It’s the middle of January and you may be feeling like it’s a long slog to some shorter days and lighter nights.
Whilst that’s the thought for many, I do like to take in my stride all the changing seasons.
I do enjoy the dark and sleepiness of the winter as much as I look forward to the sweaty long days of summer. It’s not like any of these things are unexpected or new to any of us.
The changing of the seasons I can cope with, it’s the changing of lockdown rules, business limitations and social visits that are more uncertain and variable. But even these I have managed to come to terms with over the last 10 months or so.
I had the pleasure to speak at a New Year event last Saturday called Ripple 2021. A 12 hour, online event with 22 speakers all with a 30 minute slot to talk about what they do, how they help their clients and to add some inspiration and motivation to an otherwise draggy start to a year.
I spoke about the benefits of outdoor exercise (an older blog post on this is here) and also how we need to meet our needs if we wish to remain healthy and resilient in 2021 and beyond.
This Saturday I am expanding on this realisation that when we meet our needs each and every day we are way more able to manage ourselves, but also support and give to those around us.
When we don’t meet these basic requirements each day we are going to feel unable to cope, out of control, moody, dissatisfied, looking for quick comforts in food, alcohol, tobacco, sugar, inactivity, over-exercising, Netflix, online spending, gambling etc. These are all signs that we’re not content, not filling our own cup first to feel OK.
A need is something that gets us to a place without hardship, pain or distress. It gets us to OK.
At my event on Saturday I will not only help you identify these triggers and subsequent behaviours, but help you to work out what the need is that’s driving it. Then show you how to identify your basic needs which, when met, will get you to OK so you can then look at the wants and desires that make a life enjoyable!
You can register for the event here on the Eventbrite link. The workshop will be on Zoom, starts at 10am on Saturday for 2 hours and it would be wonderful to have you along.
In other news this week we’ve made some exciting new changes to our membership for Fit Campers with effect from February. If you’re not a members of Fit Camp at the moment I’ll share that with you too very soon.
Finally this week I found an old picture of me at 4 years old and I wondered what bits of that 4 year old I’d kept over the last 46 years. Of course it’s about being outside. From mud pies at four to big skies at 50, it’s been a big part of my basic needs for many years.
What are you still doing that was a big part of your childhood?
FastTrack Fit Camp is an outdoor fitness business with the focus on improving people on the inside so they feel good on the outside. In 2019 FastTrack Fit Camp became a Social Enterprise and committed to distribute a minimum of 50% of profits back to community environmental projects each year with the goal of helping our local citizens feel good whilst being outside too.