May 2015 archive

You’re a Human Being…Not a Human Doing!

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I read this quote during the week and it really struck a chord with me. I’m the type of person who is always busy because I feel that doing nothing is a waste of time and unproductive. I always have a to-do list…and very rarely seem to get to the end of it. Part of the reason for this is because we are trained nowadays to see business as a necessary prerequisite for success. We hear ‘The harder you work the luckier you get’ or ‘Life rewards action’ so taking it easy almost seems like an excuse for just being lazy. Plus the fact that we are continuously connected to technology hasn’t helped – it’s almost impossible to switch off while surrounded by constant updates and alerts. But it’s also become so normal that we can’t even see how little time we get to just ‘be’. I’m gradually coming to this realisation, but I have to consciously make an effort to do nothing – and it still feels a little uncomfortable! Like anything though compulsive business is just a habit that is developed and habits can be broken – with a bit of effort. (more…)

It’s not always A or B…learn to see the C!

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I think a major obstacle for people in improving their health, is the all or nothing attitude, that causes us to give up or prevents us even starting. We feel that in order to be healthier or happier we must do x y or z and if we can’t manage to do those things, then we have failed. A key factor in long-term health though is flexibility – if you intend to make something a part of your daily life, then you have to find ways to make it work in your daily life – in other words you have to embrace the c!

Here’s just three examples of how ‘seeing the C’ can help you keep your health goals on track!