Thursday, July 2, 2009

21 Day New Habit Challenge starts tomorrow

Tomorrow I will be starting my own 21 Day New Habit Challenge. What? Why? How? You may ask. Well let me explain. I've heard it takes 21 days to form a new habit. There are certain things in life that I...well...suck at.

I want so many things to be different in my life. But, as I wrote in my last blog, I no longer have the faith in WILL that I used to. There is a saying that goes something like, "Want in one hand and crap in the other and see which one gets fuller." I may want something, but that doesn't mean I am going to get it! I've got to have discipline and self control. I just need to wake up and do those things I know I need to do, even if I don't want to do them.

That's why I decided to do the 21 day challenge. I am going to attempt to form new habits, and stick to them for 21 days. It is going to be HARD. It is going to take WORK. I won't be able to rely on my will, most likely I'll have to rely on God, who gives us strength to have self discipline.

If you'd like to join with me (all 7 of my faithful subscribers) then here is what I am going to do...

First, I am going to choose no more than three habits to work on. I am going to write them down. I am going to post them in a place where I will see them every day, several times a day. Then I am going to do them, and as I complete each day, I am going to put a star or whatever on a calendar, showing that I completed my habit.

Here are my three habits...
  • Wake up early by 5:45 a.m. each morning.
  • Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.
  • Keep my sink clean, free of dishes and shining!

Whose with me? The Bible says that if the Lord is with me, than no one can be against me...not even myself. It makes since to me. Sheesh.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your 21 day thing - you can do it :)