Firstly, a very happy new year to you, I hope you had a wonderful break if you were able to take one?
With the new year comes all of the predictable resolutions to get fit and lose weight and most frequently, detox. The first two are often very valid and with a little planning and attention to detail can be achieved with a chunk of willpower and moral support but the fact of detoxing is a pure myth.
If the body needed special food or beauty intervention (certainly never medical) in order to eliminate waste products from our body then we would never have survived as a species.
Our organs, most importantly the liver and kidneys but other such as the lungs and large and small intestine, play vital roles within our body removing chemical and material such as the breakdown of dead or damaged cells.
Granted if you have drunk your liver into oblivion then this may not help so in this sense detoxing is simply abstaining from adding more toxins to the fragile ecosystem that is your body so please do step away from that pint of beer or the Domino’s menu…
So, given your body has give you the head start you thought you had to do, what next? Here are our tips to getting the best start to your health this year beyond ‘detoxing’:
- Call In Help. There is probably a reason you made it through last year without ticking a big item off your to do list – lack of support. So if it is making your garden look good (ahem) or sorting that niggling ache in your lower back then seek help. You will be surprised to find your investment pays dividends beyond your wildest dreams. (and if you need our help for those painful problems on your ‘To-Sort Out’ list then call us on 02076921704 or email us today)
- Plan Plan Plan. If your goal is a vague idea of how you would like to better yourself but no day to day detail of how to achieve it then you will get to Easter no closer than you are today. Start with vague and work down until you get to the nitty gritty e.g., in order to get to my goal of getting my gold handicap to 10 then I need to practice. Ok, how many times do I need to practice? 1000? How many times a month am I going to be able to practice, 5? So that is once a week at least, what days shall I set aside to do that? What time of day – before or after work or a cheeky session at lunch? How will I make sure I have the right equipment to practice, do I need to drive to get the train somewhere special? Do I need to budget in order to do this? You get the picture….!
- Write It Down. Written plans are much more likely to be stuck to than one in your head. If it is on an electronic diary then put a reminder for yourself so it actively gets your attention.
- Enjoy Yourself. If you are constantly thinking you are depriving yourself of having fun by trying to reach your goal you will become de-motivated very quickly. Even the most laborious task can be broken into small chunks so that you can still enjoy yourself around it. For example, if it is stripping wallpaper or re-grouting the bathroom, get the equipment together on one occasion, prepare the walls/tiles for everything that is needed to be done and then on a third occasion get going. Failing that, bribe friends to join you to make it more fun. You will find their boring jobs more fun to do than your own so maybe you can help them one day too.
- Be Realistic. If you have picked a job that is genuinely out of reach (shall we go back to getting that golf handicap of 10?) then make that goal a 10 year goal and break it down into chunks. A year may sound like a long time but it actually isn’t, after all, it is only 352 days until Christmas…..
HAPPY NEW YEAR, whatever it is you want to achieve this year, I hope you enjoy yourself along the way.
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