Brave New You

Motivational Monthly

You peel open your eyes on the morning of 1 January; a jackhammer drilling through your right eye and two extra tyres around your belly. What just happened? Surely you didn’t drink and eat that much? Denial draws a veil of forgetfulness and hope is reinstated. It’s a New Year. Fresh start. 2017 is going to be different. Best foot forward and all that. No more booze, no food. Bring on the marathon!

Realism steps aside as you compose the list of unachievable tasks to change your life forever. Okay, write that list if you must. Get it out the way. It will make you feel better until the hangover passes and you reach for another glass of Dutch courage. The year ahead seems like a very long and bumpy road.

Now, tear up that list of unreasonable resolutions

For more you can read the rest of my article in this month’s Psychologies Magazine online



Lou is an artist, author, filmmaker & creative life coach. Her gift book of inspirational illustrations ‘Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless’ is published by Orion Spring and is in all major bookshops and available on Amazon. And here’s something for all you BRAVE NEW GUYS out there!

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This month I am doing Dry January in support of my partner Paul Lang who is running for Amnesty International in the London Marathon 2017. If you would like to sponsor him in aid of global Human Rights please go to his Just Giving site.