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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.Jim Rohn
Have you heard of the Last 90 Days Challenge? It’s by Rachel Hollis. She’s the amazing woman who wrote Girl, Wash Your Face!
She does this challenge at the end of the year starting in October. It’s all about ending the year on a strong note, rather than waiting until January 1st to start your goals.
I thought it sounded like a good idea so I joined in! And I must say, this challenge has been amazing!
It is made up of creating 5 different habits that you do throughout your day.
The 5 habits are: getting up an hour earlier, drinking more water, working out for at least 30 minutes, giving up one food category, and writing down 10 things you are grateful for. You have to do these every day, which is a lot!
It seems quite tough and the 5 habits can be a bit hard to add to your daily tally of what needs to be done every day.
However, I have found that by starting this challenge that I have become a better person!
Getting up earlier: wasn’t too bad! My youngest is almost 3, so getting enough sleep is difficult but I am still able to find enough time to sleep. I also like that this habit is about getting up earlier, rather than aiming for a specific time to get up. That was a lot better for me!
Drinking more water: this one is challenging! I like flavor with my drinks. I have begun drinking a lot more tea, which then gives me the ability to drink more water. (I have an easier time drinking water if I drink something flavored first). Honestly, I have started to drink water by choice before anything else just because of this habit!
Working out for 30 minutes: this one is hit or miss. There are several days where I will consistently work out and then I will miss one day and my entire routine crashes. I have found that getting up an hour earlier NEEDS to consist of my newly created habits or they don’t happen! I have resolved myself to making December ALL about working out and eating healthy! Tough but doable!
Giving up one food category: in the beginning, I chose chocolate. However, that was a tough one to give up for me. Two months into the Last 90 Days Challenge and I have caved to chocolate more than once! However, I have given up a few different things that I hadn’t planned on, which has been a plus! I haven’t had a drop of soda since the challenge began, and I am in the process of giving up coffee. These slight changes have made a world of difference for me!
Writing 10 things you are grateful for: I have enjoyed this immensely. I have always had a love of journaling, so this habit was quite fun for me to start. I have also found that I start with gratitude and then my writing flows to other thoughts and ideas that I want to write out. It’s been a mental cleanse for me!
Here are 3 things I have learned from starting this amazing challenge!
It’s not as hard as it sounds
Honestly, when I first read what the Last 90 Days challenge consisted of, I hesitated. I have to start 5 individual habits! Seriously, it sounded like a LOT of work!
However, now that I am in my second month of the 90 day challenge, I really can’t believe how easy it actually is. It’s all about the mindset to start and the ability to keep going when you are tired or bored.
While I will admit that I have had a hard time doing all 5 habits consistently, overall I have not had too much trouble completing each habit daily.
Good health is both mental and physical
While I know that my eating habits could be overhauled, I was amazed at how these habits have affected my internal habits as well.
I am a lot more positive now than I was back in October. I am looking at life in a positive light and less of a “life sucks” kinda viewpoint.
This was a change that I had no plans for, but it has been welcomed. My choices as a wife , mother, and woman have changed.
I have begun taking more time for myself. I have invested in some online courses and classes to inspire and educate myself. While I began this blog a while back, I have only just started to put real time and effort into it. I have met so many amazing women because of this website and it has given me the courage to continue my efforts to move forward and make a real living from working online.
It became a habit quicker than I thought
I was worried that by having 5 separate habits to work on each day that I would never truly be able to focus on each habit thoroughly.
That has NOT been the case! I have found that each habit is separate enough that I can truly put my time and effort into each part of the challenge.
It is the end of November now, and I have truly begun to enjoy each habit that I have been working on. As I mentioned earlier, I still have trouble being consistent every day. But I am more consistent on working towards completing each habit daily.
Overall, I believe that starting this Last 90 Days Challenge was worth it! I have gained 5 new habits and my life changes have been positive.
Comment below and let me know if you are also doing this challenge! What do you think of it?
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