Summer is here and its time for a new series here on The Ahimsa Life!
Welcome to my new 30 day challenge series!
It has been a crazy year for me. After a year of relocating and realigning, I have been wanting to shake things up a bit and focus on living a healthier and happier life this year.
The inspiration I needed was found on my own bookshelf. While I was looking for something to read I was surprised at how many 30 days to a new life, 21 one day yoga challenge, and other type of short challenge books I had on my shelf. Had I EVER completed one? Sad to say the answer is no.
Ok, enough with the hashtags.
Today that all ends!
For the month of June I am committing to –
- Meditate every morning before starting my day
- Actually hitting my water goal every day, no matter what!
- Work out 6 days per week (hey we ALL need a break)
- And once a week make time for some self care and ME time.
Today is day one. Knowing I was going to start this challenge today I did a little prepping to make it easier to actually complete it this time.
I downloaded The Calm App, and checked out the free meditations on my Audible App and Youtube. My favorite local yoga studio has a few meditation classes I have been to as well. While I am not a newbie to meditation, it is something that I have never successfully incorporated into my daily life. I want this 30 day challenge to change that.
I have a few 1 liter water bottles which I am keeping filled and in the refrigerator all times. I am also making it a point to always have a bottle with me, and if someone offers water when I am out and about I am always going to say yes. You can’t have too much right? I read somewhere that keeping a water bottle with you at all times sometimes actually does not work. You end up taking small little sips and never really get the entire amount required down. Instead, every time you pick up your bottle take 3 big gulps. Just the act of thinking about the amount you are drinking each time helps increase your water intake.
Gym membership – check, yoga studio membership check. I even found a few workouts on Pinterest and youtube for days when I can’t make it to the gym or the studio. Also helping me at home is my Peloton bike, home elliptical and my two Jack Russel terriers who are always ready for a hike.
Me Time and Self Care
I didn’t have to prep much, I literally have everything I need at home already to create a spa like atmosphere to chill out in. I have relaxing spaces inside and outside to read a good book with a hot cup of tea and all that. Bubble baths, bath fizzies, and sheet masks galore. What I had to focus on was actually scheduling in the time. I took out my planner and once a week set aside a small chunk of time for me to do whatever I want. For me sometimes it wasn’t the same day of the week, some times it was morning and sometimes it was the afternoon, but I blocked out the time and I am already looking forward to it.
So there you have it. I will be checking in on the blog and social media sites with my updates.
How about you have you ever completed a 30 day challenge?