Go START-2018 Challenge

January 01 ‐ 31

Go START-2018 Challenge

Category: Body, Mind, Spirit

In the spirit of the new year, and resolutions that are notorious for being broken, let’s talk about changes in our routine that can stick: creating healthy habits.

Between January 1 – January 31, challenge yourself to create a habit and maintain it for the month, with the goal of carrying on throughout the year. Check-in every time you practice the new habit. Maximum check-in is once a day.

Whatever your goal may be, whether it’s making more time for yourself, exercising more, or reducing stress, change is more effective and lasting with the right plan and attitude.

One effective strategy that you can use are SMART* goals, or goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-framed. SMART goals can help you to better track your progress, set realistic expectations, and will help get you further along than you could have ever imagined. Download this worksheet to help you get started!



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  1. the habit i’m working on is to stand up every 30 minutes. so far so good!

  2. The habit I’m working on is to do yoga every day. I’m using Yoga With Adriene’s 30 Day TRUE practice to get started.

    • let us know how it goes! Drea is teaching yoga for our fac/staff in Mclaren at lunch today, if you can make it.

  3. Anyone else doing Whole30?

    • no, but how are you doing with it?

      • It’s not as bad as I thought it was. It takes some thought, which I wasn’t expecting, but I feel good!

  4. I’m working on the habit of dealing with my child without anger, regardless of what’s happened.

    • how’s it going? that’s an awesome habit to work on. I am tempted to try as well.

    • Good for you! It’s so hard not to react. I found that what helped me was really learning to observe behavior and describe what I was seeing and realizing that I had a choice in how I react. Learning to observe behavior help me to separate my emotion and react less. And now my sons are not phased when there is something negative going on. When I get upset, they say things to me like, Mom, it’s up to you how you react to “whatever is bugging me”. LOL (they are 30 and 24 now)

  5. I have started to set a timer to stand up every 30 minutes and stretch. It’s working well so far!

  6. Just joined Weight Watchers last night and am tracking points starting today!

    • Natasha, congrats! Have you heard about the new program and the website that we will be implementing? Cool stuff to make tracking and participating is coming down the pipe!

  7. I’m trying to read at least 20 minutes each day! I was on a cruise for the first part of the month, so it was easy. Now, that I’m home, I am hoping to maintain!

    • good luck! What are you reading? Anything good?

      • Just finished Little Fires Everywhere–great book! Right now, I’m reading “My Absolute Darling.” It is very good, but very dark…not for the light hearted!


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