ONE goal – you’ve got this!

Do you start your New Year like me with the whole ‘New Year, New Me’ mindset only to find end of January you have given up on pretty much everything you aimed to achieve?

Why do we do this to ourselves? All it serves is the purpose of us ending month one deflated and fed up!

I look around me at all the people around me who I consider to be the go-getters, the people who seem to have all their ducks in a row, the goal achievers; I look to find out more of what they do to get out there and achieve. If you ask them, as I have, they will more than likely reel off a list of things that all seem perfectly achievable and easy to implement, which in an all or nothing approach to life I will attempt to do both instantly and simultaneously! The result is, of course, I set myself up to fail because I start too many plates spinning all at the same time. It get overwhelming, plates start dropping and just like that Boom back to the start again.

Time to stop the madness and change. Time to start with ONE!

I have a list of things I would like change in my life going forward, many of which are probably similar to other people, maybe even to you who is reading…I made a list (I like a list!):

Loose weight
Get more exercise
Practice gratitude
Start my day with affirmations
Be more organised
Pass my exams
Qualify for my new career
Get organised
Read more
Get new project off the ground…it goes on but you get the idea!

The end goals always remain the same in my life but this time I’m altering the plan to one which I think is going to work.

Focus on ONE. Your dreams are not unachievable, you can totally do everything you imagine, you just need a little help to take it forward in bite-sized portions; obviously small ones if it’s to loose weight like me!

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We don’t run a marathon by deciding to go out and just start running and that that day you are going for the full circuit, we need to train, build up, prepare, one day at a time.

It takes 28 days to create a habit, 90 days to create a new lifestyle.

One day at a time, take an item on your list and give it a go, by the end of the month you can be on a fantastic new journey to the new you…one which YOU CAN ACHIEVE.

Celebrate the small things, every day, every step you are ONE step closer to your goal and that my friend is something to get very excited about…just like that ONE step at a time!


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Mia is a busy mum with four children, a crazy bull dog and two rabbits. She works within the family business and is currently studying to help with a new venture.

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Time for a Winter Habit Over-Haul

This year has presented new challenges for us all to deal with. We have faced the reality of finding new routines, new ways of working as well as adapting to periods of isolation.

Adding shorter days, and the cool, wet weather that winter brings can make it hard to find motivation.

The importance of our daily habits

Since I am Canadian and have been unable to visit my family and friends in Canada like I would
normally do a couple of times a year, I have made 2020 a year of learning and growth for me. Each day I spend time reading a book or listening to a podcast by inspiring authors. This has been invaluable in keeping me motivated through this unprecedented time.

What thoughts do you have on a regular basis? What activities and habits do you incorporate into your daily life?

Our future success is determined by our daily habits. Building good habits is one of the key ways to improve your life and our daily actions and thoughts are indicators of our future success.

Evaluate Your Habits

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A key shift for me in 2020 has been to shift my mindset to focus only on those things that I can control. Regardless of what is going on around me, I try to focus on the positive things and be grateful for what I have and experience.

What do you daily to enhance your life? When you consider your daily habits, which ones gear your day up to be positive, make you feel good and set you up for success?

Building good habits is vital to our overall health and happiness. As you evaluate your habits, consider which ones are holding you back. It is important to break the bad habits to free us to move forward in our lives.

Plan for Self-Care

A key element for me is to carve out time each day for fresh air and exercise. I have seen some incredible places near my home (learn to love where you live!) and shared some incredible miles
with encouraging and supportive friends through 2020. I now wake up earlier each day to give myself a chance to journal or read before the business of my normal schedule begins.

Set yourself up for success every day. Make time for self-care and remember that self-care is not self-indulgence. It is committing to yourself first to become your best every day. The simpler your
daily plan, the more likely it is that you will follow it. Each day, commit to incorporating 1 new positive practice in to your schedule.

Ideas for Healthy Habits

*Commit to drinking more water

*Commit to getting movement in each day (don’t worry about fitting in long or strenuous workouts, just find time each day to move your body!)

*Commit to reading a book. Bonus if you can determine one aspect of your life you would like to focus on and find an expert who has published a book in the area.

*Commit to waking up 10 minutes earlier to start your day with intention!

*Plan your meals. Eat as many real foods as you can while eliminating processed foods.


*Be grateful. Express Gratitude. Give thanks.

‘Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your hours so you create your years’ – Robin Sharma

Janice is Canadian, currently living in Walderslade and is a health and wellness coach