How to make Better Decisions

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Check out this Article on Realbuzz, about How to Make Better Decisions. 

https://www.realbuzz.com/articles-interests/health/article/how-to-make-better-decisions/

Life is about making decisions, sometimes we choose the wrong path, and realised that it was a bad decisions, but life is about learning, and as you get older the decisions as long as you ask the right questions can become a lot easier to make.

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Doing Things Differently

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As we begin to get older our thoughts and beliefs can change, it can be due to changes that had occurred along the way. For example when we are teenagers we become more aware of our surroundings and out thoughts and fears. 

Being in a accident, or someone close to you died suddenly. That’s what happened to me when I was working at a holiday resort and one of our friends one morning hadn’t turned up for work, which was very unlike him, he was always there. We had gone for a drink with him the night before, and next morning he was dead. He died of adult cot death. 

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It totally changed my outlook on life and made me see how quickly life can be whisked away from you, and it made me make changes in my own life, because I knew if I didn’t I would still be stuck in a rut, and it was time to move on.

It made me see that sometimes you can’t always choose the path you want to go, as Nigel our friend who sadly died, just one morning went to sleep and didn’t wake up. 

Working for the holiday camp had changed my life too, it made me become more independent and I had to defend for myself, and it made me learn to stand on my own two feet. It could be tough and times, and when I first got there I wanted to come home, but once I found my feet I managed to start a new life for myself and I met my now husband. 

It made me understand that change is often good and learning from my husband has made me see thing differently too, like for example focusing on one thing at a time, instead of trying to do two things at once.  

When unexpected events happen it can make you see how much time we take for granted, and it is important as I have learned as I have gotten older to accept the different things that happen in my life, and it just means you have to take a different path. 

I know when there is a new chapter to begin a I can feel inside my body and mind. I start to feel like I am stuck in a rut again, and we all need change in our lives, that’s what makes our world go round. I believe now that if something is not working, time for change and a new chapter. 

So seeing things differently is okay because life is about learning and understanding ourselves as well as others.

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 

Obstacles (jumping hurdles)

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Life is about facing many obstacles and when I think of that I think of jumping hurdles, and some obstacles can become a lot harder than others. For example, you want to build your career, but there may be child care costs to think about or you notice people not being kind to you at work, because they resent what you are trying to do, and this puts you off.

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If it is people trying to knock you over, than rise above it and let them deal with those feelings, as its not your problem its theirs.

write down your fears and what is stopping you to change a habit or make life change that you know will benefit you in the long run.

What is worrying you?

What’s the worse thing that can happen?

Be honest with yourself, and what bad habits are stopping you from achieving your dreams.

I have recently chosen a different career path and working in various nurseries, but I am starting to feel is this for me? Should I stick with it or go for something else?

Those are my obstacles I am facing at the moment, and I know that I will come to a decision whether this career change is for me or not. What has helped me is keeping a list of Pros and Cons, and I am in the meantime going to look for something else and decide from there, where is my next move is going to be.

Sometimes you have to alter your dreams and goals, and that is ok, taking a different route can help. Facing those hurdles head on is the key and not to be afraid just take each path in your stride and you will soon be able to jump those hurdles with no problems at all.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Goal setting

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For me goal setting is the key to success and I truly believe that, and I have proven to myself that I can achieve goals I set out for myself. For example I set myself a goal to write everyday and I have done that, and now it’s become a daily habit for me, weather it is writing a blog, a book or a journal.

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For me goal setting helps drive myself forward and helps keep the mind in a positive light as much as possible. Don’t get me wrong I still get down days, but I try to do something positive each day, check out this video I watched today about how to Crush Your Goals and be Successful, by Myka Stauffer.

Goal setting can be done through the year, not just in the new year and should be life changing goals. Check out my blog where I talk about life changes.  

Goals that will  benefit you in the long run, that does mean getting yourself out of your comfort zone and being courageous and spontaneous. 

Separate your goals, into personal, relationships, career, financial, social and spiritual. 

I always wanted to do something I never thought I could do, to prove to myself what I am capable of and I feel I have done that, I wanted to be a football coach and I did it, I wanted to win the dancing cup for the highest marks and I got it, through hard work and it continues on, and setting goals helps keep my passions and myself alive.

So set those goals and feel proud of yourself for achieving those goals. Don’t feel disheartened if they don’t work out or you don’t get the results you were expecting, just keep driving forward and you will get to where you want to be in life and believe in everything you do is a success. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 

Finding your passion

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How do you find your passion?

Finding your passion can be tricky, especially if you are like me and interested in many different things, but once you have found it, it can be the best thing you have ever done. 

I love writing to me it has become my passion, and it something I have always loved to do, but wasn’t sure how to share this with people. Then I discovered the world of blogging and it has become my passion to share the many things I am interested by creating blogs.

I have made mistakes and like most things in life I am still learning, but that is the joy of it. Like a Stand up comedian wants to know what jokes worked and what didn’t, I want to know what blogs grabbed an audience attention and what didn’t. 

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Being part of the blogging community has changed my life, it made me see that my words can be powerful to others and that makes me feel good to be able to reach out to others by the power of the internet. 

Check out this video below which talks about how to find your passion. 

Searching for your passion can take time, but be persistent.

You have to train yourself and develop good habits that you can be passionate about. See my blog I wrote about My Daily Habits, and you got to start doing rather than thinking. 

Check out this video, by Marie Forleo.

So go and find your passion, create and action plan to help you get you there, and keep pursuing as your passion will come. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 

My Daily Habits

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As I have grown through the years, now I am 40 years of age I have incorporated some daily habits that set me up through the days, weeks and months.

The first thing I always do is get out of bed and dressed, unless it is the weekend and I allow myself some time just in my PJ’s as I see the weekend as my personal time, where I can do what I want, with the exception I have to look after my son of course he is priority.

The second thing that I incorporate is Youtube, or listening to podcasts in the morning and through out my day, they really help get my motivational juices going and where I get my inspiration for my blogs and books from.

Thirdly going for a walk even if it is to my son’s school and back or through the local park, grab a coffee on the way and let my thoughts roll through my mind.

 

Fourth thing is making my bed, it really does help set up the day and makes sure once I am up, I am up out of bed for good, even though there are still days I may sneak back into bed occasionally, but I still get my work done.

Cleaning the house is important to me too, and having and sort through, potter around putting bits and pieces away, really helps with my days and clear the mind.

Brushing my teeth and exercising at home is also a daily occurrence that I like to add into my days and gets me on the move and stop procrastinating.

Plus planning, without planning I wouldn’t be able to function at all, and is what I do on a daily basis so I know, where I am heading and what needs to be done.

So what your daily habits I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

How to get stuff done when you feel down/Period talk

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Here I am sharing a video by Erin May Henry about how to get stuff done when you feeling down and on your period.

Being on your period you can feel low about yourself and feel like not doing anything. In this video she gives advice on what to do.

My Daily Habits

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As I have grown through the years, now I am 40 years of age I have incorporated some daily habits that set me up through the days, weeks and months.

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The first thing I always do is get out of bed and dressed, unless it is the weekend and I allow myself some time just in my PJ’s as I see the weekend as my personal time, where I can do what I want, with the exception I have to look after my son of course he is priority.

The second thing that I incorporate is Youtube, or listening to podcasts in the morning and through out my day, they really help get my motivational juices going and where I get my inspiration for my blogs and books from.

Thirdly going for a walk even if it is to my son’s school and back or through the local park, grab a coffee on the way and let my thoughts roll through my mind.

Fourth thing is making my bed, it really does help set up the day and makes sure once I am up, I am up out of bed for good, even though there are still days I may sneak back into bed occasionally, but I still get my work done.

Cleaning the house is important to me too, and having and sort through, potter around putting bits and pieces away, really helps with my days and clear the mind.

Brushing my teeth and exercising at home is also a daily occurrence that I like to add into my days and gets me on the move and stop procrastinating.

Plus planning, without planning I wouldn’t be able to function at all, and is what I do on a daily basis so I know, where I am heading and what needs to be done. Check out my Filofax and Planner page on carriesrealworld.com

So what your daily habits I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Building Good Relationships

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I suppose this ties in with my last blog, Feeling like I don’t belong is that it good to build good relationships, and surround yourself with like minded people who get you.

I remember being surrounded by real negative people when working in a call centre and would constantly be complaining and moaning, and it got to the point I found myself doing the same. I had to stop myself.

I kind of settled and gave up on building my dream life for a while.

I was relieved to get away from that. So when I was asked to join another team, I leaped at the chance.

There are people out there that will try and drag you down, just because they are having a bad day, and others that can make you feel on top of the world, and its those people you want to surround yourself with.

Don’t get me wrong, I am sure we all like to have a moan, but not constantly. Finding a good relationship has its honeymoon period, and then dark days, but if you can get through those times then it can continue to be amazing the rest of the time.

Communication for me is the key to a good relationship and being able to compromise.

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Sometimes there is jealousy among friends, I have certainly been guilty of that, but when I have I have faced it and answered, why am I feeling this way?

Do I not want my friends to do well?

YES OF COURSE I DO.

Handling those feelings and again talking about it can really make a relationship stronger and rather than be jealous, think why are they doing so well?

I know they have had more drive than me, settled with their life in a happy way, I have always been looking for something more in my life and different, and still am, but building relationships is also important, and without them I know I could never function like I do, and be determined as I am.

Seeing the drive of those close to me, helps drive me forward and thrive myself.

So find those relationships that make you feel good, and if you do disagree, brush it off and talk, then start again. Relationships need building like houses need foundations, once you have the foundations then you can create something magical, that may last for a long time.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X