Beating Lockdown Blues – Action

Let’s get outside. We have great weather, it's a matter of getting up and out and dressing appropriately for our climate! The Spring colours are nothing less than spectacular, look at the sky. View the trees and BREATH. Let s try each day to be kind to others, nothing makes us feel as good as when we can be of benefit to others, we can gain even more for ourselves by giving or even a simple smile to the people we encounter on our route.

Volumes have been written about dreaming big, but I think a much more important factor here is action.  As the saying goes “an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory”.  Action is not of course everybody’s favourite topic. This is because it involves work! It involves pushing ourselves beyond our “comfort zone” and often just because “the couch is too comfortable” in those past winter months in particular! Often times we procrastinate until the consequences of our in-action forces a reaction, (e.g. health problem due to lack of exercise). So without waiting for a reaction or a setback to jolt us out of our comfort zones let us begin now before the second quarter of 2021 is out.  The onset of Spring with an extra hour of brightness in the evenings. If we don’t clearly outline our goal/s it will be impossible for us to plan any action. So begin by identifying those one or two strong goals and write them down. Next step is to write down the very first action you must take to get started. If you do not write all of this down all your best intentions will get lost in the barrage of everyday activities.

If it’s weight loss, there is a lot of support around via T.V and your area groups etc. However, if it is giving up smoking or gaining basic computer knowledge or learning the guitar, take that first step before the end of this week. Nothing major, even an enquiry re most suitable course for you, price and time.  In these current times, you can join your course of choice from any part of the country without even having to move from your home.  

Second step decide how you will factor the time into your day.

Thirdly, consider how you will manage your finances in order to pay for this course or new activity. During COVID 19 remember there are many free training courses ranging from Social Science to learning guitar to Mindfulness via Zoom links. Remember you will always manage a way, provided your reason for taking up said activity is strong and clear enough.

The importance of deadlines cannot be stressed enough.

A goal is a dream with a deadline” – Napoleon Hill

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