My Great Big Positive Life

“Paving the way for the next generation to thrive by bringing positive psychology into the hands and homes of those who can benefit the most”

Niyc Pidgeon, award winning Positive Psychologist, Certified Coach and best selling Hay House Author

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Growth Mindset

Do you ever hear your kids say “I’m stupid”or “I’m good at Maths but can’t do English”? When faced with challenges do they give up before they try? Are they scared of failure?

Believing you have a certain amount of intelligence or ability for something is  called a FIXED MINDSET.

The problem with having a fixed mindset is that when faced with a challenge or something that is harder to achieve than you thought it would be,  you decide that you just weren’t as good or as talented as you had first thought.

Rather than put in the extra effort required to achieve, your confidence goes and you give up easily. Your self esteem takes a hit, you start to avoid challenges and can have all sorts of negative self talk going on in your head about being a failure. And what does failure mean – you are not smart enough or talented enough.

Having a GROWTH MINDSET – The understanding that you can develop your abilities and intelligence – gives you the belief that you can get smarter and that effort makes you stronger.Read more here

 

Positive Psychology

The Science of Happiness

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living. It is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, with a focus on strengths instead of weakness, what goes right in the world, what causes people to be happy, and building on the good in life instead of just repairing the bad.

Self perception really starts to kick in around the age of 7 or 8 and this is when negative thoughts and patterns in the brain start to develop. Having strong self-belief and postive perceptions is key to ensuring a happy healthy mind in the future.

Negative forces are three times more powerful than positive ones, so it actually takes work to develop strong positive neural pathways in the brain. Read more here

 

Mindfulness

You would think that over the years with incredible inventions such as the internet, overall better living standards, more access to money and more things to buy, people would have grown much happier and more satisfied with their lives.
In fact, the opposite seems to be true, life has got so busy, so noisy, and so full of things, that people are losing themselves in their possessions, constantly craving more and more, and so caught up in the fast moving, ever changing world, they are actually losing sight of what makes them truly happy and are not only becoming dissatisfied with their lives, in many cases they are burning out altogether.

We all want to be happy right? We all want to be successful in life, we all want to have lovely things. But unless you take the time to appreciate all that is around you, all the money, success, and possessions in the world just won’t make you happy.

Keeping healthy and in mind and body and filling your soul with all the things you love to do and that keep you fulfilled, will allow you to put all the knowledge you have gained throughout your journal into practise and let you experience all the joys the world has to offer.

Being able to clear your mind, live in the moment, slow down a bit and appreciate all the great things around you is imperative if you truly want to lead a great big positive life. Read more here

Growth Mindset

Do you ever hear your kids say “I’m stupid”or “I’m good at Maths but can’t do English”? When faced with challenges do they give up before they try? Are they scared of failure?

Believing you have a certain amount of intelligence or ability for something is  called a FIXED MINDSET.

The problem with having a fixed mindset is that when faced with a challenge or something that is harder to achieve than you thought it would be,  you decide that you just weren’t as good or as talented as you had first thought.

Rather than put in the extra effort required to achieve, your confidence goes and you give up easily. Your self esteem takes a hit, you start to avoid challenges and can have all sorts of negative self talk going on in your head about being a failure. And what does failure mean – you are not smart enough or talented enough.

Having a GROWTH MINDSET – The understanding that you can develop your abilities and intelligence – gives you the belief that you can get smarter and that effort makes you stronger.Read more here

 

Positive Psychology

The Science of Happiness

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living. It is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, with a focus on strengths instead of weakness, what goes right in the world, what causes people to be happy, and building on the good in life instead of just repairing the bad.

Self perception really starts to kick in around the age of 7 or 8 and this is when negative thoughts and patterns in the brain start to develop. Having strong self-belief and postive perceptions is key to ensuring a happy healthy mind in the future.

Negative forces are three times more powerful than positive ones, so it actually takes work to develop strong positive neural pathways in the brain. Read more here

 

Mindfulness

You would think that over the years with incredible inventions such as the internet, overall better living standards, more access to money and more things to buy, people would have grown much happier and more satisfied with their lives.
In fact, the opposite seems to be true, life has got so busy, so noisy, and so full of things, that people are losing themselves in their possessions, constantly craving more and more, and so caught up in the fast moving, ever changing world, they are actually losing sight of what makes them truly happy and are not only becoming dissatisfied with their lives, in many cases they are burning out altogether.

We all want to be happy right? We all want to be successful in life, we all want to have lovely things. But unless you take the time to appreciate all that is around you, all the money, success, and possessions in the world just won’t make you happy.

Keeping healthy and in mind and body and filling your soul with all the things you love to do and that keep you fulfilled, will allow you to put all the knowledge you have gained throughout your journal into practise and let you experience all the joys the world has to offer.

Being able to clear your mind, live in the moment, slow down a bit and appreciate all the great things around you is imperative if you truly want to lead a great big positive life. Read more here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is My Great Big Positive Life "Superstar Edition?
The first of it’s kind in the UK, My Great Big Positive Lifel “Superstar” Edition (for ages 9+) consists of a 3 in 1 Book, Journal and Planner. A year in the making it has been throughly researched, thoughtfully written and carefully planned out, seamlessly guiding its owner through the principles of Growth Mindset, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness, using many different methods such as reading, journalling, planning, fun activities, and exercises. It comes in either a gorgeous blue or orange soft flexibound cover, which is beautifully emmbossed with silver. The planner has been deliberatley left undated so it can be started at any point during the year.

Inside, this 3 in 1 guide has been creativly brought to life using stunning design and illustration from The List magazine’s emmensly talented Art Director Lucy Munro.

As they make their way through each section our aim is for the child to be courageous and creative with their choices, empowering themelsves with the knowledge, tools, and techniques provided, which will allow them to grow into strong, resilient, unique individuals, comfortable with who they are, and confident to take on the challenges they will face throughout their lives.

My Great Big Positive Life “Superstar Edition” for ages 9+ covers a wide range of topics such as Attitude of Gratitude, Making Friends With Failure, How to Rewire Your Brain, The Power of Yet, You Ain’t Nothing But A Goal Digger, Choose Happy, Stay True To Who You Are, Random Acts of Kindness, The Road to Resilience, Let your Soul Sing, Mindfulness Matters and many more. Encouraging personal engagement, the emphasises is on the child to develop their own positive daily habits such as, gratitudes, affirmations and intentions.

 

How do we use it?
There are no rules; it is absolutely up to it’s owner how they use it. We encourage personal engagement thoughout, promoting individuality, reflection and creativity.

But don’t worry, There is an introduction with suggestions for getting the most out of it.

When you purchase My Great Big Positive Life “Superstar Edition” you will also receive a downloadable Parents Guide to help you undestand each section and what your child will be experiencing.

Is the planner section dated?
No, we have left the planner section of My Great Big Positive Life Journal  UNDATED so your kiddo’s can start them at any time of the year.

There is a guilde at the beginning of the planer section that explains how to fill it our but you might want to offer a bit support to make sure they start off on the right day and month.

Do you ship to my country?
We ship to most countries around the world. All orders are shipped from the UK. Orders within Europe are charged in British Pounds (GBP) all other countries are charged in US Dollars (USD).

We are currently in campaign stage of My Great Big Positve Life ” Superstar Edition” All orders  during this time 17th Oct – 21th Nov 2018 will be sent out during December so they arrive in time for Christmas. After this period shipping will vary depending on where you are. In the UK we offer FREE SHIPPING with 3-4 day delivery. EU and ROW starts at £8.50* with 7-10 day delivery. *Outside the UK and Rest of World shipping is weight based and therefore depends on your order.

When will it arrive?

We are currently in the campaign stage of My Great Big Positive Life “Superstar Edition”. All guides purchased during this campaign will be sent out  during December to arrive in time for Christmas.

After the campaign (17th Oct -21st Nov 2018) stage is over, our FREE UK delivery is estimated to take between 3-4 working days.

My order is damaged, what shall I do?

If in the unlikely event that your  order does not get to you in perfect condition then we will ask you to send images of the FULL front and back cover and your packing slip to us via our email within 3 days of delivery. Please contact us straightaway using the contact us form and we help you with everything.

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