Two weeks ago, the SheSpeaks staff challenged ourselves to take a month and complete personal goals. They ranged from drinking more water to getting more organized to being more appreciative of the world around us. And we challenged all our members to join us!
Two weeks into our month-long SheSpeaksChallenge and we are going strong (though we've had a few slip-ups along the way!) How's it going for you?
Haven't joined yet? It's not too late! Is there a goal you would like to achieve? A dream you are working toward? Tell us for the chance to be one of five lucky winners of an Amazon Echo Dot!
Prep the Day Challenge, Ann
I've missed a few days of getting my morning organized the night before, but overall I have kept up with it and it's made a huge difference. I'm not so flustered and running all over the place in the morning. I don't waste precious time and my head is clear on what I need to get done each day. Its really relaxing to feel more organized and more "in the drivers seat" of my own day. Plus, I'm snapping at my family less in the morning because I'm calmer. Ahhhhh!!
Water Challenge, Julia
I've had great success eliminating added-sugar during the week when my day is structured. The weekends have been harder and I've had a few "moments" where I fell off my plan. But overall, I've been feeling a bit more energetic and I'm sleeping better, so that gives me the incentive to keep trying to stay on track every day.
Push-Up Challenge, Susan
I haven't been perfect - I had to take a couple of days off from doing push-ups because I was sick, and I forgot to do them one day, but I got back to it and I did 18 push-ups this morning. I'm so proud! It helps that my 10-year old son decided to do the challenge with me - he's much stronger than me, so I don't want to embarrass myself too much in front of him!
Healthy Eating: Soup Challenge, Galit
I've already learned a lot from what seemed like just a simple soup challenge. At the beginning, I was making a different soup each day but I was getting stressed trying to be creative. Plus, we couldn't eat it all and my freezer was getting full. So I re-evaluated and decided that I can serve leftovers or repurpose ingredients I have already. It's been good to realize that I don't need to overthink dinner and it's shown my family that they need to be less picky.
Meditation Challenge, Kelly
Other than a couple of days when I had the flu, I've been able to meditate every day. Somedays are easier than others but I've seen longer periods where I have no thoughts interrupting my silence. It's helped me let the small things go and appreciate the important things. I have a long way to go but a greater sense of peace is already happening for me.
Here's how you enter:
- Already joined our #SheSpeaksChallenge? Update us below on how you are doing.
- Not yet joined? Tell us below what you would like to personally accomplish. It could be one of our month-long challenges, a dream you are working toward, or a goal you are hoping to reach.
- Continue the conversation! Participate on our discussion board, and share your goals & accomplishments on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #SheSpeaksChallenge and #entry.
- Come back and tell us how you are doing. In two more weeks, we will post the results of our Challenges and let you know what worked, and what didn't. We'd love to hear an update from you too.
The more you participate, the more chances you have to win!
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*Five lucky participants will be chosen at random to each receive an Amazon Echo Dot, each valued at $49.99. Giveaway is open through February 20th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.