In my mixed-up challenge, I was able to more than triple the amount of chin-ups I could do and almost triple the number of hammer grip pull-ups I could do from the beginning to the end of the month.
Seeing progress you are able to make is extremely motivating.
And I want you to try it out for yourself.
So now I challenge you to join me in making 2015 FULL OF CHALLENGES.
Every month, pick a new challenge and stick to it. Choose something that means a lot to you or that you’ve always wanted to stick to but haven’t. It could be related to diet, exercise, emotional health, general wellbeing, ANYTHING that would be beneficial for you and your health.
Make a word document with a line next to every month. Fill it in with something you’d like to focus on that month. Make a challenge out of it. Specify how much time you will spend doing something or what you want to work towards or what you would like to do everyday to help form new habits. Leave space after each month to jot down notes or track your progress. Add pictures or videos. Have something to remember each challenge by.
Then at the end of the year, put it all together, whether it be a video or collage or just a collection of notes – whatever will be the most impactful for you – and look at all you were able to do in the last year. All the new beneficial habits or experiences you acquire will all be compiled into one place for you to look back on. It could be very inspirational life-changing for not only you, but others around you.
I’m very eager to begin, are you?! 🙂
- Yoga/Stretching – to improve flexibility and balance
- Any fitness ones (pull-ups, push ups, walks, abs, sprints, different types of workouts, amounts of time working out, etc.)
- Water drinking habits
- Eating greens everyday or a certain amount of vegetables
- Cutting out sweets, pop, gluten, dairy, alcohol, fast food or processed food (whichever you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t) *even if you aren’t allergic to gluten or dairy, you could still experiment to see what you feel like without them and if anything noticeable changes
- Juice or make smoothies everyday
- Better posture – really focus on having the best posture you can and thinking of ways to remind yourself to straighten your back
- Change up your sleep schedule (get more hours in general or get to bed earlier so you can get up earlier)
- Mindset (make affirmations and repeat them daily)
- Thankful challenge (taking a certain amount of time out of each day or naming a certain amount of things you are thankful for)
- Give up complaining
- Think of a belief you have and challenge it – think about why it’s there and how it may or may not serve you
- Focus on forgiving someone who has hurt you in the past
- Face a new fear head on each day/week or one for the month
- Meditation or spend time daily focusing on your breath
- Learning about different religions
- Showing more love or compassion
- Go out of your way to help someone everyday – practice selflessness
- Compliment someone everyday
- Judging less
- Think about which morals mean the most to you and focus on them
- Focus on minimizing superfluous desires
- Minimalism challenge – give away or get rid of something you don’t use everyday
- Give up TV, video games or Netflix
- Spend time in nature everyday
- Spend more time with the people you love – go out of your way for it
- Any goal (for me, it’s to do more writing) and take steps to achieve it each day
Here is a great reference for many different ideas!!