I recently ran across a community board called Twenty1days which works off the idea that it takes 21 days to form a habit. So every 21 days they start a new challenge to form a new habit. I personally didn't like the community itself, no good information or community confidence building. But with Summer Amnesty starting in another thread, I thought what better timing than now to sound the 21 day alarm (for us who probably need it1) after a summer of being slack-happy and too busy to think about ourselves.
And that's what it's really about, right? We're here because we need to put more attention into ourselves. This is the best time possible for that. Kids are going back to school, college classes start so we finally have routine in our lives again. Even if you just internalize this challenge, do it for yourself. I'm ready to rock and roll. 21 day challenge here I come.
August 21 (Monday)
September 10 (Sunday)
Incorporate some form of fitness into every day. 10 minutes on the stairs? 15 minutes on the treadmill? 45 minutes walking or jogging? 50 minute yoga class? Whatever is healthiest for your body.
Ideas on how to fit in 10-15 minutes here and there every day. It's easy to say we don't have the time, but there are all kinds of ways to get 10 minutes of activity in.
Good luck! It might seem daunting, but it'll feel worth it after 21 days.
: We're all here for each other too, so don't let the blues get to you. Miss a day? Don't start lurking and feel embarressed that it happened. We're in this together! No one has to feel bad about anything around here.
I wish you all the best of luck and if you're feeling low on optimisim, I've got enough to share.