Here’s to 2016, happy new year to all our patients

Happy new year! May 2016 be a good, prosperous, and healthy year for us all. The year has begun it seems without too much media hype of all the “things you need to do in 2016!” or maybe I’ve just missed it all, no bad thing. Life is too complex to take on board any more.

If you have set a plan, a resolution for 2016, great, but the getting started (normally combined with a burst of enthusiasm) is only the first part of the plan. Keeping it going is when the resolution truly begins to show benefits.

If improved health is one of your resolutions for 2016, to be fitter, healthier, stronger, or you have signed up for an organised run or cycle ride, then that can only be applauded. If you have been specific about what you’d like to achieve, then it may be easier to focus on and succeed in doing, in 2016.

Focusing on one area, for instance, increasing running, cycling or using that gym membership twice weekly rather than just weekly would seem less daunting than just “getting fitter or healthier!”

If you decide to focus on your diet, instead of saying “eating healthier” concentrate specifically one aspect of your diet: drinking more water during the day; reducing your reliance on coffee; stop eating chocolate or biscuits, would feel less daunting.

For me focusing on my health for 2016 has been simplified to one task: get more sleep!

Ensuring the body has adequate rest, should mean less stress, increased ability to concentrate and in general allow me to feel better, more motivated to do things.

I’m not sure I could make a simpler easier resolution that’ll improve my health, but I am definitely going to try hard with this particular resolution.

Happy new year to you all.

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