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New Year – 2022!

Here at Bowerland and Devon Dogs, we wish you all the very best for 2022! After everything we’ve been through in the past couple of years, this is the perfect time to make sure that we live and love each day to the full. Time to focus on being rather doing. 

Being in the moment

In 2022, rather than talking or dreaming about what we want, let’s focus on creating it. To achieve our aims and resolutions, it’s helpful to be more present and slow our daily lives down. There are a number of ways to do this…

Create a Mood Board

For starters, begin to focus on you – create a mood board, stick on pictures that inspire you. Plan in some more me time and bring some fun into your life. Why don’t you book that break down here at Bowerland? Be thankful for the opportunities that you have had and are hoping to in 2022, and in general, be more positive. Give up FMO (fear of missing out) – and instead take up JOMO (joy of missing out). Focus on the smaller things you can achieve. Declutter your life. Learn a new skill. Spend more time outside. What do you prefer?

Core Values

This week, as a starting point, we are going to focus on our core values, which is the absolute centre of our own individual identity and makes us who we really are.  Take a few moments to think about what kind of person you are. By identifying these values we can look at what motivates us and connects us to the things that we are doing. Ultimately we want to create balance in our lives, and be more proactive rather than being passive and simply accepting what comes our way. In other words, once we recognise our core values, we can be much more active with our time and energy.

Who inspires you?

To help you to work out what your values are, think of the people that most inspire you and write their names down, together with why you look up to them. This will help you to determine your own values and the type of person you want to become. Ask yourself – what are my inner values and write down whatever comes to mind.  This list will be the first step in achieving your aims and resolutions for 2022.

Life’s Purpose

The other important step you can take this week is to recognise our own specific purpose in life. By finding our purpose means to find a way to use our unique set of skills to live a content and fulfilled life. Some people are aware of their purpose from a very young age, while others take a while to discover it.

The questions below will help to realise what’s important for you:

  1. What situations get you really excited? Give details of what you do in these situations, where you are, and who you’re with.
  2.  What stimulates you, what do you enjoy exploring and learning about?
  3. What would you do if money wasn’t an issue?
  4. What do you love to do that also helps others?

Do what you Love and Love what you do

At the end of these two exercises you will have a set of core values, and your very own purpose in life. Our goal is always to love what we do, and to feel that we matter in the world, and the icing on the top, of course, is to be able to make a living from it! If we don’t take control of our own destiny, someone else will! And here’s a great quote to ponder:

“People who have higher levels of self-compassion are generally more proactive.”
– Sara Dunne

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year. 💗 Read more of my Monday Motivation blogs HERE

Help to stay motivated – come and stay with us in our cottage style apartments. Make the most of our fantastic onsite training facilities, right in the heart of Dartmoor.


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