Challenge Yourself

Last week, I read Sarah Kathleen Peck’s post Come streak with me: a challenge. I love a challenge, so I decided after reading the post to accept the challenge of doing something for 38 consecutive days.

Why 38 days? Sarah got the idea from an article on Runner’s World. That piece is about running a mile a day or something crazy like that. (For the record, I only run when someone is chasing me.) The challenge goes from Memorial Day observed May 28 thru July which happens to be 38 days.

I am committing to do two things, anymore and nothing will get done.

1.) Yoga–I’ve really been slacking on this. I used to go to the gym and take a class once a week but the issue for me is the class is at 7 PM which means I go home after work to change and when I get in my house it’s difficult to get me back out. BUT I have four yoga DVDs and the practices are about 20-27 mins each. I can find that much time to relax my body.

2.) Reaching out to someone in my network. When I originally posted my comment I was going to connect with someone new but after thinking, I need to reconnect with my current network and get to know them better before adding more people.

So far, I’ve really impressed myself. The third day of the challenge I reached out to five people to have coffee with. I’m really proud of myself. And I have been doing yoga every day for a week now. If I can’t get to it in the morning, I do it before I go to bed.  

And now it’’s your turn, this is as good as time as any to start on your new habit or project you have been procrastinating on. What the heck are you waiting for? Decide what you will do from now to July 4 and claim it, either on the blog or you can reply to this email. I’ve told you what I’m doing so you can hold me accountable. Who are you going to tell to hold you accountable?

Your stellar assignment

  • Decide what habit you want to break or create over the next 29 days. Or new project you want to complete, such as arrange an apartment, write a book, start a business, dating, working out, eating healthy, going out more, traveling, saving, etc. The options are endless.
  • Break it down into 29 bite-sized pieces. 
  • Tell someone to hold you accountable. 
  • Begin today!

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