Rachel Page

How is January going?

January 20, 2022

I always think this can be a tricky time: We are three weeks into the year so Christmas seems a lifetime away but no sign of spring yet.

It's easy to get a bit fed up sometimes, especially if you have tried a resolution but it has slipped away from you and you did something that you now wish you hadn’t (or didn’t do something you wished you had!).  But I don’t want you to feel like you have ‘failed’.  Instead be kind to yourself and acknowledge that you are only human and you are allowed to make mistakes. Also, sometimes, life happens and things get in the way!

One of the most damaging things we can do to ourselves is beat ourselves up when things don't go to plan.  OK, so it might have been better not to eat the doughnut but stressing about it is possibly even worse.  Try saying to yourself ‘OK, that thing happened but I’m putting it behind me and I’m planning how to make it easier to stick to what I want to do in the future’. Then you will be in a better spot than if you gave up completely and ate the rest of the doughnuts.

Remember, progress is never just a straight line.  There will be blips on the way but planning how to pick yourself up and keep going is the key to making long term, sustainable changes that will reward you with better health and more energy. 

You can do it. I know you can.  And if you need someone to support you along the way, I’m here where you need me.

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