personal challenge

Life is a bit crazy around here generally. Even more so the last few weeks what with a brand spanking new baby and everything.

I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to get myself motivated to do even the littlest thing get things done at the best of times. Nowadays, just getting in the shower is a mammoth event.

Back in April, before we moved house, had a new baby, started potty training – you know, when life was simple – I signed myself up for the day zero challenge. I have got 101 things to do in 1001 days. Although actually I only have 942 days left to do 97 things. That works out at about 9.5 days per item on my list. Yikes. And let’s face it, after my pretty pathetic success rate in May, I need to do something.

In the past I have found that blogging about something I want to achieve spurs me on to actually go and do it. So I have come up with a genius plan, even if I do say so myself *ahem*. A monthly Personal Challenge.

What do I want to achieve during the month of June?

Apart from sleep.

I want to get out in the garden and not just because we are potty training Big M and outside accidents are a whole lot easier to deal with. When we moved in the garden was well cared for and neat. Since then the weather has been warm, things have grown, and I have been otherwise engaged. It now resembles a small jungle.

So, this month I am going to reclaim the garden for the family: trim back the crazy big plants, get rid of the weeds, maybe even plant some vegetables in the vegetable patch. I have this plan that if we grow our own food, Big M (and one day Little M too) will be more likely to eat it. The only way to test this theory is to try it, right?

If I can do this, then that will be two things crossed off my day zero list. Every little helps. as they say.

But hey, why don’t you join me? Set yourself a goal for the next month. Your very own Personal Challenge for June.

At the beginning of the month, decide what it is that you want to achieve over the next thirty days. It could be anything: losing a couple of pounds, getting the weeding done, making something, learning a new skill. Whatever you like. Just make sure it is something you can actually achieve in a month. Be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time). Sorry, I put my management hat on their for a minute.

Write a post about what is you want to achieve and why (if you’d like to link back to this post in yours so others can join in, that’d be aces). Make sure you put the link to your post on the linky list at the bottom of this post . Use the opportunity to seek advice from/help out/support fellow bloggers. Then spend the next month attempting to achieve your goal. At the end of the month I’ll be back to let you know how I have got on with my personal challenge and there will be another linky for you to share your success. So come back and tell us how you got on and we can all give you a pat on the back.

Ready?

Set?

Go! Go! Go!


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  4. I agree it's a genius plan! Think achievable and realistic not are-you-dreaming-did-you-find-an-extra-12-hours-every-day and I might just manage something. Posted, linked and aiming to cross off the list.P.S. love reading your blog (have been lurking awhile but don't think I've commended before) and love the design.

  5. Hello.I've been lookignat doing a similar thing over on my blog, I started with the idea of Tuesday To Do lists but I've not found the time to actually sit and write them yet. So I decide that I'm going to actually schedule my time some evenings in the week, so much more focused when there are rules and time limits (I have a monkey mind otherwise and will get too easily distracted!)Will put this on my To Do list which WILL get done at some point this week lolx

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