Planning ahead for a positive 2012

January 09, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Christmas is over and the new year has begun! Many people are looking foward to what this year will bring and setting new years resolutions to improve themselves and their year. However this doesn’t mean this is all positive, there can be a lot of pressure to stick to our resolutions and they aren’t always good for us.

My Personal Best volunteer and Beat Young Ambassador, Jolene, says: ‘January can be a difficult month for people recovering from eating disorders. The magazines are usually criticising everybody's weight for being too thin or too fat and every media platform is obsessed with weight loss because it's quite a common New Years resolution. It's quite difficult to deal with having weight loss guidance thrown in your face everywhere you look no matter how hard you try to avoid it. Even in the supermarkets when you go for food shopping there'll be weight loss related stuff all over the place.’

It doesn’t have to be this way though, on the 16th January the Endangered Species team are holding an event near Westminster to throw out their calorie counting equipment, diet plans and magazines. Even if you can't make the event you could think about throwing out your calorie counting equipment or harmful magazines. ‘My Personal Best’ is also a great place to set yourself healthy targets for the new year and check out their positive quotes on the Twitter page @MyPersonal_Best, ‘It’s never too late to be who you might have been’ is my favourite!

So set yourself a positive and realistic challenge on our website today, and give yourself a boost of confidence to start off the year

Thank you to Danielle and Jolene for putting together this news story.



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