Change never happens immediately, there is always a difficult, confusing, and unsettling period where you are not quite at the new way, and at the old way. This hinterland is often where changes fail. We often think that whatever we wanted to do is not working and go back to the old ways of doingContinue reading “Transitions and how to cope”
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A little story about how I shifted my view of the world.
As I keep talking about making changes in your lifestyle, and the importance of a plan and then having a clear reason why to get through the difficult days, I thought I might share my personal challenge. On Monday 10th of August I vowed that I would embark on losing weight down to a healthyContinue reading “A little story about how I shifted my view of the world.”
What are my plans for next year?
Over the past few blogs I have talked about how to create the right environment for change, and how to improve your chances of success. So I thought I would share with you what I am planning for the year ahead. To be honest most of these plans I have started already, but I amContinue reading “What are my plans for next year?”
What difference do you want to make in 2020?
I cannot believe another decade has gone! They do say as you get older time goes by faster. This morning I was looking at pictures of my boys, they are now wonderful young men, where did the time go? That brings me to what difference I want to make in 2020. My kids are gettingContinue reading “What difference do you want to make in 2020?”
One more week of being 47
Next Sunday I turn 48. Yeah I know! I find it difficult to believe too. Clean living and a sunny disposition is the answer. Anyway I am going to miss being 47, there is something about the number 47 that resonates with me. We used live at No. 47 Springbank (for the older reader fromContinue reading “One more week of being 47”
How I made my resolution count
Well it is that time of year again, the time of year we start talking about the resolutions we are going to make in the New Year. For years I would make a resolution that I would give up smoking. I made that resolution nearly every year for over 20 years, sometimes my resolution wouldContinue reading “How I made my resolution count”
The other day I made the mistake of watching Toy Story 3 alone. Oh god it was carnage. Now I enjoy this film and I also know being a sensitive soul I generally shed a tear at the end. Normally however there are members of my family around me, namely my sons who will haveContinue reading “Ugly Crying”
Do you really want to make that resolution count?
A week in to the New Year, if you embarked on a resolution, how is it going? If it is not going well, don’t feel bad, you are not a failure. Don’t feel rushed into making a change in your life just because it is the start of a new year. You can make yourContinue reading “Do you really want to make that resolution count?”
Do you get your excuses in early
Before I gave up smoking, I used to tell myself I had an addictive personality, that is why I can't give up.Does that sound familiar, in fact I heard it today. It is just an excuse, because we don't believe we can achieve.The person today is incredibly talented, intelligent, professional and driven, but they areContinue reading “Do you get your excuses in early”
The other day I was thinking about the time when I gave up smoking. I was wondering to myself how I managed to give up. Did it take will power? I know that I have next to no will power so it couldn’t have been, just denying myself something for long enough that I wouldContinue reading “Giving up?”