It’s so tempting to fall into the same routine week in week out without setting yourself challenges or goals. This can often make us feel underwhelmed and unmotivated to push ourselves to success.
Try writing yourself a short list of things you’d like to achieve by the end of the week. It’ll give you objectives and purpose and so by the time it reaches Friday, you’ll be able to look back and celebrate how much you’ve done.
Throughout medical school and GP training we had reflection drilled into our curriculum. As a practicing doctor I can see how important this is. By being able to take a situation and analyse what was done well and not so well allows for continual self-development and learning. It allows us to remain humble but at the same time gain knowledge and skills.
It’s something that I do on a daily basis and if it’s not something you’ve tried before, I encourage you to give it a go and let me know how you do.
Our French peers coined the term back in the 17th century to express the joy of life, from the seemingly mundane acts of eating breakfast to having a conversation with a companion.
Fast forward into the 21st century and how many of us feel the joy of having a good conversation with a friend? We are often so overwhelmed by the negativity that surrounds us, our thoughts are clouded to the extent that we are not able to appreciate the small things in life.
Very often we let the fear of the unknown stands in our way of trying something new.
This was the first time I’ve got on a horse, partly due to fear of the height, but once I overcame that fear, it was a truly beautiful and magical experience. Something that I would definitely do again.
So whether you’ve been putting off writing a novel, taking a photography course or becoming a Masterchef, don’t let fear step in your way.