Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Temper Your Enthusiasm!

My message from the other day received strong positive response! While I certainly applaud enthusiasm, keep in mind that “resolution fatigue” is an actual thing. If you choose too many challenges, you risk not sticking to any of them by the end of the month.  You can always start new challenges in April—you don’t have to squeeze them all into this month. It’s far more satisfying to do stellar on one challenge than mediocre on a bunch. 

Can't decide? What I’ve heard most is that people can’t decide which challenges they should do. Here’s a list the challenges some of the other participants have committed to.

  • Talk to one stranger each day
  • Down with sweets!
  • Don’t tell a lie for 30 days
  • Practice self-compassion and self-love
  • No escalators, no elevators
  • 200 sit-ups
  • 100 push-ups
  • Healthy lunches only
  • Choke down those vitamins
  • Floss
  • Write an I-like-this-about-you note/text/email each day for someone
  • Take a cold shower every day
  • Don’t complain for an entire day
  • No alcohol for 30 days
  • Meditate
  • Exercise daily
  • Smile at the pushy people on the subway 
  • Wake up earlier
  • Watch a documentary every Saturday

Whether you think  you can or you think you can’t, you are right.
~ Henry Ford

1 comment:

Natalia said...

So amazing that you started a movement at your work with these challenges =D. Will definitely stay up to date with your progress!