3 Powerful Tips for Writing Affirmations

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One of the most frequently asked questions about affirmations is that do they actually work? I am very happy to share my answer, of course, and over the past few months, I have asked 8 other social workers to weigh in, as well. Their views around affirmations, goals, priorities, daily affirmations, personal growth, morning affirmations …

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Miracle Morning Routine | How to Transform Your Day as a Social Worker

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If you are here, it’s because you need to find a way to transform your day as a social worker! Well, you are in the right place! TRENDING CONTENT ON SOCIAL WORK HAVEN For over 3 years now, I have been working on ways to transform my day as a social worker, and I learned …

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Guided vs Unguided Meditation | How Can it Help the Mind, Body & Soul?


Social work practice can come with many challenges. These challenges can make you feel stressed or low. That is why engaging in mindfulness practices such as meditation can help calm you as a social worker. Listening to a calming voice, coaching you through a meditation practice is ideal for those finding it difficult to be …

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How to Build Mindfulness Muscles in Social Work | Best Tips or Hype?


If you are wondering, “What do I need to do to build my mindfulness muscles?” then you are in the right place!

It is so important that in our frantic world; as social workers, we continue to seek peace and practice mindfulness.

By not practicing mindfulness, we expose ourselves to a foggy path.


A foggy path will prevent us from setting our goals and reaching certain milestones.

As a result, it is essential that we create habits that will help us focus and have clarity in life.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is an individual’s ability to be fully present and not be overwhelmed.

Penman and Williams (2011)


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It is inevitable to experience stressful and challenging situations in social work practice and in our daily lives, however, how we deal with these stressful moments is what is most important.

From the constant change in systems at work (where you have to learn how these systems operate within a few days) to relationships and finances, there is a never -ending list of stressors that serve as road blocks for most of us on a daily basis.

That is why building mindfulness muscles is incredibly helpful in social work practice.

How to Build Mindfulness Muscles in Social Work

In both my personal and professional life as a social worker, I have experienced periods of anxiety, self-doubt and stress.

I have also felt overwhelmed and overworked.

I failed to acknowledge this for many years and attempted to carry on with my life.

However, when my body reacted (strong headaches, insomnia, aches and pains) soon, I realised that these were stress responses and I needed to create strategies to create a work-life balance as there was absolutely none!

Immediately, I changed my way of thinking and accepted I cannot ignore the fact that I had created a chaotic life around me! And it was indeed frantic!

I thought of ways of paying attention to ‘ME’ just for a moment daily.

Guess what, I incorporated meditation into my life and although this did not calm down the world around me in reality; it gave me a feeling of tranquility.

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