What to do when things don’t go to plan - Tara Hammett

What to do when things don’t go to plan

We all get those days.

Make a plan in our minds of what we're gonna do then something crops up and it's all out the window.

Yesterday Danny had his big injections (I think there were more tears from me than our brave boy). Today he's ok, but he wants to be cwtched* and cuddled the whole time.

So this means all my plans are going to be put on hold.

Work can wait
Chores can wait and I'm going to make the most of it.

He's such a little wriggler, he normally wont stay still long enough so today I'm going to love those hugs as much as he is...One day when he's bigger I'll wish for these days so I'm making the most of it


Being flexible and adapting is something we all have to do.

  • You may plan doing a quick workout, but wake up feeling unwell or just plain un-motivated
  • You may plan eating healthy, but cake turns up in work and ends up in your mouth
  • You may plan quality time with friends, but something crops up and you can't make it

This is where you have to accept what is and adjust.

There's no point arguing with reality as you'll lose every time.

If you don't get your workout in one day, you can do it later or another time. It's ok to miss some. The main thing is to make it something regular in your lifestyle, even if it's just a little walk in the fresh air.

If you don't eat your meals to plan one day, it doesn't mean you've got to screw up the rest of the week and wait until Monday to start again. You're only ever 1 meal away from being back on track again.

If you have cake after lunch, have a lighter Dinner
be more disciplined the next day and make better choices.

Practicing habits like this are what will help you get the results you want.

In life we'll always need to be flexible and adaptable and if you want to be healthier, lose weight, feel happier we have to accept that things will never be perfect, we can only do the best we can.

So for me today I'm going to be even more mindful of how I use my time.

I'll still have plenty of time to get things done....I just need to make sure I don't waste it consuming pointless stuff on social media and give all my focus to what is more important.

What is more important to you?

Keep that in your mind however your day turns out.

*Cwtch is a welsh version of a hug/cuddle



  • February 21, 2018