5 Ways to Create a More Mindful Home

Discover greater mindfulness at home with these beautiful tips and exercises

Through the month of May, we’re encouraging all our lovely kikki.K fans to take a Mindful Moment with us and share it with #kikkiKMindfulMoments. To help you embrace the benefits that come with mindfulness, we thought we’d share our favourite tips to adding positivity to your home.

Create a Meditation Space

It can be hard to take some time out to meditate in a busy home. It’s so easy to get distracted with the everyday and our list of jobs and tasks we want to tackle. That’s why it’s really important to carve out a physical space to take a regular mindful moment. It could be something as simple as taking out a yoga mat, lighting a Scented Candle and sitting on the living room floor for 10 minutes. The physical act of setting a routine for mindfulness is a great way to focus your mind. Use this time to pause and focus on your breathing. Clear your mind and banish the stress and tension from the day.

Create a mindful space at home with a Vision Board Kit

Banish Phones from the Bedroom

Each morning when you wake up, instead of scrolling through emails and social media, why not take a moment to set your intentions for the day? Whether you lie still or sit up on your bed, close your eyes, follow your breath and focus your energies for the day ahead. Got a big meeting or stressful task? Picture yourself fulfilling each action with positivity and love the confident feeling that comes from this.

Practice Mindful Eating

How often do we come home tired and just throw something together? Or eat when we’re not really hungry? Putting practices in place to ensure you plan healthy and nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy together is a great way to encourage mindful eating. Having tools like our Categorised Shopping List and Recipe Organiser in the kitchen will help you plan your shopping. And why not visit your local market each weekend and load up on fruit and vegetables to use all week? Use this better preparation to reach greater awareness and appreciation of your eating habits and set positive intentions for your health and wellbeing.

Create an inspiring and mindful space at home with these Quote Cards and Inspiration Journals

Appreciate Every Little Thing

Take regular moments each week to walk through your home and reflect on every little thing without judgement. Instead of thinking off all the things you haven’t achieved yet, notice what you have achieved and what’s working. Do you have a gorgeous Quote Card in a frame or some artwork that you love? Stop for a moment to view and reflect on this, taking in the colours and shapes rather than just rushing past each day. In addition to this, question the need for things in your home. That cupboard of clutter and unused pieces, do you really need to hold on to them? Really thinking about the things you use and the effectiveness of your routines is the first step to a more peaceful, less cluttered space.

Start a Journaling Tradition

Our Mindfulness Journal is a beautiful tool for your Mindfulness Journey. Use it every day to take notes of your progress and use the exercises and tips inside to encourage and motivate you. Alternatively our other Inspiration Journals are also great for focusing on a different area of your life, whether it’s Dreams, Goals or Gratitude. Set aside 10 minutes at the end of each day to pause and reflect. You’ll soon find yourself gaining greater awareness about your daily thoughts, feelings, habits and actions.

Feeling inspired to embrace mindful living? We’d love to see you in store during the month of May where you can discover more about this lovely practice and share your #kikkiKMindfulMoments.

Add Some Mindfulness to your Workday

Add positivity and creativity tio your workday with these mindfulness techniques

Living more mindfully isn’t something that happens all at once. Finding little ways to be more mindful is an ongoing process and one that can have huge benefits for your health and overall wellbeing. That’s why at kikki.K, we love these little exercises we can use throughout the workday to help us refocus while boosting positivity and creativity. Why not try adding some of these to your workday this week?

One Minute Breathing

The great thing about this exercise is that it can be done anywhere, even if you’re too busy to leave your desk. All you have to do is focus on your breathing for one minute. You could try closing your eyes or focusing on a positive Quote Card. Slowly breathe in and out, allowing the breath to completely fill your lungs. Don’t worry if your mind starts to wonder, simply bring it back to your breath slowly counting in and out. Picture the positive energy fill your body and negative energy leaving as you slow down and take a moment for you.

Moving Meditation

During your workday it probably won’t be convenient to do a yoga flow in the middle of the office but why not head outside and take a 5-10 minute walk? Even when you’re busy, this little exercise can help you clear your mind and return with more positivity and productivity. As you walk, try to leave the stresses of the day behind and simply observe the world around you. Notice the sound of the birds, the sunshine and the people outside. You never know, your best ideas might come with some fresh air and a clear mind.

Add positivity and creativity tio your workday with these mindfulness techniques

Touch Points

Sometimes a physical cue is a great way to remind you to stop and appreciate the things around you. We love the idea of adding something to your desk that you can pick up and use as a physical mindfulness exercise. Whether it’s a cute copper Canister or a Scented Candle, learn to associate this item with mindfulness, taking a moment at regular points throughout the day to embrace calm and positive energy. Pick up your item and feel the weight of it in your hands. Close your eyes and focus on the texture, smell and feeling of it, completely emptying your mind of all the stresses of the day. It’s a great reminder that no matter how busy we get, there’s always time to appreciate the beauty of ordinary things.

Mid Afternoon Check In

Mindfulness isn’t about never having negative thoughts and emotions. Instead it’s about fully noticing and understanding both the positive and negative and then letting the negative float away. Set yourself a time each day when you always check in and ask yourself what’s going on. Perhaps you take a moment to ponder how you’ve been feeling that day and how productive you’ve been. Simply allow yourself to observe without judgement and then move forward with greater positivity. We love using our Thankful Journal to take 5 minutes to reflect on all the amazing things to be grateful for.

If you’re interested in exploring more about Mindfulness, we’d love to see you in store. Find out more about how you can take a Mindful Moment with us here and share yours with #kikkiKMindfulMoments.

3 Gorgeous Gift Wrapping Ideas

We’ve already shared some gorgeous inspiration for how to style a Hello Yellow party so to finish off our series, here are some pretty gift wrapping ideas for you to try. We love the impact these bright and colourful gifts bring to any event and they’re so easy, anyone can master them in minutes.

You’ll need…

Wrapping Paper

Printed Tape

Sticker Sheet 2 Pack

Wooden Pegs

Adhesive Note Set

Postcard Set

Gorgeous gift wrapping idea

How to wrap a round gift

If you’re gifting something that doesn’t come in an easy box shape, this bon bon inspired idea is perfect. Use matching tissue paper to cover the gift, twisting and tying the ends with string. Then cut a section of our Hello Yellow Wrapping Paper and cover the centre of the package, fixing with tape. We’ve used our Printed Tape for an extra special touch.

Gorgeous gift wrapping idea

Banner decoration

Achieving this gorgeous wrapping feature is super easy. Start off by wrapping your gift in our Hello Yellow Wrapping Paper. Then cut a strip using the same Wrapping Paper and flip it over so the opposite pattern is showing. Fold this so you have smooth edges and wrap around your gift, adding a strip of Printed Tape. We then used one of our Adhesive Notes as a gift tag, fixing this in place with a cute Wooden Peg.

Gorgeous gift wrapping idea

Pretty bunting idea

We used the same method from Part 1 of this series for our cake topper and placed it on a wrapped gift. We then tore out one of our Postcards to finish the look.

Once you’ve wrapped your gifts beautifully, don’t forget a matching Greeting Card here!

Gorgeous gift wrapping idea

How to Get Organised with your Ocean Time Planner

Get organised with your kikki.K Planner

The middle of the year is the perfect time to pause and check in with your organisation habits. Whether you’re studying, working or planning personal projects, taking a moment to think about what’s working and what isn’t can save you so much time in the long run. Our new Ocean Time Planner is designed to help you take control of your schedule and work more efficiently. To inspire you to get started with yours, here’s our video with lots of organisation and customisation ideas.

Here’s what we used…

Ocean Time Planner Large
Paper Book
Printed Notepad
Mini Stationery Case
Printed Tape
Vision Board Kit
Postcard Set
Top 5 Priorities
Puffy Stickers 2 Pack

Add your daily priorities to keep your organised

Add your daily priorities

Studies have shown that having a small number of set priorities each day is the best way to get more done. Use our Top 5 Priorities List each morning to set yourself achievable tasks so you know exactly what you’re working towards. You can use our Printed Notepad to create a cute little corner holder to fix this in place.

Organise your calendar in your Planner to stay on track

Organise your calendar

Turn your calendar pages into the perfect snapshot of your weeks and months to come. Use the ruler page marker to keep tabs of your current page and make sure you add in all deadlines, meetings and appointments. Then cover our page marker with gorgeous printed paper from our Paper Book as well as adding cute little Stickers and Printed Tape to decorate.

Add inspiring quotes and images to personalise your Planner

Add inspiring photos and quotes

We all get days when we feel a little stressed out. Having beautiful photos and quotes dotted throughout our Planner is a great way to brighten your day. Use our Hello Yellow Postcard Set and Create with kikki.K Instagram Prints to make your Addresses tab gorgeous and unique.

Store greeting cards in gorgeous pockets so you always have one ready

Store some cute birthday cards

With the Birthdays & Anniversaries tab, you’ll never forget a birthday again! Why not make a simple DIY envelope using a sheet from our Printed Notepad? Place few cards and postcards from our Paper Book inside so you’ll always have a beautiful greeting card to hand.

Organise your to do list to you're always on top of tasks

Organise your To Do List

Next add some colour and fun to your Planner by using our Printed Tape to make some cute bunting along with a quote from our Vision Board Kit. You can pull off some Adhesive Notes and stick them to your divider to use on your To Do List and throughout. These To Do pages are perforated down the centre so you can rip out your list when it’s finished.

Keep track of your expenses by storing your receipts to help budgeting

Keep track of your expenses

Lastly, pop out an envelope from our Paper Book to store receipts in your Planner. That way, when you’re on the go, you can slip receipts inside to fill out your expenses section later on.

Feeling inspired to get planning? Show us your tips and tricks with #kikkiKPlannerLove.