I’m very excited about today’s post! Last week, I was tweeting back and forth to Crystal from Money Saving Mom. She’d just linked to her weekly goals post, and I was lamenting that I wanted to get back to the goals thing but felt overwhelmed by the bazillion things I needed to fix in myself—there just aren’t enough goals! And even if I did list them out, not enough motivation.
She gave me some good advice, and the next day offered me (along with any other bloggers), the opportunity to preview her new book, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.
So, I clicked over to check it out. And this is what I found:
Do you find yourself making “all-or-nothing” plans for transforming your life, and then three days later you crash and burn under the weight of your plan?
No. Of course not. Why would you think that?
Okay, maybe a little.
Okay, okay…a lot.
I have to say that I’m usually not the self-help type (see point number 5 on the “this book is for you” list–scroll down the page). But, I have followed Crystal’s blog for a while now, and I believe her to practice what she preaches. Therefore, I’m eager to learn what has worked for her. This book is full of simple, practical tips that, if employed, can truly change your life. Because, yes I think self-discipline is that important.
What’s even MORE exciting is that I am teaming up with Laura from Super Sweet Life and Erin from Home With The Boys, and we are going to be hosting a challenge/accountability group for the book! So, whether you blog or not, if you’d like more discipline in your life, join us for the challenge :)
What is that going to look like?
Starting Nov. 1st, Laura and I will be posting on our blogs and facebook with our daily progress, and Erin will be hosting the twitter side of things. We would LOVE for you to join in the conversation—share about your struggles, triumphs, revelations…whatever it may be. We want to help and encourage each other through this process, and hopefully come out on the other side, more disciplined (and just in time for the holidays!). Don’t let this become one of the things you start and fizzle on! As a community, we can help each other on!
We’re going to cheat a bit. Day 1 won’t actually start until Nov. 1st, but here’s a hint in the meantime: be thinking about a large project you’d like to complete, as that is a part of the first day’s assignment. I actually haven’t completely narrowed mine down yet, but here are some options I’m considering to get you started:
-Complete a scrapbook (Caeden’s first 2 years are GOLDEN…since then? Nada. Yep, that means nothing for poor Logan);
-Finish my graduate school stuff (kinda cheating since I really have to do that anyway, and I have to be done by 11/17);
-Write a short budget book that I’ve been kicking around;
-Go through and sell/donate/otherwise get rid of boxes and boxes of extra scrapbook supplies that I pared down;
-Go Minimalist (we still need to pare down further for our tiny rental home);
-Make handmade Christmas cards and gift sets;
-Make a new advent calendar
You’ll have to come back on Oct. 31st to see what I decide (because I don’t even know yet! lol)
Oh…I almost forgot the BEST part! For just 3 days, Crystal is discounting her ebook. Instead of the regular price of $4.99…if you buy it on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (10/23-10/25), you can get it for just $.99! So, if you think you might want to participate in the challenge, get your book now!
(This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase the book through my link, you will be helping to support my site)