Monday, 4 July 2022

Taking ownership and making changes in my life

It is been a while since I have blogged on this site, and that is because many things have altered in the fact of my schedule since returning to write this blog. I have had a change of pace and it feels good to have that. What I mean is I not rushing into things, but taking my time. I like to reflect and see areas I can do that will further my wellbeing. 

To me Wellbeing is important because you start to see things that you love in your life and what you do not. I recently was becoming conscious of what I been eating as I kept having a bad stomach and was seeing that it is fizzy drinks. As I a kid I never could drink them, but in the last two years been drinking them everyday. Yet two days ago now I did have a bad stomach and yesterday was the first day not drinking a can of diet coke and drinking more water and only two days I feel a lot better. 

In writing this I have a can of coke on my desk, but trying to drink more water and so feel a little defeated so gonna keep trying to stir myself away and cut them down, so can have coke only for a few days. 

When I have not worked out I instantly will get up and do it, and feel good that I have done it. I don't do a long time, but enough for my energy. 

You don't have to do jam pack your day and I need to remember this too, because I do feel like right what can I do now, and stop watching videos, but these things I enjoy so I will do one task on my list and then as a reward will watch a video, or treated myself to another coffee. Rewarding myself makes me want to continue ticking off my daily to do.

I challenge myself and have been loving my monthly challenges. If you do not know what I am talking about, then check out my monthly newsletter and can find them on my blog site https://everyonecanbuildacastle.com  

This monthly challenge is to do a bit of training each day, as for me this helps as there are things I need to still learn. It fulfills me to do so, and made me take a look at myself, what new behaviour patterns can I undertake that helps me be a better person. 

I am aware of my actions, and so it good for me to work on myself to not raise my voice until I have taken a check on the situation better. Did I come across negative or positive?, Organising my mind helps me to work on my development, and helps me physically aswell. 

Have I been wrong? What happened when I took that action? and asking right question to get the right answer. Yet I kept finding that I had to answer to myself on everything I do, and questions can drive me crazy. I take a hold of myself and reflect, and spend time go through how I feel and what steps I can take to improve certain areas of myself without putting too much pressure on myself. Example: I journal and a practice I have done since a kid, and really help me to learn and be a better version of myself each time. 

You do have to take ownership on your action, like being defensive, being paranoid and avoiding situations, and be the person I know I am. I don't like confrontation, but being a parent has made me more protective. I know I have to work on my behaviour so he doesn't copy and I do see that I have to take of my actions, and take charge on myself, and relying on other people.

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Many thanks for reading, 


Carrie X 

 

Thursday, 3 March 2022

Coffee on the go whilst travelling backward and forwards

Doing a lot of travelling I like to have a few things to take with me and grabbing a coffee on the go is one of them, and really helps the tension I can often can getting to where I need to be and so take my time.

Rushing just stresses me out so I try to take it slower and I find when I do this I know I have everything I need to take with me, I know I am going to get to where I need to be, and not being late. 

Time keeping is so important to me because I can often be panicky if there are travel issues. I have done it where I have queued when the bus stop is closed and not realised and same with the trains being cancelled or diverted like Tuesday, and so coffee is my go to when it comes to not stressing out. 

Today the transport let me down coming that is but earlier was fine got a good connection and then coming back a nightmare. Yet a coffee hits the spot all of the time to get through these sorts of days. 

I don't pick up a coffee everyday as this can be quite costly but if I am waiting and to stop me getting a dry throat I will pick one up and like drinking it whilst waiting for the bus or train, along with a hot chocolate on some days. 

Thursdays is always the day where I feel the most tired and that's due to getting up so early to do when my son gets picked up from school at the beginning of the week and then I do the drop off the rest of the week.

So grabbing a coffee on the go is my favourite thing I like to do when travelling and almost need a new jar for indoors. 

What do you like to do when travelling a lot and what drink if you could choose you'd have on the go, please leave a comment below.

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 
  

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Setting time up to be in my slippers

Hello and welcome to my blog and thank you for reading my blogs so far on this site. In this blog I am talking about Setting time up to be in my slippers is how I get stuff done. I don't want to be in my shoes all of the time as I like to give my feet a rest as I love to walk and make time for it as I take advantage of the distance it takes to get to the bus stop in time and being amongst the freshair is good for you, so when in doors I want relaxtion and so being in my slippers helps me be like that. 

I also like to have a biscuit or two along with a nice cup of coffee whilst I get on with my blogs, books, videos and developing online courses and as I write this blog post I have a biscuit beside me with a coffee and got my comfortable winter socks with a pair of sleepers that I received this year for Christmas, and listening to a video by Mel Robbins as I develop this blog. 

Life doesn't have to be busy all of the time and when I get into the zone I do swtich off with what is going around and feel content. I will be arrange some meetings for myself as looking to do volunteer work or part time work as I want to work in a mentalhealth setting or in the education sector, and know this will help me with my blogs as it good to do research for my content to learn more myself. 

I like relaxed learning, nothing that is gonna make me stress out about, but helps to built my knowledge slowly and effectively. 

Having a pair of slippers helps me to wind down each day after, as I do a lot of travelling and so good to relax the feet and body after communiting and feel that sigh of "Glad that is all done and now I can relax" and so slippers help me take it easy, but getting tasks done each day in a relaxed environment where I am allowed to wear slippers. 

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Many thanks for reading, 


Carrie X 


  

Sunday, 26 December 2021

Getting Organized for Boxing day

Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a good Christmas still got today to get through, Boxing day and I have been up early, washing some clothes, tireding and vacuuming and then wrote some of new book I am writing and trying to get finished by the new year and been ot of my Boxing day tradiitonal walk, and so I use my Boxing day to catch up on errands. 


It was my nan on my dads side birthday who is no longer with us, but I always remember, but often forget and so gonna remember today to light a candle for her as she was a great part of my childhood and I miss having a nan. 

Today it is a day that I will be catching up with other family and so taking some time to write a blog to be done before that and I think getting up early is the best way so gonna have a whole free day tomorrow and be doing a lot more then too. 

For food it will be picky bits, opening more presents and chatting whilst watching a film or listen to more Christmas songs. 

As a kid it would be playing a game and we used to travel to Farnham or Farnborough to celebrate Boxing day and now that has changed as the new generation continues to grow in my family. 

I am filming a day in  life and today is the last day of me filming that and check out Youtube channels under:

- Typicallondongal

- Carrieseducationalyoutubechannel

- mystylewayofliving 

So soon my little terror (son) will be here so going to leave this blog here, and so the next time will probably in the new year so have a happy one. 

Many thanks for reading, 


Carrie X 

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Choosing the right gift set for myself and give as gifts to adults but not children

I am a lover of gift boxes and I have already been looking around to choose some I like and want to buy for myself and others, and they aren't all out in my Boots so may need to search through the one in Epsom or up London, where they have a bigger store, but saw some in Tescos, and going to check Poundland, Wilkos and TK Maxx and I have been searching on Amazon too.

I like a gift set that is filled with Shower cream, a perfume spray, a good body scrub or wash, or face wash and deodarants and body sprays.

When it comes to gift for kids I try to stay away from skincare gift sets. This is because often kids skin can be super sensitive, but would for kids buy a crafting set and make them a set of books, tokens and some silver or gold chocolate coins, and if they like writing, a writing set.

The other thing I love is alcohol gift sets, if you know a person who like Bailey's for example like me, would be great for someone and I wait until December as there will be more. 

This is why I am holding out until next month, as don't want to buy one and see something better, and also it depends if someone is having a health kick, and you could create your own gift set, with healthy treats and if they love skincare can add these too. 

The other great thing you can do is make a pampers set, of nightcream they use, with day cream, a flannel, a towel and body lotion, one that they use. Just talk to the person of items they love, as we often know what to buy going on what they currently are into.

I often will buy a bag for a someone and add little items inside in tissue paper and still great as a gift set.

Anyway as we are still in November we do still have some days and weeks to find the goodies we want for Christmas, and so I am looking forward to getting some little gifts and big too, and have dreams coming true. 

Many thanks for reading, 


Carrie X 




Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Get life together for Autumn and Winter

Hello and welcome! In this blog I am talking about how to get your life together for Autumn and winter. 

I normally if I was in what I call my own home, I would do a seasonal clean up, which involves going through everything and decluttering my clothes, files on my computer and so gonna use the time to go through my google photos because I have exceeded the storage with video and images, so having a clear out. 

I have been packing items from my old home in Epsom to where I am now, and it does feel good going through items, and gonna do more today. 

If I get a chance to film showing you this then I will. I will add it to My Style Way Of Living, youtube channel, if that happens or not.


 

Sometimes I will when sorting through items forget about filming so will try my best to remember.

Today I cleared out my phone and put images and videos I have wanted to keep transfered to my Memory card in my phone and on Saturday should be getting a new phone and go SIM only. 

I would reommend this to you, that you go through files on your devices and go through items to keep and items to delete.

I like to start each season fresh and so if there isn't anything that no longer has a purpose I will get rid of it.

When it comes to clothes I will go through them and go through items that I can wear all year round, but what I can layer up for the colder weather, and when it is raining as that is a lot in the UK, so it is good to prepare for these days and when it get crispy cold. 

This means going through my coats and jackets and make sure I have enough and they are all machine washable and not needing to go to the drycleaners. 

So what do you do to Get your life together for Autumn and Winter. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 

Monday, 4 October 2021

How I make life easier and breaking my tasks and daily and weekly down so it gets done

Hello and welcome! So today it is Sunday but when you read this it will be Monday as I don't post any live blogs on Sundays but post the rest of the week. 

This blog is about How I make life easier and breaking my tasks daily and weekly down so it gets done. 



1. Grab a notebook and get jotting and go through what has been done and what needs to be done. 

2. Then have a view of the week using a calendar or diary to mark important appointments, things that need to be done first and are urgent items for yourself and then example B for things that need to be done next and can be put last on your list 

3. Use notepad on your phone or take a photo of the list you have and of what needs to be done when for the week

4. Put in appointments first with time and prep work, like printing a map of where you need to go or if virtue time you have to log on to do the virtue appointment 

5. Dave items on your phone aswell ast on a computer or laptop and a paper version, that you can carry around. 

It doesn't have to be all done in a day then don't put this, and renember to a view of the month too to hand to also help prep and plan the days and months within the year and any items already schedule for the next year.

So, I hope these tips help and have helped me and many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X