When we smile a little towards others, it not only makes us feel great because it’s hard to be upset and miserable with a face expressing happiness, but it always makes the recipient feel acknowledged and warm inside. The more we do this, the more we help others, and in turn help ourselves. So make it your mission to smile more at others, smile at least 3 times a week and increase it to at least once a day. A smile a day, keeps the doctor at bay!
Whether you are looking to start a blog for business, health or happiness, Sandra Bellamy can train you to fulfil all your blogging needs.
Sandra is an active blogger. She blogs for business, health and happiness, and so practices what she teaches on a regular basis.
She writes the majority of the content for her blogs, herself, with the exception of guest posts, and reblogs of other blogger’s quality content that is relevant to her community.
Blog For Health
Sandra Bellamy is a Peer Trainer for the Recovery learning Community, that is part of the NHS. She teaches Blogging as an aid to recovery – How to start a WordPress.com blog, for with mental health difficulties, their friends and family who support them. Sandra has previous lived experience of mental health difficulties, including depression that she has been free from for her third year and anxiety. Blogging helped aid her recovery through writing posts, connecting with like-minded people and using it to increase her confidence and self-esteem. It can do the same for you. She is patient, kind and understanding. She aims to build on student’s strengths and empower them to believe in their own abilities. The courses are free to attend on a first come, first served basis via the Recovery Learning Community, or there is a paid option for Sandra to teach you personally outside of RLC.
Blog For Business
If you don’t have a blog for your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity to gain more clients and customers and build a ready made audience for your products and services. Sandra can teach your staff how to blog from scratch. She understands marketing and social media strategies for how to get your blog up the search engine rankings, and how to incorporate SEO into every page of your blog.
Blog For Happiness
If you have always wanted to have a go at blogging, just for fun, and see where is takes you, Sandra can teach you how to start a WordPress.com blog with no prior knowledge. Sandra can share with you; ideas on how to build a community of online friends; how to participate in blog awarding and blog hops; and how to share your posts on social media sites such as Twitter, Google+, or Facebook, so all your friends can see your posts. So whether you want to start a photography, travel, writing blog, or other, the possibilities are endless.
Sandra prides herself on being able to teach anyone, how to start a WordPress blog from scratch. So whether you are looking to blog for business, health, happiness or for some other reason, get in touch for an initial free 20 minute consultation on 01392 434202.
For any personal training, you are required to supply your own PC or Mac. Alternatively, if you attend one of her workshops for in Exeter, you will have use of a PC as part of an IT suite. If you would prefer to bring your own PC or Mac to the workshop, please let Sandra know at the time of booking. There will be no reduction in price for doing so. Places are limited to 8, so get in touch now on 01392 434202 to find out more, to book a place on her next workshop, or go on a waiting list for a future workshop.
Sandra offers personal one-to-one training in the Exeter area, with prices starting from just £30 per hour. There is an additional cost for other areas in the UK, and prices vary depending on your geographical area. Sandra offers bespoke solutions for both personal and business clients, depending on your blogging needs, so phone her now on 01392 434202 for a free quote.
Sandra Bellamy is Blog Trainer UK
Why should you choose to train Sandra Bellamy to be your blog trainer?
4 Years blogging experience
A portfolio of 4 different blogs
She teaches Blogging as an aid to recovery – How to start a WordPress.com blog for the Recovery Learning Community that is part of the NHS
She is a qualified Teacher/Trainer – PTTLS Level 4
Has completed a Train the Trainer course
7 Years Management experience – Training staff was part of her role
Diploma in Advice and Guidance – IAG Level 4
HND in Administration/Personal Assistant – Level 4
For more information visit www.blogtrainer.co.uk
Whilst being redundant, depression can rear it’s ugly head.
One of the ways of overcoming feelings of depression, is to lift your mood by changing your state of being. You can do this through:
- Movement – Such as dancing or playing sport
- Looking – Watching an action movie
- Listening – To music
- Touching – Stroking a pet
All of these should distract your mind and take your focus off your unwanted thoughts.
Depression is a state of mind that manifests itself into your state of being. Your being responds by harvesting unhappy emotions, feelings and thoughts. You need to pinpoint the cause of your depression and literally cut back on it or cut it out completely from your life. Metaphorically speaking – It is like mould that attacks fruit, once it gets hold, it will continue to spread. You can either cut it out and eat the rest, which may still be infected, or you can throw it away for good and never go near it again. Obviously you would never physically cut yourself, as that is wrong and not what I am saying.
Along with changing your state of being, you need to increase your self-confidence and self-esteem. You need to counteract all of the negative comments from others and from yourself, by speaking only positive words to yourself, over and over again. You must ban yourself from using any negative words.
You need to view obstacles as challenges and be blessed for what you have.
Always tell yourself – You are the world’s greatest.
Success comes in all forms, shapes and sizes.
In order to be successful, you have to first work out:
- What success means to you?
- What success will do for you?
- What you envisage success to look like?
Only when you are able to answer these 3 questions, will you be able to map out your own path to success.
To you, success could mean:
- Owning your own home
- Being able to put food on the table
- Running your own business
- Writing your life story
- Having a family of your own
- Having a good network of friends for support
- Working in your dream job
- Fulfilling your ambitions
- Getting up in the morning pain-free
- Being able to create things
Or it could be a combination of all, or some, of the above.
Whilst you are redundant, it is a great time to discover what success means to you, because if you don’t, you will never feel satisfied but feel like there is something missing from your life or that you are a failure.
Knowing what success means to you, is the first step on your path to achieving it.
Don’t waste any more time feeling like a failure but instead put your time and energy into writing a list of what success means to you and then prioritise them in the order of most importance and set goals to achieve each and every one of them. As you do this, you will be growing into your own success and moving along the path to lead a more fulfilling existence and a happier you.
So what are you waiting for?
Until next time, stay positive.
- How to keep winning – The road to success (beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com)
- The Top 10 Must Know Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs (rasmussen.edu)
Redundancy can leave you feeling lost, lonely and hurt. Just like when you break up from a familiar relationship, it can be hard to find the motivation to go on with your life because of the pain you feel inside. You need to recognise this as part of the grieving process and start to think of ways that you can make yourself feel better. It is imperative you focus your mind on looking after you.
Write a list of a minimum of 10 things that make you smile, happy, laugh or simply feel good. It could be:
- Taking a hot bath
- Going for a walk
- Speaking to a friend
- Stroking a pet
- Cooking a meal
- Lighting candles around your home
- Going to the cinema
- Playing sport
- Reading a book
- Renting a movie at home
- Eating a food treat
Whatever it is, make time for yourself to do as many of those things as often as possible, at least once a week. The more frequent you do things from your feel good list , the more you will feel positive about yourself, your life and your future.
Until next time, stay positive.
As you probably know http://www.beatredundancyblues.com is your one stop resource for redundancy. As well as the practical aspects of redundancy it also covers health and wellbeing including stress, anxiety and depression.
You may like to know that I do voluntary work as a Health Buddy for CSV (Community Service Volunteers) in association with BBC Radio Devon. We promote health messages, learn from health specialists and encourage the 5 ways to wellbeing:
- Be Active
- Take Notice
On Wednesday 10th of March, I went to a CSV Health Buddy celebration of music and activities from local refugees who are being looked after by Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support.
I could not help but take notice of the variety of talent amongst the refugees. There were lots of activities including singing, sports, character making out of carrots and foods from their country. I learnt more about them and the foods they eat. People from different backgrounds connected and it was lovely of them to give up their afternoon to entertain and teach us.
At this event I was pleasantly surprised to be presented with a bouquet of flowers and a Certificate of Achievement for helping a distressed and vulnerable person as part of my role as a CSV (Community Service Volunteer) Health Buddy.
I was even more thrilled to be told that I had been chosen to represent the CSV organisation at their 50th anniversary celebration, to be held at St James’s Palace in London on Monday 15th of July 2013. In the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I feel incredibly honoured to be chosen for.
Redundancy can make you feel deflated and powerless. Take back the control in your life by discovering what you were born to do and make it happen for yourself.
I am living my dreams and I want you to be too.