August is one of those months that is perfect for trying something new.
Regardless of your age, August continues to symbolize the beginning. A new school year, new routines and a whole new season to prepare to enjoy. Truth be told, we can begin something new at any time but our love and structure of the calendar always makes the beginning of a new week, month of time as the perfect time to mark the beginning.
In many ways I feel like I am always transforming myself. The blessing of life is we are continuously changing. It is up to each of us to determine if we are changing for the better.
A few months ago, a friend was discussing the challenge of trying something one has never done before for 30 days. This is typically something one would like to add to their life but has never taken the time to do it. Examples could be riding or walking to work, taking a photo or writing in a journal everyday, practicing meditation or writing a book. Thirty days provides enough time for one to begin a routine of a positive habit or the elimination of a negative one.
During the course of dinner, my friends and I decided to begin our own 30 day challenge. As our July was busy, we chose August as our starting point. Thus, as of today I am officially beginning to write the book I spoke of in the beginning of the year.
Are there things you keep thinking about doing but have not?
I want to encourage you to consider taking your own 30 day challenge. Take the first step of getting out of your rut and try something new. You may not like it or you may fall in love. Nonetheless, stick with it for 30 days and check your response afterwards.
This Ted Talk from Matt Cutts details his own 30 day challenge and I hope it will inspire you!
Have you taken your own 30 day challenge? Did it change you? Let me know!