Forget New Year’s Resolutions!

Forget New Year’s Resolutions!

Ok so it is January 2014. It’s a time for change and goal setting; a date or time in your life as good as any to set yourself new objectives? However, a couple of days ago we posted the statement below to our facebook page. Our facebook page hasn’t been as active with pearls of wisdom over the last few months, but we are updating it more regularly now and this post struck a chord with a lot of you – and we wanted to elaborate with you a bit more:

Forget ‘new year’s resolutions’ about fitness, weight loss, improved wellness and health! Yes we said forget them! But ask yourself these questions:

– can you walk or propel yourself with your arms (if chair based)
– do you love/care deeply about someone /people in your life
– is it really more important to eat takeaways regularly than spend some time preparing real food
– do you mean to say ‘I can’t face it’, ‘I can’t be bothered’, ‘I’ll do it tomorrow?
– will you be able to say ‘I’m so pleased I did that’ today/tomorrow?

Take a risk and be active – use what you have now because you really truly do not know what is around the corner. There are people ‘out there’ that would give ANYTHING to be able to go out for a regular walk. You are important. You have one go at this life. Look after yourself because you do not know when something sinister might happen.

Make positive changes every day. Make time for your wellness and those that you love and love you. Stay on the tracks, have fun, be as healthy and happy as you can be.

This post came about because we had been with a family member who has no mobility and cannot do anything for himself. Each day he wakes up to face his world with more strength and courage than we ever imagined possible. He is not angry or resentful, but would love to still be able to go for a walk; hold a cup of tea; eat fresh food, but his body fails him and this is not because he wasn’t active, it’s simply a cruel illness that attacks him all the time. Yet every day, somehow he smiles and laughs at silly jokes – he finds joy in every situation. It is heart breaking to see him desire being active, especially when so many people choose not to be active.

Our message, yes, any and every day is an opportunity to make positive changes. Do it before you lose the ability.

(have you seen our page -perhaps pop over and click the LIKE button on it – ok plug over 😉 ).

"They helped me set realistic goals, with challenging yet achievable milestones" Susanne

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