I’ve been bouncing around like crazy because I’m so super excited for what’s coming up! (And I have a video to prove it!!)
(click here if you can’t view the video)Seriously, if you stick around to the end – you’ll see how nutty I get when I’m excited for something! he he
So what am I so pumped about?
My new project:
Busy Mom VS the Daily Grind
You know, that thing that plagues us all – when we have to perform the same mundane tasks day after day… after day… until it gets ingrained into our minds so deeply that we let ourselves run on auto pilot. You start to go through the motions of your day without really living your life…
kind of like a walking zombie.
I believe that this is a key factor in a lot of people’s unhappiness – because it makes you forget who you really are.
And I know, you can’t just up and stop your daily tasks… so how can you live a happier life?
By intentionally living moment by moment, by acknowledging and appreciating the happy ones, and by bringing self expression and creativity into every day.
At least that’s my theory – and I’m going to put it to the test. I’m going to dedicate 30 days to focus solely on battling the daily grind and developing these three aspects into daily habits.
HABIT #1: To be present for every moment.
I hope to develop this by keeping my camera with me at all times as a reminder to take in my surroundings more and see the beauty in every day life. Also by calling it quits to multi-tasking during important activities like playing and spending time with the kids.
HABIT #2: To acknowledge and appreciate those happy and beautiful moments of every day.
To do this, I will take a moment every night to journal or list all the moments I want to remember, and what I’m grateful for that day.
HABIT #3: To bring self expression and creativity into every day.
Ooooh boy, this one will be tough. But my goal is to do something creative every day, no matter how big or small – even if its just doodling on a napkin. Because I’ve heard so many stories of the magic that happens with a true daily creative habit – so I’m just ready to make it happen.
I’ll be documenting the good, the bad, the ugly – every day – right here on my blog – for you all to see.
By doing this personal project publicly (Wow, was that a tongue twister?) I hope to inspire you to make the dedication to something that you believe will make you happier. Because we all deserve to live a happy fulfilling life.
Stop waiting for happiness to find you. Take on my challenge today and start developing a habit that you know will make you happier.
And when you do, I would LOVE it if you documented the journey on your own blog, whether you are developing the same habits as me, or another of your choice.
They say it takes 30 days of dedication to form a habit. So let’s do this together so we can cheer each other on and strive for the happy fulfilling life we were all meant to live!
If you’re joining in on the challenge, or just want to help support my “battle”, you can proudly display one of the graphics below on your own site or blog. Please save, and link back to http://kristalnorton.com/blog/ or grab the code HERE.
As for me, my journey starts THIS Monday. Oh My! I am so nervous, but SOOO excited!! :)
Edit July 7, 2012:
My challenge has ended, and I survived! Here are some highlights from my month long challenge:
Day 1 – A rocky beginning, and learning about how our minds remember the negative experiences more easily than the good.
Day 3 – Scrappy Tags Tutorial!
Day 5 – Finding the key to fighting the daily grind.
Day 8 – Stressful beginner’s syndrome
Day 9 – Winning a losing battle – “staying in the moment”
Day 10 – Kids Keepsake Magnets Tutorial!
Day 17 – A shared story, my first time on a paddle board
Day 21 – A complete failure, when it all turns around
Day 27 – My advice to budding artists
After Thoughts – What I’ve learned from this project