What's next?


So it's over.  I finished my first ever 21 Day Challenge - to blog every day - last Thursday.  I must admit the first few days I almost felt like I was missing something in my life when I didn't blog.  I didn't actually feel guilty for not blogging, but caught myself a few times thinking - I should use this in my blog.  It was quite an interesting feeling to see that subconsciously my challenge was impacting my thoughts after it ended.  It didn't quite translate to affecting my behaviour, as I really did need a couple of days break to travel home.

As I mentioned in my last post I do want to keep blogging.  I'm not necessarily sure why or what about.  I think it's really something for me - rather than something for a reader.  It's really about having some measure of discipline in my life and a way of causing me to be more mindful.  That said, I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to blogging everyday.  And I've been sadly neglecting my craft blog since I started this one.  I guess I haven't really mastered the art of balance yet ;-)

I'm keen to start another 21 day challenge - to see if I can continue to make small incremental changes in my life.  This one is going to be health related.  I've dabbled in primal eating the last few months and have been around 80% successful most of the time.  I know when I eat right it really improves my energy and my sleep so I want to see if I can make some changes in my diet which will support my lifestyle.

For those of you who don't know what primal eating is you can read about it here.  A former colleague of mine made the switch around 18months ago and has seen huge improvements in energy, well being, fitness - you name it.  Actually she influenced a number of people around her to try it and it all of them have seen huge benefits.  For me it's time to stop dabbling.  I've used my travel schedule as an excuse to eat and drink what I want when I'm away and then return to a healthy lifestyle when I'm home.  The repercussions are that it takes me longer to recover from jet lag, and I'm definitely less energetic.  So that's it.  Today is the day.  I've looked for every excuse not to start - but something about my recent 21 day challenge has made me realise that it's just a commitment I need to make for myself.  A daily commitment to be renewed every morning - for no-one else's sake but mine.

I'm not going to blog about this every day.  I'm completely bored at the thought of doing that.  I will try and update you on how it's going once a week or so though.  Here's hoping that at the end of 21 days I will have made some permanent changes to my lifestyle which give me the energy to do all the things I want to.