The 5 ways to well being and groovy mums

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


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.

“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!


  1. Jo Henley January 27, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    Not feeling at all groovy today! Currently laying on sofa felling like poo lol xx

  2. Glasgow Mummy January 27, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    I need to make an effort to do exercise at home. I always manage to find something more important to do! I did go running in the rain at the weekend, it was tough but I was really glad that I went. Hope you have a good week x

  3. Hannah January 27, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    I need exercise too bought a mat and a Pilates DVD let’s see how that goes! I just have zero motivation! Def linking up ASAP as have similar things to write! Well done in all you achieved this week x

  4. MummyTries January 27, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a really positive week Kate, and are well on your way to getting your groove back 🙂 I can highly recommend a home fitness DVD called 10 Minute Solutions: Target Toning. Fab gentle exercises that have helped me over the years, especially losing baby weight.

  5. Nadine Hill, Juggle Mum January 28, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    Great post Kate! I’ve linked up a Groovy Mums post of my own to your linky tool!
    Stay groovy!

  6. Denise January 28, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Great tips on well being Kate and I’m glad that you’ve had a good week. I’ll be linking up on Thursday.

  7. mrsshortie January 30, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Finally Linked up – hoping to make sure I link up each week, giving me little goals each week.

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