessons learnt.

Podcast: Parenting in the thick of it
A great podcast hosted by a parenting coach with three teenage boys. She’s got a great way of sharing practical parenting ideas in short podcast episodes.

Podcast: Kwik Brain
Admittedly I haven’t listened to this in a while; however, I have learnt a few things from Jim Kwik. Worth checking out if you want to work on your memory and brain capacity.

Podcast: Tony Robbins
Strategies for goal getting and motivation, amongst a mix of business tips and tricks – but it all stems back to mindset.

Apps & Websites

App: Lumosity
A great healthy distraction that keeps your grey matter fit. Starting with a free version, and for those who are really keen, try the Premium version.
*Affiliated link


Product: VinoMofo
Let’s face it, we’re not saints, and sometimes a nice glass of red is all it takes to take the edge off and help you appreciate life.
*Affiliated link – you must be over 18 years of age. Drink responsibly.

I’ll continue to add useful resources to this page. Stay tuned…

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