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Building Self Confidence-The Truth About Growing Up

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‘It has nothing to do with instinct — I’m just a born leader!’

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:

planning for the week ahead

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

 

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Please see link to my newsletter blog, my Thoughts and Advice for the week, Surviving the Lockdown:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/05/surviving-lockdown.html

Many thanks for those who have just followed this blog and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

How to build a fantastic team

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Free People Standing Together Silhouette, Download Free Clip Art ...Hello and welcome to today’s blog. In today’s post I am sharing How to build a fantastic team, as being a entrepreneur, life and football coach and even being a mum, you have to have a good team behind you, that you can work with.

Sorry for the cliche but there is no I in team, and it is about working together, not as individuals.

Everyone should pull their weight if not then they shouldn’t be in that particular job or they may need some further training.

When I worked at a Holiday Resort I would do 5 to 6 jobs before I did my actual job which was Trolley Running, because in order to keep a restaurant running sufficiently it has to be cleaned and set up ready for the guests to arrive for their morning and afternoon meal.

As soon as one person didn’t pull their weight it affected the team morale making others not bothered either.

You know if you have a good team because they will be smiling not miserable.

Low morale in a company can cause damage to a companies reputation, especially if they see a Manager shouting or talking down to an employee.

It is all about respect and working as one, and when everyone works well together it is a bonus and a team to be extremely proud of.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Creating a Vision Board

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Do you have a vision of where you would like your life to go?

Or want in your life, then why not create a vision board. They are a great way to achieving your goals.

However it has to have purpose and a meaning, and realistic.

Think of the word SMART ( Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely).

Specific

Make it detailed and specific to an area in your life, and have a purpose. Example one of mine is to go walking again every day for 20 minutes, during the day.

Measurable 

How long will it take until I see my fitness improve, and I would say in about 6 to 12 weeks.

Attainment

It should be easily done and will use my health app on phone to count the amount of steps I do each day

Realistic 

It has to be possible, so walking 20 minutes each day should work out wonders for me, and easily be achieved every day

Timely

How long something will take, so 20 minutes each day will be attainable and achievable.

Erin May Henry has a video talking about why your vision board is not working, and give strategies to make it work for you.

Please comment below of what you think of Vision boards I would love to hear from you, and remember to follow me to keep up to date with my blogs and you can also visit my site https://carriesblognetwork.squarespace.com where you can subscribe to also be posted about my blogs.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

FINDING EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PEOPLE

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10+ Free Women Empowerment & Empowerment Images - PixabayI think it is safe to say that I love EMPOWERMENT and you’ll be surprised when you look around you how many things you can spot that will give you empowerment.

Music, TV, a film, a Podcast, nature or a video. I get empowerment from people and the one person who inspires me is Tony Robbins, who I discovered some years ago, when I was fed up and needed some words of wisdom.

This man had me transfixed within minutes because it was like he had just by watching his videos had got it to my head and saw the anxiety, stress I was feeling.

He now has a new book out called: Unshakable Your Financial Freedom Playbook.

This comes with a 30 day trial see link below:

https://www.audible.co.uk

I think we could all do with a some financial support at the moment, as jobs are affect by the International Lockdown.

The other people who inspire me is Oprah Winfrey, Jordan Paige, Debra Meadon, Mel Robbins and Paul McKenna as they all have inspiring stories.

I like people who are up front and honest, because they will tell me if I look bad or something not right.

So finding empowerment through people can make you see things in a whole different light, and help you look forward to the days ahead, instead of struggling not looking forward to the days to come.

Please remember you can keep up to date with all my blogs by following me on WordPress.com and please let me know of people who inspire you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Dealing with the Inner Critic

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As human beings we can be driven by our Inner Critic.

That voice can go on and on, telling you,  your wasting your time and don’t bother getting out of bed do it tomorrow.

However not being Mrs Doom and Gloom, what if tomorrow never came?

Neither of us know what is around the corner. I have often seen things before they have happened, example I knew that my mum was going to end up with Tot (my step dad) ages before they got together, but not sure if this was coincidence or just a thought.

When it comes to dealing with the Inner Critic be ruthless with yourself and say “No I am going to go for run today” even if the Inner Critic keeps on and is constant.

Don’t ignore the Inner Critic because from my own experience when you do the voice can get stronger, so acknowledge it and tell it to “Shut up” get up out of bed, put your running gear by your bed on, which I would always suggest you so the night before and before the Inner Critic can continue go for a run.

With the Inner Critic it can effect our everyday lives, like when we write a letter, a book or a blog, going on examples. This voice is our protector in a way, as often as humans we can sniff out danger or that the letter isn’t good, so you proof read and edit it until it is good.

What you don’t want to do is allow it to take over, because once it does it can make you think Rapidly and then stop you in your tracks, talking you out of it, then you feel guilty for not doing what you wanted and it has ended up not being anything to really worry about at all.

I remember one work Christmas Party and it was a new job but being shy and suffering with Social Anxiety didn’t want to go, well I am glad I did because it was brilliant. Yes I did get drunk, but from that point forward really got to know my new colleagues and began to fit in. 

Keep a Journal to answer the Inner Critic and what you really think and what you should do. Example you have split from your boyfriend and you then have the Inner Critic telling you that you shouldn’t have done that, make bullet points as to why you did and then read them out, and create a new plan of action to move on.

When relationships breakdown there is a reason, so write in your journal about it to address the topic, and face the voice by looking in a mirror imaging the Inner Critic is in front of you head on and say “GO AWAY”, silence it by imagining the voice getting quieter and quieter until it is completely muted.

Then reducing the image of the Critic until it completely disappears.

Try doing this several times and you will no longer be dictated by the Inner Critic, but by the voice that is in your gut instead.

I have done a cheat for you to download with this activity and you can even stick it on the wall, and try it every time the Inner Critic speaks.

Dealing with the Inner Critic Cheat Sheet

I hope you have found this information helpful, and remember to follow me on WordPress.com to keep up to date with my posts.

Please leave a comment below to tell me how you deal with your Inner Critic.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Creating Good Luck for Success

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Have you had a day where you have felt completely unlucky,  that everyone is against you and you wish you could start the day again without such bad luck?

Suffering with mental health problems such as anxiety, worry and depression some days I just wish I didn’t get out of bed.

However from learning from when I was a kid to an adult, is often you have to make your own luck and see bad luck as a hurdle rather than hitting a brick wall.

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Luck comes in all shapes and sizes and can be like someone slapping you knocking you off your feet, but do you get up or stay on the ground?

Or there is good luck and you feel like you have been swept off your feet.

I have had some bad luck this year  already but at the same time have met some good people who believe in me, through my writing. So to me that is good luck.

 

So can you still be successful and have bad luck.?

Categorically YES!

  1. If you haven’t heard from someone for a long time and you feel they are avoiding you, then make the first move to say “Hi and how are you?” by text, email or even giving them a call. If they don’t answer don’t be disheartened and you have done your bit so you have left it up to them
  2. Not able to find something in your work area. Have a clear out and make it a ritual or new habit to clear and tidy work area before and at the end of each day
  3. Lost paper work on the computer, write it down aswell so you have the meeting notes or  document details to hand aswell
  4. Dropped your phone but now not working and need it for business purposes. Go to a telephone shop a legitimate one to fix it, and have a landline telephone aswell as back up
  5. Make up has come off and going out for the evening. Take a small bag with reinforcements of make up in handbag and use a good primer as this will help your make up to stay on
  6. Feel like someone is not pulling their wait and feel weary of using them to help you in case they get it wrong? Have a kind word with them and explain or write clean cut notes for them to follow to get the thing you need doing, done correctly.
  7. Frightened of spilling something on you for a meeting and wearing white. Pack a spare shirt or bottoms to change into. Always a must being a parent.
  8. You didn’t get paid the correct amount at work. Chase it up with the HR Manager for example for them to sort it out and keep on at them
  9. Public transport is playing up again. Give yourself extra time and pre-check traffic news in advanced so you can be prepared
  10. Traffic has come to a standstill. Again prepare the night before and in the morning, give yourself extra time and get anything done the night before completed

So I do wish you every success in your life and many thanks for reading my blogs and liking them and remember to follow me to keep up to date with all my posts on this site

HAPPY SUNDAY PEEPS

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

Building a Foundation around you

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www.hdnicewallpapers.comHello and welcome to another blog. In today’s post I am writing about Building a Foundation around you. Now I did do another blog a long while ago called,

Creating a foundation and following the unplanned

Since this blog my life has changed. My marriage has come to and end, some jobs I was doing didn’t workout, yet I still feel I have built a good foundation.

There are people out there who I have been working with who believe in my blogs and books which have become my full time job. I am writing a book called Everyone Can Build a Castle, because I have had so much positive feedback that I thought it was time.

It is important to have a team especially if you are a blogwriter and also do other jobs, because it can become overwhelming, so having someone you can delegate jobs to is a “must have” in my book.

It has been a very difficult year but now I have met the man of my dreams who has bought the word “Love” back into my life. Being in love again is truly special and a new life is beginning for me.

Sometimes in order to create foundation you have to do some searching and may take time to know them, but once you have built that foundation and you can sleep at night you know you are on the right track for success.

However there will be people who will try and manipulate, stir trouble or be a negative person, but never let these people dictate and let them wallow in their misery.

ITS NOT YOUR PROBLEM!

What you want to do is have a good set of people who can jump in when you fall, and be your Rock.

Please remember to follow me if you wish to be kept up to date with my blogpost. I am now planning on blogging on this site everyday and so I will be back with a post tomorrow aswell.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi everyone! Yes it is Friday and if you have been like me working you nuts off then hats off to you.

We will get through this Pandemic and please do stay safe.

Thank you to all of you who have read and now are following this blog site and please do give me feedback of topics on this site you would like me to cover. You can leave a comment below.

In this blog I am linking my weekly newsletter blog, talking about 10 Tips on Dealing with betrayal:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/05/10-tips-on-dealing-with-betrayal.html

Have a great weekend and see you next week

 

Carrie X

 

 

Home truths

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Library of two people arguing clipart royalty free download png ...This year I have learned some home truths and that is some people are not what they seem to be and have become a huge disappointment.

I suffer with Social Anxiety and have done for years, but I have come to learn that it all depends on the people I have chosen to hang around with.

Since this year I have met some wonderful people, but there is always those who drag you down.

STOP THEM AND SHUT THEM DOWN!

I wrote a blog called,

Dealing with negative people

It can be these people that cause other people to self sabotage and make you feel worthless, let me tell you that this is not about you, but them, so ignore them if you can and let them know that you aren’t happy with them.

YOU DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO FIGHT BACK 

I am a loyal person always have been and I stick with people through thick and thin, but I have been hurt by these people, that I have had no choice but to walk away. Relationships are hard and they do come in all shapes and sizes. I think that is why my blog community has grown, because when I believe in something like this blog people can see that and can relate to it.

Let me tell you now that you are worth it and go for the dream job you want or the lifestyle. No one has the right to tell you how to live and who you should be friends with, or that they shouldn’t do something.

As long as it has good intentions then go for what you want and aim for bigger and better things.

People have a dream and vision for a reason so pursue it and forget those who are jealous.

I will hold my hands up I have been jealous too and it is not a nice feeling as you become begrudging when do I really want to see someone fall or succeed? 

I want people to succeed in their life, not hurt anyone and thrive at what they do. No one has the right to drag anyone down because they’ve had a bad day, but be a shoulder to cry on if they do wish to discuss matters with you, rather than screaming and shouting.

Jealousy comes in all shapes and sizes, and for me is like having a parasite in the pit of your stomach to the point you feel this anger and resentment. It can eat away at you, and you end up questioning yourself, so I try go by the commandments in the Bible, which is,

TREAT THOSE HOW YOU WISH TO BE TREATED  

I don’t like having a pop at someone, it isn’t in my nature but I will find my voice when someone I feel is having a cheap shot at me, and that I am not going to let it make me dive but to survive and succeed, and so should you.

So be happy within yourself and create a good foundation of people around you. I love being around others who want the same outcome as me, and that is to be a successful writer, to work in comedy, music and football.

It does come with hard work and you do have to be committed but it doesn’t mean you can’t go out and get it.

So good luck  and I hope you succeed and let me know of the things you have wanted to to do and achieved. I love hearing about these types of stories as I find it so inspiring and let me tell you have my backing all the way.

Remember you can keep up to date with all my blog posts on WordPress.com by following me.

All my blogposts can be found on carriesblognetwork!

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Impulse thinking

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Often we act on Impulse, such as when we see someone fall over our instinct is to go over and help them, or we impulse buy and then regret it afterwards after looking at our bank balance and realise there is zero amount left.

So how do you use impulse thinking wisely?

Well if you see someone fall over walk over to them slowly but don’t rush over as they could have knife and so may attack especially if they have been drinking, and then crouch down like you would a child and ask “Is everything okay?”.

With impulse buying as like I do if I see a planner I feel the rush of excitement and the thought of I have to have the item otherwise it could go, but the question is, do I really need the item and what benefit will I get from it?

Impulse thinking can work for you or against you. Example we often get fulled by the items being at the checkout  encouraging you to buy, but often if you do the maths the price of that item can still workout to be more, than other brands of products and the impulse items are often on eye level to grab your attention on the shelves.

So next time you wish to invest in an item don’t go  with the first item you see, do the maths and look at the top and bottom shelves as the cheaper items that still taste good can be found on these shelves which will make you more of a saving.

When want to invest in a business we want to run we can do impulse thinking as you have to be quick at making decisions, like do I need a new domain name? Will this content be good enough? I often write my blogs on impulse, as it all depends how I am feeling and what is happening at that moment in time.

So use impulse thinking to your advantage so it works for you not against you and this can lead to everlasting success.

I have also written a blog on my related site Building Self Confidence – The Ugly Duckling so go over to this site if you would like to read my latest post on there too.

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/04/building-confidence-about-your-self.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Building Success through a blog

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Hi everyone I am writing today about Building Success through a blog. I have been writing blogs for about 12 years now and I absolutely love it and enjoy creating content for you to read.

You can do it as a living which is what I am building up to do, so I have an income coming in via my blogposts.

It isn’t an easy task, but from my learning and understanding once you start it is hard to stop.

I have written my Newsletter blog talking about The Do’s and Don’t when building a blog, which I have added into a cheat sheet below: https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-dos-and-dont-when-building-blog.html

I have created a couple of cheat sheets to help you with writing a successful blog (see below):

Cheat Sheet on writing a blog

cheat sheet on the dos and don’ts when writing a blogpost

The one thing I would say is ignore the doubters, as long you believe in your blogpost and writing engaging content then keep going.

Don’t be put off if you don’t get an audience at first, because it does take time. Also remember to use Keywords.

You can build success through a blog by being consistent and if you take a break then do let your audience know.

Find your niche which for me I found through working in customer service, discovering people like Tony Robbins and Mel Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Youtubers like Louise Pentland, Rebecca Meldrum, Mimi and Alex Ikon, Kate Murnane and Fleur De Force.

Check out this video by Tony Robbins talking about:

How To Eliminate Self-Doubt and Develop IRONCLAD CONFIDENCE

Be productive, which I talk a lot about on this site, because the more productive you are the more blogs you can write. Make sure for example you have clear space to work on and remember quality is better than quantity, just batch writing I find has helped me stay on track, as now I write practically everyday.

Make it a habit that before or after you have finished your blogwriting you tidy your area ready for the next day.

Please remember you can keep up to date with all my blogposts via following me on WordPress.com

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Empowerment through comedy and laughter

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Hi and welcome to another blog post where today in this post I will be talking about Building Empowerment through comedy and laughter.

I have always been into comedy and my favourite double acts were Canon and Ball, and Little and Large.

Sadly Eddie Large is no longer with us, but was a comedy genius and someone who for me was born to be a comedian. You could just see it, and will be sadly missed and my heart goes out to his friends and family.

You can keep up to date if you too are Canon and Ball fan by visiting the website below, where you’ll find dates to see other comedians aswell, such as Bradley Walsh, Bobby Davro,  Jimmy Tarbuck and more.

https://www.ents24.com/

Empowerment to me means being given energy to succeed in life and comedy for me just does that for me along with music, which I have talked about in other blogs.

My favourite sketch for Canon and Ball was when they impersonated West Side story, it makes me laugh every time. Check it out in the video below:

With comedy you have to have good chemistry especially being a doubled act and with the audience aswell, and for me Canon and Ball did that, along with Little and Large.

This is why Morecombe and Wise were so good too, because they were exactly the same, but I remember them from watching their work later on in my life, and they too brought a smile to my face and made me laugh.

Comedy is pure entertainment and can instantly make you feel good, when having a bad day.

Who can forget Laurel and hardy and Norman Wisdom? They did comical films rather than shows, and pure comedy legends in my book, along with Bob Monkhouse and Ken Dodd.

With comedy comes endorphins and with that in turn works wonders and when you feel down in the dumps why not use comedy as medicine too, which in turn is empowering.

Who can beat a sitcom? 

I love a good sitcom and the ones I have watched continuously are Only Fools and Horses, Friends, Not Going Out, Vicar of Dibley, The Royal Family, Goodnight Sweetheart Mrs Browns Boys and Dads Army.

The characterization is brilliant, along with the writing and the directing. The facial expressions are tremendous and Characters like Trigger played by Roger Lloyd Pack was comedy sitcom acting at its best, because he looked like his characters name. He suited the character Trigger and he played the character so well.

That for me is empowering, because the story of Only Fools and Horses written by John Sullivan, was really a sad story, because it is based on two brothers Del Boy and Rodney, and because their father left them and their mother had died, Rodney was brought by his kid brother, and all Del Boy dreams of is becoming a millionaire.

If you think about it I know in myself I have little Del Boy in me, as I think everyone wants the same success. No it isn’t about the money as such, but it helps. All Del Boy really wanted was to be a success, so looking at comedy that is what its based upon.

I wrote a similar blog to this on my Google Blogpost called Using Laughter as the best sauce of medicine I talk about Steptoe and Son, which again is very funny, a bit more ruder because there is bad language but it still well written and is based again on a sad story.

That is why I enjoy writing and would like to write comedy because it makes me smile and makes my readers smile too.

I have created a fictional blog called The West London Girl based on a woman who is a stand up comedian living in West London, and was born and brought up there.

So if you do need inspiration and empowerment then why not download if you sky Boxsets, Smart TV or Now TV Box download a good comedy which in turn will make you laugh out loud and forget about the bad you have had or if you self Isolating.

Let me know what comedy and comedians you like that you feel has empowered you. You can leave a comment below and remember to follow me if you would like to be alerted of my posts, by following me on WordPress.com

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling Lonely/stop self sabotage

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I have never felt so lonely in all myself, and people may say “What would you know?”

Well being lonely is the hardest thing at the moment, having  to stay indoors due to the Lockdown and I have gone through an emotional breakdown.

Anyone can feel lonely, especially when you have people you feel are against you.

This morning I had a terrible dream, where a certain person had sent something out that wasn’t from me, but they made out it was going to be.

There are, as I have learned as I have grown older is that there are some people who are,

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I have met a fantastic guy who has  made me smile from ear to ear, and is helping me through it, along with my Keyworker and Doctor and other amazing people that if I told you, you wouldn’t believe it because it is surreal.

The people who are  being manipulative and sad to say,

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There is a song that I would like to share that I have played a lot of by Alexandra O’Neill, called Criticize,

If you feel lonely and isolated because you are being bullied or you know someone who is being bullied, then speak out to them.

Also if you want to share your experience then I would recommend that you write a blog,  journal or even create quotation cards.

You can often feel like any kind of abuse whether it be bulling or domestic violence start to blame yourself .

My advice is,

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IT ISN’T YOUR FAULT!

You begin to self sabotage and feel you aren’t worthy of anything, and so you stop dead in your tracks and begin to ask the wrong questions, which can lead to further Scrutiny and make you go backwards rather than forwards.

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I have just watched a brilliant video by the one and only Russell Brand, who talks about  How he has stopped self sabotage.

Even from a young age I felt lonely as I would sit on a school bench in the playground and sit by myself. When I  worked at a modelling and crafting company I felt the same so loneliness can effect us all, but if we use the power of the internet to help us rather than using it to abuse people you will be surprised of how the internet can be a good close community of people.

So lets get through this time together and lets communicate with those who feel lonely too, as sometimes all they want is someone to talk to.

I wish you all the very best.

Many thanks for your reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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Newsletter blog/thoughts and advice for the week/talking about depression

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Hi All I hope you are having a great weekend. Please check out my weekly newsletter blog talking about depression. Not the most cheerful of subjects but I feel I need to talk about it as I have gone through another bout of depression and give advice on what to do (see link below):

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/04/it-is-another-end-of-another-week-and-i.html

Many thanks to those who have read my blogs and welcome if you are new

 

Carrie X

Confessions of the heart/Overcoming challenges

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Life has been pretty tough for me this year or so but I know there will be new things on the horizon for me and I have to make confessions of the heart.

I am loving life at the moment because I have found true love in writing, meeting new people and there is a new career on the horizon for me, which I am keeping quiet about for the time being.

It has been a massive transition change, my marriage has gone down hill and I feel a little bitten by it, but I know I will survive.

Another job fell through but life is about what is handed out to you and how you overcome these moments in your life.

I will be strong and continue to fight, not planning so much now but taking little steps and continuing my daily habits as talked about, setting daily goals and getting regular exercise in walking on a daily basis.

Life is full of challenges and I have to accept that I am not always going to be mentally stable, I suffer with anxiety and depression, and they can be hard to overcome each day with the many challenges that I am faced with.

There have been times where I have incurred debt and not having financial stability but I know once I get better with these mental illnesses I will be able to take on the new adventures that arrive to deal with these hurdles too, as I have done so in the passed.

With the COVID 19 virus it has been a bit suffocating but getting through it with doing different things each day. Catching up on well earned TV which I haven’t done in ages, so those sorts of things I am concentrating on, with building my audience through new blogsites has been my savior.

Check out my new sites below:

https://thewestlondongirl.com/

http://jemima-bond.com

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Newsletter blog and self confidence post

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Hi all I have now written my Newsletter blog for the week talking about the COVID 19 virus and what I have been doing to help stop my insanity and my son, and have written a self confidence blog:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/03/it-has-been-testing-time-this-week-with.html

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/03/self-doubt-and-being-stuck-in-rut.html

Many thanks so much for taking the time to read my blogs have a super weekend

 

Carrie X

10 Daily Habits of successful people

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Now I know many of us are in self isolation due to the coronovirus and we have been told not to go out unless truly necessary or socialise but it must not stop us to try and be successful in whatever you do, there are still things you can do to help build a success in life and this is how:

  1. Make your bed everyday
  2. Get dressed and ready for each day
  3. Be organised and still plan for each day
  4. Drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated
  5. Still be frugal yes it is time to stock up on certain items but we can still over spend if not careful as only shopping when necessary can cause us to impulse buy more than anything
  6. Create an email, whatsapp, Facebook or Messenger group and stay in touch with clients, colleagues and customers online and don’t forget Facetime
  7. Take time out to do the little things in life aswell as the big things. Got emails still need to be tended to but just not got round to sorting these out then why not now
  8. Spend time with love ones if possible which is tricky but still stay in contact like above by creating a whatsapp group, my friends and I are going to do this via Whatsapp to celebrate one of our friends birthdays
  9. Take some time out to do self care. There is no time like the present to take a hot steaming bath and just chillax with a book of some sort
  10. As I do each day have a tidy up and go through bits and pieces and great way to get your kids involved, check out my parenting blog Getting Kids to tidy up

So I hope you all stay well protected within this Pandemic and lets hope this all passes soon so we can all get back to some sort of normality

Remember you can keep up to date with all my blogs by following me on WordPress.com and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

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Unstoppable Confidence Cheat sheet

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Hi All, I have created a new cheat sheet to help give you unstoppable confidence.

Please check the document below:

Cheat sheet for unstoppable confidence

Do let me know of other cheat sheets you’d like me to create to help you towards success I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for viewing my blog,

 

Carrie X

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Newsletter blog and celebrating mothers day, having unstoppable confidence

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Hi Everyone and Happy Mothers day. Yes it is today where it is time to spoil our mums today, I got my mum some lovely chocolates and a card, and I have the morning off so I thought I would update you with this weeks newsletter blog all about Celebrating our mums/here’s to mother hood:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/03/celebrating-mums-in-our-livesheres-to.html

I have also written a new post on my website Building Self Confidence- The Ugly Duckling about unstoppable confidence:

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/03/unstoppable-confidence.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

Creating daily rituals to create success

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Hi all it is another day and with the Coronavirus hitting many it is no wonders we have hit a crisis situation, but we can still create daily rituals to create success by following these strategies:

  1. Have breakfast, it really does set you up for the day
  2. Set an alarm mine is always 6;30AM and I get up between 7 to 7:30AM
  3. Go for a walk and work outside the home if you work from home, and spend some time with nature if you can otherwise sit and read a good book about nature
  4. One cup of the day. I wouldn’t live without my tea or coffee and is my go to drink each morning
  5. Do some writing even if it is writing in a journal or a book, I find it really helps clear out my head and get creative

So what rituals do you follow I would love to hear from you. You can comment below

All my blogs can be found on my site:

https://www,carriesblognetwork.squarespace.com

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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Feeling Suicidal and newsletter blog

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Check out these two links below of two blogposts I wrote today, talking about Feeling Suicidal and my weekly newsletter blog post:

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/03/feeling-suicidal.html

I have also written my weekly newsletter which is all about Being Thankful for music:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/03/being-thankful-for-music.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

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Newsletter Blog- Celebrating World Book Day

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Here is my weekly newsletter blog I am going to write on every week and share it on here. This week I am sharing my thoughts and advice on World Book Week, I hope you enjoy (see below):

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/03/celebrating-world-book-day.html

10 Strategies for building success

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Hi Everyone, here is a new blogpost sharing 10 Strategies for building success.

  1. Create a plan of action
  2. Know where your heading
  3. Be ruthless in your thinking
  4. Be honest what do you really want
  5. Ask relevant and right questions
  6. Have a vision in mind
  7. Create a set of goals
  8. Increase the vision as you accomplish each goal
  9. Have a concept
  10. Develop a brand or mission statement of what your aim is and what you stand for

It sounds easier said then done right, check out these quotes to get your energy level for achieving success on a high:

https://www.success.com/17-motivational-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-be-successful/

So don’t allow anyone to stop you and continue to thrive at being a success.

You can sign up to http://www.carriesblognetwork.squarespace.com for news and updates

Or follow me on WordPress.com and remember to check out my new EBook available on amazon now:

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

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5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

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So I did a book review on this concept this comes from on my website,

https://www.carriesrealworld.com/book-reviews

If you haven’t heard of Mel Robbins, then it is about time you did, because her philosophy and concept on the 5 Second Rule is brilliant.

Basically you can use it when you feel anxious which I often do, and for when you want to procrastinate, but you know you have to get on with something, and she talks in great details about that, that it is okay to procrastinate sometimes as there are different types, but to make your life more productive.

You can use it for when you keep hitting that snooze button, it is just is brilliant, and really does work.

I find I am without thinking now, getting more stuff done.

So if you not checked out the 5 Second Rule, it’s worth checking it out.

Life is about succeeding into what ever it is you want to achieve, with a little help along the way, and I believe this will help you.

If you like this blog, then press the like button below, and remember you can comment below if you to have tried the 5 second rule and what you thought, by commenting below.

You can also subscribe by filling in form added to this blog and remember to follow me, to keep up to date with my blogs, via WordPress.com.

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:

planning for the week ahead

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

 

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Weekly Newsletter Blog

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Please see link to my newsletter blog, my Thoughts and Advice for the week, Surviving the Lockdown:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/05/surviving-lockdown.html

Many thanks for those who have just followed this blog and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

How to build a fantastic team

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Free People Standing Together Silhouette, Download Free Clip Art ...Hello and welcome to today’s blog. In today’s post I am sharing How to build a fantastic team, as being a entrepreneur, life and football coach and even being a mum, you have to have a good team behind you, that you can work with.

Sorry for the cliche but there is no I in team, and it is about working together, not as individuals.

Everyone should pull their weight if not then they shouldn’t be in that particular job or they may need some further training.

When I worked at a Holiday Resort I would do 5 to 6 jobs before I did my actual job which was Trolley Running, because in order to keep a restaurant running sufficiently it has to be cleaned and set up ready for the guests to arrive for their morning and afternoon meal.

As soon as one person didn’t pull their weight it affected the team morale making others not bothered either.

You know if you have a good team because they will be smiling not miserable.

Low morale in a company can cause damage to a companies reputation, especially if they see a Manager shouting or talking down to an employee.

It is all about respect and working as one, and when everyone works well together it is a bonus and a team to be extremely proud of.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Creating a Vision Board

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Do you have a vision of where you would like your life to go?

Or want in your life, then why not create a vision board. They are a great way to achieving your goals.

However it has to have purpose and a meaning, and realistic.

Think of the word SMART ( Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely).

Specific

Make it detailed and specific to an area in your life, and have a purpose. Example one of mine is to go walking again every day for 20 minutes, during the day.

Measurable 

How long will it take until I see my fitness improve, and I would say in about 6 to 12 weeks.

Attainment

It should be easily done and will use my health app on phone to count the amount of steps I do each day

Realistic 

It has to be possible, so walking 20 minutes each day should work out wonders for me, and easily be achieved every day

Timely

How long something will take, so 20 minutes each day will be attainable and achievable.

Erin May Henry has a video talking about why your vision board is not working, and give strategies to make it work for you.

Please comment below of what you think of Vision boards I would love to hear from you, and remember to follow me to keep up to date with my blogs and you can also visit my site https://carriesblognetwork.squarespace.com where you can subscribe to also be posted about my blogs.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

FINDING EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PEOPLE

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10+ Free Women Empowerment & Empowerment Images - PixabayI think it is safe to say that I love EMPOWERMENT and you’ll be surprised when you look around you how many things you can spot that will give you empowerment.

Music, TV, a film, a Podcast, nature or a video. I get empowerment from people and the one person who inspires me is Tony Robbins, who I discovered some years ago, when I was fed up and needed some words of wisdom.

This man had me transfixed within minutes because it was like he had just by watching his videos had got it to my head and saw the anxiety, stress I was feeling.

He now has a new book out called: Unshakable Your Financial Freedom Playbook.

This comes with a 30 day trial see link below:

https://www.audible.co.uk

I think we could all do with a some financial support at the moment, as jobs are affect by the International Lockdown.

The other people who inspire me is Oprah Winfrey, Jordan Paige, Debra Meadon, Mel Robbins and Paul McKenna as they all have inspiring stories.

I like people who are up front and honest, because they will tell me if I look bad or something not right.

So finding empowerment through people can make you see things in a whole different light, and help you look forward to the days ahead, instead of struggling not looking forward to the days to come.

Please remember you can keep up to date with all my blogs by following me on WordPress.com and please let me know of people who inspire you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Dealing with the Inner Critic

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As human beings we can be driven by our Inner Critic.

That voice can go on and on, telling you,  your wasting your time and don’t bother getting out of bed do it tomorrow.

However not being Mrs Doom and Gloom, what if tomorrow never came?

Neither of us know what is around the corner. I have often seen things before they have happened, example I knew that my mum was going to end up with Tot (my step dad) ages before they got together, but not sure if this was coincidence or just a thought.

When it comes to dealing with the Inner Critic be ruthless with yourself and say “No I am going to go for run today” even if the Inner Critic keeps on and is constant.

Don’t ignore the Inner Critic because from my own experience when you do the voice can get stronger, so acknowledge it and tell it to “Shut up” get up out of bed, put your running gear by your bed on, which I would always suggest you so the night before and before the Inner Critic can continue go for a run.

With the Inner Critic it can effect our everyday lives, like when we write a letter, a book or a blog, going on examples. This voice is our protector in a way, as often as humans we can sniff out danger or that the letter isn’t good, so you proof read and edit it until it is good.

What you don’t want to do is allow it to take over, because once it does it can make you think Rapidly and then stop you in your tracks, talking you out of it, then you feel guilty for not doing what you wanted and it has ended up not being anything to really worry about at all.

I remember one work Christmas Party and it was a new job but being shy and suffering with Social Anxiety didn’t want to go, well I am glad I did because it was brilliant. Yes I did get drunk, but from that point forward really got to know my new colleagues and began to fit in. 

Keep a Journal to answer the Inner Critic and what you really think and what you should do. Example you have split from your boyfriend and you then have the Inner Critic telling you that you shouldn’t have done that, make bullet points as to why you did and then read them out, and create a new plan of action to move on.

When relationships breakdown there is a reason, so write in your journal about it to address the topic, and face the voice by looking in a mirror imaging the Inner Critic is in front of you head on and say “GO AWAY”, silence it by imagining the voice getting quieter and quieter until it is completely muted.

Then reducing the image of the Critic until it completely disappears.

Try doing this several times and you will no longer be dictated by the Inner Critic, but by the voice that is in your gut instead.

I have done a cheat for you to download with this activity and you can even stick it on the wall, and try it every time the Inner Critic speaks.

Dealing with the Inner Critic Cheat Sheet

I hope you have found this information helpful, and remember to follow me on WordPress.com to keep up to date with my posts.

Please leave a comment below to tell me how you deal with your Inner Critic.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Creating Good Luck for Success

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Have you had a day where you have felt completely unlucky,  that everyone is against you and you wish you could start the day again without such bad luck?

Suffering with mental health problems such as anxiety, worry and depression some days I just wish I didn’t get out of bed.

However from learning from when I was a kid to an adult, is often you have to make your own luck and see bad luck as a hurdle rather than hitting a brick wall.

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Luck comes in all shapes and sizes and can be like someone slapping you knocking you off your feet, but do you get up or stay on the ground?

Or there is good luck and you feel like you have been swept off your feet.

I have had some bad luck this year  already but at the same time have met some good people who believe in me, through my writing. So to me that is good luck.

 

So can you still be successful and have bad luck.?

Categorically YES!

  1. If you haven’t heard from someone for a long time and you feel they are avoiding you, then make the first move to say “Hi and how are you?” by text, email or even giving them a call. If they don’t answer don’t be disheartened and you have done your bit so you have left it up to them
  2. Not able to find something in your work area. Have a clear out and make it a ritual or new habit to clear and tidy work area before and at the end of each day
  3. Lost paper work on the computer, write it down aswell so you have the meeting notes or  document details to hand aswell
  4. Dropped your phone but now not working and need it for business purposes. Go to a telephone shop a legitimate one to fix it, and have a landline telephone aswell as back up
  5. Make up has come off and going out for the evening. Take a small bag with reinforcements of make up in handbag and use a good primer as this will help your make up to stay on
  6. Feel like someone is not pulling their wait and feel weary of using them to help you in case they get it wrong? Have a kind word with them and explain or write clean cut notes for them to follow to get the thing you need doing, done correctly.
  7. Frightened of spilling something on you for a meeting and wearing white. Pack a spare shirt or bottoms to change into. Always a must being a parent.
  8. You didn’t get paid the correct amount at work. Chase it up with the HR Manager for example for them to sort it out and keep on at them
  9. Public transport is playing up again. Give yourself extra time and pre-check traffic news in advanced so you can be prepared
  10. Traffic has come to a standstill. Again prepare the night before and in the morning, give yourself extra time and get anything done the night before completed

So I do wish you every success in your life and many thanks for reading my blogs and liking them and remember to follow me to keep up to date with all my posts on this site

HAPPY SUNDAY PEEPS

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

Building a Foundation around you

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www.hdnicewallpapers.comHello and welcome to another blog. In today’s post I am writing about Building a Foundation around you. Now I did do another blog a long while ago called,

Creating a foundation and following the unplanned

Since this blog my life has changed. My marriage has come to and end, some jobs I was doing didn’t workout, yet I still feel I have built a good foundation.

There are people out there who I have been working with who believe in my blogs and books which have become my full time job. I am writing a book called Everyone Can Build a Castle, because I have had so much positive feedback that I thought it was time.

It is important to have a team especially if you are a blogwriter and also do other jobs, because it can become overwhelming, so having someone you can delegate jobs to is a “must have” in my book.

It has been a very difficult year but now I have met the man of my dreams who has bought the word “Love” back into my life. Being in love again is truly special and a new life is beginning for me.

Sometimes in order to create foundation you have to do some searching and may take time to know them, but once you have built that foundation and you can sleep at night you know you are on the right track for success.

However there will be people who will try and manipulate, stir trouble or be a negative person, but never let these people dictate and let them wallow in their misery.

ITS NOT YOUR PROBLEM!

What you want to do is have a good set of people who can jump in when you fall, and be your Rock.

Please remember to follow me if you wish to be kept up to date with my blogpost. I am now planning on blogging on this site everyday and so I will be back with a post tomorrow aswell.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter blog

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Hi everyone! Yes it is Friday and if you have been like me working you nuts off then hats off to you.

We will get through this Pandemic and please do stay safe.

Thank you to all of you who have read and now are following this blog site and please do give me feedback of topics on this site you would like me to cover. You can leave a comment below.

In this blog I am linking my weekly newsletter blog, talking about 10 Tips on Dealing with betrayal:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/05/10-tips-on-dealing-with-betrayal.html

Have a great weekend and see you next week

 

Carrie X

 

 

Home truths

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I suffer with Social Anxiety and have done for years, but I have come to learn that it all depends on the people I have chosen to hang around with.

Since this year I have met some wonderful people, but there is always those who drag you down.

STOP THEM AND SHUT THEM DOWN!

I wrote a blog called,

Dealing with negative people

It can be these people that cause other people to self sabotage and make you feel worthless, let me tell you that this is not about you, but them, so ignore them if you can and let them know that you aren’t happy with them.

YOU DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO FIGHT BACK 

I am a loyal person always have been and I stick with people through thick and thin, but I have been hurt by these people, that I have had no choice but to walk away. Relationships are hard and they do come in all shapes and sizes. I think that is why my blog community has grown, because when I believe in something like this blog people can see that and can relate to it.

Let me tell you now that you are worth it and go for the dream job you want or the lifestyle. No one has the right to tell you how to live and who you should be friends with, or that they shouldn’t do something.

As long as it has good intentions then go for what you want and aim for bigger and better things.

People have a dream and vision for a reason so pursue it and forget those who are jealous.

I will hold my hands up I have been jealous too and it is not a nice feeling as you become begrudging when do I really want to see someone fall or succeed? 

I want people to succeed in their life, not hurt anyone and thrive at what they do. No one has the right to drag anyone down because they’ve had a bad day, but be a shoulder to cry on if they do wish to discuss matters with you, rather than screaming and shouting.

Jealousy comes in all shapes and sizes, and for me is like having a parasite in the pit of your stomach to the point you feel this anger and resentment. It can eat away at you, and you end up questioning yourself, so I try go by the commandments in the Bible, which is,

TREAT THOSE HOW YOU WISH TO BE TREATED  

I don’t like having a pop at someone, it isn’t in my nature but I will find my voice when someone I feel is having a cheap shot at me, and that I am not going to let it make me dive but to survive and succeed, and so should you.

So be happy within yourself and create a good foundation of people around you. I love being around others who want the same outcome as me, and that is to be a successful writer, to work in comedy, music and football.

It does come with hard work and you do have to be committed but it doesn’t mean you can’t go out and get it.

So good luck  and I hope you succeed and let me know of the things you have wanted to to do and achieved. I love hearing about these types of stories as I find it so inspiring and let me tell you have my backing all the way.

Remember you can keep up to date with all my blog posts on WordPress.com by following me.

All my blogposts can be found on carriesblognetwork!

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Impulse thinking

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Often we act on Impulse, such as when we see someone fall over our instinct is to go over and help them, or we impulse buy and then regret it afterwards after looking at our bank balance and realise there is zero amount left.

So how do you use impulse thinking wisely?

Well if you see someone fall over walk over to them slowly but don’t rush over as they could have knife and so may attack especially if they have been drinking, and then crouch down like you would a child and ask “Is everything okay?”.

With impulse buying as like I do if I see a planner I feel the rush of excitement and the thought of I have to have the item otherwise it could go, but the question is, do I really need the item and what benefit will I get from it?

Impulse thinking can work for you or against you. Example we often get fulled by the items being at the checkout  encouraging you to buy, but often if you do the maths the price of that item can still workout to be more, than other brands of products and the impulse items are often on eye level to grab your attention on the shelves.

So next time you wish to invest in an item don’t go  with the first item you see, do the maths and look at the top and bottom shelves as the cheaper items that still taste good can be found on these shelves which will make you more of a saving.

When want to invest in a business we want to run we can do impulse thinking as you have to be quick at making decisions, like do I need a new domain name? Will this content be good enough? I often write my blogs on impulse, as it all depends how I am feeling and what is happening at that moment in time.

So use impulse thinking to your advantage so it works for you not against you and this can lead to everlasting success.

I have also written a blog on my related site Building Self Confidence – The Ugly Duckling so go over to this site if you would like to read my latest post on there too.

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/04/building-confidence-about-your-self.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Building Success through a blog

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Hi everyone I am writing today about Building Success through a blog. I have been writing blogs for about 12 years now and I absolutely love it and enjoy creating content for you to read.

You can do it as a living which is what I am building up to do, so I have an income coming in via my blogposts.

It isn’t an easy task, but from my learning and understanding once you start it is hard to stop.

I have written my Newsletter blog talking about The Do’s and Don’t when building a blog, which I have added into a cheat sheet below: https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-dos-and-dont-when-building-blog.html

I have created a couple of cheat sheets to help you with writing a successful blog (see below):

Cheat Sheet on writing a blog

cheat sheet on the dos and don’ts when writing a blogpost

The one thing I would say is ignore the doubters, as long you believe in your blogpost and writing engaging content then keep going.

Don’t be put off if you don’t get an audience at first, because it does take time. Also remember to use Keywords.

You can build success through a blog by being consistent and if you take a break then do let your audience know.

Find your niche which for me I found through working in customer service, discovering people like Tony Robbins and Mel Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Youtubers like Louise Pentland, Rebecca Meldrum, Mimi and Alex Ikon, Kate Murnane and Fleur De Force.

Check out this video by Tony Robbins talking about:

How To Eliminate Self-Doubt and Develop IRONCLAD CONFIDENCE

Be productive, which I talk a lot about on this site, because the more productive you are the more blogs you can write. Make sure for example you have clear space to work on and remember quality is better than quantity, just batch writing I find has helped me stay on track, as now I write practically everyday.

Make it a habit that before or after you have finished your blogwriting you tidy your area ready for the next day.

Please remember you can keep up to date with all my blogposts via following me on WordPress.com

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Empowerment through comedy and laughter

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Hi and welcome to another blog post where today in this post I will be talking about Building Empowerment through comedy and laughter.

I have always been into comedy and my favourite double acts were Canon and Ball, and Little and Large.

Sadly Eddie Large is no longer with us, but was a comedy genius and someone who for me was born to be a comedian. You could just see it, and will be sadly missed and my heart goes out to his friends and family.

You can keep up to date if you too are Canon and Ball fan by visiting the website below, where you’ll find dates to see other comedians aswell, such as Bradley Walsh, Bobby Davro,  Jimmy Tarbuck and more.

https://www.ents24.com/

Empowerment to me means being given energy to succeed in life and comedy for me just does that for me along with music, which I have talked about in other blogs.

My favourite sketch for Canon and Ball was when they impersonated West Side story, it makes me laugh every time. Check it out in the video below:

With comedy you have to have good chemistry especially being a doubled act and with the audience aswell, and for me Canon and Ball did that, along with Little and Large.

This is why Morecombe and Wise were so good too, because they were exactly the same, but I remember them from watching their work later on in my life, and they too brought a smile to my face and made me laugh.

Comedy is pure entertainment and can instantly make you feel good, when having a bad day.

Who can forget Laurel and hardy and Norman Wisdom? They did comical films rather than shows, and pure comedy legends in my book, along with Bob Monkhouse and Ken Dodd.

With comedy comes endorphins and with that in turn works wonders and when you feel down in the dumps why not use comedy as medicine too, which in turn is empowering.

Who can beat a sitcom? 

I love a good sitcom and the ones I have watched continuously are Only Fools and Horses, Friends, Not Going Out, Vicar of Dibley, The Royal Family, Goodnight Sweetheart Mrs Browns Boys and Dads Army.

The characterization is brilliant, along with the writing and the directing. The facial expressions are tremendous and Characters like Trigger played by Roger Lloyd Pack was comedy sitcom acting at its best, because he looked like his characters name. He suited the character Trigger and he played the character so well.

That for me is empowering, because the story of Only Fools and Horses written by John Sullivan, was really a sad story, because it is based on two brothers Del Boy and Rodney, and because their father left them and their mother had died, Rodney was brought by his kid brother, and all Del Boy dreams of is becoming a millionaire.

If you think about it I know in myself I have little Del Boy in me, as I think everyone wants the same success. No it isn’t about the money as such, but it helps. All Del Boy really wanted was to be a success, so looking at comedy that is what its based upon.

I wrote a similar blog to this on my Google Blogpost called Using Laughter as the best sauce of medicine I talk about Steptoe and Son, which again is very funny, a bit more ruder because there is bad language but it still well written and is based again on a sad story.

That is why I enjoy writing and would like to write comedy because it makes me smile and makes my readers smile too.

I have created a fictional blog called The West London Girl based on a woman who is a stand up comedian living in West London, and was born and brought up there.

So if you do need inspiration and empowerment then why not download if you sky Boxsets, Smart TV or Now TV Box download a good comedy which in turn will make you laugh out loud and forget about the bad you have had or if you self Isolating.

Let me know what comedy and comedians you like that you feel has empowered you. You can leave a comment below and remember to follow me if you would like to be alerted of my posts, by following me on WordPress.com

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling Lonely/stop self sabotage

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I have never felt so lonely in all myself, and people may say “What would you know?”

Well being lonely is the hardest thing at the moment, having  to stay indoors due to the Lockdown and I have gone through an emotional breakdown.

Anyone can feel lonely, especially when you have people you feel are against you.

This morning I had a terrible dream, where a certain person had sent something out that wasn’t from me, but they made out it was going to be.

There are, as I have learned as I have grown older is that there are some people who are,

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I have met a fantastic guy who has  made me smile from ear to ear, and is helping me through it, along with my Keyworker and Doctor and other amazing people that if I told you, you wouldn’t believe it because it is surreal.

The people who are  being manipulative and sad to say,

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There is a song that I would like to share that I have played a lot of by Alexandra O’Neill, called Criticize,

If you feel lonely and isolated because you are being bullied or you know someone who is being bullied, then speak out to them.

Also if you want to share your experience then I would recommend that you write a blog,  journal or even create quotation cards.

You can often feel like any kind of abuse whether it be bulling or domestic violence start to blame yourself .

My advice is,

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IT ISN’T YOUR FAULT!

You begin to self sabotage and feel you aren’t worthy of anything, and so you stop dead in your tracks and begin to ask the wrong questions, which can lead to further Scrutiny and make you go backwards rather than forwards.

Top 100 Being Alone Quotes And Feeling Lonely Sayings

I have just watched a brilliant video by the one and only Russell Brand, who talks about  How he has stopped self sabotage.

Even from a young age I felt lonely as I would sit on a school bench in the playground and sit by myself. When I  worked at a modelling and crafting company I felt the same so loneliness can effect us all, but if we use the power of the internet to help us rather than using it to abuse people you will be surprised of how the internet can be a good close community of people.

So lets get through this time together and lets communicate with those who feel lonely too, as sometimes all they want is someone to talk to.

I wish you all the very best.

Many thanks for your reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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Newsletter blog/thoughts and advice for the week/talking about depression

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Hi All I hope you are having a great weekend. Please check out my weekly newsletter blog talking about depression. Not the most cheerful of subjects but I feel I need to talk about it as I have gone through another bout of depression and give advice on what to do (see link below):

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/04/it-is-another-end-of-another-week-and-i.html

Many thanks to those who have read my blogs and welcome if you are new

 

Carrie X

Confessions of the heart/Overcoming challenges

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Life has been pretty tough for me this year or so but I know there will be new things on the horizon for me and I have to make confessions of the heart.

I am loving life at the moment because I have found true love in writing, meeting new people and there is a new career on the horizon for me, which I am keeping quiet about for the time being.

It has been a massive transition change, my marriage has gone down hill and I feel a little bitten by it, but I know I will survive.

Another job fell through but life is about what is handed out to you and how you overcome these moments in your life.

I will be strong and continue to fight, not planning so much now but taking little steps and continuing my daily habits as talked about, setting daily goals and getting regular exercise in walking on a daily basis.

Life is full of challenges and I have to accept that I am not always going to be mentally stable, I suffer with anxiety and depression, and they can be hard to overcome each day with the many challenges that I am faced with.

There have been times where I have incurred debt and not having financial stability but I know once I get better with these mental illnesses I will be able to take on the new adventures that arrive to deal with these hurdles too, as I have done so in the passed.

With the COVID 19 virus it has been a bit suffocating but getting through it with doing different things each day. Catching up on well earned TV which I haven’t done in ages, so those sorts of things I am concentrating on, with building my audience through new blogsites has been my savior.

Check out my new sites below:

https://thewestlondongirl.com/

http://jemima-bond.com

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Newsletter blog and self confidence post

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Hi all I have now written my Newsletter blog for the week talking about the COVID 19 virus and what I have been doing to help stop my insanity and my son, and have written a self confidence blog:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/03/it-has-been-testing-time-this-week-with.html

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/03/self-doubt-and-being-stuck-in-rut.html

Many thanks so much for taking the time to read my blogs have a super weekend

 

Carrie X

10 Daily Habits of successful people

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Now I know many of us are in self isolation due to the coronovirus and we have been told not to go out unless truly necessary or socialise but it must not stop us to try and be successful in whatever you do, there are still things you can do to help build a success in life and this is how:

  1. Make your bed everyday
  2. Get dressed and ready for each day
  3. Be organised and still plan for each day
  4. Drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated
  5. Still be frugal yes it is time to stock up on certain items but we can still over spend if not careful as only shopping when necessary can cause us to impulse buy more than anything
  6. Create an email, whatsapp, Facebook or Messenger group and stay in touch with clients, colleagues and customers online and don’t forget Facetime
  7. Take time out to do the little things in life aswell as the big things. Got emails still need to be tended to but just not got round to sorting these out then why not now
  8. Spend time with love ones if possible which is tricky but still stay in contact like above by creating a whatsapp group, my friends and I are going to do this via Whatsapp to celebrate one of our friends birthdays
  9. Take some time out to do self care. There is no time like the present to take a hot steaming bath and just chillax with a book of some sort
  10. As I do each day have a tidy up and go through bits and pieces and great way to get your kids involved, check out my parenting blog Getting Kids to tidy up

So I hope you all stay well protected within this Pandemic and lets hope this all passes soon so we can all get back to some sort of normality

Remember you can keep up to date with all my blogs by following me on WordPress.com and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

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Unstoppable Confidence Cheat sheet

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Hi All, I have created a new cheat sheet to help give you unstoppable confidence.

Please check the document below:

Cheat sheet for unstoppable confidence

Do let me know of other cheat sheets you’d like me to create to help you towards success I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for viewing my blog,

 

Carrie X

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Newsletter blog and celebrating mothers day, having unstoppable confidence

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Hi Everyone and Happy Mothers day. Yes it is today where it is time to spoil our mums today, I got my mum some lovely chocolates and a card, and I have the morning off so I thought I would update you with this weeks newsletter blog all about Celebrating our mums/here’s to mother hood:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/03/celebrating-mums-in-our-livesheres-to.html

I have also written a new post on my website Building Self Confidence- The Ugly Duckling about unstoppable confidence:

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/03/unstoppable-confidence.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

Creating daily rituals to create success

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Hi all it is another day and with the Coronavirus hitting many it is no wonders we have hit a crisis situation, but we can still create daily rituals to create success by following these strategies:

  1. Have breakfast, it really does set you up for the day
  2. Set an alarm mine is always 6;30AM and I get up between 7 to 7:30AM
  3. Go for a walk and work outside the home if you work from home, and spend some time with nature if you can otherwise sit and read a good book about nature
  4. One cup of the day. I wouldn’t live without my tea or coffee and is my go to drink each morning
  5. Do some writing even if it is writing in a journal or a book, I find it really helps clear out my head and get creative

So what rituals do you follow I would love to hear from you. You can comment below

All my blogs can be found on my site:

https://www,carriesblognetwork.squarespace.com

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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Feeling Suicidal and newsletter blog

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Check out these two links below of two blogposts I wrote today, talking about Feeling Suicidal and my weekly newsletter blog post:

https://buildingselfconfidencetud.blogspot.com/2020/03/feeling-suicidal.html

I have also written my weekly newsletter which is all about Being Thankful for music:

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/03/being-thankful-for-music.html

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

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Newsletter Blog- Celebrating World Book Day

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Here is my weekly newsletter blog I am going to write on every week and share it on here. This week I am sharing my thoughts and advice on World Book Week, I hope you enjoy (see below):

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/03/celebrating-world-book-day.html

10 Strategies for building success

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Hi Everyone, here is a new blogpost sharing 10 Strategies for building success.

  1. Create a plan of action
  2. Know where your heading
  3. Be ruthless in your thinking
  4. Be honest what do you really want
  5. Ask relevant and right questions
  6. Have a vision in mind
  7. Create a set of goals
  8. Increase the vision as you accomplish each goal
  9. Have a concept
  10. Develop a brand or mission statement of what your aim is and what you stand for

It sounds easier said then done right, check out these quotes to get your energy level for achieving success on a high:

https://www.success.com/17-motivational-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-be-successful/

So don’t allow anyone to stop you and continue to thrive at being a success.

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Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

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5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

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So I did a book review on this concept this comes from on my website,

https://www.carriesrealworld.com/book-reviews

If you haven’t heard of Mel Robbins, then it is about time you did, because her philosophy and concept on the 5 Second Rule is brilliant.

Basically you can use it when you feel anxious which I often do, and for when you want to procrastinate, but you know you have to get on with something, and she talks in great details about that, that it is okay to procrastinate sometimes as there are different types, but to make your life more productive.

You can use it for when you keep hitting that snooze button, it is just is brilliant, and really does work.

I find I am without thinking now, getting more stuff done.

So if you not checked out the 5 Second Rule, it’s worth checking it out.

Life is about succeeding into what ever it is you want to achieve, with a little help along the way, and I believe this will help you.

If you like this blog, then press the like button below, and remember you can comment below if you to have tried the 5 second rule and what you thought, by commenting below.

You can also subscribe by filling in form added to this blog and remember to follow me, to keep up to date with my blogs, via WordPress.com.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X