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Topping Pancake Tuesday

It’s Pancake Tuesday next week and it’s really feeling like spring.

pancakeSo what does it mean? Apart from pancakes? Always with a failed first attempt if you make your own. Are you a traditonal sugar and lemon topper, or nutella, nuts, bananas and whatever you’re having yourself topper?

Does it need to mean anything?

Beginning of Lent

Shrove/Pancake Tuesday is essentially in the calendar because the period of Lent starts Wednesday.

Lent is still a big event on the Irish calendar, whether you’re religious or not, and it’s the run up to Easter.

Traditionally, Lent is about giving up stuff, or trying to make some sort of positive change. So, how do you top that? (Geddit? Running with the topping theme)

Setting new personal goals

Well, as they say, today, every day, is the first day of the rest of your life, so there is also time for a do-over.

Did you set New Year’s resolutions? How are they working for you? For this period, maybe check in on how they’re going.

There’s always time at any stage of the year to set some new goals, hopefully boosting your mood and self-esteem in the process. Bargain.

In good company

Getting family or friends involved can give you that extra little push whatever your goals are. Making lifestyle changes on your own are great, but a bit of support will help.

Making a new habit with a friend means you can help motivate each other. If there’s no one around you who is interested try to see groups online that can provide you with support

Embrace failure

Slip ups here and there when trying to change a habit are always a possibility. In each case, remember that this is part of the process.

Honestly! Find out more about the stages to achieving change.

Pancake Tuesday, along with pancakes with any topping, can signify an excellent starting point for a new you, and of course bring about a state of positive mental health.

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