Four Words- Describe your Resolution in 4 Words.
I started the 30-Day Well Challenge in the New York Times this week. What initially caught my eye were the four words that they used to describe the challenge:
Move. Nourish. Refresh. Connect.
That just about sums up life, at least the important things. They represent four potential goals: 1) I’m going to move more this year. 2) I’m going to eat food that nourishes my body. 3) I’m going to refresh through rest and recreation. 4) I’m going to value the people in my life by staying connected with them.
What four words would you use to describe what you want to emphasize in your new year? What are the things that inspire you? Who are the people that challenge you? Where are the places that you have always wanted to go? What are the events that motivate you to grow?
If I think about it, these might be some words I would use:
Fourteeners. Walking. Read. Family.
Each of these words has a personal significance for me. I’m planning on hiking 4 or 5 Fourteeners (14,000 foot peaks) in Colorado this summer. I have to start getting ready. I have challenged myself to walk 10,000 steps a day this next year. I’m going to read more this year. And I’m going to spend time relaxing with my loved ones.
Maybe you have a special event this year. Maybe you want to run a ½ marathon this year. Maybe you want to reconnect with a family member that you have lost the connection with.
30-Day Well Challenge
I invite you to take up the 30-Day Well Challenge. It’s free and honestly, it seems really fun.
The first challenge is to write a letter to yourself. This letter serves as a coach for the following 30 days.
Each day there is a challenge that “helps you build healthy habits for your body, mind and spirit, one daily challenge at a time.”
Sometimes we need something simple, fun and new to help us get a good start to the new year.
Simply google: New York Times 30-day Well Challenge to get started.
Book I’m Reading- The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
This is a daily meditation book and could be used to supplement any other daily meditation book you read or could be used by itself.
This morning’s reading is entitled “The Big Three” and it promotes three disciplines as the bedrock of Stoicism and really, wise living:
Control your perceptions.
Direct your actions properly.
Willing accept what’s outside your control.
I find these three concepts very helpful. I look forward to the the next 361 readings.