Hello, Happy Newish Year!

The first month of the year is almost over and many of us may have already pushed our new year resolutions to the back of our minds as we once again get busy with our regular life.

That's ok, but the number one thing we need to remember to do this year is look after ourselves.

Yes I know we haven't got time and everything else gets in the way. But all those very important things we keep putting ahead of ourselves won't get done at all if we fall to pieces.

So here is a very simple checklist - Take inspiration from the domestic cat, they worked this out long ago
  1. Eat, drink and sleep well - aim for healthy and nourishing food & drink and at least 7 hours of sleep.
  2. Take breaks, regularly throughout the day - these can be very short if they need to be. Stretch, hydrate and smile.
  3. Find time, just for ourselves, every day - go for a walk, get lost in a good book, play a sport or join a club.
  4. Ask for help so we’re not doing everything alone - this is a really important one. Think about it, can we achieve the other three goals above without this one? If we can, then we are off the hook - if not, then this is priority number one.
As I said, this is a really simple checklist. And of course managing to achieve all of these goals every single day is asking a lot. I'm still working on it.

But, if achieving these four things seems like a total impossibility to us then we really need to find a way to start doing these four things. Now is the time to plan how we can organise our lives so we are taking better care of ourselves.
All the best,
Julie

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