Nov 30, 2012

Get Out of A Rut Challenge: December 2012

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I’m pretty excited to roll out the Get Out of a Rut Challenge—December 2012.   This is a great way to get the focus and motivation needed to start, and most importantly, finish something you’ve been hoping to do and maybe just haven’t gotten around to it or feel too overwhelmed to do so.  I also think it’s a great way to go into the new year with that sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a goal that you set and work hard on.

To join in is simple: Think of one or more things you plan to do during the month of December (stick to a budget, work on staying as stress-free as possible, lose 3 pounds--whatever you want).  Make sure it's something you can realistically do within a month's time. Let us know what you're working on so that we can cheer on your progress and by all means come back after the month is done and let us know how you did overall.

I have been thinking this week about what goals I’d be happy to accomplish by the year’s end.  I really don’t have anything major, but there are a few things that I think I’d be better off in doing sooner rather than later.  So here are the things I want to do for the month of December:

·         *Drink more water.  Believe it or not, as silly as this goal sounds, it’s a big one for me.  As a nurse I know how important it is to stay hydrated.  I’ve never really liked drinking water.  Now I’m starting to see some of the not-so-good effects that come from not drinking enough water each day.  My goal is to greatly boost the amount of H2O I drink daily.

·         *Clean out the catch-all room in my house.  It’s the room I dread to go near.  I hate to even open the door.  We moved in and designated this one room to just kinda “babysit” a few boxes and items we weren’t quite sure what to do with.  That was 11 months ago.  For 11 months this room has been useless except for holding “stuff.”  My goal is to have it cleaned out and organized by the end of December. 

That’s it! See—nothing huge, but definitely things for which I’d be mighty grateful to say I did it at the end of next month.  There are other things that I’m thinking of pushing for and completing during this challenge, but I don’t want to try to be superwoman and overdo it. (:

I hope some of you will join me and reply to this post with your own personal goals for December.  Don’t make me go it alone.  Despite how busy you may be for December, take some time to work on goals that will bring you a sense of self-gratification. 


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