January 2017 – Healthy Living

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The Monday’s Motivation theme so far this year, is focusing on New Year Resolutions. And the next thing for me to tackle is Healthy Living. Now, I ask myself, what does that mean for me? I guess the first thing that springs to my mind is balance. How to get the balance right. The balance between working and chores and relaxation and fun. I believe that if I can get this balance on an equal keel, it will go a long way to a healthier way of life.

I know I don’t always have the balance right. In fact, I don’t think I have ever had the balance right. It is too easy for me to focus on work and chores, rather than the relaxation and fun aspects of life. I wonder whether some part of me feels that in order to lead a good life, I have to work hard and complete all my tasks?  Do you feel the same?

There is always a thought lurking at the back of my mind that to spend too much time on enjoying myself and having fun, is somehow selfish and perhaps even decadent. So, I need to change my mindset, and re-programme the part of me that holds me back from the enjoyment of life. I want to change the way that I always put work first, and everything else last.

The first questions I ask myself are:

“Do I know how to have fun, and how to relax”?

“What types of things would I enjoy doing”?

During this coming week I am going to concentrate on finding out.  Perhaps even trying out some new pursuits.  Once I have decided on the right balance for me, I can start to consider other aspects of healthy living.

I would be very interested to hear about your thoughts on Healthy Living.  Have you got a clear idea and game plan yet, if so, what is on it? Tell me what you think by posting your comments below. Why don’t you Share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon or following us on Twitter?


About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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