Thursday, December 27, 2012
I have been using a word rather than a resolution for the past couple of years and I think it has more of an impact for me. 2011 was HEALTH, 2012 was ENERGY, and 2013 is CHALLENGE.
I thought and reflected long and hard about my word for the next year. Many words came to mind, but none of them seemed to be that jolt I needed. They just seemed simple. I have been thinking about pushing myself further than I've been before during these last few months.
Something I struggle with is pushing. I have this comfort zone and I like it. I know the only way I can grow is to push beyond my comfort zone, though. I have been thinking long and hard about 30 day challenges for the next year. I want to set myself a new challenge everything 30 days, it can fall into any category as long as it pushes me. I was reading an article about this when the word CHALLENGE flashed in my mind. Then all I could think about was that word.
I never thought about it being my word for 2013, but it just makes sense and feels right.
CHALLENGE it is!
During this next week I am going to be setting up my challenges for the next year. They may change, but for now, they will be written down. I need to stick to them, however I know I may get to a point where it just doesn't feel challenging enough so it will need to be larger.
I am beginning the year with a fitness challenge. I haven't quite figured out what it is, but I know it is about fitness. I find when I challenge myself in the exercise category, I seem to naturally challenge myself in all other aspects of my life as well. Exercise is the foundation of my life. It makes so many things fall into place.
When I exercise I'm more energized, I'm more organized, I have more time in my day, I'm more optimistic, I feel more confident, I get more accomplished, I feel I am allowed to relax more, I want to do more, I eat better, I enjoy life more, I engage with others more, and I just feel more whole.
I feel so good and ready to go simply by writing this and putting it out there.