Monday Motivation on Tuesday. Why I’m inspired by this extreme 6 year old!

Morning so I missed Monday motivation yesterday my 8 week old got chicken pox and kind of needed me a little bit more, his ok and like his older brother just a few weeks ago has so far remained happy and smiling through the spots.
Finley (my 6 year old) is on school hols at mo, I’m going to share with you why he is my Monday motivation story.

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My little boy Finley is adorable, polite, funny and extremely energetic. He doesn’t excel in curricular activities but he has a passion for trying and he will try his hardest and that’s where I have so much admiration for him, he also has a passion for extreme sports.

His grown up around motocross, bmx, skateboards and freestyle. He was in DirtBikeRider Magazine at just a couple of months old. He watches extreme sports channel as much as he does kids tv. He thinks Chris Birch, one of the top uk freestyle motocross riders is his friend because he talks to him every time he sees him at local demonstrations. He asked for a wheelchair after talking to wheelz and watching him backflip at the Nitro Circus Show in London. He done a school assembly on Travis Pastrana as a person he admires. I think you kinda get his love and passion. His currently telling everyone and riding high on the fact that Twitch retweeted a picture of him out the woods, yesterday. He watches twitch loads on YouTube and wants to be just like him, he thinks his twitch etnies make him daring and extra cool doing jumps!

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He currently doesn’t have a mx bike because he bent it going to fast over jumps (despite being told not too!) so his been concentrating on bmx. He spent the last two days out the woods with his gorgeous dad digging and building jumps, riding them too. His really pushing himself, yesterday he came back with a groin injury from handlebars, a shin injury from pedals and a busted lip where the one tooth he has got went through it! But the motivation he had didn’t deter him, don’t get me wrong the bottom lip dropped, but he couldn’t wait to tell me the ways he had succeeded and the jumps he had ridden.

He also asked his dad to take his friend out there, that’s one amazing thing extreme sports have taught him the importance of a team, a crew, a family. His already said his crew will include all extreme sports not just bikes, he wants to include all his friends, his currently working on his first video!

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So I have waffled on and on, and on some more but in just 2 days I realised so much my 6 year old does inspires me:
• A Passion for trying
• A Passion to succeed (whilst loving his hugely competitive!!)
• A belief that no one is too big or too celebrity to be his friend, he sees everyone as a person and a friend no limits.
• Motivation, Determination and Belief make him get up after every fall.
• Sharing all that excites him and that he loves with others makes him even happier.
• his advice to anyone starting is “practise, get a crew, stay healthy” …. Even a 6 year old knows u have to look after no.1 to inspire, motivate and support others

So go enjoy your week like a 6 year old, be passionate in your beliefs, have fun, smile, share it with people who matter, reach out to someone you admire, and most importantly get back up with a smile from each little trip or hiccup!

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Sweet Cheeks Beauty 3 Step SkinCare Routine

As a beauty therapist during the consultation process of a facial treatment, I gain an insight into my clients beauty products, habits and daily routine. I’m not going to lie whilst most are pretty good and some exceptional in the way they care for their skin, it surprises me how many use anything available or don’t have a routine at all!

So to conquer the anything part I wrote the blog Assesing your Skin Care Needs and after finding the right products you need a routine. It doesn’t have to be long. As a mum of two with school runs, nappy changes and family fun, plus the demands of running a business plus writing as much as I can’t twice a day I squeeze in 3 easy steps that take 5 minutes.

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This doesn’t mean you should leave out other Skincare essentials, once a week you should exfoliate to renew skin, remove any flakes and revive skintone, plus a mask addressing your main skin concern whether that be dryness, excess oil or ageing to see more targeted results.

What products do you use? Do you have a routine? How long does it take you? I use a cleanser and toner in one to save me a bit of time, I’d love to read your comments below.

Assessing your Skincare Needs – What’s your Skin Type?

To know why your skin needs in the way of products first you really need to get to know your skin, you need to be sure on your skin type, your skin concerns and any other factors that may effect what your skin requires. Below I have out together the real basics of Skin types so you can knowingly pick the right Skincare for you.

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That’s without considering other factors that effect your skin including sun rays, ageing, environmental factors, pollution, hormones and diet all things to keep in mind when picking your products.

So what’s your skin type? What’s the main concern you try to target or protect yourself from in your Skincare? My eyes are super sensitive so I use a calming roller ball eye cream it’s lovely!

Motivational Mondays Leading the Way

Okay so this Monday I’m focusing on how we inspire others, I spent last week housebound because my 6 year old had chicken pox. I did suffer a bit of cabin fever but overall enjoyed the time I got to spend with my boys and I noticed how much what I do inspires my eldest, Finley.

I have been planning how I will return to work and some new ventures I will be taking part in, its meant some time while the baby was snoozing working away in the sunshine at the table in the conservatory and it made me smile how much my son wanted to be sat colouring in or working away next to me. You see Finley doesn’t like writing or colouring much and his fine motor skills are below what’s expected in school, but what I love is when you spark a passion or interest in Finley he will try his hardest to draw or write about it.

We don’t just influence the young around us, this last week I have noticed how my business and what I do inspires others including people older than me, this makes me feel fabulous its great to spark off someone else’s passion. So this week thinks about your actions and how you may be inspiring those around you without even knowing it or intending to. Try and keep your thoughts and actions positive and have a fabulous week.
xoxo

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