The Gratitude Challenge
Just over 90 days ago – I decided to take my Leadership Coach up on her invite to grow to the next level, and I began my first 90Day Gratitude Challenge.
Why is this relevant for me, or anyone for that matter? Actually, each of the Healthy LifeStyle results I’ve experienced for myself, and those I see for my clients that happen Lifelong, are based on the habits we’ve establised for ourselves. I mean those routines that really serve us. For me, the 90Day Gratitude Challenge is another way to make sure I’m building the habit-muscles that’ll set me up for long-term success in all my Life-goals.
I had an idea of what this new Challenge would be like – although who really knows until we commit?
So this is how it works during the 90Days – each day, my goal is to post the 5 things I’m most grateful for onto a special Group FaceBook page; where there’s an abundance of support and a sense of fun. And I repeat – no matter what. If I miss a day – then I go back to day one, and start again. The idea behind 90Days in a row, is to build a new pattern; one that sticks.
In fact studies show that we need a minimum number of days repeating the same behaviour to create what I call a ‘sticky-habit’ – this can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days. One of my mentors, former Chairman of Psychology, U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports’ Medicine Council Dr Denis Waitley, has found 90Days is the clincher minimum. So I definitely feel synergy with the 90Days suggested for this challenge!
And guess who’s motivated to stay the course, post each day and complete those 90Days in one stint? (not that I’m competitive or anything…!)
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Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is an Executive Lifestyle Consultant, with over 20 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, certified raw, vegan, gluten-free chef, educator, writer and health mentor. She lives in Auckland with her husband Chris, relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends