felix-russell-saw-236041-unsplashThis is such a wonderful time of year, but it can also bring a lot of stress, worry and very little time for yourself.  Hopefully you now find yourself in the lull between the festivities and the end of the year, with time to catch your breath and have a bit of a self-review.

We’ve had quite a few weeks now to consider a lot about our time, how we prioritise it, how we enrich it, how we make simple changes to take back control and make more ‘minutes for me’. Continue reading



Have you given much more thought to determining your hopes for 2018? Are your goals specific enough?

Have targets to define your goals

You can’t just write ‘get fit’ or ‘get healthy’, you have got to have a specific target, imagine that you are writing to a long-distance friend or relative about what a great year you have had.  You wouldn’t bother writing ‘I really improved my fitness’, but you could write ‘I ran my first 5k/10k/half marathon…’ or ‘I competed in my first time trials in X’.  Instead of saying you got healthy – how are you going to measure your health?  I actually don’t know the answer to this one (weight is too oversimplified)!  Maybe you can switch eventually to 50% organic or trial different diets (vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan) and write about that.  In short, have targets to define your goals. Continue reading

Take back control


How is your diary looking for the forthcoming months? I’m assuming very busy – at least for the month of December.  If you were conducting an objective review of said diary, how many appointments or events involve your favourite people or the things that you love?

How much time is scheduled to help you achieve one of those goals/dreams you’ve considered. I’m guessing if you are like me, you’ll have plenty of ‘because I really ought to’s and not so much of the things that really matter to you.  Continue reading