Ok, so if my goal was to post a blog once a month, I am totally on schedule. If it was to post once a week, I am a little behind.
So last year I signed up for Rachel Hollis’s #Last90days challenge, and I am back at it again this year. Long story really short it’s about going into the last quarter of the year focused and strong, working towards your goals. Much like one does at the beginning of a new year. Even though the challenge has started, it’s not too late to jump in. Just start where you are.
Part of the challenge is doing her “5 to Thrive.”
- Wake up an hour early every day and use this time for yourself
- Move your body every day for 30 minutes.
- Drink half of your body weight in oz of water
- Write down 10 things you are grateful for every day
- Give up one unhealthy food for 30 days, no cheats
I’ll confess, this year I am struggling to make all 5 of these happen each day. They sound simple, and they are, but for whatever reason, I am struggling some days with the exercise, other days with making my gratitude list and really struggling on getting up early.
One of the great things I learned from the challenge last year was that even if you don’t do everything perfectly every day, you shouldn’t throw in the towel on everything. Take 10 minutes, reset and keep going. So even though I am not getting everything done, I am getting a lot done, and I am going to keep trying.
For me, it’s about creating good habits (going to bed early) and dropping bad habits (watching too much TV). If I can get into a routine and find what works best for me, I know this will start to happen more naturally. A piece of advice I gave my best friend was to change her objective, I think maybe by changing or shifting what you are trying to accomplish two things will happen.
- You will look at the obstacle or challenge from a different perspective and possibly find a new solution.
- In changing your goal or objective, you might accomplish your original goal unintentionally and possibly in a more natural way, rather than trying to force it.
Anyway, I hope you have a great week. This week, I am going to get my Instagram account up and running.