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Mamuna’s 12 Step Guide – A New Year, New You

January 2021,-Step 1 of 12 month programme

New Year, New You!

Before you resolve to change your job, relationship, shape and size in one giant sized gulp, bear in mind that one in ten New Year’s resolution will have been broken by the 4 of January and almost half won’t make it into February!

New Year is the time when we all make resolutions, ranging from losing weight, stopping bad habits, or simply changing our lifestyle, promising ourselves that we will take more time on looking after ourselves, in the year to come.

For some people the dilemma of being overweight or getting rid of unhealthy lifestyle choices, starts first in the mind; It is all psychological and once the mind is healthy, the body will automatically follow.

Mentally, Aromatherapy can help you to fight stress and lift your mood. The connection between smell and emotion are thought to be extremely close. Taking a deep breath of pleasant smells triggers positive reactions in the brain, resulting in a sense of wellbeing and goodness.

The same theory holds well when it comes to unhealthy lifestyle choices; the more you feel good and healthy, the more care you will take with your physical, mental and emotional well-being. A regular Aromatherapy session can certainly help you to achieve a sense of well-being and relaxation.

Aromatherapy has proven to be particularly useful. This natural way of treating your body has no side effect at all as compared to other treatments. Essential oils used are not only sweet smelling but have also the capacity to make all the difference.

To make sure your new regime goes to plan in 2021 as you mean to go on - I'll be with you every step, stretch and skip of the way...

Each month during 2021, I will be offering a 12 step programme in a few easy and manageable steps. So let’s begin and start with this month!

Step 1 - Assess your Life

Think about what you want to achieve over the coming year and figure out ways to do it. Look into Self Help courses, find helpful people and make a to-do list.

Coax yourself into healthy eating by cutting back on rich heavy food and alcohol. Shift your diet to warming wholesome meals and energy boosting lean meat and fish with plenty of fruit, veg , nuts and seeds. You may be on a blitz diet, make sure you continue to add as much nutrients as possible (seek the advice of your dietician),

Ditch: The quick fix diets- truly, it’s the wrong time of year.

Take up: Pilates or Yoga

Pat yourself on the Back for: Taking a multi-vitamin/supplement – these should be part of your daily routine following surgery anyway

Complementary Therapy: Indulge in an Aromatherapy bath, and submerge your senses to a blissful haven of relaxation.

Article by Mamuna Arshad

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