I am counting up to the start of 2019 with simple intentions, less stress and anxiety, and more of the good stuff!
Last year, I finished off 2017 trying to do the #Last90Days Challenge by Rachel Hollis. I was blessed to be a part of launching Rachel Hollis’ book Girl, wash your face and was reading it before the new year. It was perfect timing for me! Rachel talks about building healthy habits and focus on “5 to Thrive” during these 90 days.
So, I started doing #2 – #5. I skipped #1 because I have five kiddos, and it never fails that at least one of them ends up in our bed in the middle of the night.
I put an app on my phone so I could log the 10 things (the app made me do 20!) I was grateful for every day. I think I made it two or three weeks. Then I missed one day. Then three days. Then … Eventually I deleted the app because my iPhone told me I didn’t have enough space, and at that moment, taking one more picture (probably of one of my five kiddos) was more important.
UPDATE: Later in 2019 I got the The Five-Minute Journal which I was more successful with. I plan on jumping back into this journal and working toward consistency in these 100 days. I recommend this journal (or any basic journal) to write down what you are grateful for every day. It is such a good practice to have!
I did get back on track with drinking water and bought a new Nalgene bottle to carry around with me every day. I moved by body for 30 minutes every day (until it got too cold to move, and I stopped putting sugar in my coffee each morning. I believe this challenge is so good and important and I encourage you to check it out!
I think the mindset was the most beneficial. So, as this year was coming to a close, and the countdown was on, I started to feel the pressure. The pressure to finish the year strong. The pressure to finish unfinished projects. The pressure to … everything!
I took a moment to breathe, reevaluate, pray and ask God what should I be focusing on. Out of those moments, came Simply 100.
For these last 100 days of 1018 (starting on September 23), I’m focusing on simple intentional acts each day around three things.
- My Relationship with God
- My Relationship with my health (mental and physical)
- My Relationship with my family and husband
I’m also counting up instead of down, which seems to take the pressure off. Cue the music!
I am going to be reading through Embraced by Lisa TerKeurst during these 100 days.
I hope to offer you examples of what I’m doing and share ideas on how you can live intentionally, but simply these next 100 days. Not a checklist, but encouragement.
Are there three areas in your life that need your simple focus these next 100 days?
Please join me for simply choices. Simple tasks. Less chaos. Bring on 2019!