Saturday, October 2, 2010

100 DAYS CHALLENGE: THE PLAN

Everyday for the next 31 days I will be blogging my life and the real changes I am making on this 100 Days Challenge.

Anything you want to do seriously has to be committed to paper.  It's not good enough to hold it in your heart and head.  You have to actually commit to putting your goals and action steps on paper.  It is about accountability, otherwise you're just talking shit.  I know, I have been talking shit for a long long time.

It's not enough to announce to all who will listen what your intentions are.  The road to hell is paved with all the best intentions...  So you have to write it down in language you can relate to.  It doesn't have to be fancy, or in some leather bound journal...unless that's your thing.  I love fancy paper, journals and notebooks. I am always on the look out for interesting and one of kind pretty paper.  Anyway, whatever your fancy, be sure to write down what you are going to do.

Write in a language that makes sense to you.  This is your plan and no one has to see it or know about it unless you share.  I am done sharing, except here.  I find that talking to people about what you want to do can be annoying and sets you up for unwanted competition, unwanted opinions and unwanted company. Unless of course you want competition, opinions and company.  There is value in accountability, so think about that and perhaps tap one friend who won't judge you or hamper your progress and won't baby you and accept your mess either.  And for heaven's sake stay away form the "know-it-alls" Those folks who just know everything about everything including your health concerns, your dietary needs and your problems. Be gentle with those souls, they believe they are helping.

Check your plan everyday.  Make notes about how you are feeling. Track what you eat if you want.  But most of us have done that before and although it can be quite illuminating, I know you know where your dietary pitfalls are.

Most importantly, be kind to yourself.  Shush the negative talk. Do your best.  Make the effort and keep at it.

Join me in the 100 days challenge. Every day start with a cleansing breath as prayer, say a prayer if it moves you. Eat mindfully. Enjoy your own company. Love those in your circle and tell them. Write to someone. Tell a joke. Look for the best in everyone. Be kind. Start and keep a gratitude journal---each day write down at least 3 things you are grateful for that day. Enjoy a glass of water---at least 8 times a day. Take a walk around your neighborhood, or downtown. Get to bed early, try to give yourself 8 hours of good sleep. and smile. Let me know if your in. Let me know how you are doing. I will post a little something at least twice a week on the challenge. Feel free to add and share your own ways to live more fully.

2 comments:

Big Mark 243 said...

I really liked the interview with Dallas Black... EVERYDAY write something in my. a journal..? We will see about that sugar, because I sort of feel that folks who journal everyday are risking letting life slip past them. Anywho, I am down with you on this!!

Lovebabz said...

Hi Big Mark 243

I am glad you liked the interview...get the book!

Write 3 things you are grateful for...try that :) We are not going to let life slip past us! And I am glad you are with me :)