It’s not unexpected to feel ready for a break and reflection at this time of year.
I feel that way and, as a tradition, in my opinion, it is a pretty healthy one to take so as to recuperate, relax and look back on the year that has passed.
Even this one.
2020 has certainly been a challenge and, particularly in my field of fitness and training, the past year has been one of navigating as best as possible an apparently constantly changing situation and the associated concerns that have characterised the previous 12 months. It has been, to put it mildly, a difficult year and one which I, like many others, will be glad to see the back of.
So, having encouraged an active, energised and engaged fitness lifestyle over the 12 months, I now advise everyone to do what I will be doing during this Christmas holiday, which is to relax, sit back, enjoy the company of loved ones, and take time out from 2020.
Having regular opportunities to rest the body and mind is good for the spirit and allows time to plan for the future. It is part of a balanced exercise programme and avoids such training turning into a tedious treadmill of constant working out and associated healthy eating.
Which in turn also deadens optimism and hope for the time that lies ahead.
And hope is something that we could all do with right now!
So, Happy Christmas and let’s make the best of 2021, whatever challenges it brings.