Challenges, dreams, goal setting, Growth, Happiness

“The Things I Wish I Made More Time For” Challenge

I’m not sure if you noticed or not, but I took a little break from 21-day challenges in July and August.

It’s time to get up and running again though, especially since these initiatives “drum up” a variety of donations to organizations within the communities we live!

It’s amazing really how the dollars stack up as we take a few minutes a day to “rise to the challenge” AND do a little something for ourselves.

I’ve thought long and hard about what to do for September, and I’ve settled on this …

“The Things I Wish I Made More Time For” Challenge

I couldn’t seem to pare the name down AND still get at what I really want us to work on this month.

It’s time for you to sit down and draft a list of the things you would like to do BUT … you talk yourself out of them … you don’t make time for them … you DISTRACT yourself with more “important” things … you VEG out instead … you’re too tired to even try … you think “maybe tomorrow” or “maybe next week (or month) (or year)” … and time keeps passing and you continue to NOT make time for the things you love … for the things you enjoy … 

Yep, that’s the list it’s time to write.

What would you do if you could set ALL of those excuses aside? What would you do if you could silence that voice in your head that says “you can’t”?

Mid-August, I started my own list. Here’s a few of the things I jotted down …

  • watercolour painting
  • more one-to-one time with my kids
  • watch some How It’s Made or tiny home episodes on YouTube with the kids (or alone) … and start a Tiny Home “Dream Board”
  • design “the perfect cabin”
  • write and illustrate a children’s book
  • go for a walk with a friend
  • find some new low-carb recipes
  • create and post quotes I love up around the house 
  • get crackin’ on my basement family photo project
  • share what I’m learning about with others (even more)
  • start working on a family tree of some sort
  • learn a song on the piano

Once you’ve got your list created, it’s time to sign up for this challenge. Just say you’re in, complete this form, and get going on your fifteen minutes a day (or more if you like). Be sure to make a plan for WHEN you’ll work on your “Things I Wish I Made More Time For” list each day, and use alarms to remind yourself of your commitments and timers to ensure you stick with it.

We can stay in touch for the 21 days in whatever fashion suits you … on my 21-Day Challenge Facebook Page or via Messenger or text or email … just for some extra accountability!

I know September’s generally a pretty busy month … there’s harvest … there’s prepping for the cooler months ahead … there’s “back to school” … and extra-curricular activities are firing up again … that’s why it’s more important than ever to take a few minutes for YOU each day to do some of those special things you’ve been putting off for WAY too long.

Are you in?

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