Challenging Myself

For some reason I am just drawn to challenges. Every time I read a blog post that's about a new challenge I want to sign up. Every time I hear about someone that is doing or has just completed a challenge I want to try it out for myself.

Example #1: My friend Chrys just completed 31 Days of Spending Zero. If you've been around for a while in the blog world you're familiar with Ruth's blog. My friend did it for the month of January and saved herself around $700 in excessive spending. That's insane! I certainly do not have quite that much to be save, but every little big helps. I followed the 'ground rules' and made my lists. I'm not being strict with myself like you're really supposed. I'm using at as away to track my spending. I'm about $15 into unnecessary spending. Go me! haha

Example #2: I recently discovered the blog Ember Grey by a lovely girl named Emily. She has the 12 Months of Bliss Challenge. Emily's challenge is about self-reflection, loving yourself better, as well as random acts of kindness and thoughtfulness towards others. I'm all about that!  The self-reflection and loving myself better are definitely two things that I need to work on. Emily started the 12 Months of Bliss back in June, so she's about half way through it.  February's challenge is about 'sharing kindness over negativity.'

Example #3: Kenzie over at Hello Neverland is hosting a weekly, year long, challenge for Intentional Living.  Every week she will supply a different prompt.  So far they have all been small, very doable, prompts. The prompt that begins tomorrow, February 4th, is to write something every day. Whether it be in a journal, a blog post, a poem, or part of a book (yay for my non existent novel!).

My mentor doesn't like it when I take on challenges or when I set too many goals. Maybe I'm setting myself up for disappointment. I know that I have been am too hard on myself when it comes to things like that.  This is why I really like Kenzie's Intentional Living idea. The weekly prompts are small and small is good.

So, here is to living intentionally!

linking up with mia and shelly for write or die wednesday!