I heard recently that it takes 100 days to for a habit. When I say it as days it doesn’t seem like such a long time. It’s a little over three months. Three months? That makes it sound forever but I have decided that I would give myself a 100 day challenge. I would do a simple one, nothing huge. I’m inviting all of you to take part as well.
For me my hundred days started on November 1, 2020 and will end. I will be walking each and every day. A simple walk but nothing more than vigorous than that. I am doing ten minutes a day every day for the month of November and then adding ten minutes each month after. My hope is that at the end of the 100 days I will have created the habit of walking.
I do walk some for my exercise but lately I have felt like I struggled a bit with it if I skip a day. I found that walking to the mailbox has left me more than a little breathless. I wondered if it was because I wasn’t walking enough. I spent hours a day sitting at my computer. I mean I have to work, add in homeschool, and other things and I only get my exercise in the morning.
I’m striving for something more. Something where at the end of the day I don’t feel so blah! This is just one part and it doesn’t mean I plan to change my workout routine at this time. This walking is just a little something extra. A walk that I plan to take in the evenings after dinner to help me feel better.
A walk that will maybe make walking to the mailbox feel easier like it used to be. I want to get back to being me. The me that enjoyed being outside and doing things. I will admit I didn’t enjoy them all the time but certainly more than this frumpy gal who would rather sit on the couch. I used to be fierce (okay maybe not fierce but something more.)
I used to could get up and down easily. I have been overweight for awhile but not like this. I moved more, did more, and am determined to be a better version of that gal again. It is going to take time and I know that. I may fail a million times or maybe I will will find a 100 ways that didn’t work for me.
At the end of my 100 days I want to know that on day 101 I will still get out there and do it. Not because I am pushing myself to do it but because I want to. It has become a habit that I must get out there and do it. This is the area where my OCD comes in handy. If I repeatedly do something and it becomes a habit my OCD won’t allow me to not do it. I will have to get it done or feel like I failed for the entire day, week, month, whatever.
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Habits aren’t formed overnight, they take time. 100 days to be exact, at least that is what I heard. I am going to put that to the test and will let you know after the new year if this worked for me at all.
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