Tiny tweaks to health and happiness – the journey so far (part 2)

‘It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward’ – Proverb

When I started my blog, my aim was to demonstrate and share how tiny tweaks can make a big difference. I wanted to focus on the things which have helped me and those which I am still learning about. Every one of us is unique and we are all on our own personal journey but we can all learn and share with one another. I knew from past experience that trying to make a big change in one go was something that I found difficult or would procrastinate over. Making little changes every day meant that it was so much easier to put something into place, so I’d be far less likely to put if off or stop doing it and, over time, all those little changes made a big difference. The tiny tweaks method works for me on a whole range of things, from eating more plant based foods, to increasing my daily step count, to sleeping better.

Looking back on the journey so far, I think I am achieving what I set out to do and more! I’m loving planning, researching and writing posts and the topics I am writing about are expanding, along with my confidence!

Blogging (Photo by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA on Pexels.com)

Not so long ago, I would never have believed that I could say something which others want to read. To be at this point now, after only a year, is amazing. One of the things I love the most is to look at the world map on wordpress which shows the countries where my blog has been read – 54 so far! That’s one of the wonderful things about blogging. It doesn’t matter where we live or what time our blogs go out, we can all read, learn, laugh and cry with our fellow bloggers. We can turn on the translate option so we can read blogs written in a language different to our own. No matter where in the world we are, we experience many of the same things, we can relate to the emotions and feelings shared in others blogs, and we can also learn about different ways of life.

All over the world (Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com)

I’ve learnt such a lot over the last year or so and much of it has been from my fellow bloggers. Thank you guys – you’re all amazing! I can’t mention you all but, if I follow you, it’s because I love your blog! There are the bloggers who give hints and suggestions for improving my own blog which I am truly thankful for. The ones with lots of experience who give insights into the world of blogging that I am still learning about. The ones who offer the opportunity for a guest blog and those who reblog my posts – seriously I still can’t quite believe that someone thinks my blog is good enough to do that! The bloggers who write about the places I want to go to or the things I want to do. The ones who give advice about life and the ones who write uplifting quotes, stories and poetry. Then there are the ones who write from the heart about their experiences or their thoughts – you are the ones I love the most – your honesty and openness is amazing.

Learning about ourselves (Photo by MART PRODUCTION on Pexels.com)

‘Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom’ – Aristotle

Blogging has also helped me to learn more about myself. I’ve become more confident in my own abilities, more passionate in what I believe in and more accepting of myself. I’ve learnt more about things I had an interest in but had never fully explored until I decided to blog about them. Mindfulness for example has almost literally changed my life.

I hope that you are finding something every week that you can do, that tiny tweak which slowly but surely will increase our happiness and our health. If every day, we can say that we are a little better than we were the day before, then we are doing an amazing job! Keep going!

Until next time xx

If you enjoyed this post, please give it a like and let me know in the comments. I love hearing your thoughts. Have you tried any of the tiny tweaks? Have they become permanent habits in your life? Anything you’d like me to write about?

9 comments

  1. I agree, blogging does help with crystallizing your own point of view and gives that extra boost of confidence especially when others read and like your writing! Your tweaks are always helpful – I’m glad I found your blog!

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  2. I’m all about the baby steps, because before we even master those, how do we even expect ourselves to leap? Great insights here about improving your life little by little. Thanks for this, Cathy!

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    1. Thanks Stuart! Absolutely right and I genuinely believe that if we try to take a giant leap, we will almost certainly give up over time so baby steps is the way to go!

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