Are You Ready To Start Changing Your Life 1 Habit At A Time?

Have you thought about giving up some old habits that aren’t helping you, or maybe you know there are some new things you could do that would really enhance your life? What’s holding you back?

Here in the UK it’s the first day of Stoptober – Stop Smoking month, where the organisers recognise, that stopping smoking as part of a group challenge, increases the chance of success, significantly. Research however tells us that it’s no longer the old ’21 days to change a habit’, it’s more like 66 days and for some people even longer.

It also really helps, when giving up something, to replace it with something new. If you’re joining in with the Stoptober challenge, give some thought about what you’re going to replace the smoking with. Often, people don’t think consciously about what they’ll do instead of smoking, and they end up taking on another habit that doesn’t help them in the long-term – overeating!!

When you recognise that you’ll need to fill the no smoking gap with something else, you can decide what it is and that it can be something that will really benefit you and that you really enjoy doing. Taking on a new and enjoyable habit is not only filling the gap created by the ‘no smoking’, but it’s also giving you something else in your life that’s really enjoyable and therefore helps you stay on track.

Joining in the 90 day Habit Changing Challenge provides support way beyond the 28 days of the Stoptober Give Up Smoking Challenge, so why not join both and get the boost you need to keep going.

The Brilliance Within 90 Day Habit Changing Challenge is working great for people who simply want to start doing something new. It’s working really well for the current members, who’ve commented that being part of the group is motivating them to take at least 1 action every day toward their new habit/goal. We keep the rules very simple – Take 1 action every day. If you miss a day, the calendar re-sets to day 1.

The action can be varied, so long as it supports your new habit and doesn’t have to be massive action. What I’ve found is even on the days where I’m pushed for time, I’m still able to achieve my goal of exercising every day for a minimum of 5 minutes. This way, I’m building on success and never feel like I’ve failed – hey – who can’t manage 5 minutes? In reality though, most days I manage 20-30 minutes. For the first time in a very long time, I’m actually enjoying exercising! Now I’m 33 days into the challenge, I’m noticing a difference. I’m no longer trying to keep up with the challenge, I’m actually enjoying it!

So, if you want to make some changes in your life, why not join us in the challenge and start changing your life one habit at a time?

If you’d like more information, leave me a comment. I’ve set up a Facebook support group which I’ll add you into as well.

Stop THINKING about trying and start COMMITING yourself to changing! Even the rain isn’t holding me back… it would have done previously!

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19 Comments

  1. October 5, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Such a great challenge Wendy. I’m so glad I took it up with you and am part of this group. Meditating is a habit that is slowly becoming a very normal (and welcome) part of my every day. Good on you for leading the way. xo

    • Wendy
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you Miriam! I’m so glad you’re on board with it and doing so brilliantly. You’re definitely inspiring me to make meditating daily another challenge for myself too. So thank you for being part of our habit changing community! xx

      • October 5, 2017 / 9:09 pm

        You’re very welcome my friend. Friday morning has just dawned here, almost time for my morning meditation now actually. Enjoy the rest of your week. xo

        • Wendy
          Author
          October 6, 2017 / 9:29 am

          Wonderful – Friday morning has dawned here and I’ve been packing my mind full of Bob Proctor inspiration and now I’m off to write a report. Have a wonderful weekend Miri! xx

          • October 6, 2017 / 10:10 am

            Oh, what an inspiring way to start your Friday Wendy. Hope you’ve had no more ‘incidents’ haha, and your day is absolutely fabulous. All the best with the report and have a wonderful weekend yourself. Big hugs xo

          • Wendy
            Author
            October 7, 2017 / 10:51 pm

            Haha – no more incidents – skirt in the bin and it’s black knickers from now on!!!
            Fun with my girlies this weekend Miri – baby dolls and fairies.. what could be better.. I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend too. Big hugs xx

          • October 7, 2017 / 11:24 pm

            That sounds like so much fun Wendy, tine with your girlies that is. I’ve had a lovely weekend so far too, lots of work in the garden, which has been really enjoyable. So many blooms out, it’s just a gorgeous time of year. 🌷🌸 Enjoy your Sunday. Big hugs back xo

          • Wendy
            Author
            October 7, 2017 / 11:31 pm

            I know bless them – they’re all tucked up in bed now after a lovely afternoon. Very wet though so definitely no garden time here… It sounds lovely with all the blooms. Enjoy!! xx

          • October 8, 2017 / 12:35 am

            I will, thanks, and you enjoy your gorgeous granddaughters and that lovely cosy feeling. xo

  2. October 1, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    It’s amazing how quickly something can become a habit and then we need to work to break it. Your challenge has the right ingredients to enable those changes – whatever they may be xx

    • Wendy
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      You’re right Osyth.. Sometimes making negative habits happens faster than the positive ones and yes they can take a while to break. I can definitely feel the difference about my exercise habit, taking the daily action no matter what, but without over facing myself is keeping me on track and I’m actually enjoying it. Hopefully the other members of the challenge group are feeling the benefit too.. xx

      • October 2, 2017 / 12:24 pm

        I have started my own daily habit today which simply involves a return to being early to bed and early to rise. We will wait to see if I achieve health, wealth and wisdom as a result … to be honest if I get the first, I’m happy 🙂 xx

        • Wendy
          Author
          October 2, 2017 / 8:05 pm

          Fabulous! Shall I add you into the Facebook group? Yes I feel it on the way – even more health, wealth and wisdom wending it’s way through the Universe… Happy snoozing xx

          • October 3, 2017 / 10:23 am

            Yes please! xx

          • Wendy
            Author
            October 3, 2017 / 9:20 pm

            Fabulous – I’ve added you to the Email Group and I think I’ve sent you a friend request on Facebook. If you can click on the email from Brilliance Within and click the link to confirm that means I can start sending you the workbooks etc. Also, if you can confirm the ‘friend’ request and then I can add you to the Facebook Group too.. Great to have you as part of the group Osyth – thanks for joining! xx

  3. October 1, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I am ever so glad I never took to smoking although I did give it a try! All I got was watery eyes. Well done with your challenge Wendy. You are an inspiration. Have a great week. X

    • Wendy
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      THanks Brigid! It can be any habit, not just smoking. Maybe something new too… I hope you’re ok and you have a good week too xx

  4. October 1, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Stop thinking and start committing so true. Nice start to october

    • Wendy
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks Bella – yes I’m so glad I did as I’m more than a 1/3 of the way through my challenge now.. Wondering what I’m going to prioritise to change next!

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