Welcome to day 11 of 21 days of mindfulness with Leonie Percy author of the award winning book Mother Om.

Yesterday, you learnt how to practice mindfulness using your senses. Today, I will teach you why it is so important that you take a break. It is not selfish. It is essential for your emotional well-being.

When you soothe yourself, you are also soothing your children.

Watch the video where I give you 10 reasons to take a break.



Download this poster and put it somewhere you will see it each day as a reminder to take a break.

Now mamas, it is time to do my favourite meditation. Yes, you can meditate with chocolate. The trick is to do this slowly and mindfully.

I do this everyday. Enjoy.



Tomorrow I will teach you how to fill up your own cup, so you can give to others without feeling depleted and exhausted.

To follow the 21 Days of Mindfulness, click the links below:

Day One – Mindfulness for mums

Day Two – More joy less guilt

Day Three – Mothering from your heart

Day Four – Cultivating compassion

Day Five – The power of your breath

Day Six – Good stress versus bad stress

Day Seven – The Chill Factor

Day Eight – Benefits of Meditation

Day Nine – Meditation for Mums

Day Ten – Mindfulness Practices

Day Twelve – Fill Up Your Cup

Day Thirteen – Inner Self-Talk

Day Fourteen – Speak Your Truth

Day Fifteen – Connecting Within

Day Sixteen – The Thing About Thoughts

Day Seventeen – The Tip of The Iceberg

Day Eighteen – Learning to Let Go

Day Nineteen – Mala Bead Meditation

Day Twenty – Tips for Mindful Living

Day Twenty-One – Namaste


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  • Isn’t it amazing the difference 10 minutes can make? I’m really enjoying this 21 Days Of Mindfulness story line


  • Love the poster – a good reminder.

    • Thanks so much. It has been a good reminder for me today too. Thanks for watching. Love Leonie xx

      • Pleasure Leonie – enjoying the series and all of the information. :)


  • I love your chocolate meditation! I’m gonna do it right now! :-)
    Have a nice day, Leonie! :-)


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