I met my mum for a catch up and a coffee on Friday and we decided on the local garden centre as we could sit in the garden as it was a b-e-a-utiful day.
As we walked through the garden centre I was stopped in my tracks.
There, in broad summery daylight, two ladies were setting up the CHRISTMAS CARD stands.
I’m not a bah-humbug, but I don’t expect Christmas to last four months of the year. It’s just not the right time.
Which got me thinking.
That I frequently hear from people that they’ll start to get fit “when the kids go back to school” or they’ll lose weight “after my holiday” or the one we all use time and time and again “I’ll start tomorrow“.
Whilst I think Christmas cards in August is too early, it’s never too soon to start a new healthy regime.
For every day you don’t do something or take some step towards changing, it’s one day you’ve missed feeling better, changing shape or having more energy. It’s not going to get any easier the longer you leave it and it certainly won’t be any quicker to get to feeling happier.
So, when is the right time?
Now of course! Don’t wait. Start today, move today and do something that makes you feel like you again so that when tomorrow comes you’ll be boosted that you started and want to carry on.
Oh! and for those of you who have a ‘slip up’ and think “sod it, I’ve ruined it all, I’ll start again tomorrow“.
No! How’s waiting another half a day can make a difference? Carry straight on – don’t stop, don’t pass go, just keep on going — just like I did past the Christmas cards 🙂