The Journals that I keep

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

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

my achievement journal

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

The front cover of my happy journalInside my happy journal

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

my gratitude journal

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Weekly newsletter blogpost

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my achievement journal

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Acknowledging your achievements can empower your look on life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

Taking Control Of Your Life for 2020

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

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

Does this sound familiar to you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://sportsandfitnesscoaching.com/

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

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

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

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

Daily and Weekly Positive Habits

Setting out my goals for 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/

https://theparentingadventuresthebirthofmyson.wordpress.com

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

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Building Self Confidence-The Truth About Growing Up

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‘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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Newsletter blog

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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