Balancing Self Confidence and Self Worth — Self Development dot ga

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Self Confidence and Self Worth obviously have a lot to do with how well we do in life. However, what confuses the picture is that the two terms are often used as if they have the same meaning. They are really very different things. Self Confidence is about how we relate to the world. Self…

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2019, What a Year for the Page!

2019, an incredible year for Sweeney’s Blogs! I started in February 2019 and the progress and milestones that we have already passed are absolutely amazing to see, and provide lots of promise as to the future of the page! Today’s blog is going to take a look at some of the best achievements we made in 2019, some of the blogs we covered and what we hope to do going forward, I hope you enjoy the blog!

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I started this page in February 2019 and we have already done so well. As of the 1st January 2020, we have achieved:

  1.  Over 5100 views!
  2.  Over 350 likes of our Facebook Page!
  3.  Over 900 comments on the page!
  4.  116 Blog posts!
  5.  82 Followers on the page!

As you can see from the points above the page has been doing incredibly well and I am really happy with the progress. I set a goal at the start of the year of 5,000 views thinking that I would never be able to do it and we managed to get over 5100 in the end! I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who reads the posts on the page. Whether you have read 1 or 100 of the posts, thank you for your time and energy and welcome to the community! The page wouldn’t be where it is today without its readers so a massive thank you to all of you!

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We have also covered a vast array of different topics on the page over the past year! Ranging from individual blogs, podcast reviews reblogs of other bloggers posts and finally the blog series we have run, the content that we have talked about on the page is enormous. If you haven’t checked out any of our series yet you can access them through this link, https://sweeneysblog.com/blogapedia/, or by clicking on the blogapedia tab.

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In regards to what content we have looked at, the list includes:

  1.  Male Mental Health – Both in individual blogs and in the Looking Into Male Mental Health blog series
  2.  Stuttering – Through the Stuttering in Mainstream Media series and a few individual blogs
  3. Alzheimer’s – Mainly through my Alzheimer’s Awareness and Alzheimer’s Avoidance series.
  4. Being Different and how that is a good thing through the Being Different series
  5. Positivity and Motivation
  6. Mental Health as a whole
  7. How to balance stress and life
  8. Adaptability

Plus much much more!

2019 was a great year for us and that is only touching on a few things that we have in the works! I have a business deal that the page has which I cannot wait to share with everyone, we are going to start launching courses in business doing talks on Stuttering, Stress and Mental Health and of course, we are going to have a lot more blogs coming, covering content both far and wide!

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Thank you all for reading and I hope you enjoyed the blog! How do you think we did in 2019? Are there any changes that you want to see on the page? Would you like to be a guest writer on the page? Would you like to have a course or talk led at your business? Let me know!

Thanks again for reading and I hope you have a great day!

Sweeney’s Blogs

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James

Goal Planning Tips for 2020 — the striped plaid

This is a great post written by a fellow blogger! Check out their other posts if you enjoyed this one!

Hey guys! I wrote a goal planning post last year right after Christmas and it was a big hit! This year I decided to publish a goal planning post a little earlier because I know that I like to get on planning as soon as possible! I’m so excited to share how I’m planning out […]

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Looking for Guest Bloggers!

Do you have an idea for a blog or maybe even a blog series that you want to share? Do you want to write for a page but not have the hassle of setting a page up? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Here at Sweeney’s Blogs, we have the offer for you, become a guest blogger and start making a difference straight away!

Hello and Welcome to Sweeney’s Blogs!

Today’s blog is all about guest blogs. I am looking for people to write blogs for the page coming into the new year. Blogging can be a really great way to share stories and experiences as well as create a community in which people can communicate openly with each other. Whether you want to write one or one hundred posts, you are more than welcome to write for the page!

In regards to what to write about, you can write about absolutely anything. The perks of owning a page aimed at Stuttering, Stress and Mental health is that it links to everything and anything in life! If you have an idea for a post that you want to write yourself or that you want me to write then let me know! I’m always happy to talk through ideas and blog possibilities!

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The only thing I do say is that I obviously read through each post before it is published. This is just to make sure that it flows and that there are no mistakes. I will more than likely put it through Grammarly too but there’s no problem there! If for some reason a change would need to be made then I would check with you first before publishing!

It’s a really great process to be a part of and the blogs can be as long or short as you want, what’s not to like! Let me know if you’re interested and we’ll discuss it further!

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James

Christmas 2019

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Today’s blog is going to be a small blog all about Christmas this year. Christmas is a time of year that has a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people. To some people, it is about the gifts you receive, some the gifts you give and some about spending time with family and friends. Whatever Christmas is to you, I hope you have had a good one!

Christmas this year for me has been all about family and relaxing. One of the highlights every year for my family is when we all go up to my grandmother’s house on Christmas morning and see each other. It is a great way to have a small catch up and to see how everyone is doing. It is just one of the things that help to keep family close and keep the communication lines flowing.

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Another large part of Christmas this year for me has been relaxing and unwinding. The first term in University this year has been very busy for me and it is lovely to have a little break. I do apologise for the lack of posts over the past week, however, I did not want to rush write blogs and publish them as they would lose their message and purpose. I will go back to posting regularly after this week so keep an eye out for some interesting posts coming your way!

That is all I want to talk about in today’s blog! Today’s blog was always going to be a smaller, little update blog that is going to restart all of the blogs for the page. There are some big announcements coming soon that I’m really happy to announce so stay tuned! I hope you’ve all had a good Christmas! See you in the next blog!

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good day!

Sweeney’s Blogs

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James

A Christmas Poem — S L Hollister, author

Peace on Earth By: Sherri Lupton Hollister 2011 Silver tinsel shining bright Carolers singing Silent Night Bells clanging, pealing ring Peace on Earth the Angels sing Chaos, confusion , heartaches abound There is no Peace on Earth to be found I pray for a calm, quiet place God whispers, “Child I give you grace.” Wadded […]

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Alzheimer’s Avoidance – Blog 11: Alzheimer’s at Christmas

The festive season is upon us! Christmas is one of the busiest and greatest days for most during the year but is a day that no one forgets. This blog is going to talk about Alzheimer’s during the Christmas Season!

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Today’s blog is the 11th blog in the Alzheimer’s Avoidance series and is going to be about Alzheimer’s at Christmas time(can be linked to other holidays as well). We are going to be looking at how Alzheimer’s can affect you as a family. The blog will look at the positive sides as changing the way that we think about certain things, from a negative view to a positive one, can make a very large difference on your view of life!

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It may seem quite difficult to think about Alzheimer’s in a positive way around Christmas time but it is something that I would like to take a closer look at. Christmas for me, as it is for many, is all about family and the time in which you spend together. I was speaking to a friend of mine in University last week actually about Christmas with Alzheimer’s, as his grandmother has it as well, and he didn’t seem as excited about Christmas as I had expected.

Whilst talking to him he said, “Christmas will never be the same in my house as my grandmother doesn’t remember my name as much anymore”. I didn’t really know what to reply to that but after a minute I knew what I was going to say. I decided to try and turn his view from a sadder, more negative one into a happier, more positive one. I haven’t really tried to do this when dealing with issues like Alzheimer’s before but soon found out it was very similar to tackling other issues and problems.

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The first thing that I asked him was, “Will your grandmother be with you at Christmas”. He replied with yes in a way but her memories are fading. I knew after this response that the way he was looking at it could be changed. One of the things that I talk a lot about when it comes to Alzheimer’s is that you have to try and make a new and better memory to replace each memory that gets stolen by Alzheimer’s. It is a phrase that I like to think helps and is one that I talk through a lot on my Alzheimer’s Awareness page, Don’t Forget Me, http://www.dontforgetme.org.uk.

The way that I handled my friend’s issue was indeed by convincing him that instead of seeing Christmas as a sad time, try to make it better. Talk to your grandmother about the good times you had, share stories and experiences, have a good time and try to cherish it. I said how it is easy to always think about things in a negative light, I often do, but if you just try and see the other side, it doesn’t look as bad as you first thought. After I told him this I gave him a few minutes to think about it and then he seemed a lot more relaxed.  A small little conversation see, can make the world of difference.

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That is the point that I want to bring home. Alzheimer’s will try to steal all of your memories, why not make new and better memories to replace the ones that are lost? Just because the person suffering from Alzheimer’s doesn’t remember something, doesn’t mean you can’t remind them. Talk about the memory as a story, explain what happened, try and help them understand, it might make you feel a lot better.

As always too patience is key when it comes to Alzheimer’s. I fully understand that Christmas can be very stressful but try extra careful not to lose your cool if the person suffering from the terrible illness can’t remember something, they are trying their best after all!

That’s all I want to talk about in today’s blog! It’s nice to be back writing a little bit more, haven’t written a blog in over a week now! What do you all think? Are you looking forward to Christmas? The blog today can be applied to every other holiday, I just felt like it was a relevant time to relate it to Christmas!

Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a great day! See you in the next blog!

Sweeney’s Blogs

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James

20 motivational quotes to push you forward — She’s inspired

🌼🌼🌼HAPPY THANKSGIVING🌼🌼🌼 Can you believe it? It’s that time of the year again when we come together to give thanks and celebrate. I just want to use this opportunity to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving, I also want to welcome my new followers, thank you so much for the follow. I have put together some […]

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We’ve hit 5,000 Views!!!

Hello and Welcome to Sweeney’s Blogs!

I am very happy to announce that this week we surpassed the 5,000 view mark! This is a huge step forward for the page and it is all thanks to all of you lot, our readers! We are growing so much faster than I originally thought the page would and it is amazing to see!

As the page has been doing so well lately I feel like now is a good time to ask, what sort of content would you like to see more of? Would you like to see more poems on the page? Maybe longer posts or smaller posts that really tackle important issues? Would you like blogs on a certain topic/topics? Let me know what you want to see and I’ll do my best to do it for you!

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There are quite a few exciting things happening with the page going into the new year but I’ll wait until it is closer to the time to give any more details on that. Guest blogs are definitely something that I want to see more of going into the future of the page! if you have any ideas for a blog or know someone who might be interested in writing please let me know!

I will be trying to update the Spotify Playlist over the next few days too! if you haven’t seen the playlist yet you can view it here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0o8E5x2GB0yqct6FlVIhOj?si=n52SSSG7SaSwSWSuhum4SQ.

Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a great day! Let me know what you think of the page and what you want to see in the future!

Sweeney’s Blogs

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James

Why stress is good — Lampelina

I went to the library a few days ago and came across a book by Kelly McGonigal, The Upside of Stress. The book was set on recommendations shelf and was literally screaming at me “Take me, take me!”. I’m kidding, but it was a pleasant coincidence. It’s ironic, because this is something I had on […]

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How To Stay Motivated Until You Succeed — Self Development dot ga

For a lot of us our work schedules at home and at our jobs have been a major source of complications in our lives. Our financial well being depends on our paycheck, and our mental and emotional well-being depends in part on having a well-organized life. But a few simple changes in your life can…

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Alzheimer’s Avoidance – Blog 10: Accepting Alzheimer’s

Accepting Alzheimer’s is a concept that a lot of people take a while to understand. I understand first hand how hard it is to accept that someone you love has the condition but if we don’t accept it then it’s going to negatively impact not only us but the actual person with Alzheimer’s down the line. Today’s blog will be looking at Alzheimer’s Acceptance in regards to reducing your chance of getting the condition!

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Today’s blog is going to be the 10th blog in the Alzheimer’s Avoidance series and is all about how Accepting Alzheimer’s can help reduce your chance of getting Alzheimer’s in the future. The topic of Alzheimer’s Acceptance is one that I have covered on the page previously but I feel like it is important to recognise for this series. If you would like to see more on Alzheimer’s Acceptance in a deeper version though I highly recommend checking out my Alzheimer’s Acceptance series in the Blogapedia!: https://sweeneysblog.com/blogapedia/

Acceptance is a term that although the majority of people know the definition of, not many seem to think of the implications that it can have in life. Accepting Alzheimer’s, despite how hard it can be, can have huge implications in relation to slowing the speed of deterioration. The following video shows us some tips as to how to accept that someone is suffering from Alzheimer’s:

The concept of lying to someone who has Alzheimer’s is always a topic that is discussed heavily. It is only natural to not want to lie to a loved one but sometimes you just have to do it. It is the only way to calm them down and make them relax. Relaxation, although it may seem like it, can help reduce the rate in which conditions such as Alzheimer’s do deteriorate which can be a great thing to consider down the line.

Even if it doesn’t seem like it creating a happy, welcoming environment in which no one feels stressed or threatened can go a long way in reducing someone’s chance of getting Alzheimer’s! This blog is meant to be a short one but if you do want to see more about Alzheimer’s Acceptance please check out the series in the Blogapedia!

That’s all for today’s blog! Thank you all for reading! When I started writing today’s blog I felt like a shorter blog would be much better than a longer one. It helped focus the message of the blog whilst also being easy to write and edit.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good day,

Sweeney’s Blogs

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James

How To Master The Art of Conversation — Self Development

The art of conversation is a skill shared by most successful people. Good conversation promotes an image of self-confidence, intelligence, and wittiness. People who always seem to rise to the top of their professions and are well respected by others who share the ability to converse with anybody in every situation. People who seem to…

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Do you want to be a millionaire before you are 30? — Henley Careers Blog

What do you want to do when you graduate? Your options are endless… One thing for sure is that careers are not what they used to be and you don’t have to go into a 9 to 5 job to be successful. We’ve caught up with John Frazer, a Henley Business School graduate, about what it’s like to start your own YouTube channel!

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