For the last six months, I have been rather busy running challenges on almost every month (except April when I went on a holiday).
These challenges range from building healthy eating habits to thinking positively to get moving (work out) more to wake early challenges.
You can find details of these challenges here.
While running these challenges in the hub, I was also setting my personal targets at the same time.
In January, I ran a 21 Days Challenge to eat healthier – My personal goal was to go vegetarian since I have been a part time vegetarian for the last one year. After the challenge, I am now in my sixth month of my vegetarian diet now.
In February, I published a 14 Days Positivity Challenge to remind us to be all forward looking and move past our negative self.
In March, I ran a 21 Days Get Moving (More) Challenge to encourage us to move away from the sedentary lifestyle and move towards more happiness with our selves – My personal agenda was to prepare myself to run more so that I can complete at least one marathon by the end of this year. At the end of the challenge, I have primed myself to run 10km from my usual 5-6km jogs. (I have signed up for a 21km city race this July, and looking to take part in a full marathon in September)
In May, I conducted a 21 Days Wake Early Challenge which has been rather successful. I clocked additional 25 hours (equivalent to 1 day’s worth of time) by waking up earlier than my usual hours. And, in that three weeks, I have started a journaling exercise, prepared my own breakfast and coffee, and having a read in the morning instead of rushing out of the house. I could have made the challenge better though, by being more specific in my goals (i.e. waking x hour earlier or at specific time like 4.30am)
This June, I am doing my challenges slightly differently with ‘Gain Clarity in 30 Days’ as it is more of an exercise rather than a challenge. It is longer and require more in depth and inwards looking into ourselves rather than doing it for others – In taking this as my personal exercise, I meant to gain more clarity in myself and the path I am on. Despite me knowing my vision and purpose, I lacked clarity in terms of the big goals and action steps, which was why I always get distracted by many other things that are going on in the background and around me, meaning it was harder for me to stay on my track even though I would keep reviewing my steps and pulling myself back towards the direction I set.