Make Ever Lasting Change

by Lia Halsall on February 4, 2013 · 4 comments

Make Ever Lasting Change

Recently I read a great post written by Jess Ainscough AKA The Wellness Warrior and it got me thinking about myself, my life. I need to make ever lasting change if I want longevity. Especially after my breast cancer diagnosis. Nothing in life ever worth having came easy, and nor will this but I know in my heart of hearts nothing’s impossible just as long as I don’t give up.

There’s always room for change in our lives, especially positive. So some of the things I’ll be working towards changing are:

1. Finding My Life Balance

I’ve always been about my career because anyone that knows me knows how much I love my Air Force. But things are different now because they have to be. For me it’s all about finding that balance. I have to ensure I do the things I need to do to look after myself and then and only then can I indulge in the things I want to do. Easier said than done I know, but it’s totally necessary as far as my health’s concerned.

2. Make Ever Lasting Change

I know what it is I need to do, so now I just have to do it. For me it’s about breaking old habits and creating new habits. There’s a number of different areas that need improving so it’s not an overnight change by any means. This is a work-in-progress type of everlasting change and one I’m going to get professional help with, starting today.

3. iFree Weekends

My family is important to me and I want to be there for my husband like he has been for me these past seventeen years. So to do that, I’ve decided that once he comes home from work at the end of the week I’m dedicating my time to him and us. What does that mean, it means my new iFree Weekends. In other words not using my iPhone, iPad & iMac other than to make or take necessary phone calls, messages or photos. I know this one will be by far the most challenging change but a worthwhile one once I break the old habit. Plus the time away from technology will also do my health the world of good.

So to make ever lasting change we all have to start somewhere, and I start today.

4 comments… read them below or add one

Laynie February 4, 2013 at 11:41

Going iFree is the BIG challenge for me. Working on it slowly but surely. Since the husband died 11years ago I’ve been on a mission to create life balance. Now that balance is working when I have to (the beauty of being self employed), training daily, and making time to be social. Part of my regular routine includes walking/running on the lake foreshore or the beach. That’s why I live in the location that I do. Not convenient to family, not convenient for work, but it’s the perfect ingredient to reconnect me with the important things of life. Love your spirit Lia. You inspire me <3

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Lia Halsall February 4, 2013 at 12:12

You and me both, with my career of moving around the country social media is how I communicate with all my family and friends. But at our age, it’s time for us to prioritise what’s really important and that’s what matters most Laynie. We’re warriors you and I and we’ll never stop trying for a better life for ourselves. xxx

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Magda February 4, 2013 at 13:26

Yep I agree with this. I find myself a slave to FB but at least I refuse to get caught up in Twitter, Instagram etc etc. I cant afford to lose any more time from my life. Everlasting change can be such a challenge. I had a great January but when a couple of things went haywire and the stress levels crept up, I found myself back at the familiar (bad) old habits. Oh well onwards and upwards is the only way.

xx m

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Lia Halsall February 4, 2013 at 18:48

And these are the very reasons why I need to make the changes Magda. For me it’s all about finding the right balance and then maintaining it.

xxx

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