From goal setting to goal reaching - tell me about it here.
How has it changed you?
This social forum is for participants of "Early to Bed, Early to Rise Challenge" to share their positive life changes or the journey of it.
Every month, I will choose three entries to receive a merit badge from me that is either appropriate to the achievement or one that you don't have yet.
To take part, you must have participated in "Early to Bed, Early to Rise Challenge" for at least two full months.
For each of the goals you set yourself, tell me how you have changed a habit or achieved a goal and if it stays with you.
Your post must include:
- links to your sign up post for two months
- a short paragraph about at least one goal and how you fared with it.
2 Months that I participated
Of course there was never a full month when I didn't watch at least some TV. However, setting No TV as a goal did reduce my TV watching for most of April and quite a bit in May. For June, I haven't set it up to be a goal, but so far, we've only watched TV once this month. It turns out that making No TV a goal has shown us as a family how many other things we can do when we don't simply turn on the TV and let it rule our life.
The idea was to try and find a way to be physically active each day. Either go to the gym or go on a hike or walk. This goal is important to me because I work from home at the computer. It's really easy for me to live my life in pajamas all day long if I so choose. Making the conscious effort to get dressed and go out works best for me if I have something to do that gets me moving to offset the many hours spent sitting for work.
I achieved varying success in my Fitness goals, but the mere fact of keeping track of it helps me to get motivated to think about Fitness and do something active as often as possible. I still end up slacking off on more days than I want to, but I also know that I work out more often than I would without tracking it.