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Challenge: 30 Days to a Better You

This idea is certainly not original to me, but I’m gonna kick it off here with you, my blogging friends. There’s reason to believe that humans can make something a habit if they can do it everyday for three weeks. I take a little longer to catch on sometimes, so I’m gonna say its 30 days.

I’ll admit that the first person that bestowed this wisdom on me was the FlyLady. Do you know her? Oh my goodness, if you don’t, you need to go over and visit her right now. I’ll be right here when you get back. Her site and philosophy is life changing.

In the spirit of FlyLady, I’d like to kick off a 30 day challenge. And it’s really simple, I just ask that you do something that will make you feel better for 30 days. This might be drinking more water, wearing cute shoes, smiling at a stranger, reading a book that’s been on your list, flossing your teeth, or making your bed. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, just something that will make you feel better.

I’ve been feeling a little sluggish recently. I think it’s because I just do what I can to get through work, get home, feel worn out, watch TV and eat dinner, and sleep. Blech. You know the routine, if I’m keeping to the bare minimum, I probably walk less than three football fields a day if needed. I want to get beyond that.

So, in an effort to feel a little more lively, I am going to vow here to walk 15 minutes a day for the next thirty days. If you want to join me, here’s all you need to do. Take your flip flops in to the office. At your lunch or break I want you to – get this – change into your flip flops and walk 7.5 minutes one direction, turn around, and walk 7.5 minutes back to your office. Easy, right!?!

Who’s in? You pick what you’re doing. You do it for 30 days. If you’re joining me, post a little entry on your own blog and add it here on Mr. Linky. And grab the banner, post it with pride! We’re gonna do something good for ourselves. I can’t wait to hear what you pick 🙂

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  • Kathie @ my net finds
    July 13, 2009 at 11:13 am

    this sounds good! I’ll have to think what I want to do first though 🙂

  • Liz
    July 14, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Paula,

    This is great! Let me think about it what I would like to do!

  • wherethewind
    July 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Hey Paula,
    I linked my 30 days post just a minute ago. Thanks for giving me a swift kick in the trousers with this.
    Cheers,
    Adam