Happy New Year from me (Jacqui) and my dogs, Maisey & Lola

1st January 2022 - where are all the years going!!

I, for one, am relieved the Christmas/New Year season is all but done! It's time to put away the decorations and start the New Year feeling focused and refreshed.

I find that the New Year offers me the opportunity to make some positive changes in my life.

I have learned not to come up with a list of unachievable resolutions but to reflect on the previous year and identify things that have gone well and not so well. Then set two personal intentions, for example;

  • I will try new things more often

  • I will be more honest with myself and with others

Resolutions or intentions are not all about cutting out some things from our lives but adding to our lives.

I am feeling inspired today, and I will set myself a challenge to learn a new skill (for others, it could be a hobby), and I will not put pressure on myself by adding a time limit.

My challenge is that I have always envied people who have mastered breathing techniques and mindfulness (but I have never actually tried it). I am fully aware that Mindful meditation has many potential physical and psychological benefits for older adults, including better focus, enhanced calmness, less stress, and improved sleep. Research shows that mindfulness and meditation can reduce depression and pain and boost emotional well-being.

I will keep you posted on my progress.

Now, it's time for you to let me know what YOU are going to do to enhance your 2022?

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