First of all, I have to report for those of you following my drama of semi-failure…I’m happy to report that for Day 7, I completed ALL of my assignments. Honestly, I had mentally given up on the working out thing. I was done. And then I read the encouragement from some of you and found an encouraging note on Twitter this morning about working out, and it was just the accountability (and conviction!) that I needed. I just realized that I had to get myself together!
I stayed home from church tonight (for many reasons), and in the 2 hours that my family was gone to church I cleaned up the kitchen from supper, worked out for 25 minutes, deep cleaned and organized both the bathroom and the linen closet, and talked to my mom on the phone for a while. It was a great feeling to get all that done, and my hubby was very pleased as well. So, thank you all so much for all of your encouragement!
Today’s Assignment: Keep your goals in sight
I am all over it when it comes to putting things on paper! I am a list maker, note taker kinda person. The only problem here is that I’m not so good at keeping it visible, so I will do that today—make a goal (and a plan), and put it in a visible location.
When you write your goals down, be sure and don’t then tuck them away inside of some rarely-opened notebook. Post them in a conspicuous location and review them often. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference this small step will make in propelling you toward success in achieving those goals!
I know this is yet another thing I need to work on (are you seeing a pattern?!?). I’m really good about having goals but not having the discipline and follow through to make them happen. So I just forget about it. I still have them, but don’t do anything about it. I’m committing to write out some goals in a visible place and look at them, read them, think about them every single day.
Assignment 1: Small Habit (dressed and bed made as soon as I get up)
If nothing else happens out of this challenge, at the very least, I feel like I have got back on track with this habit.
Assignment 2: Continue with Life Hack
I did it! I worked out. Thanks so much to all of you for your inspiration. I have $1 in my workout jar, and after the 8th, I will have $2. (how’s that for positive thinking???)
Assignment 3: Mega-Project
Yesterday, I made it through the bathroom and linen closet. Today, I will be tackling the spare bedroom. This is literally such a huge project that I allotted several days to it, but today I will start…I’m really excited about my progress so far.
How are you doing? How did day 8 go for you? What are your big goals that you’re working toward?
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Everything we do can be a ministry and worship to our Lord. Link up as many posts as you want, and I hope that you’ll take the time to visit some other participants as well.