I wanted to pass along a little inspiration that came up on my Facebook newsfeed yesterday.
Last night as I got ready for bed, I did my normal nightly ritual. Glasses on, face cream, prop the pillows, open the lap top and hop into bed to finish up any work. The part I conveniently left out is the chunk of dark chocolate in my favorite mug that comes into bed with me as I finish answering emails.
As I am eating my chocolate, I notice this #21daychallenge on my newsfeed and it peaked my interest. I noticed all of the people commenting and hash tagging about this topic. Challenging themselves to 21 days without one of their vices. Something they would like to do without- for their health or just for the sake of testing their limits.
I decided (after I finished my last bite of chocolate) that I was going to join the challenge. What's my vice? Well, dark chocolate or something sweet at the end of every night.
I am accepting the challenge of no sweets at the end of the night (dark chocolate or anything sweet after dinner) for 21 days. Starting last night. There ya go- in writing!
Why am I doing this?
To be honest, I'm sick of being comfortable. I need a little push. My comfort zone is a place where I don't like staying for very long. It can be a blessing and a curse because I tend to get very antsy. But in this case, it is a blessing. Stepping out of the safe place, where you tend to stay stagnant, will help you grow. And make you feel alive.
In 2012, I moved to Tahiti with the hopes of traveling around the world. THAT was out of my comfort zone. And as difficult as it was at the time, as anxious as I felt for a long time before and during the trip, for fear of the unknown, I look back on that trip with extreme fondness. I am thankful for taking that leap. There I felt alive. This small challenge is another way to keep the flame going.
Here's a picture of me being alive that I came across the other day from that trip in 2012- uncomfortably happy.