Prioritise Your Wellbeing

And so a New Year and a new decade begins..

For many people, the memory of the festivities of Christmas and the resolutions made on New Year’s Eve are already beginning to fade. If you feel the motivation behind your resolutions is decreasing, I hope you’ll hold on to just one goal this year.. to prioritise your wellbeing.

I know I’m not alone in leading a busy life, balancing the demands of work and family. Finding time to look after myself can be not only a challenge in itself but also one at times tinged with guilt.

I’m determined to blast through these feelings this year and to make looking after myself a top priority rather than one squeezed in between everything else.

So far, this has led me to get back into regular exercise, to set time aside for meditation and mindfulness, to learn french, and time simply to relax and be. I’ve got speakers set up so I can listen to more of my favourite music and audible books around the house and am enjoying some quiet time last thing at night and/or first thing in the morning writing in my journal.

This year, I’ll be continuing with the monthly Fresh Air Friday walks and talks which I find extremely nurturing and I’ve started (or rather, re-started) weekly Lotte Berk classes with the fabulous Jenifer Klepfer.

I’ve also booked myself in for the monthly Full Moon Women’s Gatherings with Diana Dolton and a rather special Sound Bath with Heather Parker at the awesome Salt Lounge in Basingstoke.

What have you decided to choose for yourself, going forward?

Many good intentions wear themselves out fast. We can help them last longer by being aware of our core motivation, particularly if we’re trying to move towards something, rather than away from something.

Take a moment to check in with yourself. Are you driven by something you want to see in the future or by something you want to get away from?

If it’s the latter, then you might like to take some time and connect with what you really want for yourself, your life, your family, the world, and choose again.

For me, the choice is simply to move towards a happier, healthier version of myself. And because (to quote from those rather annoying L’oreal adverts).. I’m worth it!

I hope you feel the same. And I also hope you’ll find this website a source of inspiration and information to help you discover your wellbeing.

I wish you a fantastic 2020 with lots of love, laughter and light.

Claire Bushell

Director of The Wellbeing Centre for almost 7 years, Claire Bushell is passionate about helping people live healthy, happy lives by improving & maintaining their wellbeing. She runs a local network & support group for local therapists and is continuing to develop this site with the aim to provide a one-stop shop for all that's good for you in the local area.

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