The birds are singing, daffodils are bobbing their golden heads and the nights are drawing out. What better time could there be for making positive resolutions in your life?
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Do you love yourself? If not, why not? Lots of people talk about self-love while still giving themselves a hard time. Try to imagine that you are your own best friend. What compliments would you give yourself? What treats? What compassion and understanding? So stop judging yourself and expecting standards that are too high. Instead be gentle with yourself and see how much better you feel.
You may have started the year with a diet or fitness resolution that has already fallen by the wayside. Don’t despair! Pick on one or two small manageable changes that you can make. These could be giving up sugar in your tea, walking for 15 minutes a day, taking the stairs instead of the lift at work, etc. Once this has become a habit you may then feel inspired to make other small changes. By summer you’ll be feeling masses better.
You may think you don’t have time to do very much, but when you think how much time you spend watching telly or on the Net you may realise that actually you could spend half an hour per day making mosaics, painting, knitting or whatever appeals. A whole new world of achievement awaits you!
Change your look for the lighter season ahead. If your budget allows, you could visit a beautician for facials, manicures etc. But even if money is a problem, explore charity shop chic with new colours and styles. Seeing yourself in a new light will be a tonic.
Dreams may not come true easily or quickly, but make the affirmation that you will keep on nurturing them and taking steps towards them. Be clear about what you want, imagine it and feel it inside you, as if it were real. Each day take a small step in the right direction. With faith and persistence you really can change your life.
You really do not need to cope alone with any problems or burdens. Other people are usually only too pleased to help and feel enriched by doing so. Whenever things get too much, find a sympathetic ear or helping hand. Start with our Readers at the Circle, who are always on hand.
In the above we looked at gratitude, relaxation, tidiness, kindness, self-love, health, creativity, having a makeover, dreams and reaching for help. As you can see in Point 10 above, asking for support is such a positive step. So if the affirmations are hard to make and you feel down, comfort is just a call away so contact one of Readers and be set on your way to a vibrant and successful Spring.
PUBLISHED: 23 February 2017