Are You Up for the Challenge?
What nine months does for the embryo,
40 early mornings
Will do for your growing awareness.
Ever think about changing or breaking a habit? Ever wish you hadn’t said that or done that, again? Ever wish making changes weren’t so hard? Well, what I am about to tell you may be of great help.
The 21 Habits in 21 Days Challenge is an opportunity for you to look at 21 habits you’d like to lose, replace or break in a matter of just 21 days.
What You’ll Need:
1. A notebook, notepad or journal
2. Your 21 habits to lose, break or replace
3. 21 days to work on the challenge
What it Looks Like:
Declare which habit you would like to give up, replace or be done with for good. Record it in your journal and then carry on with the rest of your day. When you see yourself going to this habit, notice it and stop it. Refrain from assuming the behavior you are attempting to break. You will notice that each time the behavior appears you will become more and more aware of it and being aware and determined to do something about it is the first step.
Choose another behavior you wish to omit, alter or take on. Treat it like you did day one’s habit, but don’t forget to monitor day one’s habit as well.
Choose a third behavior that you wish to give up, alter or replace. Add it to your list of behaviors from days one and two.
Days Four Through 21
For the rest of your 21 days, choose a new habit, write it down in your journal and practice the awareness technique I mentioned earlier.
My personal experience with this program has been wonderful. The process has been so freeing and I have more energy and a new found desire to take on new activities and challenges.
Here are just a few of the habits you may want to work on:
1. Complaining (when you’re stuck in traffic or doing a hard exercise at the gym)
2. Gossiping (It’s gossiping if you wouldn’t dare repeat what you’re saying if the subject could hear you.)
3. Fixing people (by telling people what they need to be doing, thinking or saying)
4. Worrying (about thinks you can’t change or the unknown)
5. Procrastinating (Stop putting things off to the last possible second.)
The list goes on and on! This exercise is actually pretty fun when you do it with a friend. Perhaps you have some of the same bad habits and could use the extra support.
The beauty of this exercise is that it pays off for everyone around you. Your energy will shift. People will notice the difference and you will even begin to look and feel younger, more vibrant and healthier. It is so worth taking on. I invite you all to do to 21 – 21 Challenge and then report back. I’d love to hear all the great things that have opened up for you in your life by taking this on.