Have you heard of the 5 ways to well being?

I think they fit in wonderfully with what Groovy Mums is all about.

They are …

1. Connect
2. Be active
3. Take notice
4. Keep learning
5. Give

You can read more about them here

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I connected this week by spending quality time with my husband. It seems with various challenges we are currently facing, we had forgotten to take time out to socialise together even if just going for a walk.

I am looking into different forms of exercise that I can do at home. I have bought a new exercise DVD and am also going to try yoga.

I am taking notice by documenting my Reasons to be Cheerful every week. I find knowing I am going to write this post helps me notice all the positive things in my world.

In the fast moving world of blogging and social media, there is always more to learn. There are some fantastic “How to” Guides on BritMums so I am going to work through those and pick up some tips.

I am going to take my own advice from last week and check out volunteering opportunities that I can do. I have always benefited from being a volunteer before. In a roundabout way, it led to me meeting my husband.

I did something very groovy this week. I had to break out of my comfort zone. I felt the fear and did it anyway with amazing and confidence-building results. A groovy mum or two helped me believe in myself.

I went to see Frozen with the children at the weekend and felt this song had a certain resonance with Groovy Mums. See what you think of it and let me know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk

“And the fears that once controlled me, can’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can do,
to test the limits and break through.
No right, no wrong, no rules for me.
I am free!”

Read more: Idina Menzel – (Disney’s Frozen) Let It Go Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Have a very groovy week.

If you are making steps to improve your life proactively in ways tiny or huge, please do leave a comment or blog about it and link up below.

Let’s get this Groovy Revolution started!

I can’t quite believe my word of the week this time.

Does this image give you a clue?

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After months of stumbling on day by day trying to second guess the right moves to make, I sense we have seen a breakthrough.

A little easing of financial pressures.

The ability to relax together.

A step outside the comfort zone with confidence-building results.

I got a day to myself away from it all.

There is a sense of moving forward and the tide turning.

As the Queen song says “Breakthrough these barriers of pain. Breakthrough to the sunshine from the rain”.

I reflected on the word Breakthrough and realised that as in medicine, a breakthrough does not mean everything is fixed.

It is always an improvement and an important milestone.

My word of the week is Breakthrough and I am delighted that in the Queen song, the train is called the Miracle Express.

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I am putting in my cosmic order for a few miracles to head our way and soon.

Here is my week in pictures.

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We experimented with selfies and this is the one that makes me look least awful. Still awful but less so than on the other attempts.

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This photo is a bit of fun and celebrates some quality time together as a couple this week.

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Things were a bit icy on the school runs this week. Can you see the lady in this photo? Could it be Kate on Thin Ice?

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This photo represents me listening to two very good friends and a supportive husband.

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This was on the back of the train seat in front of me on the way home and made me smile considering what went before.

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I liked the patterns as we washed the car.

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My husband spied these snowdrops in the garden. My late Mum used to love their fragile yet hardy beauty. In a week where I sense things are finally turning a little for us, finding these felt like a message of hope.

I am joining in with the 365 Project.

I have had a disappointing week on the healthy eating front.

Due to being busy and a lack of planning it has not really happened.

I know it is important to acknowledge this rather than hide from the fact. This allows a fresh start.

I must focus on getting the house full of healthy eating options to prevent temptation striking.

One healthy thin I am enjoying this week is porridge – you forget just how filling, warming and comforting it can be.
The boys are loving it too.

In other news I wore a dress yesterday and thought I looked quite good in it. It also suggests I have not put on as much weight as I might have thought before.

That said, the trousers I am wearing today are straining to say the least.

Onward and upwards – the future’s bright and all that.

How was your week on the healthy eating front?