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Stay On Top of Your ‘To-Do’ List

You may have all noticed that there was no newsletter in October – the first one we’ve missed in 18 months! As we approach Christmas, I always find that it’s so much harder to stay on top of my ‘to-do’ list. 

I don’t know about you, but in the festive season I seem to say yes to absolutely everything!! We see friends and family we wouldn’t normally see, say yes to brunches, wreath making and Christmas markets; and before you know it; all of our weekends are packed months in advance. Sadly, I have caught over-commitment-itis at Christmas time and a lot of the projects I want to get done, get put on the back burner. 

Recently, I was taught something that I think could help anyone in the same boat as me… certainly throughout the Christmas period and into the new year! Whilst there are many ways this could be interpreted, I challenge you all to use this to make things seem more manageable when wanting to start something new, or stick to a routine.


Pick a goal… we’ll use reading in this example but it can apply to anything, and figure out the following:

What is good way to achieve this goal? 

Reading 1 chapter every week 

What is a better way? 

Reading 3 chapters a week 

What is the absolute best way? 

Reading 1 chapter a day 

We usually can’t sustain our best all the time; but can for a week or two. Having a ‘better’ and a ‘good’ option, allows us to stay on track without burning ourselves out and trying to do too much all at once.

Even in a ‘good’ or ‘better’ phase, we are still achieving!! This ultimately makes us more positive as we don’t feel guilty for giving up. This principle can be applied to exercising, hobbies, dieting, DIY, work and so much more! 

We know our patients would love to get adjusted every week at best, like we try to do ourselves in clinic, but we know life can get in the way. We think achieving something good is checking in on our bodies once a month and that’s why we have our membership program to allow our patients to straighten things out, get a massage or work on our rehab once a month. Better is twice a month of course!

Emma James
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