Groovy Mums launched last week encouraging mums to think of themselves a bit more. That might involve rediscovering who you are and having a go at things you used to enjoy. You might want to take on a new project altogether or just to incorporate some little changes to liven things up a bit. The idea is that you set the path and myself and other groovy mums support you along the way.

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Thank you to the 11 mums who linked up groovy blog posts last week. I ask where possible that you visit the other groovy mums posts and lend them your support with a comment.

This week I am asking mums to reflect on some questions about where they are now and where they would like to be. If you blog your answers, please add the link below or leave a comment.

1. To what extent have I lost sight of myself?

2. If I have lost my groove, how did that happen?

3. What do I want to get out of life in 2014?

4. What are the barriers to me getting what I want out of life?

5. What baby step could I take this week to move things forward a little?

Three Groovy Tips

A. Enjoy the great outdoors. Sometimes even going for a walk can seem a mountain to climb if mums are fed up. Challenge yourself to get out more than you do or if you already do, try visiting somewhere new.

B. Visit the Open University website. They have a vast range of courses and you don’t have to identify as academic to benefit from them.

C. Create something. Art, craft and cooking are all cool ways to express who you are. What could you make this week?

If you blog about getting your groove back using the questions above, please tag a few mum bloggers to have a go too. Yes, some mums’lives might be happy and sorted but we can always move towards new hopes and dreams one step at a time.

Get groovy this week!

Groovy Mums Twitter Party will take place on Friday 17th January from 1-2pm using hashtag #groovymums. The theme will be “How to change your life for the better as a mum”.

Now, go forth, think about getting groovy and link up blog posts below.

Are you a mum who wants to make changes in your life?

You might know exactly what you want to do.  You might have a few ideas that you would like to investigate further. You may be feeling a bit down and just sense that there must be more to life that what you have currently.

Groovy Mums can help!

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Groovy Mums does not tell you what to wish for.  You are a very special individual (whether you currently feel that way or not).  You are unique with your own hopes, dreams and aspirations even if they appear faint right now.

Groovy Mums is tried and tested – it has helped people before.  There is no reason it can’t help you too.  It is a sign of strength to say that you could actually do with a bit of support and the input of other mums as you move forwards.

So how does it work?

Write a blog post about what your life is like now and more vitally how you would like it to change.  Don’t allow negative self-talk! Dream your wildest dreams.  You never know. What makes you so all-powerful that you just know things won’t work out?

It does not matter what the dream is.  When I started Groovy Mums years ago, going for a walk every day felt impossible as I was so low.  If you had said then that the journey would eventually see me crossing the Atlantic and working for BritMums I would have told you that you were mad.  Incredibly positive things can and do happen every day.  For some people that will be about going out a little bit more.  For others it will be about volunteering, employment, business, study or hobbies..  For all Groovy Mums, it will be about changing their own world.

I have realised that getting groovy is an ongoing journey and that it is important to celebrate every baby step as well as the bigger achievements.

Link up your blog post below or leave a comment telling me where to find it.  I will then promote it via my social networks and we can connect on Twitter using hashtag #groovymums

Don’t stress about getting the post “right” – just write it!

You may well be amazed at the amount of ideas, tips and support coming your way.

We will be holding regular Twitter parties too.  What times are best for that do you think?

Let’s get groovy!