I started a couple of 30-day challenges last week to help me stay focused, get organized and reach some of my goals that I have for myself for 2023.
I have had a busy 8 months, and a few things have gotten away from me, so I thought let's implement some of the things that I need to get done and track my progress so I don't forget my path and to help remind me of what I need to focus on. If you are anything like me, if it isn't in front of me as a reminder, I will forget to do it and will slip back into my routine.
So, my two 30-Day Challenges are:
1 - Do weight training every day. I have been really good at making sure I am walking every day, moving as much as possible and eating healthy. What I need to incorporate is weight training.
2 - Organize my home. Organize a drawer, a cabinet or a rack from a closet every day, as I have been in my new home for 3 years now and it is time to de-clutter, get donations ready and get re-organized!
30-Day Challenges are great, even if it is you doing it on your own and not through an organized challenge; that said, it can be a good idea to share with loved ones what you are up to, for support and encouragement, if you need it.
If you are looking for some change, or feeling in a rut or perhaps just not making progress toward a goal, a 30-day challenge just might be the thing for you.
Whether it is a fitness challenge, an organizational challenge, creative challenge or a habit-building challenge, committing to a 30-day period of focused effort can be a game changer! A 30-day challenge can lead to personal growth, self-discovery and overall achievement for accomplishing a goal.
Build New Habits: One of the most compelling reasons to take on a 30-day challenge is the opportunity to build new habits! There are many theories on how long it takes to establish a new habit, but typically "they" say it takes about 21 to 30 days. By committing to a challenge for 30 days, gives you the time and structure needed to creative positive and hopefully lasting changes in your life!
Boost Self-Discipline: Self-discipline is key when trying to create new habits. By sticking with a 30-day commitment with yourself you are essentially telling yourself that you are doing something and sticking to it no matter what! I think this is the foundation to creating your non-negotiables. This 30-day self-discipline challenge can help you accomplish bigger and more challenging goals. It also helps you break down a big goal to smaller focused goals that may be easier to accomplish.
Break the Comfort Zone: We often get stuck in doing the same old same old and unless we have a plan, do it, and track it, we may find ourselves never really growing or trying something new and can easily maintain the status quo.
Create a Sense of Achievement: Let's face it! It feels really good when you commit to something and see positive change. It is incredibly rewarding. Sticking to something, like a 30-day challenge, can boost your confidence and self-esteem. These small wins serve as building blocks for tackling larger goals and can be the foundation for your bigger goals.
In a world and a profession where we are go-go-go, it is good to step back, breathe and plan something that perhaps has been in the back of your mind to do, or a fear that you want to overcome, or a new skill to learn, or something creative you would like to try, or simply to get organized. The 30-day challenge is something that can help you break free from the day-to-day.
If you would like the 30-Day Challenge Worksheet to print and use please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have two of these printed at this time and have been making sure that each day I have a check-box marked off for the day. It is very motivating and I hope you find it helpful.
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Thank you for your support and for reading!
Have a great week!
Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH ~ President