How Am I Responding To Challenges?

Here is how I am getting on with various challenges set as part of the Groovy Mums initiative this week?

1. Body – What are you looking at? What can you see differently? On a practical level, how is your eyesight and eye health?

My eyesight is fine and people tend to say lovely things about my purple glasses. What am I looking at? That is all too often the 4 walls and I would like to change that. What can I see differently? Seeing ourselves in a new way is powerful and can help us move forward. I put in for the Natural Beauty competition on Lorraine’s telly programme. Do I expect to be taken seriously? Hell no but where is the harm in seeing myself for just one day as lovely rather than as fat and yucky? Plus, if I do these things it just might help other mums to shift their thinking onto a more positive plane. You see #groovymums, I have made a total arse of myself cos I know some of you are feeling blue and I am trying to inspire you.

2. Mind – How is your mental health? Are you stuck or if you think really hard, can you find ways to improve things for yourself? What can others do to help you?

Fortunately, my mood has lifted. I have realised through hearing of some very sad events that I am blessed to be healthy and to have my lovely family. Perhaps I need to expect less of myself and allow myself just to be sometimes without constantly striving for something that may not even exist. I find Groovy Mums really helps me make progress in my life. Baby steps for sure but in the right direction. It also makes me play with life a bit and why not? Peer support is a wonderful thing and the Groovy Mums and other bloggers offer that in spades.

3. Spirit – What memories are you making? What would you like your legacy to be?

When I get real (a rare event but good when it happens), I can see that my children will remember many brilliant times. Things that will warm their hearts, make them smile or maybe even laugh out loud in the future. You know what? I am not all that bad really. I would like people to say that I made a difference both close to home and further afield. I guess I still have those books that I would like to leave as my legacy too. Note to self – must write more.

4. Blogging – Do you think people miss you when you don’t blog? What can you learn from that?

I think my blog readers enjoy it. Their comments are very supportive. That must mean I am worth more than I often think. I know I really miss some bloggers when they don’t post. I like to hear how they are getting on. I care.

5. Special Days – Valentine’s Day is a week away. Do you acknowledge it? How do you show love on that day or all year round? Who loves you?

I am loved. Isn’t that fantastic? Isn’t that what life is all about? Him Indoors always does something special for Valentine’s Day which is made all the more special by the fact that he is not great at other occasions unless told exactly how to do it in which case he delivers. I love Him Indoors (this is top secret) and I am learning to not get stuck in a rut but to celebrate having him in my life. He is far from perfect. Nor am I. Perhaps that makes us just right for each other.

6. The Big Question – This is the challenge that is supposed to help you to reflect deeply. This week’s is …

What good are you doing?

Loads but there is more to do …

7. Who Am I? I finally worked it out and about time too. Check out my “About Me” page here https://kateonthinice.wordpress.com/who-is-kate-and-why-is-she-on-thin-ice/

4 thoughts on “How Am I Responding To Challenges?

  1. Good on you for setting up #groovymums, not only have you made a difference to your own life but also to lots of others. Not just those that write a post, but others too that read them. I’m not sure what the Lorraine Kelly natural beauty thing is but I hope you get through if it’s a competition. Would be great to see you on the tele!

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