Remember that old cliche’, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Well…
a) It’s true and..
b) Here it is!
Welcome to your life! And my life! And the One Life that we all share!
So Ready? Set?… “NO! WAIT! I’m not READY!”
Let’s talk about our old friend, and the first hurtle straight out of the gate: RESISTANCE. I received a few e-mails this week with a common theme, so let’s address this one head on:
“This sounds good and I really want to join the challenge, but my life is already so busy. I have goals! I have plans! I have no time for this!”
First of all, I hear you, and you have several options here. If you are feeling busy and stressed out, perhaps you can plan promises that emphasize self-care like making a point to take a warm bubble bath at the end of a long day that week. Or maybe you want to treat yourself to a massage or a slow, relaxing walk? What would be a special treat that you would enjoy and look forward to?
Or, if you would feel better about getting more stuff done, you can break down a larger goal that seems daunting into bite-sized pieces that you can realistically accomplish in a week.
This challenge isn’t about doing more, it’s about honoring exactly where you are right in this moment, having something to look forward to doing, and feeling good about getting it done.
For this week my challenge is to come up with 52 promises to drop in the hopper. I’ve been keeping a Word document open and adding to the list whenever I think of something that sounds good.
As I’m doing this I’m noticing common themes are coming up. Some of the promises are self-care related, some are more household “To Do” type items that keep falling by the wayside, and some of them involve stretching myself beyond my comfort zones socially or physically.
What items will you add to your list? If you join the challenge via Facebook I’ve created a closed group there where we can share ideas and cheer each other on.
I look forward to walking this path with you!
Ready? Let’s GO!