Can you believe it?
The last 90 days of 2019 are coming right up? That’s right…holiday season, Q4, last 90 days. It’s here!
Have you heard the cheesiness yet? We’re going into the year 2020. What’s your VISION for 2020? Get it? Vision…20/20? Yep. If you haven’t heard all the talk about making 2020 your best year ever, let me be the first to introduce you to it. Before you get tired of the hype in 2.4 seconds.
In all seriousness, you may know I am a huge geek for New Year’s Resolutions, personal development, vision boards, goal setting, the whole thing. But even I think I will get a little burnt out on the 2020 talk.
SO…I am doing all that work now at the END of the year. Of course, the truth is personal growth never stops, but adding intentionality to it, whether on a birthday, at New Year’s or any time has value. Have you heard of the Last 90 Days challenge with Rachel Hollis? She’s been doing this for years, but this year I am more into it that others. She basically describes a commitment to doing 5 things for yourself every day…Five to Thrive.
I am a huge fan. You have heard me talk about True Whole Health being compromised of care for your mind, your body, your biochemistry and your life! Her five fit right with that philosophy. I do have some tweaks for you though. I know that BIG lasting change only comes with SMALL changes, so I have some suggestions for scaling it back a bit. I also am sensitive to anything that promotes a diet culture of yoyo’ing and strict rules are a recipe for that. The key isn’t to make huge strict changes. They key is to make a commitment to yourself, not let yourself off the hook and actually follow through with it no matter what. You in? These are the Five to Thrive (with my tweaks):
Get up an hour earlier than you normally so and use the time for YOURSELF. Important: I see SO many people burning the candle at both ends or thinking 6-7 hours sleep a night is enough. You can only do this if you are getting enough sleep, so go. to. bed. earlier.
Workout for at least 30 minutes everyday. Tweak: Do something to train your body in the areas of strength, flexibility or stamina every day for the amount of time that YOU decide. (I’m committing to a 20 minute minimum personally.)
Drink half of your ounces in body weight of water each day. Tweak: There are a lot of water estimations you can use. Just set an amount that is a good improvement from what you are currently doing and do it. (I’m committing to 3 of my 25 ounce 131 Method water bottles. And if you want to think that 75 = half my body weight, that is just fine with me.)
Give up one food category you know you shouldn’t be eating. Tweak: You don’t have to do this for 90 days, but you should do it for 30 and repeat two more times. It doesn’t have to be a huge category. Just give up something, remind yourself that you are not being tortured; it’s your own decision and it’s an act of love. (I will not be having any soda for all 90 days.)
Write down 5 things you are grateful for every day. My take: LOVE this one. Make them small, specific and unique as much as you can. Bonus points if you put the “why” as well. That really makes it sink in: I am grateful that Malia gave me a big hug today because it made me fee loved. Aawww…
Okay…so you with me? You can get emails from Rachel Hollis along the way when you sign up on her site here.
I did a Facebook live inside my group the other day chatting about this so check it out here. If you are not in that group, why not btw? We have fun and support each other in there. Join the group por favor.