I used to happily spend money on new clothes, electronic devices and going out etc, and feel really pleased that I had managed to save a few pounds on food to 'balance the books'. Meals would always taste wonderful but the quality of the ingredients was sometimes dubious. My priorities were all wrong. And then I found out I had the BIG C.
How about you? What do you value? For me it has to be my health and happiness. Many of us are re-evaluating our lives because it is that time of year again, when we make our New Years Resolutions. I'm betting that you aren't doing any of the ones you made last year? Am I right? You got bored, it was too hard, too expensive, no time - any of the excuses sounding familiar? If so I am going to suggest a little tip that will help you.
Only make one resolution and break it down into little chunks. For example if you decided last year to run a half marathon and you had never exercised before, then it is highly unlikely you would have succeeded. That goal was massive and as wonderful as it sounds it is just too big, so it doesn't happen. Instead if you split it up into the following steps: -
If your resolution is something vague such as "I will eat more healthily in 2016", then write a list of specific things you would like to change, for example: -
Don't try to do them all at once. Pick the easiest one and do it for a couple of weeks until you are comfortable with the change and then add in one new idea.
Make things easy for yourself and reward your efforts with a healthy treat, such as an Epsom salt bath, a massage, a walk by the sea or some time doing something you love. I look back at all the changes I have made and if I was trying to do it all at once I wouldn't have been very successful. However, I did them slowly and now my mind, body and heart are all very grateful.