It takes roughly 30 days to create a habit. Seeing that today is December 1st, 30 days from now puts us right at New Years Eve and typically it is the time when people state their resolutions for the new year.
I have an idea.
Wouldn't it be awesome to kick off the New Year already in gear and focused?
Personally, regardless of whether or not there is a start to a new year, a new month or week, there are 5 things that I do each day and I want to invite you to join me in them. If you start practicing now then when 2017 rings in, you will have already developed the habits and THAT is a great way to start a new year.
Let's go for it!
So the five things....
YOU can totally do that.
The first two: EAT AND SLEEP. You already do these two things so it is no biggie but maybe not as good as you should. I am not suggesting that you make a HUGE change or decision right now. My hope is that you create a habit. Let's take baby steps. Maybe you can drink more water or drink one less soda. Make small consistent changes so that it creates a habit. Let's take one step at a time...together.
The third: MOVE - For me, a must. It is for my mental well being more than anything but think about it this way: If you make a few changes with eating and sleeping, the moving is just an added benefit. Now again, I am not suggesting you go sign up for a marathon or join a gym. Get up, put on your shoes and go for a walk and then tomorrow, do the same...and keep moving....LET'S GET MOVING TOGETHER.
The forth: PRAY - again, for me a must. If I don't start my day with prayer, I am a whirling dervish, a Tasmanian Devil in a pin ball machibe. Pretty much a plain' ol mess. Your day may not start like mine does and that is okay. You can create a prayer time in the shower, in the car, in the early morning, late at night or intermittently through the day. I am not the boss of you, but can I suggest that you set aside time every single day. Try it and see what happens.
and lastly, CREATE, duh.
I am not suggesting that go get supplies to make a your own Pinata, crochet an afghan, paint your bedroom walls and replant your flower beds everyday, but make an effort to do something creative everyday. It will have a positive mental, physical, spiritual and relational benefit..and just think, if we start now and are eating, sleeping, moving, praying AND creating
2017 is going to be a very successful year for you and I.
Let's go for it..together.
Print this Download Startdoing to make notes of what you have swirling in that head of yours...
As you may or may not know, I am a huge advocate of "Use What You Have" when it comes to being creative. This is where again I feel that part of my purpose is to remind you that you can use your supplies (i.e. your tube of red paint, your scraps of fabric, your markers, your paper, etc.) and that it is not necessary to use what I am using to create something. For some that is a very simple concept, but for others, not so much. Again, we are going to start new habits (and maybe break a few bad ones?) so give yourself permission to take one step at a time.
Make sure to come back tomorrow so I can tell you about my new monthly online workshop "When Art & Faith Collide" I am SUPER excited to give you the details and to get started now so that we are ready to roll right into the New Year...together.