This is part two of a two part series. You can find Part One of this challenge here. In part one, Deniece gave us the background info we needed to prepare. Now, we’re ready to get into the challenge!
HERE IS YOUR DAILY HABIT CHALLENGE
CHALLENGE DAY 1
Commit to exercising at least 15 minutes a day. A rebounder is a perfect at home exercise plus this supports the lymphatic system to release toxins.
Write down what exercises you love doing
CHALLENGE DAY 2
Step out of the office for 15 minutes and get some Vitamin D from the sunshine. Breath in the fresh air. If you are a stay at home mom, take 15 minutes for yourself when the kids are napping or commit to going for a family walk.
Write down the days/times you will COMMIT!
CHALLENGE DAY 3
Eat with Intention. Eat foods that give you energy. Eat while sitting down. Chew your food 10-20 times per bite. I often play a game with the kids to see who can chew the longest! Enjoy every bite.
Write down the foods that fuel you daily.
CHALLENGE DAY 4
Turn off the electronics and leave them outside the bedroom. Create a sacred bedtime ritual. I love lavender in my diffuser and writing a gratitude list in my JOURNAL!
Write down your “Power Down Hour” routine.
CHALLENGE DAY 5
Congratulations on identifying these habits during this 5-Day Challenge! Now, let’s put them all together and create a daily habit calendar. They say it only takes 30 (not 21) days to change a habit.
Step 1 is to create your daily schedule.
Step 2 is to put the calendar on your fridge, at work and keep a copy in your purse or briefcase.
Step 3 is to keep to your goals.
HOW A JOURNAL CAN HELP WITH YOUR HABITS
Forming new habits is a wonderful way to improve your life, reach your goals, and have the motivation and momentum to accomplish anything you want. Tracking is a big part of habits, as well as understanding exactly what is expected of you. This is where using a journal can come in handy.
USE YOUR JOURNAL WHEN CREATING NEW HABITS
The first way a journal is going to help you is during the beginning stages when you are deciding on the habits you want to form in your life. You can start by talking about where in your life you want to improve, or some goals you have. Maybe you come up with a few different daily habits you feel would get you closer to your goals, starting just one at a time.
The second way that journaling will help is before you set your habits. Journaling can also help you to work out the details. You know which ones to start with, what the daily habit and schedule should be, and how it can fit into your current lifestyle.
COMBINE HABITS WITH YOUR GOALS
You will also have some habits that are related to goals you have set for yourself. These habits help you to complete tasks required for your goals, all of which can be tracked right there in your journal. It makes it a lot easier to see how things are progressing and see that you are working toward a goal. This can create a feeling of accomplishment, clarity, and awareness about how hard you are working toward something.
TRACK THE PROGRESS OF THE HABIT
Naturally, your journal will also be used to track your new habits. Remember to include the start date, what the habit is, why you are doing it, and track each day, including if you kept up with that new habit, and how it is going. Add in a calendar or checklist if you are like me and feel you are accomplishing things by checking it off your list! Find what works for you and creates sets you up for success!
LOOK FOR WAYS TO IMPROVE THE RESULTS
If you feel like your habit isn’t quite giving you the results you wanted, don’t quit it just yet. Use your journal to really work out what has been going on and where you think it might be going wrong. Sometimes, it is because you were not consistent with it or not working hard enough on the new habit. In other ways, there is just one small detail about it that needs to be changed. Journaling is going to help with this from the time when you create your habits, throughout the entire tracking process.
Congratulations on not only ACCEPTING the Challenge, but also COMPLETING it!
You now have a few more habits that are healthy and beneficial in your wellness journey. Where do you go from here? It depends! Did these new habits set you in place to achieve your wellness and life goals? If so…Wonderful!
If you still need some direction, guidance, and accountability, I’d be happy to work with you! You can connect with me here.
Additionally, you can get the downloadable PDF version of the challenge here.
To your best YOU!