Coaching Corner: Try something new for 30 days
As October comes to an end, I find myself asking that very same question … where did the month go? Whether we like it or not, it seems that life tends to get faster and the weeks roll by even quicker. I’m one of those people hwo always must stay busy so when I stumbled across this recent TED Talk by Matt Cutts, I said to myself ‘this is what I can add!’
Have you ever had that one thing that you’ve always wanted to implement as part of your lifestyle? That one thing that’s on your growing to-do list but never gets accomplished? For me, I know I need to find more time to not only relax, but reflect on my life. With this goal in mind, I’ve been working on adding beach walks once per day—no cell phone interference, music or anything—just me. I make sure to hit this walk first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee or later into the evening before its time for bed.
The beach walk is my first 30 day challenge and I totally have confidence that this small change will become sustainable. Check out Matt’s talk and let me know what you think. You may find that when November starts this coming Wednesday, you’ll be adding your own 30 day challenge!
Benefits of adding something new for 30 days:
- You’ll remember every month and it won’t just pass you by
- The to-do-list veteran will finally be crossed off
- It can build your self-confidence
- Monthly small changes will lead to sustainable changes
In addition to the video, check out HabitForge, a cool website that keeps the accountability of something you’re adding to your lifestyle through a simple email every day.