Be Intentional

Change is a choice.

On October 1, 2018 I started a 90 day challenge, which included creating personal time for myself, daily fitness, drinking more water, daily gratitude, and giving up something I knew was bad for me. When that challenge ended in December I wanted to keep going, so I set new goals for January-March. With the first challenges integrated into my life, the new challenges were additions instead of replacements. As the end of March neared I started considering what my new goals should be, and felt very uncertain what I should do next… almost at the point of being unwilling to commit. By mid-April I still hadn’t set new goals, and had become inconsistent in doing all the things that had been so important in my every-day-life over the past six months. I started telling myself that I deserved a break from pushing so hard, and that taking a break from the structure was something I deserved. By the end of April I’d experienced many restless nights, more hard days at work, and in general I was less motivated in every area of my life. I just felt tired and kind-of uninspired.

By taking a break from goal setting and my positive daily routine, I learned just how important they are for my daily happiness.

I’ve discovered that the act of doing anything consistently creates positive momentum that naturally spreads into every area of life. I love challenging myself and feeling like I’m moving forward. I want to improve and positively change, and for me that requires structure, tracking my progress, and celebrating the accomplishment of doing something day after day!

Published by Brooke Oliphant

I'm an aspiring author exploring the art of writing as an avenue to dive deep into my human experience; to learn, grow, spread light, and inspire others. Together we can live authentically, push ourselves to new heights, face our demons and put them to rest, and live and love without holding back!

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