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10 Day ‘Spend Time Outside’ Challenge

Join me on my first 10 Day Challenge of 2018.  My aim is to host a challenge that promotes self-care, health, wellness, positive mental health and self-discovery every month.  This month I challenge you to spend time outside everyday for 10 days straight.

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The Details: 

  • The challenge will begin on the 1st March 2018 and continue for 10 days straight.
  • To register – click here.  Registration is free.
  • Encourage your friends to join as well.
  • I will email you a reminder everyday.
  • Share a photo of yourself participating in the challenge on the daily Facebook prompt or Instagram.

What do you think? Reckon you could do it?

Click to register.

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The Benefits of Going Outside 

There are many benefits to going outside and spending time in nature.  Spending time outside benefits our physical health and wellbeing and also our mental health.  It can:

  • make exercising easier.
  • promotes weightloss.
  • help to increase brain function.
  • increase your intake of Vitamin D.
  • help to reduce your stress levels.
  • help make you feel happy.
  • can help you to improve your short term memory.
  • help you to restore your mental energy.

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List of Suggestions 

Are you stumped with ideas on what you can do outside?  I’ve created a list of some suggestions based on the things I can do below.

  • Go for a walk by the river
  • Go for a walk in a park
  • Weed the garden.
  • Sit in the sun.
  • Eat breakfast or drink a beverage outside.
  • Meditate outside.
  • Go to the local farmers market.
  • Walk along the beach.
  • Go for a picnic.
  • Wash the car.
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Fly paper airplanes.

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Be Accountable 

Do you need help to keep yourself accountable?  I have listed three ways that you can keep yourself accountable below.

  • Facebook:  Everyday I will post a prompt on Facebook.  Share a photo of yourself outside on the post everyday.  Let everyone know how you are feeling and what you are thinking.
  • Instagram:  Share a photo of yourself with the hashtag #fyby10daychallenge.
  • Email:  Reply directly to your email prompt with a photo of yourself outside.

I’ll share the images from my 10 day challenge below.

Have you registered?  If not, click here.

Here’s to finding your best you.

Ashleigh x

 

This Goal Planning Technique Will Get You On Track

In this blog post I share with you a technique that I use in planning action towards a specific goal.  I use this activity as part of my ‘Find Your Best You’ online program.  I call it an ‘action log’, which is basically a brainstorm of all the things you think you need to do in order to reach your goal.  This technique is one of my favourite things to do in the planning process.  I always get a feeling of being in control when I have all my thoughts down on paper right in front of me.

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Firstly, you know what you want to work towards?  Yes!

You’re feeling overwhelmed at the very thought of it?  Yes!

You have no idea where to start?  Yes!

There is no right or wrong way to do this.  If you’re old fashioned like me you can use pen and paper or if you’re a techno wiz you can brainstorm on your phone, Ipad or laptop.  I doesn’t matter which way you do this, as long as you can keep a record of your thoughts.  I like to mindmap.

For the next 10-15 minutes I want you to list everything that you can think of what you think needs to happen for you to achieve your goal.  Think in the short term, the medium term and also the long term.  Don’t be too worried about what it is that you need to do first.  You’re simply brainstorming here.

If your goal is to lose weight, you might include some of the following in your action log: 

  • Buy a set of scales
  • Google what foods are good to eat
  • Book an appointment with a dietician
  • Go through the cupboards and get rid of things that are unhealthy
  • Google healthy recipes and pick one new recipe to try each week
  • Pick a day to go for a 30 minute walk each week

Once you’re done, take a look at your list.  How does it make you feel?  Do you feel daunting and overwhelmed or do you feel that you’re beginning to get a clear idea about what you need to do to get there?

Now Determine Priorities 

From the list, what do you think needs to happen first?  You can start to put your list in order of priority.  I teach you how to determine priorities in this blog post.

I encourage you at the same time to include time frames for when each specific task needs to be completed.  If we don’t have this we can put things off and lose track.  It can also help keep yourself accountable.  From here you can begin to list specific tasks into your calendar, planner or journal.

I offer a free email course where I can help you work out what you need to do first from everything that you’ve brain stormed.  

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If you’d like to share what you came up with, you’re welcome to post a comment below, send me an email or share on my Facebook page.

Here’s to finding your best you.

Ashleigh x