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New Year Resolutions

It’s this time again when we think about the year ahead. We have packed away the decorations, found we’ve put on weight, and summer is a long way ahead. So, now is the time for New Year Resolutions. The classic mistake that is made about New Year Resolutions is that we ask too much of ourselves all in one go. Changing lifelong habits, such as eating and drinking too much over Christmas, takes time and effort. Change is best managed and lasts longer when it is done by taking small but effective steps. The same can be said about relationship issues. Starting change such as arranging date nights every week, is a great idea but it needs to be sustainable otherwise it compounds a feeling that things are not working. So, if it proves too difficult and expensive to do every week, change it to every 2 or 3 weeks. Sometimes, we can be too demanding and critical of ourselves. If you lose half a pound a week in weight rather than the 2 pounds you promised yourself – congratulate yourself! You have lost weight. When we change behaviour slowly and with thought it can often be more sustainable than…

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Feeling a little blue?

It’s known as the post Christmas blues. Empty bank account, weight gain, quarrels with loved ones, back to work, rain, rain and more rain….. You’d be forgiven for feeling a little blue but below are 6 tips for helping you to feel more like yourself. SIX WAYS TO FIGHT THE BLUES TODAY 
1. Look after yourself with a walk or cycle in the fresh air every day 
2. Reach out to friends and don’t hide away indoors
 3. Give to others.  Helping others is the biggest kick of all
4. Enjoy the moment of right NOW. Take deep breaths and look up at the sky
 5. Focus on what you’ve got – not what’s lacking in your life. 6.Write a list of things you enjoy doing, some will be easier to achieve than others – it could be travelling or simply feeding the birds. 

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