Update on my January Challenge: Do Something Every Day

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about both my goal to read more in 2017 and about the importance of doing something every day to make a habit stick.

When I quit refined sugar two years ago, it was the daily practice of not eating sugar – a month-long challenge – that set me in my ways of getting rid of it from my diet forever. I wanted to try this similar approach to doing other things I wanted in my life. Continue reading “Update on my January Challenge: Do Something Every Day”

Why I Love September Pt. 3: Planning and goal-setting

As I mentioned in the first post of this September series, this month is seen as the “second January” and a time to focus or re-focus on goals and plans. With back-to-school and back-to-work after vacations for many people, it’s naturally a good fit for checking in on those January resolutions, or making new ones altogether.

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I have always loved planning. I’m a planner. I’m organized (sometimes too much so), get thrown off when plans aren’t followed and am a militant to-do list keeper. I get such satisfaction from crossing something off one of my many lists (typical Type ‘A’!) Continue reading “Why I Love September Pt. 3: Planning and goal-setting”