Monday 6 April 2020

Colouring with Cats #97 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Advice From The P.A. on Being Under Strict Lockdown

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

We do hope mew're all well and staying safe.  We know that it's purretty hard to suddenly have your freedom to roam taken away literally overnight. 

The P.A. is used to not going anywhere much since her accident last year took her freedom away, so she's already conditioned to staying at home; she had only been going to work one day a week fur months and had just started two days back when she and dad temporarily closed the business due to Covid-19.  But fur those who are usually out every day, it is hard to suddenly be at home without a routine and all the things mew'd usually be doing on a daily basis.

The best advice the P.A. can offer is this:

Think of being at home as your new temporary job.  

  • Get up and get dressed, and ladies forget the make-up and hair, who cares! 
  • Have your breakfast.
  • If you're working from home, get that out of the way first before anything else after breakfast.
  • Prioritize your household jobs for the morning too, get everything out of the way.
  • Have your lunch.
  • If you have a garden and the weather is clement, go do a job or two or three outside.
  • Or sort some pending household paperwork out.
  • Make a to-do list of all the things you've been putting off doing at home, and do one thing a day.
  • Don't be obsessed with the news, watch only what is necessary.
  • Read all those books you've been hoarding, do puzzles, do colourings, make things, decorate, try something new that you've always wanted to do ie painting/drawing/whatever, leave the tv off until the evenings after dinner.  
Try to do a little exercise if possible, late afternoon is a good time and there are oodles of YouTube video's for every type of exercise you can imagine, I really like Yoga with Adriene plus she's doing some fabulous meditation videos for anxiety right now.  By doing a little exercise each day you help lower your stress hormones, which in turn helps your immune system, which is super important right now.

If you're not one for doing exercise vids, go for a walk if you can or if not try gentle stretching, which can be done seated or standing.  We go for a walk after dark most nights anyway, so for us nothing is different in that respect.

Try to think of the current situation as a chance to regroup and remember you're safe at home, and in a few weeks hopefully, things will start to return to some sort of normality and we can all begin to go forward again and move in a positive direction. Well, that is what I'm personally praying for during my lockdown, and that everyone I know and love is safe. And I pray that you, all my amazing blog buddies stay safe and healthy too!

Now more than ever we need to keep calm and our stress levels down, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, aka The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala, and today we've got a nice simple one fur those of mew who are new to colouring our mandalas.

Mandalas on Monday Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats #97 Downloadable Image

Click here to **download** and/or print the mandala.

And here's our finished version...

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #97 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma, this time we chose the effect - Huawei, which we think looks purretty nice!

If mew'd like to watch the P.A. colour in a mandala, click here to watch on the blog, or click here to watch on our YouTube channel. 

If mew'd like to share your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to upload it to our Facebook page at:

As we'd really, really love to see your finished mandalas.

Don't furget mew can download** our free Colouring with Cats here:- Books One, Two, Three, and now Four which has just been released.

Colouring With Cats Book IV

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So on that note, we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're back with our weekly blog hop on The Pet Parade!

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

And don't furget while we're all on lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks; there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not furgetting the colouring books too.  There's a page full of crafting projects to keep your mittens making stuff, and if books are your thing, check out Amber's Book Reviews fur your next pawesome read! 

There are some epically exciting adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.

We've also added some new BrainTraining posts, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. And we’ll be adding extra jigsaw puzzles to the puzzle page.

If mew want to see more of what's been happening at BBHQ since the lockdown began, check out our Instagram feed where mew can see our daily diary and exclusive videos that we don't put here on the blog.

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  1. That is some beautiful coloring! Y'all have a calm and safe week.

  2. Smooch, I think all the humans of the world should follow your breathing exercises. They'd feel less stressed and regenerated. Mom is hoping the sun comes out this week so she can do some garening and get some fresh air. That always makes her feel better. Purr purr purr.

  3. The PA has given very good advice. I read last week that a lot of ladies have stopped wearing bras while they are home because it is more comfortable and only their partner will see them.
    I soon gave up that idea when I realised I was in danger of two black eyes or bruised knees!
    The mandala is pretty. It reminds me of a butterfly.

  4. I'm doing all those things. It's a good thing and we are doing well.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. My best to your wonderful and smart personal assistant. ♥

  5. Your Mandala is like a magic carpet to take us to the stress free lands of the imagination!

    Yup we are slowly adjusting to a different lifestyle...but we hope sooner than later that our lives will revert somewhat back to the old that at least petcretary can get a haircut...else that big bowl in her cupboard might have to help out...or piggy tails?? MOL, MOL!

  6. It has been an adjustment, but I am enjoying it. Just wish the reason for the adjustments were different.

  7. Thank you for the beautiful coloring page. XO

  8. Thanks so much for sharing at, and please stay healthy!


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