on’t you just love the beginning of a New Year? It’s like the clean sheet day of life. It’s the perfect time to plan out some challenges or get started thinking about ways to tackle some bad habits.
This year I’m focussing on my new business and my health. Neither are doing badly – in fact both are pretty great at the moment – I just want both to be spectacular so those are my focusses for 2017.
Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you want and what you should be concentrating on. Also lots of people like to be held accountable for stuff so challenges are a great way to get on board. I’ve run several challenges over the years and they’ve been amazing – there’s just something about doing things as a group that just gets everyone going. If you’re keen to join some cool challenges this year here are a few I’ve done in the past that are pretty ace.
I did this last year and it was a game changer. It stopped me from buying useless shit through out the year and made me really value what I buy and where it comes from. Massive money saver too. There’s really nothing to lose. I’m a minimalist for life now. To the point where I don’t want presents anymore – seriously unless it’s wine, I don’t want it.
Speaking of wine, I love a glass of wine (or four) but I just function SO MUCH better without alcohol in my system, so I’m going to try (very hard) to go alcohol free for the first three months of the year. It’s a big goal but I’ve been wanting to do this for ages and I’m feeling like now is the time. If three months is too scary, try giving FebFast a go. I usually do Dry July and Oct-Sober too just give my body a bit of a cleanse. If you’re keen to join you can sign up here.
Smaggle Salad A Day
I started a little challenge in December a few years ago and lots of you gorgeous creatures joined in. I’m doing it again for January this year but this time there’s no prompts – just a simple salad every day. If you want to play along just snap a photo of your salad and hashtag it #smagglesaladaday so I can be a sticky beak and see what you’re eating.
I’ve been meaning to give this another crack after failing spectacularly at it last year so I’m giving it another go this year. It’s pretty much a month where you eat nothing but meat, veggies, fruit, nuts and eggs. I eat like this most of the time but this will force me to ditch my too milky teas, after dinner treats and mid-week sushi rolls. I’m looking forward to eating clean for a month and resetting my eating habits. If you’re keen to join me details are here.
20 Minutes A Day
I remember reading somewhere last year that a supermodel or actress (I want to say Kate Hudson but then again I could be lying) exercises for just 20 minutes every day. It sounds so bloody achievable doesn’t it? If you’re a bit adverse to exercise why not give this a go? It’s a great way to give yourself a focus and small achievable way to get yourself moving every day.
Are you doing any challenges this year? Anything you’d like to work on in 2017?
P.S If one of your goals is to learn to crochet, now is the time to sign up for Crochet Coach. I’m launching a beginner bootcamp this month. So if you respond well to challenges and people holding you accountable… get on it now!