Baby steps to a happy new year!

December 13, 2017

As I write this for ready for January, we’re shin deep in snow! It’s Sunday night and I’m guessing the club won’t be busy tomorrow as there’s barely a car daring to go out. It’s stunningly beautiful, and as I walked my dogs out earlier it occurred to me I felt both EXHILERATED and really happy at the same time!

We lost our Big Schnauzer Mac recently and 3 weeks ago took on a rescue dog to keep our other gorgeous mutt company and he’s just PERFECT! So everything is slotting into place.

It’s so important sometimes, just to ‘let go’ enjoy life, relax and have fun! And yesterday under the organisational skills of Kelvin Jenkins, we had a WW1 themed carol service up at Cusop Church – so moving and a stark reminder for us all to appreciate our hard-fought liberty.


Lest we do forget - we have a LOT to be grateful for.

I cannot pretend to have all the answers and I won’t always have such brilliant days, but I had to stop and analyse why I felt so good! Lately I’ve been pretty chilled about what I eat and the volume of exercise I do (nothing new!). I’ve had LOADS of time walking outside (I needed to slowly build Alfie up as he’d been starved and not exercised). I also had to let work take more of a back seat as I focused on my family (my beautiful daughter had an operation).


Now a holiday looms, and just the thought of the break is revitalising me! And it’s funny but have you noticed when you back off and stop trying so hard – somehow life still delivers: the Club’s still vibrant, new members still coming in, the world still rotates! 

Anyway back to now - anticipating Christmas and who knows what resolutions you might make in the new year?

Generally I think they’re a bad idea because we tend to let go a bit too much over xmas and then repent!
We load ourselves with too many pledges to try and redress the balance. We all have the power to be happy – first identify what it is you really WANT. (its surprising how many of us don't really think about that!)

The thought of the changes needed to get there, can be paralysing yet the reality is often FAR easier than our imaginations imply. Start with one small habit change and allow this to lead you to more. 'REMEMBER:

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step' - Lao Tzu 

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