Welcome to the end of the first full week of the New Year.
It may feel like it’s a slow start for some of you whilst others are wondering where their longed for holidays have gone.
A week ago tomorrow I hosted our annual Healthiest Year Yet event at Hilton St Anne’s in Wokingham.
It was a fabulous afternoon with some lovely feedback, inspired participants and a decision from me to ask our audience to listen to their intuition this time.
I deliberately removed a section from the event that encourages others to share what they’ve achieved this year. This isn’t because I don’t think it’s nice to hear these stories, but this time I wanted our guests to be inspired by themselves, for themselves for a change they wanted to make.
I think it’s so easy, especially at this time of year to compare ourselves to others who are doing well. We can get swayed into thinking that we should be doing that too. When this happens our true reasons for wanting to change aren’t in place and at the next obstacle or blip we are likely to fall by the wayside forgetting why we started at all.
I asked our audience to listen to their inner voice, the one that speaks first before you get chance to jump in. I asked them to trust what they heard first as being the right answer and do something with that.
It makes the changes easier to accept, to add into an already busy routine and they also tend to be smaller, simple things.
So when I asked them to make a note of what one thing there were going to do this year to improve their exercise, it won’t come as a surprise to you to hear that no one wrote ‘run a marathon’. But people did write down to walk more each day, drive less, only allow 3 days between workouts…
It was the same for food and nutrition, when I asked what one thing are you going to do this year that will improve your diet and nutrition, most people wrote things like drink more water, eat vegetables each day and have a meat free day a week.
Simple, easy to add in to-dos that don’t take too much thinking or prepping or time out. Intuitively we know what we need and what we’re capable of. After all we’re not going to be able to run a marathon if we can’t find time to walk more or drive less or eat better.
I’ve been using my own witchy-intuitive powers this week too.
I decided a while ago that if I thought of someone out of the blue, I’d send them a message. I’ve been correct more times than I care to remember that they were in need of some sort of contact somehow.
I’ve spoken at networking events this week and gone completely off course because that’s what I felt I needed to do in that moment and, the feedback has validated it.
And I’ve looked at areas of my health that need tweaking or enhancing and asked myself what I need to do to get it back on track. As it was with Saturday’s peeps and as it would be with you, it’s always small, simple and doable (even if it’s not entirely what you want to do, you know you need to).
My FWH challenge for you this week is to take a quiet moment and think of one thing that’s been niggling you for a while. When you’ve got it, ask yourself the question ‘what one thing, if I did it, would have the biggest impact on this challenge?’ and then see what your brain spits out.
That’s the thing.
Do the thing.
Embrace the thing.
Have a great week and, should you feel like sharing, please let me know.