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Why you should treat yourself regularly

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It is very important to treat yourself every now and again. We spend so much time working and taking care of others that we sometimes forget to take good care of ourselves. I know we mums are so guilty of this. We spend hours taking care of the children and running the home, neglecting ourselves in the process. Β I am guilty of putting myself last almost every time. Life gets so busy with stuff that needs doing and it is super easy to care for yourself. We forget that for us to be our best, we have to feel good and treat ourselves regularly.

 

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This post is a reminder for you to take care of yourself and treat yourself to some luxuries from time to time. If you wondering how you should treat yourself regularly, here are some ideas you may like.

 

Buy yourself that jewellery

Diamonds are a woman’s best friend, and it is a lovely way of treating yourself. I recently came across Chapelle Jewellers and I fell in love with their amazing selection of jewellery and watches. I would love to spoil myself with some diamond earrings in future. Earrings are my favourite kind of jewellery. They are so precious and I like investing in them because I wear them pretty much everyday.

Buying yourself jewellery is a great way to treat yourself if you are into earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, rings and the rest.

 

Book yourself in for a massage

I love having a massage. It leaves me relaxed and ready to get on with what needs doing. Having regular massages is a way to treat yourself. It may be pricey to get an hour’s massage (anything else is too short) but it does a lot of good for your physical and mental health.

I am badly in need of a full body massage. I have not had one in awhile thanks to the busy summer holidays. So I will be booking a session in the next few days when we go on holiday.

 

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Go on holiday

Holidays are expensive which is why so many people hardly go anywhere these days, but they don’t necessarily have to be. Holidays are a nice way to treat yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything luxurious or even outside the country. There are lots of cheap staycations available that would do wonders for your state of mind.

It is always a good idea to get out of the house for a bit and go somewhere different. Just being out of your home and away from your regular routine is a way to treat yourself. We have a couple of staycations planned this year and I am so looking forward to them. Holidays are a necessity and not a luxury.

 

Alone time

Being by yourself is a great way to unwind. I love my alone time a lot. Trips to the cinema by myself are amazing. I also love going for walks and shopping alone. The time alone gives me time to relax and think clearly. This is easily done when the kiddies are in school, so I make the most of it then.

 

How do you treat yourself?

 

 

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Our Favourite Cbeebies Shows

We usually watch Internet tv – so Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube, but sometimes the kiddies just want to watch regular tv shows on Cbeebies. They have loved watching programmes on Cbeebies since they were babies so it’s nice to see they still want to watch some of the programmes. I control the screen time in our house as much as possible. I don’t like the kids being on their tablets or watching TV for hours. And when they do watch their screens, I like them to be as educative as much as they are entertaining.

 

 

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Here are some of the programmes the kiddies are watching on Cbeebies –

 

Waffle The Wonder Dog Cbeebies

The twins love watching this show. It is about a dog called Waffle who is cute but always up to mischief. I think it is one of the new Cbeebies shows. I can’t remember seeing it some years ago, but it is a good one to watch. I have seen a few episodes with the kiddies and I can see why they like watching it. The Waffle Doggy theme song is also quite catchy. I find myself singing along with it.

 

Topsy and Tim Cbeebies

This show has been around for years now and the twins love it. They can relate with the boy/girl twins, and they find the programme entertaining. I like Topsy and Tim because it is interesting, relatable and very educative. The twins pick up a lot from watching it and they also like the catchy theme song. I must confess I like watching Topsy and Tim as well. I find their family quite entertaining.

 

Numberblocks Cbeebies

My kids are into numbers which is why they enjoy watching Numberblocks. This show is all about the adventures of 10 friends who enjoy counting on each other in Numberland. It is a great way of introducing chidden to numbers and maths. They pick up various ways of adding mew numbers and I hear they even watch this show at school, which just confirms how educative it is. If you are looking at getting your kids to understand numbers some more, this is a great show for them to watch.

 

Let’s Play Cbeebies

Another popular Cbeebies programme in our house is Let’s Play. The kiddies enjoy watching this show a lot. They find the many different episodes very entertaining and that is all thanks to the amazing presenters – Sidney Sloane and Rebecca Keatley. They manage to make every episode so much fun. We like it.

 

Get Well Soon Cbeebies

This show is all about Dr Ranj and friends. It teaches about health and hospitals, and what to expect with healthcare. It is so educative and I am glad my children enjoy watching Get Well Soon on Cbeebies. The Get Well Soon songs are also very catchy. There is a different song for every episode which is so amazing. I wonder how Dr Ranj manages to do all he does.

 

 

Are you kids into Cbeebies shows? Is their favourite on this list?

Calming Driving Nerves

For those of you who have been reading the blog for a good few years, you would know all about my struggle to pass my driving test. I have been taking driving lessons for almost 10 years on and off. I took my first driving test while I was pregnant with the kiddies and I failed that and just didn’t bother for about 5 years. Although, I took my driving theory test and passed it first time, I still had to to take it again last year because the last one had expired.

 

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The Current Situation

I have recently started taking driving lessons again and I am currently enjoying them. I sacked the driving instructor I started with last year after 2 sessions. He was a screamer and he made me even more nervous so I got rid of him quickly. The new driving instructor I am using is a lot better. He is more patient and more thorough. I am learning many new driving skills at every lesson and I am happy with the way the lessons are currently going. The only issue I am still dealing with is my driving nerves.

Looking back, I have always been a nervous driver, and I became a lot worse after the accident we had a few years ago. I need to calm my driving nerves if I intend to pass my driving test. Being so nervous behind the wheel is not helping me at all, so I have starting looking at ways to help me deal with the nerves. Meditating and having some quiet time before I drive does help. Writing about it should help as well. I am hoping it does anyway, which is why you are reading this post.

Someone advised me to try some calming herbal medicine. I will be trying it in the next few days and will report back if it works. Driving my own car also outside of the lessons also help. I am usually a bit more relaxed when driving in my car with M.

 

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Tried and Tested Tips?

I have booked my driving test and I need to get it over and done with it, so no room for nerves here. I am eager to read about your experience when learning to drive. Were you a nervous driver? How did you deal with it? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.

 

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