It’s that time of the year, a fresh start when we think we have to be more healthy and promise ourselves to start that diet, go to the gym, give up smoking, insert your own vice here.
I believe that instead of punishing ourselves with harsh regimes on the 1st January we should be a bit more gentle and forgiving instead.
Last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to take Afternoon Tea at least once a month, unfortunately I didn’t meet that target but I had fun trying.
If you are serious about a new health regime that you want to achieve this year for example, to give up smoking, then can I suggest the following.
Don’t start it in the first 2-3 weeks of January. Get back into the swing of work and life in general. The first few weeks tend to be the hardest, Christmas is over and the realisation that we are facing the winter months hits us, so ease yourself into it and if you have a stumble, don’t beat yourself up just acknowledge it happened and move on. Don’t dwell on it and think you’re a failure; you’re just human. Keep at it and you will get there.
If you do want a suggestion for a New Year’s Resolution, then what about taking care of your well being and investing in yourself? Regular massages can help with any stress you may have and deal with any aches and pains. When did you last schedule regular relaxation periods to give you time to yourself?
As for my new year’s resolution, I think I’ll have another crack at Afternoon Tea once a month. I would love to hear what your new year’s resolution is.