Yes Monday has come around again, and this week am going to organize a storage box by my desk, to tidy it up, and put on some laundry and vacuum, and going to wash a towel and then going to start my day by going through what needs to be completed and then get items ticked off on my this weeks list and go through my other lists written. Yes I am a lady of lists, and I enjoy creating them, and make sure there are no loose ends to be tied up. I to have blogs finished, along with videos that need to be edited and uploaded and working on my books, too.
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I did do part of it yesterday and cleared a bag of Poundland items which I showed in my 2nd Quarter Haul, and as I carry on this blog I have sorted out the storage bin near my desk and does look a lot better, but has made me realise I need to stop buying notebooks. Do you have too much of something? It can take over and so I need to rein myself in and take a look at what I have got.
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My goal that I am going to set myself is to “Use what I have” and only buy what I need. I do like days where I don’t spend money. I find that it is a relief and so do need to get myself together, and NO MORE NOTEBOOKS, until I have finished using what I have got.
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.
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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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So in this blog post I am talking about The Vision you have always wanted in your life.
Now grab a notepad and if you have a vision of a career you want or a business adventure, start to Brainstorm. I do this all of the time, and I live in one main notepad, as I have separate ones for my book ideas, but one that I write down all my Daily Task lists, for brain dumping and also use it to Brainstorm.
Once you have done a brainstorm then Map it out, so like an organisation chart you often find in corporations do the same with a plan of how you will step by step do to get to the your dream career or business adventure.
Then it’s creating the vision by using pictures and post it notes, quotes or File Cards.
Make it to what you want to accomplish with your business, and places you want to visit or fashion shows you want to attend, for example.
Look online for images and magazines, and Ask yourself, What is my main thing I want to focus on?
Also, What is my ultimate goal and how can I break it down?
Who is my vision board Icon? So if it is a Fashion type business, then add your fashion icon, as this will help you then create a vision to use their fashion to inspire yours. Not to copy, it is just using items that will inspire creativity and to help to find ideas and niches that have not been down before. This is a Vision board I created today as I am creating a Content Creator Planner, and going to add to my Pinterest board too and if I want to add to it, I can.
Here are two Blank Versions of A4 and A3 Printable Vision boards, you can use to create a vision or use to sketch out a vision board and what many people do is actually create it on a Pinboard or A3 piece of card to put on the wall.
(I am going to move this site above to a new platform so as of next week I won’t be posting on that site, and I will give details of the new platform once done).
So you have created your vision, put it somewhere, where you will see it everyday, like on your fridge, or an office Pinboard and with the one I have done I am going to print off and frame it to put up in my new home office once I have moved, which is happening very soon.
You could even Elaminate it, and have a version in a Work folder. Or like many Planner Guru’s do, have a version in a planner.
Then from the Vision board, create some goals, and this is important to do, so to accomplish each vision you have a goal to get there, so for me my vision is a new Look, Fashion and Skincare board for 2021, so first goal is to dye my hair and once Lockdown has been lifted set a date to have this done, go through my wardrobe to put together outfits for interviews, shows and TV work.
At the start of this year I created a 2021 vision board on Pinterest and it is a brilliant platform to use for Vision boards and then as above keep adding to them:
I also recommend invisioning it happening in your mind so you are almost touching it and you may take a different path than planned, but when you do reach the end goal it iis a wonderful feeling, and inspired to create more vision boards.
Many thanks for reading,
Carrie L.M X
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If you had read my previous post this year didn’t start off too well, but as the year has gone on, with more heartache events happening, I want to end the year on a positive note by following these ten goals to help me:
Have two books written and published
Get back into my fitness
Spend time with the positive people in my life
Have a new home
Continue to grow my audience with writing more blogs
Have a better Christmas than the last one
Do some more videos for my Youtube channel
Invest in another pair of black trousers
Rearrange my wardrobe by putting outfits together
Finally create a end of year vision board of these things to develop another vision board for the following year
I am all about setting goals, and now I have shared some of mine, why not tell me by using the comments section below of one goal you would like to accomplish by the end of the year, too.
Life is about creating happiness and success in your life. There are those who are selfish and want to destroy it, because they don’t like to see people being happy, but leave them in their misery whilst you thrive.
Sometimes I do feel that life can be like a book with many doors closing to new doors and chapters beginning and this has definitely been my life so far.
I am always looking to better myself whether it be my blog or books I write, my daily and weekly exercise, being a parent and in life in general.
If you are constantly getting doors slammed in your face then take a step back and ask yourself why this could be? Is it the approach, am I giving out the correct signal, am I not selling myself enough, is my heart not really into this as believed? as we can often be holding ourselves back preventing ourselves to really show people who we actually are, and what we are capable of.
We listen to much to our conscious mind rather than our subconscious mind, which we should be doing.
It was down to doing the Great North run that made me see that I can do the things I have always dreamed of doing, be super fit if I wanted to, and take on a half marathon. Being able to run for 20 minutes without needing to stop was a huge step for me, because when I first began training to do this event, my heart felt like it was going to come out of my mouth and jump out. It took a lot of hours of training and perseverance, which is a word I use a lot, that helped me achieve such an event, and has been one of the biggest things I have ever done in my life.
If a job has come to an end and you are now stuck as to what to do now, then take a view moments to reflect on what has happened and how you can overcome this event. Somethings that happen in our life is out of our control, but how we deal with them can help make a huge difference.
Instead of seeing it as a traumatic event see it as a chapter ending and time to go into a new job.
Instead of sticking to what you did before aim for better and higher grade of work that can be much more fulfilling, as some jobs we do we do it just to keep the money coming in, but we don’t necessarily enjoy it, so start to look at ways to still work but do the job you want to do, rather than what you need to do.
Never see it as the end because it isn’t and sit down and make a plan of where you want to go next and creating a new start that has much bigger and better things along the way can be so uplifting and there can be no end to your talents.
Write down all the things you have achieved in your life so far and what you would like to achieve next.
Honestly I have been doing this and has been a real eye opener for me, because it allows me to see what I am currently focusing on and what I am not, but should be focusing more on.
I find it allows me to rein myself in, because often than not I will give myself a trillion things to do and forget that I am only one person, and that I not able to do it all. So it has helped me to slow down, and be ahead of myself at the same time.
I am a big lover of goal setting and you can do this not just at the beginning of the year, but during aswell, because often our goals can change as we change being human beings.
So please never feel that there is no light at the end of the tunnel because there is, its all about living your best life and getting as much out of it as possible.
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 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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