Getting started is everything

How often do you find yourself putting off a job you really need to do?

A task that might be making you feel bad – perhaps it’s boring, too difficult or you’re just worried about failing?

It’s called procrastination of course and it’s going to be the main focus of wellbeing guru Rosalyn Palmer‘s chat when she joins June in the studio for this weekend’s Girls Around Town.

Research shows that once the first step is made towards a task, following through becomes easier – that once you get started, you’re typically able to keep going and in fact getting started is everything.

Ros will be live on air in the second hour of the show, explaining why it’s so tempting to put off what you should be doing and instead spend your time lounging on the sofa, browsing around on social media feeds or YouTube…

Where apparently the current fad for watching online cat videos is currently attracting billions of views!

She’ll be describing some of the effects of procrastination on both physical and mental health and how not putting off till tomorrow the things you should be doing today can help avoid those problems before she turns her attention to something coming back to Lincolnshire next month.

The second Boston Book Festival takes place on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September in various venues across the town and Ros, a successful author herself, will be back to take part in some of the many events.

You’ll find full details of the festival programme here, together with information on how to book tickets for the events you want to enjoy.

But in the meantime, make sure you Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend, on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am to hear what Ros has to say about her own involvement in the event…

And of course to get that all-important information on how overcoming procrastination could have a major positive impact on your life!

Another chance to catch up with Carolyn

No guest in the studio with June this weekend but if you missed last Sunday’s show, here’s a chance to catch up with what Newark MENCAP‘s Carolyn Brocklebank had to say.

You’ll find their full chat below, as they talked about the work Carolyn and her colleagues do at THE AVENUE on Hatton Gardens, their plans to move to new premises at the Community Centre on Baldertongate in just a few weeks’ time and some of the events and activities their members enjoy on a regular basis.

If you want to find out more about the group, either for yourself or on behalf of a friend or family member, there are various ways to get in touch…

  • By phone to 01636 707593
  • On Facebook by following this link
  • By email to dianenewarkmencap@gmail.com

And if you’d like to donate towards that trip to TWINLAKES they’re planning to take soon, you’ll find details of how to do so towards the end of their chat – as Carolyn says, every little helps and they can’t wait to enjoy their first day out together after such a long break.

And finally, here’s a copy of that poem she mentioned that earned them a letter from the Queen!

Five Fs for joy

There was no Girls Around Town last Sunday morning of course but don’t worry – June‘s back behind the mic from 10am till 12 noon this weekend…

And on the other side of the desk in the second hour of the show, wellbeing guru Rosalyn Palmer will be back too, with her top tips on how to check whether you’re living a whole and balanced life.

Her advice on how to do just that, shared in a recent article online, is to think about the fingers of one hand. Five fingers of course, so you always need 5Fs for joy – although, as you’ll discover when you’re listening in, there’s a sixth one added to the list as well!

Take a little time every day to tick the foundational five categories off easily with each finger, asking yourself as you do

  • What will I do today to build my FAITH in myself or something beyond me?
  • What actions will I take to be FIT in body and mind, even for 10 minutes?
  • How can I connect with my FAMILY OR FRIENDS today?
  • How can I allow the FLOW of energy that is money and reward to flow to me?
  • How can I have FUN today?

If you’re too busy to Put On Your Sunday Best this week, you’ll find Ros’s full article at Brainz Magazine here.

But better yet, make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am

When she’ll be sharing not only those five top tips but that sixth one too!