It’s that time of the year where everyone is making or by now, probably breaking their new years resolutions. Whether this is to diet, exercise more or just make more time for a bit of self-care, to relax in the bath with a face mask on and a wax melt burning. I worked at a gym reception a few years ago and the number of people that came through the doors on the first week of January was incredible but by February, a lot of people had lost the spark or just realised they hadn’t the time with work, family and their other commitments.

I have mentioned The way of the Tortoise previously before Christmas and I really like their approach to life. It’s not about big decisions and changes in your routine but implementing small changes and the impact they will have on your daily life. Positive habits are key to The Way of the Tortoise philosophy.
Simple daily repetition will create neural pathways in your brain that literally wire you for happiness. The act of consciously deciding which habits fill our day really can make the difference between living the life we desire or a pale imitation.


The happiness journal open on a table with a pen on it and cup of coffee next to it



Mindfulness is the idea that someone becomes very aware of the world around them and their role in it. It can cover anything from nutrition to spirituality and encourages people to focus on the present rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Implementing journaling can really help with mindfulness as you sit down and really focus on what you have achieved or are grateful for, however small these accomplishments may seem. You can get 30% discount and free delivery on the Happiness Journal by clicking here and using the code Tortoise2019chilling. That link will also take you to where you will find the happiness gift hamper.


mindfulness happiness gift hamper from the way of the tortoise


Win a happiness gift hamper

The happiness gift hamper from The Way of the Tortoise is a beautiful, limited-edition mini gift hamper absolutely chock full of handy happiness tools and daily challenges to stay mindful and happy. All you need to stay focused, inspired, grateful, and mindful every day. A perfect treat for yourself or gift to a friend, or I think, a perfect Valentines gift.

The Hamper includes:

* Gratitude bracelet & velvet draw-string bag
* Way of the Tortoise pen and ltd edition collectors box
* Mindfulness stones & hessian bag
* Happiness postcards (inspirational quotes)
* Happiness is home shaped – wall hanger
* The Way of the Tortoise – Little Book of Affirmations
* The Way of the Tortoise – Quotes Book
* Happiness hamper guide

For your chance to win, enter using the app below. Good luck!


Happiness hamper


Making productive resolutions with mindfulness


156 Comments on Making productive resolutions with mindfulness

  1. Love this prize! I started meditation and yoga classes lasy year and they have really helped with my mindfulness!

  2. I use mindfulness everyday for pain management as I have fibromyalgia. I prefer more holistic approach to well being.

  3. I love the idea of this being a gift for someone, I could think of a few people this would be great for

  4. Such an amazing prize! Ive been looking into mindfulness and meditation for my anxiety so this would be perfect to win xx

  5. This is such a lovely idea for a prize. I didn’t realise how much meditation can do for you so it’s something I’m definitely going to be bringing more of this and mindfulness into my life.

  6. What a delightful treat, I’d be over the moon to win, I suffer with a chronic illness and sure this could help relax and encourage some coping mechanisms

  7. I regularly practise mindfulness after I did some some really useful CBT.
    My mental health is probably at a life-time high

  8. I suffer with depression and anxiety and have been hearing a lot about mindfullness recently. I’d like to learn more about it all.

  9. Some lovely ideas here that can’t fail to make anyone happy! I really think it’s great how increasingly more people are looking into being proactive about their mental health now 🙂

  10. Great competition. Tools to help us to achieve happiness an daily basis.Good way to learn mindfulness and relax. Thank you for the giveaway.x

  11. What a wonderful prize. Like many others i have had a few struggles recently,2019 was very challenging but hoping i can be proactive in achieving a happier mindset in 2020. Good Luck everyone xx

  12. What a great idea! I’m struggling with my New Years resolution myself – mindfulness is a much better idea!

  13. I’m a tired working mum and have recently completed a course of cognitive therapy to try and change my mind set, its really helped and has given me a new outlook on life.

  14. I should really use more mindfulness to deal with my chronic pain, and the bad pain the NHS have stalled dealing with until it’s so bad I’m medicated to the eyeballs and beyond lol! I usually just sit and try to relax with a book in those weeks I’m stuck in the house xx

  15. A lovely idea and a useful nudge for all of us. Very few get through life without the need to consider our state of mind.

  16. Oh wow!!! what an amazing gift this would be to myself! Fab competition. Perfect to keep me living in the moment and practising daily gratitudes. I would be so grateful to win this amazing hamper and I know that it would enrich my life ❤️❤️

  17. Great giveaway I suffer with anxiety, depression and epilepsy and am trying to find new ways to help me relax and de stress this would be fab thanks for the chance x

  18. Great prize bundle. Happiness is required by many. Insecurity, uncertainty, targets, etc is causing :- Stress, Distress, Unhappiness, Depression, Anxiety, etc.

  19. One of my goals this year is to be more mindful and practice gratitude every day so this would be lovely to win.

  20. I have undergone 2 mastectomy’s in the past year and also living with fibromyalgia… I so need to be more mindful and at peace with everything. Would be thrilled to be your winner.

  21. What a lovely hamper. I need some serious help in this area, and it’s something I really want to work on this year

  22. I’d love to be the lucky winner of this great prize, my mind is all over the place at the moment and I would like to calm and focus it more.

  23. What a wonderful prize bundle, it’s so important and beneficial to our mental health to try and see the positives and be grateful for what we have, even little prompts like what are in this prize bundle will be a massive help

  24. Love the stones we got my son a believe one when he was christened. They are great little reminders placed on the mantelpiece have been thinking of getting more. I have my fingers and toes crossed for this wonderful prize x

  25. I suffer from severe anxiety depression and agoraphobia. I’ve just discovered mindfulness and yogs and am finding it a great help. Fabulous prize

  26. I have bought a gratitude journal and I’m also trying not to worry about the future and the past and live one day at a time. Also to have trust in the universe x

  27. I try to practice mindfulness but would love to get my husband into it to take away some of his pains and make him less stressed at work

  28. Thank you! Been struggling with anxiety since I had my little boy so this hamper would be a lovely pick me up

  29. What a beautiful giveaway! I suffer from anxiety and i worry alot, I have been learning mindfulness and that how i react to situations is my choice and that i have the choice to control what upsets me.

  30. What a wonderful giveaway. I’d love to win it as a gift for my daughter. I think she would benefit from it.

  31. Love this, the journal looks great.
    I am trying to encourage my children to use mindfulness too as I feel like it is a fab tool to use.

  32. I love this! What a beautiful set – perfect for giving that little bit of happiness, and looking after your mind.

  33. What lovely items in this box. I can see them being useful to help the kids relax and be mindful as they approach big exams this year.

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