Good morning! Happy Monday to you. 🙂 I hope that your weekend was productive, fun, restful, and full of good eats! On Sunday afternoon I stumbled upon this TED talk about the power of trying something new for 30 days and I fell in love with the idea. The speaker mentions how he had found himself in a rut with life and no longer wanted his days to be mundane. He decided to complete several 30 day challenges in order to see what he was capable of and to add meaning to his days. He not only worked on adding positive habits in his challenges but also subtracted negative ones (sugar, caffeine, no more TV). It definitely had me thinking…what would I like to try for the next 30 days?
Maybe you’ve always known you should drink more water, so you decide to drink 80 oz. of water every day, for 30 days. Or maybe you’ve wanted to start reading that new book you’ve heard so much about (The Girl on the Train! Have you read it yet?) but you just haven’t made the time for it. So you decide to read at least 5 pages every day, for 30 days. Possibly, you’ve felt exhausted and run-down, so for 30 days, you will meditate for 10 minutes each day. Maybe you want to work on your core strength, so you decide to hold a plank for 1 minute every day this month. Or you will get to bed 15 minutes earlier every day. Or you decide to address your sugar addiction and go cold turkey for the next 30 days. Whatever it may be, you have the power to establish a new, healthy habit. All you have to do is commit and see what happens!
I know that we are mid-month already, but don’t let that stop you. What have you been putting on the back-burner for too long? I hope that you are able to watch this 4 minute TED talk and get inspired. For the next 30 days, what will you decide to try?
Have an awesome week! Keep me updated if you decide to try a 30 day challenge!