Challenge Accepted!

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If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” -Gail Sheehy

I want to stop wasting time. I want to make better use of the minutes and hours in my day. I want to…

• Stop dwelling in the past

• Eat healthier

• Be more present for my children

These are just a few of the things I WANT to do. But the sad truth is, I am afraid to do them alone. Looking within and really seeing that there is room for improvement is not an easy task. Self evaluation is crucial to keeping a clear mind, soft heart and strong body. Being the very best version of yourself takes time and sometimes a little outside support.

I wanted to offer my Facebook friends to take this challenge with me, and when I saw how they responded, I opened it up to anyone who want to join. I am so happy with how many people have already commented that this idea was something they could really get behind. That idea is simple. For six months, set goals and do your very best to achieve them. As long as they will some how enrich, or enlighten your life, the challenge can be anything you want it to be.

Speaking from experience, wanting to change, and setting goals to do so has been an exhausting series of disappointments. With each milestone I failed to meet, I would sink further and further into a pit of self loathing. Sure, I was smiling and going about my life, but really, my mind was starting to turn on me. I knew, somewhere deep down I do have the ability to rise above it and accomplish some goals I set, but could I do it alone?

The answer I ultimately came to was, no.

So I, along with a number of others are pledging to take The 6 Month “Enlighten Yourself” Challenge. There’s a Facebook group set up for support and also an avenue that we can utilize to share experiences, stories and milestones. I want this to not only be fulfiling for yourself, but have some fun in the process. I encourage all participants to blog their stories, make videos of their achievements, and share, Share, SHARE!

We officially start July 1st, and the end date for this Challenge will be December 31, 2014.

Will YOU Challenge Yourself?

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