A New Year

A New Year begins and everyone looks back and reviews their lives, what’s been good and what’s been bad.

They make resolutions. “This year its going to be different”. They have good intentions and then beat themselves up when they can’t keep to them.

This year, let’s change in a positive way and be kinder to ourselves. Don’t beat yourself up if you have put some pounds on over Xmas. If a person constantly berates themselves by saying they have failed in keeping to the diet, or have not been promoted or earned more money or achieved the goals they have set for themselves, they are in a negative mindset and are going to feel stressed and depressed. Everyone makes mistakes or doesn’t get what they want, so don’t be held hostage by these negative thoughts. Let’s put things into perspective and think about the positives that have happened in the past year and how we have coped with them. We can definitely say this year hasn’t been boring!

Ask yourselves: Is your way of thinking helpful or unhelpful to you? Does that thought or idea make you feel the way you want to feel? If it makes you feel bad, how helpful is that?

Change the way you look at things, and things you look at will change. Dr. Wayne Dyer

So embrace self-care by taking time out to relax and not feel guilty. Eat healthily with good nutrition and exercise. Create balance in your life rather than excess in all areas. Focus on what you want, rather than what you ought to do and reflect on what makes you happy and make this your goal.

Happy New Year.