Groovy Monday seems to have arrived very fast.

Five mums shared their thoughts on taking positive steps to change their lives last week. Do check out their stories and leave a supportive comment – that’s how Groovy Mums works best.

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I have looked at the 5 ways to well being and can report as follows.

1. Connect – I have looked the world in the eye more especially on the school run where I find cliques very intimidating. I have managed to chat and laugh a little with mums. For me, this is very groovy.

2. Be active – I am incorporating more walking into my day. I also tried a little yoga at the weekend. I am going to commit to doing some exercise straight after the school run every day. I think that will work best.

3. Take notice – It is vital to count our blessings. I have tried to savour moments more particularly cuddles with the children.

4. Keep learning – I have not done enough on this front. I need to read more and to write more. As a wonderful woman told me even putting 20 minutes aside a day to write that novel could pay dividends in the long-term.

5. Give – I have a very groovy giveaway for you this week in association with the British Heart Foundation. It will appear today or tomorrow at the latest.

So my groovy challenges for you this week are ..

1. Speak to somebody new

2. Look into how you can incorporate exercise into your daily routine

3. Savour the moment letting go or what was or what might be.

4. Visit your library and see what learning opportunities exist in your area

5. Enter my Groovy Giveaway and Ramp Up the Red.

Blog about how you are taking steps to change your life for the better in ways large or small and link up. Visit the other entries on the linky and offer your support.

In other news, my husband has a job offer that might take us in a very groovy direction indeed. I sense we are at a very interesting crossroads right now.

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!