The workouts that will get you started each morning

The workouts that will get you started each morning

If getting yourself up and started in the morning is something that holds you back from being all that you can be, then fear not as there are ways to combat this. Well, you could drink yourself a nice, hot cup of coffee for starters! Or, you could go for a far healthier and far more fulfilling option – working out.  Yes, working out is the best way to get you started in the morning and get your day up and running in the best way possible.  And there are some workouts out there that are better suited to mornings than others.  To see just a few of them, read on…

The Workouts That Will Get You Started Each Morning

Continue reading

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

Seasonal depression and 5 ways to beat the winter blues

5 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues Sad Seasonal Affective Disorder Depression Anxiety

5 ways to beat the winter blues

Seasonal depression affects 1 in 3 people in the UK alone according to The Independent.  It can affect you in a mild form or completely take over your life.

5 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues Sad Seasonal Affective Disorder Depression Anxiety

As someone who has experienced depression and anxiety in the past, I wanted to share the 5 ways I beat the winter blues:

Continue reading

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

How I find balance in life with my daily routine

Daily Routine Balance Habit Wellbeing Self Care Zen

How I find balance in life with my daily routine

With the general business and busyness of everyday life, it’s so easy to get swept up in the day isn’t it?  But I find that by starting my day off on the right ‘foot’, it gives me a head start in overcoming any stress and negativity that comes my way throughout the day.  By having a daily routine, I have time for me albeit in the early hours before any else is awake.  Yes, I often struggle to get out of bed in the morning due to tiredness but I usually stick to my daily routine which happens to be in the morning (and bits of it are often repeated at night) and I really feel the difference.

Daily Routine Balance Habit Wellbeing Self Care Zen

So what do I do in my daily routine to keep my ‘zen’ in balance?

Continue reading

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

#AllSortsofBlogs ~ Best Blogs to Read… 64

AllSortsofBlogs Blog Linky Best Blogs To Read 64 Yoga Healthy Eating Recipes De-stress Writing Poem Quotes Gratitude

Welcome to AllSortsofBlogs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

AllSortsofBlogs Blog Linky Best Blogs To Read 64 Yoga Healthy Eating Recipes De-stress Writing Poem Quotes Gratitude

This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks.  Feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, stumbleupon, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

~

Now on to my best reads this month (as ever, it’s a varied and interesting list – one that may take you back several months with me!):

Continue reading

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

Review ~ Music for Yoga CD from Group Fitness Music

Music For Yoga CD From Group Fitness Music With Niki Wibrow Helps You Zone In To Your Zen Review

 Review ~ Yoga Music CD from Group Fitness Music

I was recently sent a yoga CD from Group Fitness Music which was produced with teachers in mind, as well as individual users.  The music is fully licensed so you can use it anywhere and although I received a CD, it’s available for download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon.co.uk and Spotify.

 

Music For Yoga CD From Group Fitness Music With Niki Wibrow Helps You Zone In To Your Zen Review

 

Different uses

Continue reading

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety

Do you or someone you know experience anxiety?  Then you need 

5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety…

5 ways full to ground yourself and control anxiety virtually all sorts wellbeing

Look at happy pictures.  My ‘Smile, give your face a work-out’ pinterest board never fails to, well make me smile!  There are quite a few cute cat ones on there but the rest are just random ones that I’m sure will make you laugh from the belly.  You’re welcome 🙂

 

Surround yourself with positive people.  And if you’re limited to social contact for whatever reason (due to sleeping children at night-time or isolation perhaps due to illness), then you can join in with forums or even pinterest boards.  My ‘Just Wow’ board may literally take your breath away.  When I’m pinning away, I’m saying ‘wow’ and bam, it ends up on my board.  The beauty will at least help you forget your anxiety for a while.

 

Read positive things ~ blogs, books, inspirational quotes, the Positive Moment Project pinterest board.

This picture from Two Tiny Hands was taken from there 5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety virtually all sorts wellbeing…and don’t you just love it?!

 

Breathe ‘properly’ ~ meditate, practice yoga, use crystals.

 

Use a grounding rock ~ Mine is called my ‘gratitude rock’ and it works really well for me.  It’s whichever crystal I have on my person on any given day.  By physically touching it, I’m reminded of why it’s there, which helps to ground me.  I always make sure I’m using the right one for me on any given day.

 

Have you got any other ways to ground yourself?  All positive thoughts are welcome!  Share them in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere 🙂

~

Sharing with

mg linky pic

Subscribe to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

5 ways to be more healthy and stay that way

So, have you got a plan to improve your fitness?

Maybe you’ve joined a gym?

Perhaps you’ve got kitted out for running or swimming?

If you have, great!  Good for you!

Or maybe you’ve got yourself a yoga mat or a meditation app.

A step in the right direction…

 

All of the above exercises and activities improve our mental health as well as our physical health, of course.  Those wonderful endorphins that are released in exercise… ooh yeah, give me some of those!

And it sounds pretty obvious that a consistent approach is best and that it gives you the best chance of success.  Taking up and continuing with exercise or a beneficial activity is a bit of a mind-game.  Particularly in the early days, getting into your exercise kit is half the battle. We know we’re going to feel great during and after exercise but resisting the sofa, TV and treats can be a huge battle.

As I’ve already touched on, once those addictive endorphins start pumping, it’s like a good habit and you just want to keep going back for more.

5 ways stones pin 1 be more healthy and stay that way wellbeing exercise goals plans fitness mental health physical virtually all sorts swimming gym running yoga meditation

To help you on your way, here are 5 ways you increase your chances of success to be more healthy… and stay that way (be it physical or mental, or both!):

  1. Why wait until new year?  If you’ve decided to take action, do it!  Right now!  Seize the day…
  2. Do the exercise or activity at the same time or times each day/week.  Pretty quickly, you’ll see a habit forming.  A good habit! I’m no psychologist but why would you go back to bad habits when good habits make you feel so gooood?…
  3. Accept that you’re going to come across obstacles.  If the exercise is to lose weight, but you fancy a chocolate bar or piece of cake… have it!  And then get back on the plan straight away.  Likewise, if you fancy skipping a session of yoga or meditation, chill our with friends instead (non-toxic ones!), read a book, light some candles, got for a walk to your favourite cafe or have a de-clutter instead.  And then get back on to the plan straight away.
  4. Tell your friends about your plan.  Providing they’re of a positive, non-toxic nature, they’ll support you and encourage you along the way.
  5. Consider that going cold turkey is often the best way.  Years ago (around 6 year to be precise), I experienced issues which led to a suggestion from the doctor to cut out fizzy drinks and caffeine.  I didn’t ‘do’ fizzy and so cut the caffeine.  My several cups a day went to zero cups, just like that.  I’m not saying it was easy to do.  I had a stonking headaches for days but I pushed through.  And I haven’t done do caffeine in drinks since (please don’t take my chocolate away from me!…)  Going cold turkey was the best action to take.  You might say that I was desperate to stop the issues.  I’m not saying they cleared up completely just because of cutting the caffeine but often, going cold turkey is less painful than weaning yourself off.

There you have it then, 5 ways to be more healthy and stay that way!

 

Have you got a plan?  What will you be doing?  Have you stuck to a plan?  How did you do it?  Did you follow any of the suggestions above?  I’d love to hear from you!  Please comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere.  And come and say hi on social media ~ 

 

Thank you 🙂

~

Sharing with…

Share the Joy linky at LizzieSomerset.com

Subscribe to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


~

 

Follow Carol Cameleon Writer & Blogger extraordinaire’s board My zen 🙂 on Pinterest.

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

How to change your zen to achieve your zing… #TheZenZing

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.

This time I ponder how to change your zen to achieve your zing!

#TheZenZing how to change your zen to achieve your zing energising rejuvinate benefits of exercise health wellbeing boost blog linky

In a previous ZenZing I shared how I intended to start running and swimming again.

After I passed my health check with flying colours, I decided not to assume I would remain physically healthy.

I decided that I needed some cardio to get my blood pumping.

My yoga, reiki and meditation help to keep me balanced mentally but I also needed to get moving.

I completed the Couch 2 5 k a couple of years ago (you can read my poem ‘Cancer, jog on!’ here.)

So, I thought it wouldn’t take a huge amount of effort to get my fitness back.

And did it?

Well, I don’t know!

I never started the running again.  Instead, our little girl has been swimming at her school and has been asking to go swimming at the weekends.  So we’ve been a couple of times and although I’m not doing hardcore swimming, I’m still getting some exercise.  It look like she’s getting very close to swimming unaided so it’ll be lovely to be able to do a width or 2 with her, moving on to lengths soon enough afterwards perhaps.

So, although my running’s been a non-starter (so far), swimming has taken its place!

And I’m okay with that because any exercise is better than none at all…

because it’s all about #TheZenZing 🙂
~
Have your exercise plans changed for whatever reason?  How did you adapt your plans to keep exercise on your radar?  I’d love to hear from you.  Please comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere and use the #TheZenZing hashtag.
Thank you 🙂
~
If you’re a blogger, why not join in with my Zen Zing linky by adding a blog post relating to finding your zen?


~
Sharing with…

Two Tiny Hands

~

 

Follow Carol Cameleon Writer & Blogger extraordinaire’s board My zen 🙂 on Pinterest.

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

#AllSortsofBlogs ~ Best Blogs to Read… 54

Follow my blog with Bloglovin54 Virtually All Sorts of best blogs round up best blogs to read linky #AllSortsofBlogs education #THISislearning poem motivation yoga

Welcome! This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the recent(ish!) best blogs to read.  Feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts linked up across my various social media.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…

And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

~

Now onto my best reads:

 

If ever there was a blogpost that made me passionate to get behind a ‘cause’, it’s this one from Maddy at WritingBubble.  The ‘campaign’ has evolved a lot since this post was written.  Have a browse around her blog, search for #THISislearning on twitter and I’m sure you’ll find lots to do with this.  Why not tweet Maddy @WritingBubble to show her your support and that we can make a difference and be ‘mighty’ together?..

~

Here’s a light-hearted poem from Tor at TeaCupToria on the joys of having ‘lifeless pups’!

And you know what I love about my #AllSortsofBlogs round-up?  It’s that you can go from education to a poem to motivation quotes like this one…from Suzie at Suzie Speaks…

and when you’ve read that, jump over to my own #PositiveThinking blogpost about jumping out of bed and setting goals.  They go hand in hand…

~

Finally, a reminder of how the universe can work in mysterious (or not so mysterious ways…) from Zaz at Mama and More.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

My Button

<a href=” https://virtuallyallsorts.com/all-sorts-of-blogging/all-sorts-of-blogs-best-blogs-read/” title=”#AllSortsofBlogs “> <img src=” https://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx75/VirtuallyAllSorts/Virtually%20All%20Sorts%20of%20best%20blogs%20round%20up%20best%20blogs%20to%20read%20linky_zpsf0zf3i0w.jpg ” width=”125″ height=”125″ alt=”My Button” style=”border:none;” /></a>

Sharing with…
A Cornish Mum
Post Comment Love
Super Busy MUm

~

Follow Carol Cameleon Writer & Blogger extraordinaire’s board Blogs we all love and think you will too! on Pinterest.

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon

#AllSortsofBlogs ~ Best Blogs to Read… 52

52 Virtually All Sorts of best blogs round up best blogs to read linky #AllSortsofBlogs wellbeing yoga games activities books reading list poem

Welcome! This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the recent best blogs to read.  Although given my rollercoaster ride, some of these are not ever so recent (Christmas is even mentioned – sorry!)  My pick of the best are before the little blue linkup box a bit futher down the post…

In the meantime, feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts linked up across my various social media.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…

And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

~

Now onto my best reads:

 

Maddy from Writing Bubble shared some great books to read for 2016. I’m currently devouring one of them and there’ll be a post about it soonish 🙂

~

I’ve signed up for yoga with Adriene again after reading this from Reclusive Fox and intend to do it daily before the madness commences each day! There may well be an ‘update’ post in the near future 😉

~

Tim at Slouching Towards Thatcham gave us a run-down of game-playing over Christmas and it reminded me of how much fun we had playing Monopoly and Uno.

~

And a beautiful photo gave inspiration to Vicky Welton to produce a poem with beautiful sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

Now it’s your turn…

 

My Button

<a href=” https://virtuallyallsorts.com/all-sorts-of-blogging/all-sorts-of-blogs-best-blogs-read/” title=”#AllSortsofBlogs “> <img src=” https://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx75/VirtuallyAllSorts/Virtually%20All%20Sorts%20of%20best%20blogs%20round%20up%20best%20blogs%20to%20read%20linky_zpsf0zf3i0w.jpg ” width=”125″ height=”125″ alt=”My Button” style=”border:none;” /></a>

~

Follow Carol Cameleon Writer & Blogger extraordinaire’s board Blogs we all love and think you will too! on Pinterest.

Share this...
Share on StumbleUpon