OK 2017 – now that I’ve had the first day (Jan 1) off, recovering from New Years Eve – now that it’s January 2, its time to hit the ground running, and GET INTO IT!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE a Challenge…I’m a very goal/results-orientated person, if I have challenged myself to a set goal, I will do whatever it takes to get there!
I also love doing those ’30-day/monthly’ Challenges, whereas each day you have a mini-goal to achieve – and by the end of the month it (hopefully) has formed into a good/positive habit that becomes a part of your daily life/selfcare.
I’m starting off January 2017 by doing a couple of challenges:
1) Decluttering guru Peter Walsh’s “31 Days to get Organised” challenge. This has become part of my new year tradition, I think this is my 4th/5th one now – its now become more of a ‘springclean/refresh my home’ than a declutter – as I no longer have much ‘clutter’ to get rid of – and if I do, I find it so much easier to ‘let go’ of it now! Deeper housework/springcleaning is also exercise..so its a win-win for me!
2) A health/selfcare site I follow is starting Monthly selfcare challenges for 2017 – the first being ‘January – Journalling’
Towards the end of last year, I also brought myself a little mini-diary – every day, I started writing down any little ‘selfcare’ actions I took “sat outside with cuppa” “ate vegies for dinner” “do my stretches” “time out to read” etc – any little action I take during the day which is good for my personal selfcare. I normally do these anyway – but its when ‘times are tougher’ that I find my selfcare goes out the window – this little pink diary keeps me accountable – its my daily challenge, to fill in at least one entry every day, into that diary. What I’ve found now, a couple of months since starting this is – I HAVE to fill in that diary every day now, its my little ‘guilt factor’ sitting there on my dining table, daring me to do something ‘selfcare’ related, so I can fill in the little book!
It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit – these monthly challenges are a great way to form new positive habits for yourself!
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE….when you set yourself challenges/goals to achieve!