So to get the most out of your days I find changing what I do at the weekend from the week to help make my life variable and not sticking to one routine.
Being a lady who loves blog writing and writing a book I have to be in the mindset of “I need to get ready from the week to the weekend take time to wash my bed clothes for example. Normally I get to see my son and watch some well earned Saturday morning TV”.
I even watch different things at the weekend compared to the week. The one thing me and my ex husband used to do is on Sunday mornings go and have a cup of coffee at a coffee shop, but now not doing that I now find its a proper treat for me as now I hardly by a coffee from a coffee shop and have this at home.
It has saved me money, and I am glad this has changed as it is more cost effective to have a Costas once a month rather than weekly or daily and when you have little money coming in it can feel like a guilty purchase as not having the money can feel like “I’m not going anywhere”.
Now I have more money coming in it is going to make a huge difference and to be successful you do have to think about investing not recklace spending.
I make every penny count and if there is an area where I can save money then I will. It helps keep my mind to have a good mindset and not afraid to look at my bank balance. I have been there where I have avoided it with all I could.
If there is a opportunity to pay in cash then I will as I find with debit you can and I KNOW IT, get carried away.
So my first Tip# Is to go through you calendar of important dates. Go through birthdays and anniversaries, and how you can use them in your work or work around them. If there are birthdays or anniversaries that you can’t attend, of who may have sent out invitations to you, but still send them a message via social media or a card still. If you need like I do to shut yourself away to work on an online course or a book, do it, and set a date for yourself and many do a Writing Retreat.
Tip 2# Go through the summer months of taking your work outside, and make your work more personal to the people you are trying to attract. People like those who create products that solves a problem in everyday things, like, How to save money on energy in the home that you can save for your business.
I am all for working and saving at the sametime and that is now, why I am financially secure, because I have created a passive income with solid income and that means having weeks where I will work Rock solid and then take time out. Those who are earning a lot of money, know it when they no longer have to work everyday or can take it easy and can have more holidays. I know with Lockdown it has not been possible, but I do have some holidays booked and really looking forward to them
Tip 3# Use Easter to separate your work and finance as a new quarter, so like from Jan to March is one quarter, April to July or June the second and July to September is the third and October to December the last quarter. Honestly, it makes work so much easier.
I was someone who worked month to month at one time, but it never worked for me, and I have set goals for this month April 2021, but I have done it so I can work through them, through the other months.
Tip 4# Don’t jam pack your day with loads of meetings and tasks. I like to spread things out in the week, and would book meetings in the morning so I have my afternoons and evenings, to myself to do whatever I choose. I do have a day in the week where I don’t write blogs to go live or post any at all, and that is Sunday.
So go through your week and things you may have already booked and, then see where there is space to have an Admin day, a no meeting day or a day of doing research.
Rip 5# Use the sunmmer holidays as the time to plan the next quarters and keep setting goals. A lot of people think goal setting should be at the beginning of the year, but plan them all year round.
Hello and welcome! Here is a new blog post which is going to be added to my Life Coaching Programme “Project 2021”, and this is about Get Your Life Together, so time to start making changes so you are happier and have more to your life than being confined to four walls.
Before continuing on please see my Life coaching videos I have created for this #lifecoaching programme via this link:
Not too late to make Life changes, as it is March but so what, you can make life changes all year round, and You don’t need the New Year to do it.
So my routine is one that has helped me to get enough sleep but still even with a small amount of time there is left in the day I still get stuff done. The point of working for yourself is to give yourself time to rest and recuperate and spend time on not the “Got To List” to the “What I want to do list”.
Set challenges for yourself. I do this a lot and it helps me to have a good balance, and so I tend to do this with money and see when I go grocery shopping of how much I can get under £20 and that has at the minute been my budget and use what I have, so I have not had to spend money on food for the last 3 weeks and trust me makes huge difference and when I am with my new family soon, be doing the same. Now when I move into my new home I will be increasing my budget but still be seeing where and how I can save money still. Just because you are financially secure that its an excuse to flush down to the toilet, but invest wisely.
Now I am someone that when I do sleep in I do have that “Waste of a day” guilt when it doesn’t matter what time you get up but What You Want to Get out of the Day. So the Life change I have started to apply is to Stop self punishment, as I have been so unkind to myself, that if that was someone else saying those things to me, I would tell them to leave alone and go away, so yes, #BeKind to yourself, have #selfrespect
I think we get so stuck on the New Year when it comes to making changes in our lives and feel some kind of New Year Pressure, and why we can fall, and not complete our resolutions, but I never make these, being someone who fell too. Never see it as failure as that is not right its because we are seeing a resolution being a one time thing, and not something that is long standing, so scrap resolutions and make a list of the thing you love and how wish to grow in the next years coming up. One way is to create a Career Tree, see below and an example of the one I have done, and I will add this to my Content Creators Planner I am putting together, so keep posted on details on this.
I have done a Printable of the details of how to create a Career Tree and how it works.
So to get back on track if you have lost your way a bit, that can happen sit down and spend time making notes and go through by keeping a journal which I use everyday to help find why your plans for this year have stopped as you can always get back into it.
Spring is a perfect time to make changes if not in the New Year, as that is when crops start to grow, animals come out of hibernation and give birth, and we have longer days and so don’t worry if it is passed the new year, You can’t still make a change.
Have a Pjama day. I spend my Sundays in my sweats which are also my night clothes, and it is really nice to have a day where I don’t feel I need make up, but sometimes I will and use it as my Admin Free Choice Day and I think this has been something I have done religiously going on the bible not never thought of it that way. I am a kid who on Sunday’s it was a day of a lot of shops would be closed except pubs and some restaurants and so would use this day to go and see my friends in Chelsea, watch my brother play football, play pitch ‘n’ putt at Bishops park, ride our bikes along the river and often BBC 2 would put on some old black and white films I loved and football.
So have a day where you can just do what you enjoy and some people I know don’t even get out our bed and still do work, but in bed, and when I am in my new home, very soon being doing this again too.
I also have days where I will eat something different and there is a wonderful Comedian who I do know so well “My Love” who does this, “something different on tour or on holiday that you wouldn’t have at home” and watching a documentary of this wonderful human being, I do too. ALWAYS! Why not? YOUR ARE ON HOLIDAY SO DO WHAT YOU LIKE AND as long AS noone is at harm, MAKE HOLIDAY TIME TO BE DIFFERENT TO EVERYDAY!
Then the other things is creating a good fitness routine which is a very common promise that people make to themselves including me and i am putting a new site together so I will keep you posted on this, but if you find working out hard just do it once a week, exercise whilst waiting for breakfast to cook or whilst the kettle boils. You can fit it in but Inyour own schedule not by somebodies elses, which is a common mistake.
Also to keep you fitness going each year introduce something new, to your regieme and fit in regular walking, as this is easy to do and easier to fit in and stick too. I also love doing dance workouts and boxercise exercises.
So do what you know you can stick to and if you would like to use my Goals list to set your Life changes you’d like to make then please check out my goal sheet I have created.
What you can do if you don’t want to set yearly goals set some for the day, week and month and I go through mine each month and with a vision board see my last post Creating a Vision board see if any of them have changed and often through the year update them and change, as often you can go in a different direction than the start of the year, so life is always revolving and I do live seasonally and change my life habits sometimes. There is always room in a year to start a fresh and using the different seasons in the year is a way of doing so. It is all about being current and being you still, but growing.
Here is a copy of my goals for this year on my Pinterest vision board for 2021:
So I hope you had a good week so far and see you in the next blog.
Many thanks for reading,
Carrie L.M X
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Hello and welcome to a new blog post. So if you didn’t know by now, I am a big fan of Youtube and make it an essential part of my day to watch videos, as I do find many of those that make videos on Youtube inspirational and thought I would share which ones in particular.
So here are some Youtube Favourites I like to watch for inspiration and growth.
The first person that comes into my mind is Erin May Henry.
She does a lot of content on entrepreneurship and living your best life, and I always make sure I watch one of her videos as soon as I see that a new one has been published, and have even saved some of her videos onto one of my playlists so I can go back to them if I wish to, as sometimes I need that lift and boost of inspiration to get myself ready for the days and weeks ahead.
She creates a lot of content of how to organize your life and plan your days, and make time for yourself too, and the most favourite topic is when she talks about writing a journal as I love writing a journal and she always inspires me to do so.
2. Do it on a dime.
This lady is a teacher and has two boys, and creates a lot of videos on organization and how you can save money by purchasing items from stores like the dollar tree and make them look more expensive and classy compared to how much they cost.
For me along with Erin May Henry they make life see so much simple and that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
3. Jordan Paige.
I absolutely adore this lady. She is a mum of 8 children now, as she not long ago gave birth to twins, and creates a lot of videos based around her family on how to budget, organize and plan, and boy does she inspire me.
Following her tips on budgeting has helped me alot that I am more conscious and take more care when buying items, and how much I spend on groceries each month and week.
This lady creates a lot of content about being productive and creating positive habits and do a weekly reset to help spread out the days and weeks including selfcare days aswell.
It is people like MuchelleB that make me see that life isn’t about struggles but challenges that can easily be overcome and still have a fulfilled life.
5. Mel Robbins
I often talk about this ladies work and content because she makes life seem so effortless at times, and is so real aswell, that it is okay to have days where you want time out and just be for a day or two.
She is the lady who created the 5 second rule and honestly her strategies do work, I can vouch for that and would not have a week without watching her content and following her methods.
6. Rachel Cruze
I discovered this lady’s content by browsing through Youtube for more financial type of content and her videos are brilliant. Along with Jordan Paige, she gives some great tips and advice about money and how to get more out of your cash rather than wasting it on things you do not need.
Her advice again, is simple but effective and would not be without it.
7. Tony Robbins
Not seen any new content recently but from the videos I have watched, he is truly an empowering man and again breaks his strategies of thinking differently about life and how to change it, so simple.
All you have to do is break the pattern and he shows you how in simple terms that you can do in your day to day life.
8. Miss Trenchcoat
From when I first discovered Youtube I have enjoyed this lady’s content, she shares a lot of planner and entrepreneurship videos and is truly inspirational.
When I first began writing a blog and creating content on Youtube, I went to her videos for advice and motivation, and was so effective and brilliant.
She breaks it down step by step, and goes through how she plans her content and how she has developed a successful business.
9. Trinny London
If you loved the UK TV programme Trinny and Susannah or know of it, then you would be familiar with Trinny’s Youtube videos, which is a lot about fashion, beauty and skincare.
If you are on Instagram or Facebook then you can find live videos on a week to week basis by Trinny and makes you want to dive into your wardrobe and style it up.
With her content it has really helped me with my style and what I love to wear both in skincare and in fashion, and will continue to watch Trinny’s content for inspiration advice, forever more.
10. Shea Wintney
Again this is a new channel I have started to watch but I really enjoy watching and being inspired by, because her content is a lot about what not to waste your money on and what you should try to get more out of your life and just talking about everyday things.
I particular enjoyed a video she did about items you should not waste your money on, as I am guilty of wasting money on popular recommended products which turn out to be total crap.
If you have any recommended Youtube channels you think I might like to watch then please leave a comment below.
Many thanks for all those that have left such positive words about my posts and for following me, and I will post on this channel again at the weekend.
The more I live the more I want out of life, and enjoy it for what it is. Living for better and for more to me is what life is all about, and enjoying every hour of everyday.
As I travel through life I have found that if you wish for big you will get bigger and better things for example I was dreading looking at my bank balance at one point, and was worrying about what I was going to do during the holidays, and as it turned out I got some money from PPI, that I never knew about.
This saved my day and my summer and I have been furloughed which has also helped me out, as the work I had been doing at a local nursery was stopped due to the nursery closing down for good one because of lockdown also because it being brand new it couldn’t get enough children to keep it open, but means I can get more work for the nursery company I have been working for in the future and I am still on their books.
I had also seen that people had been buying my books and received some royalties for that, and I think it is all to do with perseverance and being patient.
It has meant taking risks, like buying further domain names to help grow my blog network, getting back into getting fit but for free so I can continue my Sports and fitness coaching blog, and creating more books to publish aswell as creating a new online course which will be out in a week or so.
I now want to aim for more things in my life like getting my own place again for me and my son to live, to build my income further and to take Henry on holiday somewhere.
Please check out my new weekly to do list that I created today. I don’t always stick to the same way of planning, but tend to mix it up to continue to boost my energy to get things done.
At the bottom I have set goals for the week. Goal setting as I always talk about is the best way to keep hitting targets and objectives, that is how you must run a business and keep yourself and your work growing and flowing.
Everything you do should count towards your goals, and yes that means taking days off, as often we need to wind down and take it easy to allow us to recharge to boost our energy to reach our targets we set ourselves once more.
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.
I 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.