Since I started my free 30 Day Challenge Facebook group #30DayChallenge (you can join, just send me an email to jacquelinewolven at gmail dot com) I have done two challenges to varying success and will start a new challenge tomorrow. What is more important than being a total rock star is what I have learned and am learning along the way. I'm sure there is a deep quote here...
First 30 Day Challenge - Sit, Move, Write for at least 20 minutes. This challenge was a failure at actually doing the things. What I realized was that having the three things, which seems easy, was actually too many components. I would do one or two, but barely ever hit the trifecta! It was the month that I learned small and impactful was more important.
Second 30 Day Challenge - Sit everyday. My meditation practice is something I have wanted to be more regular at doing and this challenge seemed open enough, no time or way of doing it, and simple enough to conquer. What I realized is that I fight my own good interests. When I, in my head, said I was too busy to sit for 10 minutes sometime during the day I didn't do it and I felt disconnected and uncentered most of the day. When I just did it, without putting myself through the objections of not doing it, it was really wonderful. Lesson learned was that I have to get over all the justifications why I can't do something and just do it - even when I don't want to, don't think I have enough time, or aren't feeling the immediate benefits.
My next 30 Day Challenge will be doing 100 crunches a day. It isn't about having flat abs or even being great at doing crunches, but instead is about challenging myself to do this small action everyday for my health. I am traveling a lot during this 30 day period so I wanted to pick something that I could do anywhere and with just a bit of floor I can do these. Right now 100 is hard, but I assume by the end of the month that will be simple.
Do you want to get in on a 30 Day Challenge? It is free, the group is super helpful, and you will be amazed at what you learn about yourself. Email me at jacquelinewolven at gmail dot com and I will add you to the free Facebook group.