Be Yourself and never copy

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To be successful it is important to be yourself and never copy as people will know that you have stolen someone elses idea.

When it comes to building an empire it should always be original and stand out from the rest.

My blogs have been doing extremely well because I share my difficulties as well as good parts of my life, because people who read my posts can relate to it as they know it is written from the heart as well from my mind.

Throughout our lives there are events which are out of our control, but when we manage our mindset it can help us to overcome our challenges and thrive in our lives.

I knew taking on the Great North run would take some doing, so I did train for it and I have written about this a lot, because it was a massive accomplishment, and one I am extremely proud of, and made me see that with sheer determination and drive I could do anything.

I have created a blog network, which is doing well for itself, and even though this passed few weeks have been tough, I do see a light and know that there are even more better things to come, and it is the old saying “When you full of a horse, always get back on”, because life is about thriving and living, not about existing.

So if you have idea, don’t throw it in the bin, but keep going and remember never copy as people will see through it, and that “Your only doing it for the money and because it is trendy”.

A business has to be created by your heart and mind, and have its own personal appearance, and have originality, and benefits people.

When I was working at Sitel I won many awards for my Customer Service, and this was due to taking a lot of emails, calls and online chats.

I did make mistakes but I have come to accept that mistakes needed to be made for me to learn for next time and the one thing I think helped me is I like to get in touch with people’s hearts and minds to, to help them and was always my biggest skill because people want to feel cared for and that there was someone willing to listen, and that was one thing I always did and will continue to do, to help them thrive and be happy.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

How to deal with those that drag you down

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There are people who are a joy to hang around with and others that make you feel you shouldn’t have bothered getting up, and stayed in hibernation for a whole day.

They see themselves as being right all the time, when they haven’t understood at all, and just because they don’t do something, that noone should do it.

Those are the sort of people who have nothing good to say, and feel that we should hang on to their every word.

So what do I want to say to that ?

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I don’t mind people giving advice but not when it is a nag or a lecture.

When ever I am nagged or lectured, what do I feel like doing?

Yes, life isn’t about being right, we all get things wrong, but there are those that will admit it and others that won’t.

Try to avoid people who are negative or suffocating, because they are the type of person that will drag you down instead of lifting you up.

Sometimes it can be avoidable if they are related to you, but still doesn’t mean that they have a right to tell you how to live your life, as we all should be able to live without being targeted by people that have no good to say, and should be put into their place and told to:

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So if you want to be successful, by being independant, be around good people that make you feel alive and those that don’t drag you down, then go head, live the life of luxury and most importantly, be:

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Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Getting back on board when you hit a brick wall

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These couple of weeks where I had planned to do lots of work on my books and blogs, do some exercise indoors and outside, training online and plan for next week for when my son goes back to school, I have kind of hit a brick wall.

When that happens it can be hard to get back on track, as I lie in later than normal and feel like hardly doing anything.

Part of it is because I have been on my Menstrual Cycle, so effects my energy and enthusiasm, plus catching up on sleep as when I am looking after my son, I tend to get up early.

When I am feeling like this, lack of spontaneity I just do what I can and give myself extra time to rest and recuperate, knowing I will do more once this fatigue disappears.

Part of being successful is making time for yourself to recharge, and do other things other than work, so I don’t stress about it too much, and take each day as it comes.

Having time to watch a comedy or listen to music is a luxury thing to me now as I don’t always get the time, so it is good to make the time now and again.

Give yourself a day off, which I have done after working seven days a week. I now am going to take Sunday’s off from blogging and concentrate on other things that I want to do, aswell as need to do.

Noone is going to be remembered for keeping up with to do lists, but that they had a fulfilling life and not that I made sure the dishwasher was always cleared each day. At the end of the day it is just housework and can be done at anytime, but watching a film, like my life now being a mum and working for myself, it isn’t something I can do all the time, so when I can I make the most of it.

Time is precious and should be spent with doing and being with the people and things you love, rather something you feel you have to do, to keep people happy, but whats better, having a cuddle with your child or making sure the house is cleared each day? I know which one I choose.

So let us all just breath and just be on some days without worrying about housework and chores. Some days should be about having fun and chilling out.

Soon it will be all systems go again so any quiet and peaceful time I have I will be making the most of it.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

If you need a lift of empowerment then play that music

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As I am writing this blog post I am listening to Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr song called Me and My Shadow and boy is it uplifting, just what you need when is the start of another week, and has been a slow start to the day.

Music has been my life and whatever I have been feeling it has put me back on top of the world. I find with music there are some songs that feel like they speaking to me, as often I will play music on how I am feeling, and reflect on my life, passed, present and the future.

When there are days where I feel is a struggle I will put some tunes on my phone whether it be swing, 30’s-60’s music and it literally it empowers me no end, and I don’t know what my life would be like if there was no music.

My influence in music stems from my dad, as he would always play his records, usually a Sunday morning before he went to the pub in Chelsea and we would then meet him there later on in the day.

When we go camping, we would go to this country pub and there would be a massive jukebox and I would play music nonstop and sit by it and sing my lungs out.

The amount of records my dad had, he could have owned a music store, because he had so many from Diana Ross to Pavarotti, it was endless, and listening to my music now as I write this blog helps me keep in contact with my dad, even though he has passed on, it was what kept me and my dad close and has kept his memory alive.

Music brings people together and has helped along with sport, raise money for charity and without music, we would have never known about Bob Geldof, Micheal Jackson, Madonna, The Rap Pack, The Three Tenors or Tom Jones.

So if you are having a day where you don’t feel so good, if you need a lift of empowerment then play that music that makes you smile whilst you do your housework, pot around in the garden or working like I am on the computer, as it can really help life your spirits.

Stay safe everyone, and thank you to those that have followed me on this site it really means a lot.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

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Being Productive when you are tired

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Let’s face it we all get tired, and it can really drag us down when we feel like our eyes are on the floor. Being productive when you are tired is like playing tennis when your arms are tide up and can’t hit a ball to save our life.

This week I have felt wiped out, that some days I have had to kip during the day whilst my son took part in a School Sports club, and was too tired to do anything else.

You can however still be productive, you just have to do it, at a slower pace and rather doing a load of items on our todo lists, just do one. After all every little bit counts, and when you have more energy then you can do more.

On this site I write alot about being successful, but we aren’t robots, we need sleep, even if it is for a few hours here and there, WE ALL GET BLOODY TIRED, and when we do we must listen to our bodies.

To be successful you have to be awake, as I find when I am super tired, my creativity goes, my enthusiasm is tiny and I just want to hibernate until I come fully alive again.

Productivity isn’t all to do with work, but also adding in rest time and chill time, it isn’t all about rushing around doing job to job, we all need time to rewind and reset ourselves.

We aren’t robots, even though I wish I could hire a robot from time to time as things like wiping my sons bottom isn’t much fun. Don’t get me wrong I love being a parent, but there are jobs I don’t like and that is wiping my son bum when, and I am sorry if this puts you off your dinner, but does a pooh.

I think if we could own a machine that automatically wipes the pooh away from our children, it would sell out in an instant.

Life isn’t about jamming everything in, but doing what you can and making little changes, rather than big ones.

I hope you all have a good weekend, and please remember to follow me on WordPress.com to be kept up to date with my posts.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Inspiring videos

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Hello and welcome to another blog post. In this one I am sharing some inspiring videos, that has given me a great boost of energy.

Check out this video by ClutterBug who shared a video about 7 Habits for a Highly effective home.

If you have read my previous blogposts Some Youtube Favourites I like to watch for inspiration and growth then you will know I am a big fan of MuchelleB who does lot of videos which talk about positive habits, what to do when you have low amount of motivation and how to be more productive.

In this video I am sharing of MuchelleB channel is about A Simple Way to Re-Motivate Yourself When You’ve Hit a Wall We can all hit what I call “A brick wall” where we feel so unmotivated and just want to do nothing. I find her videos so uplifting, including this one I have linked above.

She has also created a video about How to upgrade your life with better decision making. as we can often choose the wrong path. which knocks us off our our feet.

Life to me is about personal growth and being a better version of purselves, and listening and learning from others.

If you know of any Youtube creators that you would like to recommend to me, then please do so in the comments section below.

Keep well and stay safe and I will write another blog on this site on Saturday.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Creating Space to Live more

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Hello and welcome to a new blog. Thank you so much for those who have commented on my blogs, it really is great to hear your feedback and glad that you have liked my posts so far.

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In today’s post I am writing about Creating Space to Live more, as I think we can get so struck down with todo lists, looking after our kids (if you are a parent), that we don’t make time to do the other things we love, like catching up with friends, watch a movie or catch up on the football, now that it is back on.

I have gotten into a good pattern now, where I allow myself to have free time other than constantly working, and not taking time out to do the other things I love, like watching TV, exercising indoors, listening to a podcast and just being plain lazy. I love having lazy days, I don’t have these often now, but when I do, do I enjoy it.

Creating space to live more is creating a balance in your life, so you can go skiing, skateboarding or take a break somewhere.

Now I have the weekends to myself I do like to make these my time to get out and do the things I can’t do in the week, when I am looking after my son.

I love to take my time even though I am doing a lot of walking to help me get into shape, check my blog: https://sportsandfitnesscoaching.com/

I don’t walk fast but listen to some music or an audio book on my phone as I am walking, taking in the surroundings and just be peaceful, not having to rush and take some time sitting down enjoying the scenery when I can too.

I want that life where I work but not all the time, and can take my son on holiday and go the seaside if I want to. It is all about drive and doing the things you set out to do, but not working to the point where I feel drained but that has a purpose.

I want all my days have a meaning and a reason for getting up each day and not feeling stressed because I didn’t get to post that blog I wanted or didn’t get to write that bit in my book yet. Time will come, and its not about rushing but doing.

Lets live the life we want and follow our hearts aswell as our dreams.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

What to do when you are stressed?

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When it comes to running a home and running a business you can end up feeling somewhat stressed, making you self sabotage and not wanting to do anything. but push it away.

The one way I deal with stress is I get up and I go out or I will take just a minute or so to breath and register the stress. Please check out my parenting blog where I talk about Reducing Parenting Stress.

Stress can creep up on you, and take over your body. I remember as a teenager at Secondary school I had a load of blisters and Ulcers at the bottom of my mouth, and I went to the doctor as my immune system kept getting rather low, the doctor diagnosed it as stress.

I remember thinking “What? How come?” but thinking back I was often stressed at school, because I did feel under pressure because I never consider myself as being academic, and felt out of my depth a lot of the time.

I would get worked up when it came to doing PE and having to run around the school we used to do or the beep test. I hated doing those, and was so unfit, that I wished the ground would swallow me up.

As an adult I thought life would be easier once I had my own place, and went to work, but it can increase. I for a long time and even now at times, I can be a super stress head, worrying about my son and school, my financial situation, my living arrangements, it can all mount up.

Mel Robbins who I talk a lot about in my blog posts, because I think she is so real and gets it, did a video a week or so ago about What she does when she is stressing the F**k out, see below:

Stress can get anyone and cause problems to your body if you don’t do anything about it. Never ignore the stress as it will just build up until you explode, and let it all out, but take a step back and let it come through and then focus on a time you have not stressed and find a picture of your younger self and see if you still feel stressed. once you have looked at this picture. Tell that picture of how you feel and what your mindset was back then, when you were a child, do you feel stressed? Happy go lucky?

Then go through what is going on in your life and do a step to step plan of how you are going to conquer the items that need to be completed and break them up.

Often we can give ourselves so much to do, that we forget, we are only one person and anyone would be stressed having to do 26 jobs in a day. Break it up and start circling the most important items, and how you complete each task and stop multitasking. I thought at one time that was how you get things done, but it isn’t because you can end up not finishing a job at all, and feel like you haven’t accomplished anything.

Focus on one item at a time, and create yourself a block schedule, so example:

6am – 7am Get up, have shower and get ready for the day

7am- 8am Make all beds and start cleaning around the house, putting items away as I go

8am – 10am Work on the computer and go through email.

I write many journals and so I always keep a journal to write down my feelings if I am unhappy about something and the things that are bothering me.

It is all about finding that thing that makes you take a deep breath and say “I am gonna be ok and I can get through this and I will rein myself in to just concentrate of feeling peace within myself again”.

Take regular breaks within your day to enjoy a coffee without having to do any work and just be with your cup of coffee until it is finished.

Take your time. I remember when I worked at a holiday resort, and this guy saying to me “Slow down it isn’t a race” and in that moment I did, I didn’t realise how fast I was going. I was so used to working at a fast pace that I forgot about my colleagues, as this would often stress them out as they often couldn’t keep up with me, so I did I just stopped and then slowed down.

So I hope you have a good weekend as it is Saturday once again and if you are not following me on WordPress.com and would like to, then please click the follow button below.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

To Make Your Life Your Own

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If you didn’t see my last post Online Studying then please check it out as I have created a new Online Course in Good Customer Service, so if you are interest please check it out and enrol. Continue reading

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Hello and welcome it is a new week and I have some good news. I have now launched my new Online Course in Good Customer Service. I have worked in Customer Service for a good amount of years and wanted to do something to help others wishing to work in the same area.

Online study doesn’t have to be rocket science but something you will benefit from and will help you gain knowledge and understanding so you can do your job more effectively.

All businesses need customers and so making sure 100% customer satisfaction is done you do need to make sure you are giving the correct vibe to the customer, to order products from your company.

So without further a do, here is the link to my new course, many thanks for reading:

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Carrie X

Keep Building your empire

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There are many things that can stop us in our tracks, like the Pandemic, if you have had to stop working because of it and being furloughed, but if you are like me a blog writer and want to keep building your empire then crack on, as unlike most professions, blog writing can continue on, as you can’t spread COVID 19 through the computer, so stick to it.

If you run a business then remember that many people will be taking advantage of being lockdown by purchasing online, so consider this and if you don’t run your business online, then sit down and come up with a plan of how you can still run your business online.

If you are not technically minded when it comes to the internet then why not take the time off you have, to do some training. Some local libraries and stores such as Whsmiths are open, so why not go in there and see if there is a book you can buy to help you.

Employ if you can an assistant who can do the online work for you and do some research of different online platforms you can use to build your business online, and if you making items then remember there are some great online stores like Etsy,  shopify, Not on the high street.com, Amazon and Ebay.

You can create an online course for people to take if there is a profession that you want to share with people and help them develop skills in that area. I do mine on a the website: https://www.thinkific.com/

There are so many things you can do so why not sit down and go over how you can develop your business into an online empire instead.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Never stop believing

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When things aren’t going the way you want them to go, it can be frustrating and feel like the bad luck will never end, but trust me it will.

Of course it depends on what it is and if it is a loss of a love one then in my opinion is something you’ll ever get over, but it becomes easier to deal with over time.

To succeed in life you have to continue to believe and visualise your success whatever it may be and never stop believing.

If you need time to be on your own and enjoy your own company for once then do so. I always do this if I feel something is becoming too much and then when I know I am ready I will return or plan on moving on to a new chapter (please read my previous post: Creating new chapters into our lives)

Get to know who you are; I think as we reach teenage years it can often be when we start to look at ourselves for the first time and be confused of who we are meant to be. I found being a teenager sometimes especially at school out of my depth and knew from early on that I was never meant for a 9 to 5 job but something different and more than that.

That is something that has become stronger and more powerful to the point I have never wanted to exceed more than I do now. I want to build my own success with help along the way if I can have it, and be a successful writer.

It is all about continuing your aim to be successful in whatever you want to be, setting yourself targets and developing yourself to be the success you have always dreamed of, just keep going and never allow anyone to hold you back.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Creating new chapters into our lives

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Sometimes I do feel that life can be like a book with many doors closing to new doors and chapters beginning and this has definitely been my life so far.

I am always looking to better myself whether it be my blog or books I write, my daily and weekly exercise, being a parent and in life in general.

If you are constantly getting doors slammed in your face then take a step back and ask yourself why this could be? Is it the approach, am I giving out the correct signal, am I not selling myself enough, is my heart not really into this as believed? as we can often be holding ourselves back preventing ourselves to really show people who we actually are, and what we are capable of.

We listen to much to our conscious mind rather than our subconscious mind, which we should be doing.

It was down to doing the Great North run that made me see that I can do the things I have always dreamed of doing, be super fit if I wanted to, and take on a half marathon. Being able to run for 20 minutes without needing to stop was a huge step for me, because when I first began training to do this event, my heart felt like it was going to come out of my mouth and jump out. It took a lot of hours of training and perseverance, which is a word I use a lot, that helped me achieve such an event, and has been one of the biggest things I have ever done in my life.

If a job has come to an end and you are now stuck as to what to do now, then take a view moments to reflect on what has happened and how you can overcome this event. Somethings that happen in our life is out of our control, but how we deal with them can help make a huge difference.

Instead of seeing it as a traumatic event see it as a chapter ending and time to go into a new job.

Instead of sticking to what you did before aim for better and higher grade of work that can be much more fulfilling, as some jobs we do we do it just to keep the money coming in, but we don’t necessarily enjoy it, so start to look at ways to still work but do the job you want to do, rather than what you need to do.

Never see it as the end because it isn’t and sit down and make a plan of where you want to go next and creating a new start that has much bigger and better things along the way can be so uplifting and there can be no end to your talents.

Write down all the things you have achieved in your life so far and what you would like to achieve next.

Honestly I have been doing this and has been a real eye opener for me, because it allows me to see what I am currently focusing on and what I am not, but should be focusing more on.

I find it allows me to rein myself in, because often than not I will give myself a trillion things to do and forget that I am only one person, and that I not able to do it all. So it has helped me to slow down, and be ahead of myself at the same time.

I am a big lover of goal setting and you can do this not just at the beginning of the year, but during aswell, because often our goals can change as we change being human beings.

So please never feel that there is no light at the end of the tunnel because there is, its all about living your best life and getting as much out of it as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

Learning to be more grateful in your life

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There are times when life can feel like an endless struggle especially when you become an adult because of the sudden responsibilities you never had before.

However learning to be more grateful in your life can help you be more positive rather than feeling worn down by life.

I now have a journal where I will regularly write down the things I am most grateful for, and there are loads of things, like my son, my writing and my music.

Life would be the same if these things were in it and has helped keep from feeling bored and unmotivated. Doing a weekly reset can really help and that is writing everything you have in your head and decluttering, watching TV or reading a book rather than rushing around feeling worn out.

Today I am feeling like having a day indoors rather than going outside, because I am more likely to spend money if I do and fancy a no spending weekend and just taking it easy before the week where I will be busy again taking my son out as it is the school summer holidays.

We all need time to reflect and I do that a lot to slow myself down and to focus on the things I want to do now rather than focusing about other days.

I think we all, and I am guilty of this to, focus so much on what we have go to do tomorrow and next week, instead of focusing on what we have to do now, and so spending time reflecting on the things you are grateful of what is currently around you, can make a difference to how you feel the next day and in a weeks time.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Some Youtube Favourites I like to watch for inspiration and growth

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Hello and welcome to a new blog post. So if you didn’t know  by now, I am a big fan of Youtube and make it an essential part of my day to watch videos, as I do find many of those that make videos on Youtube inspirational and thought I would share which ones in particular.

So here are some Youtube Favourites I like to watch for inspiration and growth.

  1. The first person that comes into my mind is Erin May Henry.

She does a lot of content on entrepreneurship and living your best life, and I always make sure I watch one of her videos as soon as I see that a new one has been published, and have even saved some of her videos onto one of my playlists so I can go back to them if I wish to, as sometimes I need that lift and boost of inspiration to get myself ready for the days and weeks ahead.

She creates a lot of content of how to organize your life and plan your days, and make time for yourself too, and the most favourite topic is when she talks about writing a journal as I love writing a journal and she always inspires me to do so.

2. Do it on a dime. 

This lady is a teacher and has two boys, and creates a lot of videos on organization and how you can save money by purchasing items from stores like the dollar tree and make them look more expensive and classy compared to how much they cost.

For me along with Erin May Henry they make life see so much simple  and that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

3. Jordan Paige.

I absolutely adore this lady. She is a mum of 8 children now, as she not long ago gave birth to twins, and creates a lot of videos based around her family on how to budget, organize and plan, and boy does she inspire me.

Following her tips on budgeting has helped me alot that I am more conscious and take more care when buying items, and how much I spend on groceries each month and week.

4. MuchelleB 

This lady creates a lot of content about being productive and creating positive habits and do a weekly reset to help spread out the days and weeks  including selfcare days aswell.

It is people like MuchelleB that make me see that life isn’t about struggles but challenges that can easily be overcome and still have a fulfilled life.

5. Mel Robbins

I often talk about this ladies work and content because she makes life seem so effortless at times, and is so real aswell, that it is okay to have days where you want time out and just be for a day or two.

She is the lady who created the 5 second rule and honestly her strategies do work, I can vouch for that and would not have a week without watching her content and following her methods.

6. Rachel Cruze 

I discovered this lady’s content by browsing through Youtube for more financial type of content and her videos are brilliant. Along with Jordan Paige, she gives some great tips and advice about money and how to get more out of your cash rather than wasting it on things you do not need.

Her advice again, is simple but effective and would not be without it.

7. Tony Robbins

Not seen any new content recently but from the videos I have watched, he is truly an empowering man and again breaks his strategies of thinking differently about life and how to change it, so simple.

All you have to do is break the pattern and he shows you how in simple terms that you can do in your day to day life.

8. Miss Trenchcoat

From when I first discovered Youtube I have enjoyed this lady’s content, she shares a lot of planner and entrepreneurship videos and is truly inspirational.

When I first began writing a blog and creating content on Youtube, I went to her videos for advice and motivation, and was so effective and brilliant.

She breaks it down step by step, and goes through how she plans her content and how she has developed a successful business.

9. Trinny London  

If you loved the UK TV programme Trinny and Susannah or know of it, then you would be familiar with Trinny’s Youtube videos, which is a lot about fashion, beauty and skincare.

If you are on Instagram or Facebook then you can find live videos on a week to week basis by Trinny and makes you want to dive into your wardrobe and style it up.

With her content it has really helped me with my style and what I love to wear both in skincare and in fashion, and will continue to watch Trinny’s content for inspiration advice, forever more.

10.  Shea Wintney 

Again this is a new channel I have started to watch but I really enjoy watching and being inspired by,  because her content is a lot about what not to waste your money on and what you should try to get more out of your life and just talking about everyday things.

I particular enjoyed a video she did about items you should not waste your money on, as I am guilty of wasting money on popular recommended products which turn out to be total crap.

If you have any recommended Youtube channels you think I might like to watch then please leave a comment below.

Many thanks for all those that have left such positive words about my posts and for following me, and I will post on this channel again at the weekend.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

Living for better and for more

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The more I live the more I want out of life, and enjoy it for what it is. Living for better and for more to me is what life is all about, and enjoying every hour of everyday.

As I travel through life I have found that if you wish for big you will get bigger and better things for example I was dreading looking at my bank balance at one point, and was worrying about what I was going to do during the holidays, and as it turned out I got some money from PPI, that I never knew about.

This saved my day and my summer and I have been furloughed which has also helped me out, as the work I had been doing at a local nursery was stopped due to the nursery closing down for good one because of lockdown also because it being brand new it couldn’t get enough children to keep it open, but means I can get more work for the nursery company I have been working for in the future and I am still on their books.

I had also seen that people had been buying my books and received some royalties for that, and I think it is all to do with perseverance and being patient.

It has meant taking risks, like buying further domain names to help grow my blog network, getting back into getting fit but for free so I can continue my Sports and fitness coaching blog, and creating more books to publish aswell as creating a new online course which will be out in a week or so.

I now want to aim for more things in my life like getting my own place again for me and my son to live, to build my income further and to take Henry on holiday somewhere.

Please check out my new weekly to do list that I created today. I don’t always stick to the same way of planning, but tend to mix it up to continue to boost my energy to get things done.

My Weekly To do list

At the bottom I have set goals for the week. Goal setting as I always talk about is the best way to keep hitting targets and objectives, that is how you must run a business and keep yourself and your work growing and flowing.

Everything you do should count towards your goals, and yes that means  taking days off, as often we need to wind down and take it easy to allow us to recharge to boost our energy to reach our targets we set ourselves once more.

Many thank for reading,

 

Carrie X

Make the most of 2020

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I know this year has been a funny kind of a year with the lockdown due to the Pandemic, but you can still make the most of 2020, by getting the most out of your life.

  • Create a new challenge each day, week, month and year, example my challenge for me this month or goal is to have two books written, edited and published, by the end of this year. To help me achieve this I have given myself a target of how many words to write each day
  • Go through obstacles and how you can overcome them, so mine the school summer holidays as I will be focusing during the day my son, so to overcome this I will put in extra hours in the evenings I have free or mornings, and weekends when my son will be with his dad
  • Take some time to reset. So just take some time going through what you have already achieved so far and what you have planned to achieve in the next few days, weeks and month
  • Use the summer days to take your work outdoors rather than being stuck in an office if possible. The outdoors can inspire you to work more than staying in one place
  • Have free choice days. So scrap the to do lists for a day or two and make time just to do whatever you choose
  • I am all for positive habits and so if there is one area in your life that drastically needs to change then create a plan to change it and create positive habit to help towards that change
  • Never sell yourself short you will be surprised at what you can achieve it is all about patience and persistence and than you will soon see the results you want

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel and it is all about working towards the light and believe in yourself.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Being Ruthless in 2020

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Sometimes in order to get things done and to enjoy life as it is, being ruthless in 2020 is what you need to do.

Life is full of hurdles and obstacles, and instead of avoiding them, facing them head on is the way to deal with them and build yourself to be the success you want to be.

If there is a course or subject you wanted to learn that will help you towards your goal, then do it and envision yourself doing the things you have always wanted to learn about, that will help you to succeed in whatever field you choose.

Ignore the critics, they are often just doing this because they feel threatened by your confidence and are being envious that they haven’t got the guts you have.

Never feel that there isn’t enough success to go around because there is, that is how we have millionaires like Richard Branson, Lord Alan Sugar, Tony Robbins, Grand Cardone etc, and learning from these guys can teach you how by doing little changes to your pattern in life, can change your outlook and see that you too can have a nice car, property, the love of your life and free time to whatever you want.

Take yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. I knew for example as a kid that I wanted to win the cup at my dancing school for having the highest marks. It took a lot of lessons and time to perfect my dancing which was ballroom, latin and disco dancing, and in doing so I finally as it was my last exam in the child’s section won the kids highest marks trophy and the year after being classed as an adult competitor, won the cup, the one I had wanted as soon I saw it, for the highest marks.

This meant I had beaten the children and all the adults by having the highest scores.

I knew that in order for me to get my dancing to top level, I had to stop the nerves I felt when I took my exams to pass so I could focus on getting every dance and step right. It didn’t happen overnight it took time, but I made sure I went to every class on Saturday morning I created the vision, going through my head the routines and practicing at home, and I did it, I won the cup.

So don’t sit back and be ruthless with yourself, set those goals and ambitions and be the best person you have ever wanted to be.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Making Everyday Count

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We can get so caught up in planning for our future that we forget about the here and now.

As I have gotten older and become a parent, it is funny how time seems to be so precious more now than when I was younger.

When I was a kid I would often dream about being an adult, and doing whatever I wanted, but now I am here I do wish I had valued the times I had as a kid, because I did take life for granted.

As you grow so does responsibilities and can become overwhelming at times, so now I do value my days and hours more.

Making everyday count is a must especially having a child of my own, I don’t want to miss a thing, so I do make the most of the here and now, rather than dreaming about being somewhere else.

Due to the summer holidays starting I am looking forward to it rather than dreading it, as there is less running around because you have to do the school run.

It is mind boggling how the time I drop Henry off at school to picking him up goes so quickly. So now I make the everyday count from the start of the week to the end of the week, and that not rushing around, but taking my time and taking in what is around me, and the time I have free now. Not next week or tomorrow, but now.

If you find yourself rushing then take a deep breath and you can shut your eyes but just count 1 to 10 and chill.

I make sure now that I have quiet time aswell as doing work and that I make time just for me, as we all need time to stop and recharge.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Sell or to be Sold by Grant Cardone

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Hi and welcome to a new blog post. In Today’s post I am talking about this book I listened to on Audible, which was brilliant.

I would totally recommend audible as I love listening to books rather than reading them sometimes, and can be used on the go, when out and about.

I have quite a few books in my library which were free because when you join you get a free credit each month.

This book is about Sell or be Sold, How to get your way in Business and in life by Grand Cardone, who also has a website and Youtube channel. Here are the links below:

https://grantcardone.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/GrantCardone

It talks about how you can start or run a business with little capital, it is all about being ahead of your game and not competing but taking control of your own business that will become big and stand out from the rest.

It is also about attitude, and if you are a negative person, then the chances are you will always be negative and will stop you from being a success.

Also, he talks about people who are control freaks, and that in some way we all are, that is how we take control of our kids, taking control of our jobs and life in general.

He talks about how when he first met his wife, how she was not interested in him at all and he couldn’t figure out why, and then through a friend who put a good word in for him, he began to go out of his way to try and get her attention, to eventually going out with her.

It is all about perseverance which I talk a lot about too, as with being a parent and creating blogs and books, it is the same thing.

I love this book and would definitely listen to it again and would like to read more of his books as he is so inspirational and straight to the point.

So go and check it out and if you have a book you would like to recommend to me then please leave a comment below.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Conquering your fears

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I felt I conquered a fear today, taking my son to school as I get so anxious about the gaps between trains and the platform, as some of them are quite big, and I saw a little girl fall down the gap between the train and platform once, and has made fearful ever since.

However today I had to do it. Its isn’t about me necessarily but my son, because he is still young it frightens me, so I tend to lift him off and on the train.

The other things I fear going on the topic of travel is missing my stop, I get so worried about it. I have no idea why as I have done plenty of journeys where I haven’t done this, but whenever I get on a train or bus that fear is there, but I face it and deal with it.

Fear isn’t something we should be scared of, as it is there to help protect us, nevertheless it can cause us to imagine the worst case scenario a lot of the time and then we can do the thing of talking ourselves out of it, but when you do face the fear with no harm caused we can feel heroic.

When Henry was little I used to get worried about him falling down escalators as he did last year before Christmas and had to be taken to A and E, because he fell.

Sometimes we have to face our fears to get to the next stage in our lives, however daunting it can be, but just face them and write down how you will deal with such hurdles should they occur to help you to the road to success.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

The Journals that I keep

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As you can see by the title I love a journal and  the ones I have listed are the ones that are with me now. I also have fitness journal and one where I put if something is bothering me and I am going to pick these up today, to carry on filling these in aswell.

I like to write down my daily achievements to go through what I have accomplished each day, and you’ll be surprised when you start doing this how much you can achieve on a day to day basis, and give yourself some down time too, because that is just as important.

my achievement journal

My happy journal is to keep any happy memories in about me and my son, and all the good things we do together, and this I have added photos of us together, and many greeting cards that have made me smile.

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The gratitude journal I have is to put all the things I am grateful for each day and it really helps me to take in all that is around me, that I am grateful for.

my gratitude journal

Then my Weekly journal is where I put any insecurities I had specifically that week, what is going on around me now, if I had any quiet time, what I specifically liked that week and at the weekend, and any goals I had for that week.

The point of a journal is to get deep within yourself and go through your current feelings and fears, and with writing them down can help gain perspective and make sense of the things that I am particularly worried about in the week or day. 

I find it just helps clear all the clutter going on in my head and not really to resolve any issues but face them head on, and work out how to deal with them.

Once I have journalled I do feel a hell of a lot better and then I can then get on with my day without worrying so much.

There are no rules when it comes to journalling and you can design and make it as personal as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Weekly newsletter blogpost

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Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a good start to the weekend.

Please see link below of my Weekly Newsletter blog I wrote about my Thoughts and Advice for the week, talking about I am glad it is Friday,

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/07/glad-it-is-friday.html

I have also written a Building Self Confidence blog post on the related site this one talking about, Writing a Bullet Journal to Balancing my days.

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/07/aiming-for-better-me.html

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Acknowledging your achievements can empower your look on life

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Free Reward Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on ...Hello and welcome! It is the middle of the week and I have started to bullet journal again, and going through what I have achieved over the weekends and weekdays has been a real eye opener to see what I can do just within two to three days.

Life isn’t really all about quantity but quality, making everyday count from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed.

I am all about productivity and using the time I have free to not just focus on what I have to do or go to do, but on what I want to do.

I like spending time being peaceful, watching the world go by not worrying about my to do’s for half an hour to an hour, and just be.

Going through everything I have accomplished through the day has helped take things steady and have even gotten round to making a proper blog schedule that I can stick to, and that has helped with having more time to be just with myself in my mind, not having to rush anywhere.

Acknowledging your achievements can empower your look on life and create more abundance, and value for each day. Being stuck in four walls which many have had to do, because of COVID 19 has taken its toll, so now we can travel and explore again, I can do more to fulfill my life which gives me a better wellbeing.

Life doesn’t have to be all about working hard, but living, being spontaneous on some days, going beyond the norm and creating a more happier and stable life.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Taking Control Of Your Life for 2020

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Hello and welcome to a new blog post. Now this year has become different to other years, due to the Lockdown because of the Coronovirus, and with that can really effect your mental health.

The one thing I have become anxious and worried about is my weight again. Since becoming a grown up my weight has been up and down, and I can’t seem to get it to the weight I want it to be.

Does this sound familiar to you?

It makes me wonder if Beyonce ever has insecurities like these?

If you are reading this Beyonce (yeah right) do you get these types of worries?

The way I have been dealing with it is by taking control of it and instead of tormenting myself of it, I have taken some action.

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Exercise is a brilliant way of taking control and all I am doing is walking a lot, measuring my steps and working out indoors using my fitness mat and set of dumbells.

Honestly you do not need to spend money on special equipment and gear, what it is all about is doing something that works of a sweat and you start to see the results as you keep going.

If you do read my Sports and Fitness blog below you will see that I will work exercise around my lifestyle rather than the other way around,  and it amazing just by doing the school run each day how much exercise you can get, the same with running errands.

Please check out the link below of my Sports and fitness coaching blog  I write every Sunday:

https://sportsandfitnesscoaching.com/

Taking control of your life for 2020 has been no better time, use the time you have wisely and instead of taking a bus, why not walk if it isn’t too far to where you are going. It can save you having to wear a mask if you do not wish to, and keeps you away from germs and can save you money aswell.

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I find you can do social distancing better when out walking rather than on transport, and you don’t really have to wear special clothing. As long as what you are wearing is comfortable and does not rub then it is fine.

The other thing is and as I have mentioned in my previous blog I have created two planning charts to help me stay on track and follow my daily and weekly habits, like practicing self care, planning my weeks and days, making my bed, etc

See the link to my two blogs I wrote about my goals I have set for this year and my blog about my daily and weekly positive habits on this site below:

Daily and Weekly Positive Habits

Setting out my goals for 2020

The other thing I do is create myself inspiration boards using Microsoft Publisher to help achieve my goals and ambitions.

Then starting today I am going to start to do to help with my positive mindset is to keep an achievement journal so where there are times when things get too much, I can look back on what I have achieved and feel better about myself.

I think we can be so unkind to ourselves that if that was another person saying this to you, you’d give them an earful, or walk away from them.

It is about what gives you that boost of energy not what brings you down.

This will also help me to plan my days and weeks more constructively so I have down time, I can take my son out and entertain him without worry about the workload I have.

Bringing up children comes with many challenges and it can be a balancing act, but if you are wise with your time and take control of your life you’d be surprised how much easier your days can be.

Please check out my parenting blogs I write throughout the week and months for tips and tricks when it comes to parenting:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/

https://theparentingadventuresthebirthofmyson.wordpress.com

This will help me to maintain a good wellbeing and with that comes a positive mindset.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Building Self Confidence-The Truth About Growing Up

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Hello and welcome. It is almost the end of Saturday and wanted to link this blog I have written on my google blogger site, about The Truth About Growing Up, because to be a success and reach your dreams, you have to build your confidence.

As posted in my last two posts setting goals and creating positive daily and weekly habits can help, but respect yourself, and treat yourself how you want others to treat you.

We can be so hard on ourselves when we all have qualities and strengths, so believe in yourself, and I hope this blog I link below will help with building your low self esteem.

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-truth-about-growing-up.html

Many thanks to all those that have followed my blog so far it really means the world to me.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Daily and Weekly Positive Habits

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Hello it is the end of the week and I have been putting together my daily and weekly habits that I want to comply for myself, to help kick start my days and weeks.

Here is a preview of my daily and weekly habits to help give your ideas of what to do:

What I must do each day

Below is my weekly must do list:

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What I plan to do is to print them off laminate them and cross each item off once completed each day.

Creating positive habits is a great way to make time for yourself aswell as looking after others, especially if you have children.

Set a side time to do things you want to do, rather them being dictated by someone else.

Be as creative as you want to be, and this also sets a positive example for your children, to give themselves love and attention, aswell helping them to become independent.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Setting out my goals for 2020

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Hi and welcome to another blog post on Everyone Can Build a Castle. So I have set out my goals for this year 2020 again, as they had slightly changed.

I have separated them into these categories,

  • Personal
  • Financial
  • Henry my son
  • Writing
  • Blog goals
  • Health and Wellbeing

You can set yours up how you wish, there is as far as I am concerned no right way or wrong way of doing so, its your goals so you can create them however you wish to.

I used Microsoft Publisher for mine and I have created a printable via microsoft word, that you can print out and use if you so wish, or use it as a guide to create your own.

Goals sheet printable

When creating goals break them down, and create daily goals for yourself to help get you near your ultimate goals you wish to achieve.

Remember to add some kind of self-care to your goals as we all need that down time.

If you have any questions then please feel free to ask. You can do so my commenting below.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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Hi and welcome. It is 4:32am in the morning and yes I do plan to return to my bed to see if I can get some more sleep, but before I do that wanted to share this link to my newsletter post I write each week of my thoughts and advice.

This week it is about When they days aren’t good. See link below:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/06/when-days-arent-so-good.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Take 5 if Lockdown is getting too much

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So if you didn’t know I also write a parenting blog, well two in fact which are:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/

https://theparentingadventuresthebirthofmyson.wordpress.com/

Well tonight once again Henry my son decided to play up and not go to bed, and sometimes as with life some unplanned events can happen which often we see is beyond our control.

That’s why sometimes it is good just to Take 5. What I mean is taking 5 minutes or so just to take a step back and breath.

This can happen when being responsible for anything in our lives, including running a business.

So what do you do?

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In the end I thought go out of the room, let him play about whilst I gather myself together, got some bits I needed downstairs and bought it upstairs and took a shower, and I have to say I felt a whole lot better.

When I looked in on him afterwards he was fine again and settled in bed.

We all need sometime to just breath and take some time for ourselves to recuperate, we are living machines that constantly thinking, doing and acting, and when children don’t settle or someone is sick or some money didn’t go in as expected it can really be like “For God sake let me have a break”, so if things like Lockdown is getting under your skin take 5 and you will feel a whole lot better.

Lockdown was beyond our control and if you are having to work from home and look after children it can take its toll and you can be the one who feels like screaming.

I am sure there are parents who wish to do a runner rather than your kids during lockdown, as we look for endless things to do, which is still limited at the moment.

So if you need to take 5 do it because its the only way we can stop ourselves from going insane.

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Stay safe and many thanks for reading.

Please remember to follow me should you want updates of my blogposts on WordPress.com and see you in my next post.

 

Carrie X

 

Great men of today

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Hello and welcome to another blogpost. In this post I am writing about the great men of today.

The first person who springs to mind is Tony Robbins, who has inspired and touched people’s lives like you wouldn’t believe and who I found just by browsing the internet, literally and looking for an answer to my questions about my life.

He breaks it down for you and makes you see that if you change the pattern you currently live in you can reshape your life to be better than what it is.

Then there is people such as Russell Brand who have had some dark times but has come out the other side to help people with their wellbeing and mindset.

As a kid the one person I loved for years, was Glenn Hoddle he was my pin up after my obsession with Tony Stamp played by Graham Cole, in the UK series The Bill, had laid to rest and I was a super fan of his and even bought a Spurs CD just so I called have Glen Hoddle and Chris Waddle song Diamond lights.

As far as I am concerned it was Glenn Hoddle who first started to change Chelsea Football club’s future and contributed to being the club they are today, being one of the top 5 clubs in England.

Some may disagree but for me he was the one who bought over another great man Ruud Gullit, who went onto manage the club and then bought in Vialli and Zola. We even had players such as Mark Hughes playing for us, and the rest as they say is history.

Then there is Mourinho “The Special One” who became our manager twice, the first time with him we won the Premiership, but the second time we didn’t do so well.

Of course we have to mention Sir Alex Ferguson who has left a legacy in football aswell at Manchester United like no other man, and one title after title and trophy after trophy and no one has matched up with him yet.

The season that he did first win the premiership was going to be his last if he didn’t win anything, but carried on to win a whole lot more.

There are some great men that have changed the world for the better and become a success over sheer determination and drive.

Then there are men that make you keep faith and love and laughter and that is Lee Mack, who real name is Lee McKillop.

I am sure there will be a whole lot more in the future to come.

So lets raise our glasses for these heroic men and praise what they do as father, brothers, uncles and even grandparents and men of the world and society.

Please stay safe and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Inspired to be a success

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I love being inspired by others and thrive on it a lot, and there is one person who springs to mind and that is of Dame Vera Lynn who sadly passed away today.

She didn’t come from a rich home but became a household name from a very young age singing to the troops who fought in the war and helped bring happiness through her music alive.

You don’t have to have loads of money to be a success, you just got to have shear determination and drive.

She wanted to help others through Lockdown by re-releasing her song We’ll meet again, to bring hope that we will see our love ones again after lockdown and she was right.

I grew up listening to Dame Vera Lynn’s music through my dad always playing her songs and would often play her version of There’ll always be an England.

She could have easily shied away from singing during the war and gone into hiding but she didn’t in fact it was through her music people kept their spirits high, and gave hope to others and was the pinnacle of her career and became more popular through producing music still during the war and even had her own show on the radio too.

To be success you have to do things out of the norm sometimes where other people would not dream of going, you do have to do things outside your comfort zone, to get a name for yourself.

That is why people like Martin Luther King became a household name because he spoke out about racism that others wouldn’t.

So lets celebrate and raise our glasses for those who inspire us and keep us going each day.

Stay safe and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Dream it big

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Hello and welcome to my new blogpost and thank you to those that have spent the time reading my blogs and liking them, it really does mean a lot.

In order to become a success you have to dream it big, and I mean visualize what it is and what it feels like.

Really paint a good picture, adding colour and people into your dream. Who is with you that could help you accomplish your dreams?

Are there things that are secretly and I mean subconsciously holding you back, and how can you get through these hurdles so you can continue to reach your dream goal, whatever it may be.

Write or draw out the image in your mind and what you see and feel. Then write down what the final outcome is and what this feels like and really paint a good picture.

If people tell you that it just not possibly, use this as a signal to try even harder and to show them actually it can happen. You will always have doubters you just have to overcome them.

I wrote a blog post about being Be Ruthless in achieving success sometimes you have to throw the punches and argue by taking action that it can happen and it will happen.

There is always possibilities so go for your dreams and never let anyone hold you back.

Keep safe, many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Bloody Mondays

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Hello and welcome, it is Monday and it is only 11:38am and want to go back to bed. I haven’t even made my bed this morning yet, I have just been chilling and watching some well earned TV.

You just have to take the plunge and think “To the hell with it” and concentrate on doing something different on a Monday rather than doing the same thing all the time.

I have no real deadline now but like to kick the Monday’s with a positive way and I feel I did that this morning.

To be successful you have to not think about work all the time but spend time just chilling out and taking your time.

It is so nice to drink a cup of tea without having to chuck it down my neck because I am in a hurry, and scold my throat at the same time.

When I am in a hurry I get so hot and bothered that I just want to scream “Fuck off” to the world and be a peaceful about it as much as possible.

Pardon my language but I want to use my blogs as a platform to reach out to you as much as possible, and sometimes I just feel I need to swear in order to see the day through.

So I am now going to go now but I have a happy Monday and I will be back blogging as I go through the week.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

Get ahead of yourself

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Hello and welcome to another blog on Everyone Can build a castle. First of all I would like to say a massive thank you to those who are now following my blog it means so much to me, I couldn’t have gotten through the lockdown without you.

Now we have some normality, some kids in the UK have now returned to school, it is time to get ahead of yourself . I am going to spend time to batch blog tonight so I have plenty to post this week we still have upon us.

There is still so much I want to share that I want to make sure I get it out by the end of the week.

  • My first tip to get ahead of yourself, is to do anything you can do the night before even if you spent 10-15 minutes on something, if it sets you up ready for the next day do it.
  • Prioritize and separate your to do list, this helps to break your tasks down and not see too much. The bigger the list the less we get down, the smaller the list the more chance you have of getting it done.
  • Add to your schedule a 5 to 30 minute tea break and use this to catch up on TV or Youtube or listen to an audio book or practice mindfulness.
  • Use the extra time you have in the morning to do some cleaning rather leaving it to when you get back from the school run. I find the less I have to do during the time my son is at school in terms of housework or getting myself ready for the day, as I don’t enjoy it, the more I can focus on the work I do enjoy such as my writing.
  • Spend 10-30 minutes pottering around starting from the top to bottom or bottom to top and just go around making the beds, cleaning an area, putting a load of washing on or washing up, just to have a break from the computer and straighten out the home without little effort
  • Spend travelling time to practice being in the now rather than hiding face away on your phone and take in your surroundings. We can get so buried in our phones and laptops that we rarely breath and take in our environment, so spend some time doing this as this stops your head getting over loaded.
  • Write down each task you complete so you can get to see how much you can truly get done in a day and week. You will be surprised with yourself of how much you can complete when you set your mind to it.

So lets make the most of the free time we have now, that our children are back to school, and stay safe.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Creating a healthy work life

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Hi and welcome to another blog. So, many kids have now returned to school this week. It is amazing how much spare time you have, not that I didn’t enjoy the extra time I spent with my son, but the Lockdown since last week was taking it toll, to the point I was completely blogged out.

I spent so much time blogging as much as I could that I did suffer with burn out.

It is important when working that you have a healthy work life. I know it isn’t easy, but we can get so bogged down that it can become too much and before you know it you are under your neck with so much to do.

The one thing you should schedule is chill out or quiet time, to have a hot bath and read a book, or TV time.

Rest is just as important as working so make time for it.

Allow some proper wake up time, I don’t function correctly if I haven’t had a hearty breakfast or a cup of tea.

Whilst your child is a school why not schedule a day to reunite yourself with your friends, following the social distancing rules.

Still no many shops or places are open but doesn’t stop someone from popping around for a coffee does it.

Have a DVD night or TV night with some pop corn, crisps or other snacks.

It is all about making the most of every hour of the day. I find when I have had a constructive day that I function better and sleep a lot better.

So take some time out and create a schedule you know you can stick to. Please check out my blog post about my routine:

Establish a good routine to conquer a successful Day

Having a good routine can really help get everything you need to do done and be happy with yourself, rather than feeling bogged down or you have wasted a day doing nothing that has fulfilled you.

Please share how you create a good healthy working life below. Please remember to follow me if you would like to be kept up to date with all my blogs I have written.

Do check out my weekly newsletter blog (see link below):

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/06/life-and-times-of-butlins-holiday-camp.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

7 Tips on how to be productive during self isolation

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At the moment we are all in self isolation and there are many reasons why we can lose faith in what we want to accomplish in our lives aswell as like me I look at my bed and sometimes contemplate whether to lie back in it or not.

That can become the norm if we are not careful and end up wasting so many days and going over what we need to do each day.

Here are 7 tips on how to be productive during self isolation:

So my first tip of this blog is to:

Tip 1# Have a plan of action

What do you add is what you want to accomplish that particular day and a deadline.

Tip 2# Create a block schedule

Check out my own schedule I have created which you can use as a guide or to print off.

My Block Schedule

Tip 3# Create a daily journal

I have a gratitude journal and even have one I use to write gags in, Bob Monkhouse, always had a load of joke books and now they have been put away in safe keeping. If you want to create a bit of humour in writing a journal, or even put together an art journal.

Tip 4# Take time for yourself to see how much you can get done

We all need time out and there is no time like the present, but we can still be productive by scheduling TV and quiet time

Tip 5# Set a side to catch up on research to help build your skills and knowledge each week

I love to learn to things and often will do a course via Reed.co.uk as you can learn so much at little cost.

Tip 6# Plan as much as you can before Monday before the busy school run 

I always use my Sundays to catch up on any finished jobs like updating Henry’s school diary, go through his book bag and any last minute things we need ready for the school week.

Getting ahead of myself is what I am about so anything I am not able to do, I do at the weekends

Tip 7# Use your time wisely so mornings, evenings and weekends

These are good times for me and I also give myself some TV time for some evenings or catching up on Youtube to help do some research or to just do something different.

So I hope you have found this useful and until next time

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Ruthless in achieving success

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Hi everyone welcome to another blog.

In this blog I talk about Be Ruthless in achieving success.

You have to take on challenges and not shy away from them, but face them head on.

Example: My aim for this week was to reach 70 followers to this blog and I have, buy creating content for you all and help you towards success.

I have now managed to accomplish that, and I know that my blogs are being received as I want them to be.

It still requires organizing, prioritization and commitment, but when it comes to blog writing it is quality over quantity, and to help grow my blogs, it does mean blogging every day, and putting content out there that you can relate to and will help you.

Now there are many elements as I do have to look after my son during some days and committing time to all my blogs, please check my Blog Network for details, where I post all my blogs onto.

https://carriesblognetwork.squarespace.com/

Set yourself time, that may mean working early morning whilst the rest of the household are sleeping, working weekends aswell as the evenings, but seeing that I have more followers now, has shown me that all that work is paying off and people like you are using my content to help you.

Don’t care what people think as there will always be those who criticize just have to let it go through one ear and out the other.

You have to make sacrifices aswell like like spending time outdoors, as lot of my work is done via the computer as with all my blogs I do like to research to gain ideas to create my content and share what is going on in my life.

I have ended my marriage which was long time coming as much as some may not want to hear that, but it is true. Why deny that?

Being thankful with the things that make you happy with life, I write in my gratitude journal everyday, and the other is Bullet journal writing lists.

Listening to empowering music, audio books and podcast.

I have doing some further training to help me towards a better and successful life.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Truth from the Heart

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In my blogs I want to speak the truth to connect with people. It may not be what a few may want to hear but it is my truth and my life.

I wrote a blog called,

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/

It is basically saying that Relationships come to an end and you have to let go.

Dwelling on it is never going to help.

I also wrote this blog yesterday:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/how-to-support-your-kids-through-a-marriage-break-up/

I am whether people want to hear it or not, split from my husband because we are two different people and it takes two, but I worked hard in my marriage, to the point I became someone else.

The people who are now going against me, have been there themselves, but now I am in the wrong because I am speaking from the heart and the truth.

To be a success in life you do have to be ruthless and face the truth.

  • Do I want to write about betrayal no?
  • Did I marry my ex-husband to divorce, no?
  • Do I wish my life to hunky dory, yes?

I am not perfect I know but I wear my heart on my sleeve and I want to inspire people to see that you can change your life and be successful, but to do that sometimes you have to admit defeat and move on.

If you too are going through a marriage break up then my heart is with you and lets help each other the best we can.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Visualize your dreams

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Please check this video above about Visualizing your dreams.

I always visualize something before I do it, and helps keep achieving my goals and success.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Being Productive during lockdown

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Hi and welcome to Monday’s post which all about Being Productive during Lockdown.

There are still plenty of things you can do:

  1. Use the extra days in the weekend to catch up on work and errands, because I find these days I can be super productive as Henry spends the weekends at his dads, so I use this time to catch up on my work.
  2. Create a weekly schedule and routine which I talked about in my last two posts on this site: Establish a good routine to conquer a successful Day and Having a good work routine to help build a business
  3. Have your showers and wash hair the night before rather than the morning as I find doing this whilst my son is a sleep along with the rest of the family as it just saves me so much time the next day
  4. Create a goal a day to achieve, so my goal for today is “Work on my book” which I have done
  5. Forget multi tasking concentrate on one task at the time
  6. Be Smart so Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time
  7. Make a list and then break each item on the list down
  8. Have free choice days or hours, where you can do anything you choose
  9. Spend some time writing a journal. I live by mine
  10. Create a playlist on Youtube to listen to whilst you work or do chores. It really helps with getting stuff done.

I love having productive days and whilst we are in lockdown it is good to make the most of each day and get things ticked of on our To Do list.

I have created a printable, which is a productive worksheet.

PRODUCTIVE WORKSHEET

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Having a good work routine to help build a business

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Hi all, it is Sunday a day of rest hence why I am posting my blogs now.

Having a good work routine to help build a business is an essential part of how you grow a business.

It is about commitment, scheduling it around my son who is at his dads, so got some extra spare time, which I always use wisely now, and being organized.

My work routine begins at about 5am, the latest I allow myself to get up is 7am.

I will do an hours work, go back to bed and then do some more.

Running a blogs site is tough so it is important for me to have a regular routine each day and don’t waste any time don’t allow myself to get overwhelmed.

I check  my block schedule, which you will find on Support Network page and you can download, plus my week to a day planner to see what I have scheduled to get done and it has a To do list aswell.

At the moment this seems to be working a treat, however if you find it doesn’t it is time to change the routine and schedule so it does work.

Here is a my blog schedule template:

blog schedule template

Make sure you have breaks in between so you don’t suffer with burn out. I will usually take 3-4 breaks throughout my day.

I feel I have to in order to keep my work consistent and forever flowing.

Plus it keeps my viewers interested aswell and are told when to expect a blogpost.

My evenings I use now and spend the last hour of the night doing research for the next day’s post and listen to an audio book or music.

Having time wind down is a must for me to prepare me for bed.

Part of being able to run a business you have to awake and so a good nights sleep is enough.

So lets keep safe and get on with your day as much as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Empowering music

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I felt I needed to share this as I do find Music so empowering. I discovered this song yesterday, even though it was 7 years ago since published, I only found it yesterday and it was one of the moments where I thought, where had I been? How come I have not come across this song?

When my son was a baby the two things that calmed him down if he woke up from his nap grumpy was one of two things, music and books.

The songs that we have together is the song Come Chameleon, save all your kisses for me and Flying Pickets, Only You.

Music is so empowering that there isn’t a day that goes by without me spending half and hour or so just playing and listening to track after track.

It can take you back in time, remind you of someone that is no longer in your life or a place. Music is versatile and is forever revolving.

The one programme I miss is a UK programme called Top Of The Pops and that was a massive show to be on. Star after star would take to the stages of that show, and was only a Thursday every week at 7:30pm.

I now when I can watch the repeats on BBC 4.

Music can do wonders and has been used to save peoples lives, like Comic Relief songs and Children in Need, Band Aid and We are the World.

So if you need a bit of a push and a shove to get empowered wack on some tunes and let the days and nights begin, bringing back those happy events, for new ones to arrive.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

 

 

10 Ways to building confidence

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Please check out my blog on my related blog site to this one about Ten Ways to building confidence.

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/

I have also written my Thoughts and Advice for the week. This is my Blog newsletter talking about Living for Each Day.

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/05/living-for-each-day.html

Many thanks,

 

Carrie X

Establish a good routine to conquer a successful Day

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I live by a routine and so does my son Henry.

The thing about a routine is it gives you structure, and a reason to get up in the morning.

A typical day for me, is most mornings I am awake to begin work especially this time of year is at 4am. Sometimes I will go back to bed, but other times I don’t.

Getting up that time kick starts my day and it is so nice to get up and get some writing done before anybody else wakes up.

I will plan the night before of what to do, and what needs to be done. I have decided that I am going to post on this site everyday to help support others and help them become successful in their life, and this takes time and patience.

My breakfast time is between usually 5am to 6am, and I get dressed ready between 6am to 7am.

Now to save myself time in the mornings is have my shower and wash my hair the night before and it has made such a difference.

I am all about saving myself time so I can chill for a bit and listen to music or an audio book during the day, aswell as spending time with my son.

See below the template I use to plan my work and day, and seems to really be helping me to keep tabs on my time keeping:

blog schedule template

I would recommend everyone to create a blog schedule thinking about the SMART contents which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time. 

Block out your time and make space for breaks. Being on the computer all day isn’t good for you, so have a timeout block which for me is usually between 1pm to 2pm and take a break between 4pm to 6pm.

This is the block schedule I use to break it down.

My Block Schedule

I have found being disciplined in my days and being productive as really helped me have a successful day. 

Everyday should count and so establish a good routine to help you towards Success.

Please remember to follow me on WordPress to keep up to date with my blogposts, and will blog again tomorrow.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

Launching my first online course

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Hey everyone, and a Happy Wednesday. It will soon be the weekend again.

I have some exciting news,

TODAY I AM LAUNCH MY FIRST ONLINE COURSE ON RUNNING A COMPANY/GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE

HERE IS THE LINK BELOW:

https://carrieseducationnetwork.thinkific.com/enroll/760024?price_id=808575

Kind regards,

 

Carrie X

 

Take Control of your life

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Hello and welcome to another blogpost.

In this post today I am talking about Taking Control of your life.

Yes I am confused by the lockdown like many, the questions that came into my head were is do I go out or not? I can go to work but can only see one person, like that is possible?

The one thing it has made me do during this Pandemic is Take control of my life, by working on my blogs, books, researching for content and watching some Youtube videos, and really buckling down and do some work.

Just because there is a lockdown doesn’t mean we have to slouch in front of the TV we can still be productive.

I have been staying at my mum’s until I can find somewhere else to go to, my marriage has come to an end, so I haven’t had to do any cleaning as much but schedule my days better and have gotten so much more done.

It doesn’t have to be strenuous work just 5 minutes a day concentrating on something other than what you would normally do, can make such a different.

I have come up with more content for my blogs and I am in the process of developing an Online course, which I will be launching soon and started writing a book based on many topics covered on the blog site.

It is amazing how much you can get done check out this template from Word Excel that I use to help me schedule my work load.

blog schedule template

When I have days where I have felt a little glum I have listening to music, here is a song that I  have discovered which speaks wonders it is called “Nothing going to bring me down” 

So keep going and keep safe and lets hope we can return to normal very soon.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Living a Happier life with 25 habits

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If there was a pill that could actually make us happy, I bet it would sell out. Happiness comes from within, but what makes us happy is different for everyone.

Check out this blog post below of,

How to Be Happy: 25 Habits to Add to Your Routine

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-be-happy

Check out my own blogpost I wrote on,

Ten Tips on how to create Happiness

It can take quite a lot to be happy due to hurdles being in the way, but if you change your mindset on things like seeing hurdles as a challenge rather than a burden can make all the difference.

I hope you find this blog helpful and remember to follow me on WordPress to keep up to date with my blogs, and please let me know what makes you happy by commenting below.

Have a good week everyone and see you tomorrow when I will blog on this site again.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Life after marriage

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It has been a testing year so far one that I am not sure I want to remember. I have met someone new and I love them with all my heart but I am going through a marriage break up, which is still tough.

Love is a strange feeling, it can give you so much joy or sadness and I feel now that sometimes due to betrayal that some love can never be fixed and put back together again.

Life after marriage is like being on a rollercoaster that you struggle to get off, and feel like as soon as I feel everything is okay that it crashes before I know it.

So the first tip I would give, is to,

  • Create a new beginning. So change your mindset and see it as it time to end that chapter of your life and time to start a new one.
  • Let it all out, I am a believer that sometimes crying is the great healer and helps get your emotions and feelings out of your system.
  • Keep a journal. I love to journal and is a great way to gain perspective.
  • Form new relationships. Being with someone who is negative can bring you down and can make other people unhappy. Build new ones and stick with them.
  • Be aware of your feelings, as they do change and if you feel you no longer love someone that is time to call it a day.
  • Stop feeling guilty. No one likes a break up but if it isn’t working it is a signal that you need to move on, so forget the guilt and move on.
  • Find the courage to rebuild your life and remember to breath.
  • Speak to someone who can give you support in this troubled time and listens without giving an opinion.
  • Take care of your health and wellbeing. In a marriage break up it is important that you look after yourself rather than other people just yet. You need gain perspective listen to your feelings and be strong
  • Don’t use your children to point score or as a weapon. It isn’t their fault and should be listened to if they are upset

Divorce affects many people, but you have to get to know yourself again, because often when we get married and have kids we can lose our identity.

I have created a cheat sheet with the following tips above, which I hope you will find useful as you can print off to remind yourself.

DEALING WITH A DIVORCE CHEAT SHEET

You have to fight and stick up for yourself and be true. I wish you all the happiness in the world, and I am here to support you 100% percent.

Lets come to together to become a success.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Changing your mindset

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Hello and welcome to another blogpost. Thank you for following me so far and reading my blogs it is truly amazing to see you all enjoying my content.

In this blog I am talking about Changing your Mindset, from feeling low to feeling good about yourself and your life.

Yes I know, we all still in Lockdown, but doesn’t mean we have to use this time to be bored shitless, use the time wisely and do extra self care like putting your make up on, take that steaming hot bath, paint your nails etc

We seem to often be fixated on helping and looking others that we forget about ourselves.

So change your mindset about being bored and write down everything that you could be doing to help you have productive day.

  • I have been using this time to really focus on my writing ideas.
  • Use this time to exercise and do some fitness training.
  • Catch up on some TV, because I haven’t sat down and watched TV the last two weeks or so
  • Use this time to save money and be up to date with my bills
  • Do some gardening
  • Have the kids tidy up around the house because now is a good time to get out the reward charts for every time they complete a task
  • Do some baking and make your own bread or cakes, etc
  • Have a good sort out of your stuff ready for disposing, selling or going to donate to a charity shop
  • Have a date night in, so still dress up, put some romantic music on, have a dance and a bite to eat, then why not end it with watching a good film or two

Successful people never allow themselves to be stuck in a rut and have plenty to do.

So lets get busy and keep safe.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Be Yourself and never copy

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To be successful it is important to be yourself and never copy as people will know that you have stolen someone elses idea.

When it comes to building an empire it should always be original and stand out from the rest.

My blogs have been doing extremely well because I share my difficulties as well as good parts of my life, because people who read my posts can relate to it as they know it is written from the heart as well from my mind.

Throughout our lives there are events which are out of our control, but when we manage our mindset it can help us to overcome our challenges and thrive in our lives.

I knew taking on the Great North run would take some doing, so I did train for it and I have written about this a lot, because it was a massive accomplishment, and one I am extremely proud of, and made me see that with sheer determination and drive I could do anything.

I have created a blog network, which is doing well for itself, and even though this passed few weeks have been tough, I do see a light and know that there are even more better things to come, and it is the old saying “When you full of a horse, always get back on”, because life is about thriving and living, not about existing.

So if you have idea, don’t throw it in the bin, but keep going and remember never copy as people will see through it, and that “Your only doing it for the money and because it is trendy”.

A business has to be created by your heart and mind, and have its own personal appearance, and have originality, and benefits people.

When I was working at Sitel I won many awards for my Customer Service, and this was due to taking a lot of emails, calls and online chats.

I did make mistakes but I have come to accept that mistakes needed to be made for me to learn for next time and the one thing I think helped me is I like to get in touch with people’s hearts and minds to, to help them and was always my biggest skill because people want to feel cared for and that there was someone willing to listen, and that was one thing I always did and will continue to do, to help them thrive and be happy.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

How to deal with those that drag you down

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There are people who are a joy to hang around with and others that make you feel you shouldn’t have bothered getting up, and stayed in hibernation for a whole day.

They see themselves as being right all the time, when they haven’t understood at all, and just because they don’t do something, that noone should do it.

Those are the sort of people who have nothing good to say, and feel that we should hang on to their every word.

So what do I want to say to that ?

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I don’t mind people giving advice but not when it is a nag or a lecture.

When ever I am nagged or lectured, what do I feel like doing?

Yes, life isn’t about being right, we all get things wrong, but there are those that will admit it and others that won’t.

Try to avoid people who are negative or suffocating, because they are the type of person that will drag you down instead of lifting you up.

Sometimes it can be avoidable if they are related to you, but still doesn’t mean that they have a right to tell you how to live your life, as we all should be able to live without being targeted by people that have no good to say, and should be put into their place and told to:

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So if you want to be successful, by being independant, be around good people that make you feel alive and those that don’t drag you down, then go head, live the life of luxury and most importantly, be:

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Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Getting back on board when you hit a brick wall

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These couple of weeks where I had planned to do lots of work on my books and blogs, do some exercise indoors and outside, training online and plan for next week for when my son goes back to school, I have kind of hit a brick wall.

When that happens it can be hard to get back on track, as I lie in later than normal and feel like hardly doing anything.

Part of it is because I have been on my Menstrual Cycle, so effects my energy and enthusiasm, plus catching up on sleep as when I am looking after my son, I tend to get up early.

When I am feeling like this, lack of spontaneity I just do what I can and give myself extra time to rest and recuperate, knowing I will do more once this fatigue disappears.

Part of being successful is making time for yourself to recharge, and do other things other than work, so I don’t stress about it too much, and take each day as it comes.

Having time to watch a comedy or listen to music is a luxury thing to me now as I don’t always get the time, so it is good to make the time now and again.

Give yourself a day off, which I have done after working seven days a week. I now am going to take Sunday’s off from blogging and concentrate on other things that I want to do, aswell as need to do.

Noone is going to be remembered for keeping up with to do lists, but that they had a fulfilling life and not that I made sure the dishwasher was always cleared each day. At the end of the day it is just housework and can be done at anytime, but watching a film, like my life now being a mum and working for myself, it isn’t something I can do all the time, so when I can I make the most of it.

Time is precious and should be spent with doing and being with the people and things you love, rather something you feel you have to do, to keep people happy, but whats better, having a cuddle with your child or making sure the house is cleared each day? I know which one I choose.

So let us all just breath and just be on some days without worrying about housework and chores. Some days should be about having fun and chilling out.

Soon it will be all systems go again so any quiet and peaceful time I have I will be making the most of it.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

If you need a lift of empowerment then play that music

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As I am writing this blog post I am listening to Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr song called Me and My Shadow and boy is it uplifting, just what you need when is the start of another week, and has been a slow start to the day.

Music has been my life and whatever I have been feeling it has put me back on top of the world. I find with music there are some songs that feel like they speaking to me, as often I will play music on how I am feeling, and reflect on my life, passed, present and the future.

When there are days where I feel is a struggle I will put some tunes on my phone whether it be swing, 30’s-60’s music and it literally it empowers me no end, and I don’t know what my life would be like if there was no music.

My influence in music stems from my dad, as he would always play his records, usually a Sunday morning before he went to the pub in Chelsea and we would then meet him there later on in the day.

When we go camping, we would go to this country pub and there would be a massive jukebox and I would play music nonstop and sit by it and sing my lungs out.

The amount of records my dad had, he could have owned a music store, because he had so many from Diana Ross to Pavarotti, it was endless, and listening to my music now as I write this blog helps me keep in contact with my dad, even though he has passed on, it was what kept me and my dad close and has kept his memory alive.

Music brings people together and has helped along with sport, raise money for charity and without music, we would have never known about Bob Geldof, Micheal Jackson, Madonna, The Rap Pack, The Three Tenors or Tom Jones.

So if you are having a day where you don’t feel so good, if you need a lift of empowerment then play that music that makes you smile whilst you do your housework, pot around in the garden or working like I am on the computer, as it can really help life your spirits.

Stay safe everyone, and thank you to those that have followed me on this site it really means a lot.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

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Being Productive when you are tired

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Let’s face it we all get tired, and it can really drag us down when we feel like our eyes are on the floor. Being productive when you are tired is like playing tennis when your arms are tide up and can’t hit a ball to save our life.

This week I have felt wiped out, that some days I have had to kip during the day whilst my son took part in a School Sports club, and was too tired to do anything else.

You can however still be productive, you just have to do it, at a slower pace and rather doing a load of items on our todo lists, just do one. After all every little bit counts, and when you have more energy then you can do more.

On this site I write alot about being successful, but we aren’t robots, we need sleep, even if it is for a few hours here and there, WE ALL GET BLOODY TIRED, and when we do we must listen to our bodies.

To be successful you have to be awake, as I find when I am super tired, my creativity goes, my enthusiasm is tiny and I just want to hibernate until I come fully alive again.

Productivity isn’t all to do with work, but also adding in rest time and chill time, it isn’t all about rushing around doing job to job, we all need time to rewind and reset ourselves.

We aren’t robots, even though I wish I could hire a robot from time to time as things like wiping my sons bottom isn’t much fun. Don’t get me wrong I love being a parent, but there are jobs I don’t like and that is wiping my son bum when, and I am sorry if this puts you off your dinner, but does a pooh.

I think if we could own a machine that automatically wipes the pooh away from our children, it would sell out in an instant.

Life isn’t about jamming everything in, but doing what you can and making little changes, rather than big ones.

I hope you all have a good weekend, and please remember to follow me on WordPress.com to be kept up to date with my posts.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Inspiring videos

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Hello and welcome to another blog post. In this one I am sharing some inspiring videos, that has given me a great boost of energy.

Check out this video by ClutterBug who shared a video about 7 Habits for a Highly effective home.

If you have read my previous blogposts Some Youtube Favourites I like to watch for inspiration and growth then you will know I am a big fan of MuchelleB who does lot of videos which talk about positive habits, what to do when you have low amount of motivation and how to be more productive.

In this video I am sharing of MuchelleB channel is about A Simple Way to Re-Motivate Yourself When You’ve Hit a Wall We can all hit what I call “A brick wall” where we feel so unmotivated and just want to do nothing. I find her videos so uplifting, including this one I have linked above.

She has also created a video about How to upgrade your life with better decision making. as we can often choose the wrong path. which knocks us off our our feet.

Life to me is about personal growth and being a better version of purselves, and listening and learning from others.

If you know of any Youtube creators that you would like to recommend to me, then please do so in the comments section below.

Keep well and stay safe and I will write another blog on this site on Saturday.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Creating Space to Live more

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Hello and welcome to a new blog. Thank you so much for those who have commented on my blogs, it really is great to hear your feedback and glad that you have liked my posts so far.

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In today’s post I am writing about Creating Space to Live more, as I think we can get so struck down with todo lists, looking after our kids (if you are a parent), that we don’t make time to do the other things we love, like catching up with friends, watch a movie or catch up on the football, now that it is back on.

I have gotten into a good pattern now, where I allow myself to have free time other than constantly working, and not taking time out to do the other things I love, like watching TV, exercising indoors, listening to a podcast and just being plain lazy. I love having lazy days, I don’t have these often now, but when I do, do I enjoy it.

Creating space to live more is creating a balance in your life, so you can go skiing, skateboarding or take a break somewhere.

Now I have the weekends to myself I do like to make these my time to get out and do the things I can’t do in the week, when I am looking after my son.

I love to take my time even though I am doing a lot of walking to help me get into shape, check my blog: https://sportsandfitnesscoaching.com/

I don’t walk fast but listen to some music or an audio book on my phone as I am walking, taking in the surroundings and just be peaceful, not having to rush and take some time sitting down enjoying the scenery when I can too.

I want that life where I work but not all the time, and can take my son on holiday and go the seaside if I want to. It is all about drive and doing the things you set out to do, but not working to the point where I feel drained but that has a purpose.

I want all my days have a meaning and a reason for getting up each day and not feeling stressed because I didn’t get to post that blog I wanted or didn’t get to write that bit in my book yet. Time will come, and its not about rushing but doing.

Lets live the life we want and follow our hearts aswell as our dreams.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

What to do when you are stressed?

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When it comes to running a home and running a business you can end up feeling somewhat stressed, making you self sabotage and not wanting to do anything. but push it away.

The one way I deal with stress is I get up and I go out or I will take just a minute or so to breath and register the stress. Please check out my parenting blog where I talk about Reducing Parenting Stress.

Stress can creep up on you, and take over your body. I remember as a teenager at Secondary school I had a load of blisters and Ulcers at the bottom of my mouth, and I went to the doctor as my immune system kept getting rather low, the doctor diagnosed it as stress.

I remember thinking “What? How come?” but thinking back I was often stressed at school, because I did feel under pressure because I never consider myself as being academic, and felt out of my depth a lot of the time.

I would get worked up when it came to doing PE and having to run around the school we used to do or the beep test. I hated doing those, and was so unfit, that I wished the ground would swallow me up.

As an adult I thought life would be easier once I had my own place, and went to work, but it can increase. I for a long time and even now at times, I can be a super stress head, worrying about my son and school, my financial situation, my living arrangements, it can all mount up.

Mel Robbins who I talk a lot about in my blog posts, because I think she is so real and gets it, did a video a week or so ago about What she does when she is stressing the F**k out, see below:

Stress can get anyone and cause problems to your body if you don’t do anything about it. Never ignore the stress as it will just build up until you explode, and let it all out, but take a step back and let it come through and then focus on a time you have not stressed and find a picture of your younger self and see if you still feel stressed. once you have looked at this picture. Tell that picture of how you feel and what your mindset was back then, when you were a child, do you feel stressed? Happy go lucky?

Then go through what is going on in your life and do a step to step plan of how you are going to conquer the items that need to be completed and break them up.

Often we can give ourselves so much to do, that we forget, we are only one person and anyone would be stressed having to do 26 jobs in a day. Break it up and start circling the most important items, and how you complete each task and stop multitasking. I thought at one time that was how you get things done, but it isn’t because you can end up not finishing a job at all, and feel like you haven’t accomplished anything.

Focus on one item at a time, and create yourself a block schedule, so example:

6am – 7am Get up, have shower and get ready for the day

7am- 8am Make all beds and start cleaning around the house, putting items away as I go

8am – 10am Work on the computer and go through email.

I write many journals and so I always keep a journal to write down my feelings if I am unhappy about something and the things that are bothering me.

It is all about finding that thing that makes you take a deep breath and say “I am gonna be ok and I can get through this and I will rein myself in to just concentrate of feeling peace within myself again”.

Take regular breaks within your day to enjoy a coffee without having to do any work and just be with your cup of coffee until it is finished.

Take your time. I remember when I worked at a holiday resort, and this guy saying to me “Slow down it isn’t a race” and in that moment I did, I didn’t realise how fast I was going. I was so used to working at a fast pace that I forgot about my colleagues, as this would often stress them out as they often couldn’t keep up with me, so I did I just stopped and then slowed down.

So I hope you have a good weekend as it is Saturday once again and if you are not following me on WordPress.com and would like to, then please click the follow button below.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

To Make Your Life Your Own

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If you didn’t see my last post Online Studying then please check it out as I have created a new Online Course in Good Customer Service, so if you are interest please check it out and enrol. Continue reading

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Hello and welcome it is a new week and I have some good news. I have now launched my new Online Course in Good Customer Service. I have worked in Customer Service for a good amount of years and wanted to do something to help others wishing to work in the same area.

Online study doesn’t have to be rocket science but something you will benefit from and will help you gain knowledge and understanding so you can do your job more effectively.

All businesses need customers and so making sure 100% customer satisfaction is done you do need to make sure you are giving the correct vibe to the customer, to order products from your company.

So without further a do, here is the link to my new course, many thanks for reading:

https://carrieseducationnetwork.thinkific.com/

 

 

Carrie X

Keep Building your empire

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There are many things that can stop us in our tracks, like the Pandemic, if you have had to stop working because of it and being furloughed, but if you are like me a blog writer and want to keep building your empire then crack on, as unlike most professions, blog writing can continue on, as you can’t spread COVID 19 through the computer, so stick to it.

If you run a business then remember that many people will be taking advantage of being lockdown by purchasing online, so consider this and if you don’t run your business online, then sit down and come up with a plan of how you can still run your business online.

If you are not technically minded when it comes to the internet then why not take the time off you have, to do some training. Some local libraries and stores such as Whsmiths are open, so why not go in there and see if there is a book you can buy to help you.

Employ if you can an assistant who can do the online work for you and do some research of different online platforms you can use to build your business online, and if you making items then remember there are some great online stores like Etsy,  shopify, Not on the high street.com, Amazon and Ebay.

You can create an online course for people to take if there is a profession that you want to share with people and help them develop skills in that area. I do mine on a the website: https://www.thinkific.com/

There are so many things you can do so why not sit down and go over how you can develop your business into an online empire instead.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Never stop believing

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When things aren’t going the way you want them to go, it can be frustrating and feel like the bad luck will never end, but trust me it will.

Of course it depends on what it is and if it is a loss of a love one then in my opinion is something you’ll ever get over, but it becomes easier to deal with over time.

To succeed in life you have to continue to believe and visualise your success whatever it may be and never stop believing.

If you need time to be on your own and enjoy your own company for once then do so. I always do this if I feel something is becoming too much and then when I know I am ready I will return or plan on moving on to a new chapter (please read my previous post: Creating new chapters into our lives)

Get to know who you are; I think as we reach teenage years it can often be when we start to look at ourselves for the first time and be confused of who we are meant to be. I found being a teenager sometimes especially at school out of my depth and knew from early on that I was never meant for a 9 to 5 job but something different and more than that.

That is something that has become stronger and more powerful to the point I have never wanted to exceed more than I do now. I want to build my own success with help along the way if I can have it, and be a successful writer.

It is all about continuing your aim to be successful in whatever you want to be, setting yourself targets and developing yourself to be the success you have always dreamed of, just keep going and never allow anyone to hold you back.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Creating new chapters into our lives

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Sometimes I do feel that life can be like a book with many doors closing to new doors and chapters beginning and this has definitely been my life so far.

I am always looking to better myself whether it be my blog or books I write, my daily and weekly exercise, being a parent and in life in general.

If you are constantly getting doors slammed in your face then take a step back and ask yourself why this could be? Is it the approach, am I giving out the correct signal, am I not selling myself enough, is my heart not really into this as believed? as we can often be holding ourselves back preventing ourselves to really show people who we actually are, and what we are capable of.

We listen to much to our conscious mind rather than our subconscious mind, which we should be doing.

It was down to doing the Great North run that made me see that I can do the things I have always dreamed of doing, be super fit if I wanted to, and take on a half marathon. Being able to run for 20 minutes without needing to stop was a huge step for me, because when I first began training to do this event, my heart felt like it was going to come out of my mouth and jump out. It took a lot of hours of training and perseverance, which is a word I use a lot, that helped me achieve such an event, and has been one of the biggest things I have ever done in my life.

If a job has come to an end and you are now stuck as to what to do now, then take a view moments to reflect on what has happened and how you can overcome this event. Somethings that happen in our life is out of our control, but how we deal with them can help make a huge difference.

Instead of seeing it as a traumatic event see it as a chapter ending and time to go into a new job.

Instead of sticking to what you did before aim for better and higher grade of work that can be much more fulfilling, as some jobs we do we do it just to keep the money coming in, but we don’t necessarily enjoy it, so start to look at ways to still work but do the job you want to do, rather than what you need to do.

Never see it as the end because it isn’t and sit down and make a plan of where you want to go next and creating a new start that has much bigger and better things along the way can be so uplifting and there can be no end to your talents.

Write down all the things you have achieved in your life so far and what you would like to achieve next.

Honestly I have been doing this and has been a real eye opener for me, because it allows me to see what I am currently focusing on and what I am not, but should be focusing more on.

I find it allows me to rein myself in, because often than not I will give myself a trillion things to do and forget that I am only one person, and that I not able to do it all. So it has helped me to slow down, and be ahead of myself at the same time.

I am a big lover of goal setting and you can do this not just at the beginning of the year, but during aswell, because often our goals can change as we change being human beings.

So please never feel that there is no light at the end of the tunnel because there is, its all about living your best life and getting as much out of it as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

Learning to be more grateful in your life

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There are times when life can feel like an endless struggle especially when you become an adult because of the sudden responsibilities you never had before.

However learning to be more grateful in your life can help you be more positive rather than feeling worn down by life.

I now have a journal where I will regularly write down the things I am most grateful for, and there are loads of things, like my son, my writing and my music.

Life would be the same if these things were in it and has helped keep from feeling bored and unmotivated. Doing a weekly reset can really help and that is writing everything you have in your head and decluttering, watching TV or reading a book rather than rushing around feeling worn out.

Today I am feeling like having a day indoors rather than going outside, because I am more likely to spend money if I do and fancy a no spending weekend and just taking it easy before the week where I will be busy again taking my son out as it is the school summer holidays.

We all need time to reflect and I do that a lot to slow myself down and to focus on the things I want to do now rather than focusing about other days.

I think we all, and I am guilty of this to, focus so much on what we have go to do tomorrow and next week, instead of focusing on what we have to do now, and so spending time reflecting on the things you are grateful of what is currently around you, can make a difference to how you feel the next day and in a weeks time.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Some Youtube Favourites I like to watch for inspiration and growth

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Hello and welcome to a new blog post. So if you didn’t know  by now, I am a big fan of Youtube and make it an essential part of my day to watch videos, as I do find many of those that make videos on Youtube inspirational and thought I would share which ones in particular.

So here are some Youtube Favourites I like to watch for inspiration and growth.

  1. The first person that comes into my mind is Erin May Henry.

She does a lot of content on entrepreneurship and living your best life, and I always make sure I watch one of her videos as soon as I see that a new one has been published, and have even saved some of her videos onto one of my playlists so I can go back to them if I wish to, as sometimes I need that lift and boost of inspiration to get myself ready for the days and weeks ahead.

She creates a lot of content of how to organize your life and plan your days, and make time for yourself too, and the most favourite topic is when she talks about writing a journal as I love writing a journal and she always inspires me to do so.

2. Do it on a dime. 

This lady is a teacher and has two boys, and creates a lot of videos on organization and how you can save money by purchasing items from stores like the dollar tree and make them look more expensive and classy compared to how much they cost.

For me along with Erin May Henry they make life see so much simple  and that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

3. Jordan Paige.

I absolutely adore this lady. She is a mum of 8 children now, as she not long ago gave birth to twins, and creates a lot of videos based around her family on how to budget, organize and plan, and boy does she inspire me.

Following her tips on budgeting has helped me alot that I am more conscious and take more care when buying items, and how much I spend on groceries each month and week.

4. MuchelleB 

This lady creates a lot of content about being productive and creating positive habits and do a weekly reset to help spread out the days and weeks  including selfcare days aswell.

It is people like MuchelleB that make me see that life isn’t about struggles but challenges that can easily be overcome and still have a fulfilled life.

5. Mel Robbins

I often talk about this ladies work and content because she makes life seem so effortless at times, and is so real aswell, that it is okay to have days where you want time out and just be for a day or two.

She is the lady who created the 5 second rule and honestly her strategies do work, I can vouch for that and would not have a week without watching her content and following her methods.

6. Rachel Cruze 

I discovered this lady’s content by browsing through Youtube for more financial type of content and her videos are brilliant. Along with Jordan Paige, she gives some great tips and advice about money and how to get more out of your cash rather than wasting it on things you do not need.

Her advice again, is simple but effective and would not be without it.

7. Tony Robbins

Not seen any new content recently but from the videos I have watched, he is truly an empowering man and again breaks his strategies of thinking differently about life and how to change it, so simple.

All you have to do is break the pattern and he shows you how in simple terms that you can do in your day to day life.

8. Miss Trenchcoat

From when I first discovered Youtube I have enjoyed this lady’s content, she shares a lot of planner and entrepreneurship videos and is truly inspirational.

When I first began writing a blog and creating content on Youtube, I went to her videos for advice and motivation, and was so effective and brilliant.

She breaks it down step by step, and goes through how she plans her content and how she has developed a successful business.

9. Trinny London  

If you loved the UK TV programme Trinny and Susannah or know of it, then you would be familiar with Trinny’s Youtube videos, which is a lot about fashion, beauty and skincare.

If you are on Instagram or Facebook then you can find live videos on a week to week basis by Trinny and makes you want to dive into your wardrobe and style it up.

With her content it has really helped me with my style and what I love to wear both in skincare and in fashion, and will continue to watch Trinny’s content for inspiration advice, forever more.

10.  Shea Wintney 

Again this is a new channel I have started to watch but I really enjoy watching and being inspired by,  because her content is a lot about what not to waste your money on and what you should try to get more out of your life and just talking about everyday things.

I particular enjoyed a video she did about items you should not waste your money on, as I am guilty of wasting money on popular recommended products which turn out to be total crap.

If you have any recommended Youtube channels you think I might like to watch then please leave a comment below.

Many thanks for all those that have left such positive words about my posts and for following me, and I will post on this channel again at the weekend.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

Living for better and for more

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The more I live the more I want out of life, and enjoy it for what it is. Living for better and for more to me is what life is all about, and enjoying every hour of everyday.

As I travel through life I have found that if you wish for big you will get bigger and better things for example I was dreading looking at my bank balance at one point, and was worrying about what I was going to do during the holidays, and as it turned out I got some money from PPI, that I never knew about.

This saved my day and my summer and I have been furloughed which has also helped me out, as the work I had been doing at a local nursery was stopped due to the nursery closing down for good one because of lockdown also because it being brand new it couldn’t get enough children to keep it open, but means I can get more work for the nursery company I have been working for in the future and I am still on their books.

I had also seen that people had been buying my books and received some royalties for that, and I think it is all to do with perseverance and being patient.

It has meant taking risks, like buying further domain names to help grow my blog network, getting back into getting fit but for free so I can continue my Sports and fitness coaching blog, and creating more books to publish aswell as creating a new online course which will be out in a week or so.

I now want to aim for more things in my life like getting my own place again for me and my son to live, to build my income further and to take Henry on holiday somewhere.

Please check out my new weekly to do list that I created today. I don’t always stick to the same way of planning, but tend to mix it up to continue to boost my energy to get things done.

My Weekly To do list

At the bottom I have set goals for the week. Goal setting as I always talk about is the best way to keep hitting targets and objectives, that is how you must run a business and keep yourself and your work growing and flowing.

Everything you do should count towards your goals, and yes that means  taking days off, as often we need to wind down and take it easy to allow us to recharge to boost our energy to reach our targets we set ourselves once more.

Many thank for reading,

 

Carrie X

Make the most of 2020

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I know this year has been a funny kind of a year with the lockdown due to the Pandemic, but you can still make the most of 2020, by getting the most out of your life.

  • Create a new challenge each day, week, month and year, example my challenge for me this month or goal is to have two books written, edited and published, by the end of this year. To help me achieve this I have given myself a target of how many words to write each day
  • Go through obstacles and how you can overcome them, so mine the school summer holidays as I will be focusing during the day my son, so to overcome this I will put in extra hours in the evenings I have free or mornings, and weekends when my son will be with his dad
  • Take some time to reset. So just take some time going through what you have already achieved so far and what you have planned to achieve in the next few days, weeks and month
  • Use the summer days to take your work outdoors rather than being stuck in an office if possible. The outdoors can inspire you to work more than staying in one place
  • Have free choice days. So scrap the to do lists for a day or two and make time just to do whatever you choose
  • I am all for positive habits and so if there is one area in your life that drastically needs to change then create a plan to change it and create positive habit to help towards that change
  • Never sell yourself short you will be surprised at what you can achieve it is all about patience and persistence and than you will soon see the results you want

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel and it is all about working towards the light and believe in yourself.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Being Ruthless in 2020

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Sometimes in order to get things done and to enjoy life as it is, being ruthless in 2020 is what you need to do.

Life is full of hurdles and obstacles, and instead of avoiding them, facing them head on is the way to deal with them and build yourself to be the success you want to be.

If there is a course or subject you wanted to learn that will help you towards your goal, then do it and envision yourself doing the things you have always wanted to learn about, that will help you to succeed in whatever field you choose.

Ignore the critics, they are often just doing this because they feel threatened by your confidence and are being envious that they haven’t got the guts you have.

Never feel that there isn’t enough success to go around because there is, that is how we have millionaires like Richard Branson, Lord Alan Sugar, Tony Robbins, Grand Cardone etc, and learning from these guys can teach you how by doing little changes to your pattern in life, can change your outlook and see that you too can have a nice car, property, the love of your life and free time to whatever you want.

Take yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. I knew for example as a kid that I wanted to win the cup at my dancing school for having the highest marks. It took a lot of lessons and time to perfect my dancing which was ballroom, latin and disco dancing, and in doing so I finally as it was my last exam in the child’s section won the kids highest marks trophy and the year after being classed as an adult competitor, won the cup, the one I had wanted as soon I saw it, for the highest marks.

This meant I had beaten the children and all the adults by having the highest scores.

I knew that in order for me to get my dancing to top level, I had to stop the nerves I felt when I took my exams to pass so I could focus on getting every dance and step right. It didn’t happen overnight it took time, but I made sure I went to every class on Saturday morning I created the vision, going through my head the routines and practicing at home, and I did it, I won the cup.

So don’t sit back and be ruthless with yourself, set those goals and ambitions and be the best person you have ever wanted to be.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Making Everyday Count

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We can get so caught up in planning for our future that we forget about the here and now.

As I have gotten older and become a parent, it is funny how time seems to be so precious more now than when I was younger.

When I was a kid I would often dream about being an adult, and doing whatever I wanted, but now I am here I do wish I had valued the times I had as a kid, because I did take life for granted.

As you grow so does responsibilities and can become overwhelming at times, so now I do value my days and hours more.

Making everyday count is a must especially having a child of my own, I don’t want to miss a thing, so I do make the most of the here and now, rather than dreaming about being somewhere else.

Due to the summer holidays starting I am looking forward to it rather than dreading it, as there is less running around because you have to do the school run.

It is mind boggling how the time I drop Henry off at school to picking him up goes so quickly. So now I make the everyday count from the start of the week to the end of the week, and that not rushing around, but taking my time and taking in what is around me, and the time I have free now. Not next week or tomorrow, but now.

If you find yourself rushing then take a deep breath and you can shut your eyes but just count 1 to 10 and chill.

I make sure now that I have quiet time aswell as doing work and that I make time just for me, as we all need time to stop and recharge.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Sell or to be Sold by Grant Cardone

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Hi and welcome to a new blog post. In Today’s post I am talking about this book I listened to on Audible, which was brilliant.

I would totally recommend audible as I love listening to books rather than reading them sometimes, and can be used on the go, when out and about.

I have quite a few books in my library which were free because when you join you get a free credit each month.

This book is about Sell or be Sold, How to get your way in Business and in life by Grand Cardone, who also has a website and Youtube channel. Here are the links below:

https://grantcardone.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/GrantCardone

It talks about how you can start or run a business with little capital, it is all about being ahead of your game and not competing but taking control of your own business that will become big and stand out from the rest.

It is also about attitude, and if you are a negative person, then the chances are you will always be negative and will stop you from being a success.

Also, he talks about people who are control freaks, and that in some way we all are, that is how we take control of our kids, taking control of our jobs and life in general.

He talks about how when he first met his wife, how she was not interested in him at all and he couldn’t figure out why, and then through a friend who put a good word in for him, he began to go out of his way to try and get her attention, to eventually going out with her.

It is all about perseverance which I talk a lot about too, as with being a parent and creating blogs and books, it is the same thing.

I love this book and would definitely listen to it again and would like to read more of his books as he is so inspirational and straight to the point.

So go and check it out and if you have a book you would like to recommend to me then please leave a comment below.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Conquering your fears

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I felt I conquered a fear today, taking my son to school as I get so anxious about the gaps between trains and the platform, as some of them are quite big, and I saw a little girl fall down the gap between the train and platform once, and has made fearful ever since.

However today I had to do it. Its isn’t about me necessarily but my son, because he is still young it frightens me, so I tend to lift him off and on the train.

The other things I fear going on the topic of travel is missing my stop, I get so worried about it. I have no idea why as I have done plenty of journeys where I haven’t done this, but whenever I get on a train or bus that fear is there, but I face it and deal with it.

Fear isn’t something we should be scared of, as it is there to help protect us, nevertheless it can cause us to imagine the worst case scenario a lot of the time and then we can do the thing of talking ourselves out of it, but when you do face the fear with no harm caused we can feel heroic.

When Henry was little I used to get worried about him falling down escalators as he did last year before Christmas and had to be taken to A and E, because he fell.

Sometimes we have to face our fears to get to the next stage in our lives, however daunting it can be, but just face them and write down how you will deal with such hurdles should they occur to help you to the road to success.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

The Journals that I keep

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As you can see by the title I love a journal and  the ones I have listed are the ones that are with me now. I also have fitness journal and one where I put if something is bothering me and I am going to pick these up today, to carry on filling these in aswell.

I like to write down my daily achievements to go through what I have accomplished each day, and you’ll be surprised when you start doing this how much you can achieve on a day to day basis, and give yourself some down time too, because that is just as important.

my achievement journal

My happy journal is to keep any happy memories in about me and my son, and all the good things we do together, and this I have added photos of us together, and many greeting cards that have made me smile.

The front cover of my happy journalInside my happy journal

The gratitude journal I have is to put all the things I am grateful for each day and it really helps me to take in all that is around me, that I am grateful for.

my gratitude journal

Then my Weekly journal is where I put any insecurities I had specifically that week, what is going on around me now, if I had any quiet time, what I specifically liked that week and at the weekend, and any goals I had for that week.

The point of a journal is to get deep within yourself and go through your current feelings and fears, and with writing them down can help gain perspective and make sense of the things that I am particularly worried about in the week or day. 

I find it just helps clear all the clutter going on in my head and not really to resolve any issues but face them head on, and work out how to deal with them.

Once I have journalled I do feel a hell of a lot better and then I can then get on with my day without worrying so much.

There are no rules when it comes to journalling and you can design and make it as personal as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Weekly newsletter blogpost

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Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a good start to the weekend.

Please see link below of my Weekly Newsletter blog I wrote about my Thoughts and Advice for the week, talking about I am glad it is Friday,

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/07/glad-it-is-friday.html

I have also written a Building Self Confidence blog post on the related site this one talking about, Writing a Bullet Journal to Balancing my days.

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/07/aiming-for-better-me.html

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Acknowledging your achievements can empower your look on life

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Free Reward Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on ...Hello and welcome! It is the middle of the week and I have started to bullet journal again, and going through what I have achieved over the weekends and weekdays has been a real eye opener to see what I can do just within two to three days.

Life isn’t really all about quantity but quality, making everyday count from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed.

I am all about productivity and using the time I have free to not just focus on what I have to do or go to do, but on what I want to do.

I like spending time being peaceful, watching the world go by not worrying about my to do’s for half an hour to an hour, and just be.

Going through everything I have accomplished through the day has helped take things steady and have even gotten round to making a proper blog schedule that I can stick to, and that has helped with having more time to be just with myself in my mind, not having to rush anywhere.

Acknowledging your achievements can empower your look on life and create more abundance, and value for each day. Being stuck in four walls which many have had to do, because of COVID 19 has taken its toll, so now we can travel and explore again, I can do more to fulfill my life which gives me a better wellbeing.

Life doesn’t have to be all about working hard, but living, being spontaneous on some days, going beyond the norm and creating a more happier and stable life.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Taking Control Of Your Life for 2020

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Hello and welcome to a new blog post. Now this year has become different to other years, due to the Lockdown because of the Coronovirus, and with that can really effect your mental health.

The one thing I have become anxious and worried about is my weight again. Since becoming a grown up my weight has been up and down, and I can’t seem to get it to the weight I want it to be.

Does this sound familiar to you?

It makes me wonder if Beyonce ever has insecurities like these?

If you are reading this Beyonce (yeah right) do you get these types of worries?

The way I have been dealing with it is by taking control of it and instead of tormenting myself of it, I have taken some action.

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Exercise is a brilliant way of taking control and all I am doing is walking a lot, measuring my steps and working out indoors using my fitness mat and set of dumbells.

Honestly you do not need to spend money on special equipment and gear, what it is all about is doing something that works of a sweat and you start to see the results as you keep going.

If you do read my Sports and Fitness blog below you will see that I will work exercise around my lifestyle rather than the other way around,  and it amazing just by doing the school run each day how much exercise you can get, the same with running errands.

Please check out the link below of my Sports and fitness coaching blog  I write every Sunday:

https://sportsandfitnesscoaching.com/

Taking control of your life for 2020 has been no better time, use the time you have wisely and instead of taking a bus, why not walk if it isn’t too far to where you are going. It can save you having to wear a mask if you do not wish to, and keeps you away from germs and can save you money aswell.

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I find you can do social distancing better when out walking rather than on transport, and you don’t really have to wear special clothing. As long as what you are wearing is comfortable and does not rub then it is fine.

The other thing is and as I have mentioned in my previous blog I have created two planning charts to help me stay on track and follow my daily and weekly habits, like practicing self care, planning my weeks and days, making my bed, etc

See the link to my two blogs I wrote about my goals I have set for this year and my blog about my daily and weekly positive habits on this site below:

Daily and Weekly Positive Habits

Setting out my goals for 2020

The other thing I do is create myself inspiration boards using Microsoft Publisher to help achieve my goals and ambitions.

Then starting today I am going to start to do to help with my positive mindset is to keep an achievement journal so where there are times when things get too much, I can look back on what I have achieved and feel better about myself.

I think we can be so unkind to ourselves that if that was another person saying this to you, you’d give them an earful, or walk away from them.

It is about what gives you that boost of energy not what brings you down.

This will also help me to plan my days and weeks more constructively so I have down time, I can take my son out and entertain him without worry about the workload I have.

Bringing up children comes with many challenges and it can be a balancing act, but if you are wise with your time and take control of your life you’d be surprised how much easier your days can be.

Please check out my parenting blogs I write throughout the week and months for tips and tricks when it comes to parenting:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/

https://theparentingadventuresthebirthofmyson.wordpress.com

This will help me to maintain a good wellbeing and with that comes a positive mindset.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Building Self Confidence-The Truth About Growing Up

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Hello and welcome. It is almost the end of Saturday and wanted to link this blog I have written on my google blogger site, about The Truth About Growing Up, because to be a success and reach your dreams, you have to build your confidence.

As posted in my last two posts setting goals and creating positive daily and weekly habits can help, but respect yourself, and treat yourself how you want others to treat you.

We can be so hard on ourselves when we all have qualities and strengths, so believe in yourself, and I hope this blog I link below will help with building your low self esteem.

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-truth-about-growing-up.html

Many thanks to all those that have followed my blog so far it really means the world to me.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Daily and Weekly Positive Habits

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Hello it is the end of the week and I have been putting together my daily and weekly habits that I want to comply for myself, to help kick start my days and weeks.

Here is a preview of my daily and weekly habits to help give your ideas of what to do:

What I must do each day

Below is my weekly must do list:

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What I plan to do is to print them off laminate them and cross each item off once completed each day.

Creating positive habits is a great way to make time for yourself aswell as looking after others, especially if you have children.

Set a side time to do things you want to do, rather them being dictated by someone else.

Be as creative as you want to be, and this also sets a positive example for your children, to give themselves love and attention, aswell helping them to become independent.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Setting out my goals for 2020

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Hi and welcome to another blog post on Everyone Can Build a Castle. So I have set out my goals for this year 2020 again, as they had slightly changed.

I have separated them into these categories,

  • Personal
  • Financial
  • Henry my son
  • Writing
  • Blog goals
  • Health and Wellbeing

You can set yours up how you wish, there is as far as I am concerned no right way or wrong way of doing so, its your goals so you can create them however you wish to.

I used Microsoft Publisher for mine and I have created a printable via microsoft word, that you can print out and use if you so wish, or use it as a guide to create your own.

Goals sheet printable

When creating goals break them down, and create daily goals for yourself to help get you near your ultimate goals you wish to achieve.

Remember to add some kind of self-care to your goals as we all need that down time.

If you have any questions then please feel free to ask. You can do so my commenting below.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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Hi and welcome. It is 4:32am in the morning and yes I do plan to return to my bed to see if I can get some more sleep, but before I do that wanted to share this link to my newsletter post I write each week of my thoughts and advice.

This week it is about When they days aren’t good. See link below:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/06/when-days-arent-so-good.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Take 5 if Lockdown is getting too much

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So if you didn’t know I also write a parenting blog, well two in fact which are:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/

https://theparentingadventuresthebirthofmyson.wordpress.com/

Well tonight once again Henry my son decided to play up and not go to bed, and sometimes as with life some unplanned events can happen which often we see is beyond our control.

That’s why sometimes it is good just to Take 5. What I mean is taking 5 minutes or so just to take a step back and breath.

This can happen when being responsible for anything in our lives, including running a business.

So what do you do?

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In the end I thought go out of the room, let him play about whilst I gather myself together, got some bits I needed downstairs and bought it upstairs and took a shower, and I have to say I felt a whole lot better.

When I looked in on him afterwards he was fine again and settled in bed.

We all need sometime to just breath and take some time for ourselves to recuperate, we are living machines that constantly thinking, doing and acting, and when children don’t settle or someone is sick or some money didn’t go in as expected it can really be like “For God sake let me have a break”, so if things like Lockdown is getting under your skin take 5 and you will feel a whole lot better.

Lockdown was beyond our control and if you are having to work from home and look after children it can take its toll and you can be the one who feels like screaming.

I am sure there are parents who wish to do a runner rather than your kids during lockdown, as we look for endless things to do, which is still limited at the moment.

So if you need to take 5 do it because its the only way we can stop ourselves from going insane.

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Stay safe and many thanks for reading.

Please remember to follow me should you want updates of my blogposts on WordPress.com and see you in my next post.

 

Carrie X

 

Great men of today

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Hello and welcome to another blogpost. In this post I am writing about the great men of today.

The first person who springs to mind is Tony Robbins, who has inspired and touched people’s lives like you wouldn’t believe and who I found just by browsing the internet, literally and looking for an answer to my questions about my life.

He breaks it down for you and makes you see that if you change the pattern you currently live in you can reshape your life to be better than what it is.

Then there is people such as Russell Brand who have had some dark times but has come out the other side to help people with their wellbeing and mindset.

As a kid the one person I loved for years, was Glenn Hoddle he was my pin up after my obsession with Tony Stamp played by Graham Cole, in the UK series The Bill, had laid to rest and I was a super fan of his and even bought a Spurs CD just so I called have Glen Hoddle and Chris Waddle song Diamond lights.

As far as I am concerned it was Glenn Hoddle who first started to change Chelsea Football club’s future and contributed to being the club they are today, being one of the top 5 clubs in England.

Some may disagree but for me he was the one who bought over another great man Ruud Gullit, who went onto manage the club and then bought in Vialli and Zola. We even had players such as Mark Hughes playing for us, and the rest as they say is history.

Then there is Mourinho “The Special One” who became our manager twice, the first time with him we won the Premiership, but the second time we didn’t do so well.

Of course we have to mention Sir Alex Ferguson who has left a legacy in football aswell at Manchester United like no other man, and one title after title and trophy after trophy and no one has matched up with him yet.

The season that he did first win the premiership was going to be his last if he didn’t win anything, but carried on to win a whole lot more.

There are some great men that have changed the world for the better and become a success over sheer determination and drive.

Then there are men that make you keep faith and love and laughter and that is Lee Mack, who real name is Lee McKillop.

I am sure there will be a whole lot more in the future to come.

So lets raise our glasses for these heroic men and praise what they do as father, brothers, uncles and even grandparents and men of the world and society.

Please stay safe and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Inspired to be a success

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I love being inspired by others and thrive on it a lot, and there is one person who springs to mind and that is of Dame Vera Lynn who sadly passed away today.

She didn’t come from a rich home but became a household name from a very young age singing to the troops who fought in the war and helped bring happiness through her music alive.

You don’t have to have loads of money to be a success, you just got to have shear determination and drive.

She wanted to help others through Lockdown by re-releasing her song We’ll meet again, to bring hope that we will see our love ones again after lockdown and she was right.

I grew up listening to Dame Vera Lynn’s music through my dad always playing her songs and would often play her version of There’ll always be an England.

She could have easily shied away from singing during the war and gone into hiding but she didn’t in fact it was through her music people kept their spirits high, and gave hope to others and was the pinnacle of her career and became more popular through producing music still during the war and even had her own show on the radio too.

To be success you have to do things out of the norm sometimes where other people would not dream of going, you do have to do things outside your comfort zone, to get a name for yourself.

That is why people like Martin Luther King became a household name because he spoke out about racism that others wouldn’t.

So lets celebrate and raise our glasses for those who inspire us and keep us going each day.

Stay safe and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Dream it big

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Hello and welcome to my new blogpost and thank you to those that have spent the time reading my blogs and liking them, it really does mean a lot.

In order to become a success you have to dream it big, and I mean visualize what it is and what it feels like.

Really paint a good picture, adding colour and people into your dream. Who is with you that could help you accomplish your dreams?

Are there things that are secretly and I mean subconsciously holding you back, and how can you get through these hurdles so you can continue to reach your dream goal, whatever it may be.

Write or draw out the image in your mind and what you see and feel. Then write down what the final outcome is and what this feels like and really paint a good picture.

If people tell you that it just not possibly, use this as a signal to try even harder and to show them actually it can happen. You will always have doubters you just have to overcome them.

I wrote a blog post about being Be Ruthless in achieving success sometimes you have to throw the punches and argue by taking action that it can happen and it will happen.

There is always possibilities so go for your dreams and never let anyone hold you back.

Keep safe, many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Bloody Mondays

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Hello and welcome, it is Monday and it is only 11:38am and want to go back to bed. I haven’t even made my bed this morning yet, I have just been chilling and watching some well earned TV.

You just have to take the plunge and think “To the hell with it” and concentrate on doing something different on a Monday rather than doing the same thing all the time.

I have no real deadline now but like to kick the Monday’s with a positive way and I feel I did that this morning.

To be successful you have to not think about work all the time but spend time just chilling out and taking your time.

It is so nice to drink a cup of tea without having to chuck it down my neck because I am in a hurry, and scold my throat at the same time.

When I am in a hurry I get so hot and bothered that I just want to scream “Fuck off” to the world and be a peaceful about it as much as possible.

Pardon my language but I want to use my blogs as a platform to reach out to you as much as possible, and sometimes I just feel I need to swear in order to see the day through.

So I am now going to go now but I have a happy Monday and I will be back blogging as I go through the week.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

Get ahead of yourself

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Hello and welcome to another blog on Everyone Can build a castle. First of all I would like to say a massive thank you to those who are now following my blog it means so much to me, I couldn’t have gotten through the lockdown without you.

Now we have some normality, some kids in the UK have now returned to school, it is time to get ahead of yourself . I am going to spend time to batch blog tonight so I have plenty to post this week we still have upon us.

There is still so much I want to share that I want to make sure I get it out by the end of the week.

  • My first tip to get ahead of yourself, is to do anything you can do the night before even if you spent 10-15 minutes on something, if it sets you up ready for the next day do it.
  • Prioritize and separate your to do list, this helps to break your tasks down and not see too much. The bigger the list the less we get down, the smaller the list the more chance you have of getting it done.
  • Add to your schedule a 5 to 30 minute tea break and use this to catch up on TV or Youtube or listen to an audio book or practice mindfulness.
  • Use the extra time you have in the morning to do some cleaning rather leaving it to when you get back from the school run. I find the less I have to do during the time my son is at school in terms of housework or getting myself ready for the day, as I don’t enjoy it, the more I can focus on the work I do enjoy such as my writing.
  • Spend 10-30 minutes pottering around starting from the top to bottom or bottom to top and just go around making the beds, cleaning an area, putting a load of washing on or washing up, just to have a break from the computer and straighten out the home without little effort
  • Spend travelling time to practice being in the now rather than hiding face away on your phone and take in your surroundings. We can get so buried in our phones and laptops that we rarely breath and take in our environment, so spend some time doing this as this stops your head getting over loaded.
  • Write down each task you complete so you can get to see how much you can truly get done in a day and week. You will be surprised with yourself of how much you can complete when you set your mind to it.

So lets make the most of the free time we have now, that our children are back to school, and stay safe.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Creating a healthy work life

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Hi and welcome to another blog. So, many kids have now returned to school this week. It is amazing how much spare time you have, not that I didn’t enjoy the extra time I spent with my son, but the Lockdown since last week was taking it toll, to the point I was completely blogged out.

I spent so much time blogging as much as I could that I did suffer with burn out.

It is important when working that you have a healthy work life. I know it isn’t easy, but we can get so bogged down that it can become too much and before you know it you are under your neck with so much to do.

The one thing you should schedule is chill out or quiet time, to have a hot bath and read a book, or TV time.

Rest is just as important as working so make time for it.

Allow some proper wake up time, I don’t function correctly if I haven’t had a hearty breakfast or a cup of tea.

Whilst your child is a school why not schedule a day to reunite yourself with your friends, following the social distancing rules.

Still no many shops or places are open but doesn’t stop someone from popping around for a coffee does it.

Have a DVD night or TV night with some pop corn, crisps or other snacks.

It is all about making the most of every hour of the day. I find when I have had a constructive day that I function better and sleep a lot better.

So take some time out and create a schedule you know you can stick to. Please check out my blog post about my routine:

Establish a good routine to conquer a successful Day

Having a good routine can really help get everything you need to do done and be happy with yourself, rather than feeling bogged down or you have wasted a day doing nothing that has fulfilled you.

Please share how you create a good healthy working life below. Please remember to follow me if you would like to be kept up to date with all my blogs I have written.

Do check out my weekly newsletter blog (see link below):

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/06/life-and-times-of-butlins-holiday-camp.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

7 Tips on how to be productive during self isolation

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At the moment we are all in self isolation and there are many reasons why we can lose faith in what we want to accomplish in our lives aswell as like me I look at my bed and sometimes contemplate whether to lie back in it or not.

That can become the norm if we are not careful and end up wasting so many days and going over what we need to do each day.

Here are 7 tips on how to be productive during self isolation:

So my first tip of this blog is to:

Tip 1# Have a plan of action

What do you add is what you want to accomplish that particular day and a deadline.

Tip 2# Create a block schedule

Check out my own schedule I have created which you can use as a guide or to print off.

My Block Schedule

Tip 3# Create a daily journal

I have a gratitude journal and even have one I use to write gags in, Bob Monkhouse, always had a load of joke books and now they have been put away in safe keeping. If you want to create a bit of humour in writing a journal, or even put together an art journal.

Tip 4# Take time for yourself to see how much you can get done

We all need time out and there is no time like the present, but we can still be productive by scheduling TV and quiet time

Tip 5# Set a side to catch up on research to help build your skills and knowledge each week

I love to learn to things and often will do a course via Reed.co.uk as you can learn so much at little cost.

Tip 6# Plan as much as you can before Monday before the busy school run 

I always use my Sundays to catch up on any finished jobs like updating Henry’s school diary, go through his book bag and any last minute things we need ready for the school week.

Getting ahead of myself is what I am about so anything I am not able to do, I do at the weekends

Tip 7# Use your time wisely so mornings, evenings and weekends

These are good times for me and I also give myself some TV time for some evenings or catching up on Youtube to help do some research or to just do something different.

So I hope you have found this useful and until next time

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Ruthless in achieving success

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Hi everyone welcome to another blog.

In this blog I talk about Be Ruthless in achieving success.

You have to take on challenges and not shy away from them, but face them head on.

Example: My aim for this week was to reach 70 followers to this blog and I have, buy creating content for you all and help you towards success.

I have now managed to accomplish that, and I know that my blogs are being received as I want them to be.

It still requires organizing, prioritization and commitment, but when it comes to blog writing it is quality over quantity, and to help grow my blogs, it does mean blogging every day, and putting content out there that you can relate to and will help you.

Now there are many elements as I do have to look after my son during some days and committing time to all my blogs, please check my Blog Network for details, where I post all my blogs onto.

https://carriesblognetwork.squarespace.com/

Set yourself time, that may mean working early morning whilst the rest of the household are sleeping, working weekends aswell as the evenings, but seeing that I have more followers now, has shown me that all that work is paying off and people like you are using my content to help you.

Don’t care what people think as there will always be those who criticize just have to let it go through one ear and out the other.

You have to make sacrifices aswell like like spending time outdoors, as lot of my work is done via the computer as with all my blogs I do like to research to gain ideas to create my content and share what is going on in my life.

I have ended my marriage which was long time coming as much as some may not want to hear that, but it is true. Why deny that?

Being thankful with the things that make you happy with life, I write in my gratitude journal everyday, and the other is Bullet journal writing lists.

Listening to empowering music, audio books and podcast.

I have doing some further training to help me towards a better and successful life.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Truth from the Heart

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In my blogs I want to speak the truth to connect with people. It may not be what a few may want to hear but it is my truth and my life.

I wrote a blog called,

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/

It is basically saying that Relationships come to an end and you have to let go.

Dwelling on it is never going to help.

I also wrote this blog yesterday:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/how-to-support-your-kids-through-a-marriage-break-up/

I am whether people want to hear it or not, split from my husband because we are two different people and it takes two, but I worked hard in my marriage, to the point I became someone else.

The people who are now going against me, have been there themselves, but now I am in the wrong because I am speaking from the heart and the truth.

To be a success in life you do have to be ruthless and face the truth.

  • Do I want to write about betrayal no?
  • Did I marry my ex-husband to divorce, no?
  • Do I wish my life to hunky dory, yes?

I am not perfect I know but I wear my heart on my sleeve and I want to inspire people to see that you can change your life and be successful, but to do that sometimes you have to admit defeat and move on.

If you too are going through a marriage break up then my heart is with you and lets help each other the best we can.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Visualize your dreams

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Please check this video above about Visualizing your dreams.

I always visualize something before I do it, and helps keep achieving my goals and success.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Being Productive during lockdown

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Hi and welcome to Monday’s post which all about Being Productive during Lockdown.

There are still plenty of things you can do:

  1. Use the extra days in the weekend to catch up on work and errands, because I find these days I can be super productive as Henry spends the weekends at his dads, so I use this time to catch up on my work.
  2. Create a weekly schedule and routine which I talked about in my last two posts on this site: Establish a good routine to conquer a successful Day and Having a good work routine to help build a business
  3. Have your showers and wash hair the night before rather than the morning as I find doing this whilst my son is a sleep along with the rest of the family as it just saves me so much time the next day
  4. Create a goal a day to achieve, so my goal for today is “Work on my book” which I have done
  5. Forget multi tasking concentrate on one task at the time
  6. Be Smart so Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time
  7. Make a list and then break each item on the list down
  8. Have free choice days or hours, where you can do anything you choose
  9. Spend some time writing a journal. I live by mine
  10. Create a playlist on Youtube to listen to whilst you work or do chores. It really helps with getting stuff done.

I love having productive days and whilst we are in lockdown it is good to make the most of each day and get things ticked of on our To Do list.

I have created a printable, which is a productive worksheet.

PRODUCTIVE WORKSHEET

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Having a good work routine to help build a business

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Hi all, it is Sunday a day of rest hence why I am posting my blogs now.

Having a good work routine to help build a business is an essential part of how you grow a business.

It is about commitment, scheduling it around my son who is at his dads, so got some extra spare time, which I always use wisely now, and being organized.

My work routine begins at about 5am, the latest I allow myself to get up is 7am.

I will do an hours work, go back to bed and then do some more.

Running a blogs site is tough so it is important for me to have a regular routine each day and don’t waste any time don’t allow myself to get overwhelmed.

I check  my block schedule, which you will find on Support Network page and you can download, plus my week to a day planner to see what I have scheduled to get done and it has a To do list aswell.

At the moment this seems to be working a treat, however if you find it doesn’t it is time to change the routine and schedule so it does work.

Here is a my blog schedule template:

blog schedule template

Make sure you have breaks in between so you don’t suffer with burn out. I will usually take 3-4 breaks throughout my day.

I feel I have to in order to keep my work consistent and forever flowing.

Plus it keeps my viewers interested aswell and are told when to expect a blogpost.

My evenings I use now and spend the last hour of the night doing research for the next day’s post and listen to an audio book or music.

Having time wind down is a must for me to prepare me for bed.

Part of being able to run a business you have to awake and so a good nights sleep is enough.

So lets keep safe and get on with your day as much as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Empowering music

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I felt I needed to share this as I do find Music so empowering. I discovered this song yesterday, even though it was 7 years ago since published, I only found it yesterday and it was one of the moments where I thought, where had I been? How come I have not come across this song?

When my son was a baby the two things that calmed him down if he woke up from his nap grumpy was one of two things, music and books.

The songs that we have together is the song Come Chameleon, save all your kisses for me and Flying Pickets, Only You.

Music is so empowering that there isn’t a day that goes by without me spending half and hour or so just playing and listening to track after track.

It can take you back in time, remind you of someone that is no longer in your life or a place. Music is versatile and is forever revolving.

The one programme I miss is a UK programme called Top Of The Pops and that was a massive show to be on. Star after star would take to the stages of that show, and was only a Thursday every week at 7:30pm.

I now when I can watch the repeats on BBC 4.

Music can do wonders and has been used to save peoples lives, like Comic Relief songs and Children in Need, Band Aid and We are the World.

So if you need a bit of a push and a shove to get empowered wack on some tunes and let the days and nights begin, bringing back those happy events, for new ones to arrive.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

 

 

10 Ways to building confidence

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Please check out my blog on my related blog site to this one about Ten Ways to building confidence.

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/

I have also written my Thoughts and Advice for the week. This is my Blog newsletter talking about Living for Each Day.

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/05/living-for-each-day.html

Many thanks,

 

Carrie X

Establish a good routine to conquer a successful Day

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I live by a routine and so does my son Henry.

The thing about a routine is it gives you structure, and a reason to get up in the morning.

A typical day for me, is most mornings I am awake to begin work especially this time of year is at 4am. Sometimes I will go back to bed, but other times I don’t.

Getting up that time kick starts my day and it is so nice to get up and get some writing done before anybody else wakes up.

I will plan the night before of what to do, and what needs to be done. I have decided that I am going to post on this site everyday to help support others and help them become successful in their life, and this takes time and patience.

My breakfast time is between usually 5am to 6am, and I get dressed ready between 6am to 7am.

Now to save myself time in the mornings is have my shower and wash my hair the night before and it has made such a difference.

I am all about saving myself time so I can chill for a bit and listen to music or an audio book during the day, aswell as spending time with my son.

See below the template I use to plan my work and day, and seems to really be helping me to keep tabs on my time keeping:

blog schedule template

I would recommend everyone to create a blog schedule thinking about the SMART contents which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time. 

Block out your time and make space for breaks. Being on the computer all day isn’t good for you, so have a timeout block which for me is usually between 1pm to 2pm and take a break between 4pm to 6pm.

This is the block schedule I use to break it down.

My Block Schedule

I have found being disciplined in my days and being productive as really helped me have a successful day. 

Everyday should count and so establish a good routine to help you towards Success.

Please remember to follow me on WordPress to keep up to date with my blogposts, and will blog again tomorrow.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

Launching my first online course

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Hey everyone, and a Happy Wednesday. It will soon be the weekend again.

I have some exciting news,

TODAY I AM LAUNCH MY FIRST ONLINE COURSE ON RUNNING A COMPANY/GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE

HERE IS THE LINK BELOW:

https://carrieseducationnetwork.thinkific.com/enroll/760024?price_id=808575

Kind regards,

 

Carrie X

 

Take Control of your life

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Hello and welcome to another blogpost.

In this post today I am talking about Taking Control of your life.

Yes I am confused by the lockdown like many, the questions that came into my head were is do I go out or not? I can go to work but can only see one person, like that is possible?

The one thing it has made me do during this Pandemic is Take control of my life, by working on my blogs, books, researching for content and watching some Youtube videos, and really buckling down and do some work.

Just because there is a lockdown doesn’t mean we have to slouch in front of the TV we can still be productive.

I have been staying at my mum’s until I can find somewhere else to go to, my marriage has come to an end, so I haven’t had to do any cleaning as much but schedule my days better and have gotten so much more done.

It doesn’t have to be strenuous work just 5 minutes a day concentrating on something other than what you would normally do, can make such a different.

I have come up with more content for my blogs and I am in the process of developing an Online course, which I will be launching soon and started writing a book based on many topics covered on the blog site.

It is amazing how much you can get done check out this template from Word Excel that I use to help me schedule my work load.

blog schedule template

When I have days where I have felt a little glum I have listening to music, here is a song that I  have discovered which speaks wonders it is called “Nothing going to bring me down” 

So keep going and keep safe and lets hope we can return to normal very soon.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Living a Happier life with 25 habits

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If there was a pill that could actually make us happy, I bet it would sell out. Happiness comes from within, but what makes us happy is different for everyone.

Check out this blog post below of,

How to Be Happy: 25 Habits to Add to Your Routine

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-be-happy

Check out my own blogpost I wrote on,

Ten Tips on how to create Happiness

It can take quite a lot to be happy due to hurdles being in the way, but if you change your mindset on things like seeing hurdles as a challenge rather than a burden can make all the difference.

I hope you find this blog helpful and remember to follow me on WordPress to keep up to date with my blogs, and please let me know what makes you happy by commenting below.

Have a good week everyone and see you tomorrow when I will blog on this site again.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Life after marriage

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It has been a testing year so far one that I am not sure I want to remember. I have met someone new and I love them with all my heart but I am going through a marriage break up, which is still tough.

Love is a strange feeling, it can give you so much joy or sadness and I feel now that sometimes due to betrayal that some love can never be fixed and put back together again.

Life after marriage is like being on a rollercoaster that you struggle to get off, and feel like as soon as I feel everything is okay that it crashes before I know it.

So the first tip I would give, is to,

  • Create a new beginning. So change your mindset and see it as it time to end that chapter of your life and time to start a new one.
  • Let it all out, I am a believer that sometimes crying is the great healer and helps get your emotions and feelings out of your system.
  • Keep a journal. I love to journal and is a great way to gain perspective.
  • Form new relationships. Being with someone who is negative can bring you down and can make other people unhappy. Build new ones and stick with them.
  • Be aware of your feelings, as they do change and if you feel you no longer love someone that is time to call it a day.
  • Stop feeling guilty. No one likes a break up but if it isn’t working it is a signal that you need to move on, so forget the guilt and move on.
  • Find the courage to rebuild your life and remember to breath.
  • Speak to someone who can give you support in this troubled time and listens without giving an opinion.
  • Take care of your health and wellbeing. In a marriage break up it is important that you look after yourself rather than other people just yet. You need gain perspective listen to your feelings and be strong
  • Don’t use your children to point score or as a weapon. It isn’t their fault and should be listened to if they are upset

Divorce affects many people, but you have to get to know yourself again, because often when we get married and have kids we can lose our identity.

I have created a cheat sheet with the following tips above, which I hope you will find useful as you can print off to remind yourself.

DEALING WITH A DIVORCE CHEAT SHEET

You have to fight and stick up for yourself and be true. I wish you all the happiness in the world, and I am here to support you 100% percent.

Lets come to together to become a success.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Changing your mindset

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Hello and welcome to another blogpost. Thank you for following me so far and reading my blogs it is truly amazing to see you all enjoying my content.

In this blog I am talking about Changing your Mindset, from feeling low to feeling good about yourself and your life.

Yes I know, we all still in Lockdown, but doesn’t mean we have to use this time to be bored shitless, use the time wisely and do extra self care like putting your make up on, take that steaming hot bath, paint your nails etc

We seem to often be fixated on helping and looking others that we forget about ourselves.

So change your mindset about being bored and write down everything that you could be doing to help you have productive day.

  • I have been using this time to really focus on my writing ideas.
  • Use this time to exercise and do some fitness training.
  • Catch up on some TV, because I haven’t sat down and watched TV the last two weeks or so
  • Use this time to save money and be up to date with my bills
  • Do some gardening
  • Have the kids tidy up around the house because now is a good time to get out the reward charts for every time they complete a task
  • Do some baking and make your own bread or cakes, etc
  • Have a good sort out of your stuff ready for disposing, selling or going to donate to a charity shop
  • Have a date night in, so still dress up, put some romantic music on, have a dance and a bite to eat, then why not end it with watching a good film or two

Successful people never allow themselves to be stuck in a rut and have plenty to do.

So lets get busy and keep safe.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X