More Difficult Than I Thought

My recent challenge which I wrote about recently was to avoid using Facebook for 100 days whilst raising money for charity. .not 100 all in one go but over 250 days. No problem at all, I thought with confidence

Today was going to be day one. .I failed!

The first slip came early, within 1 minute of waking as my hand slipped to open the app on my phone by my bed. ..”no ” I mentally reminded myself and checked my emails instead.

10 minutes later, I noticed myself looking at my new friend requests on Facebook, I had failed. My brain and fingers were operating Facebook on autopilot.

I really should know better as I run mindfulness workshops. I shocked myself that I hadn’t noticed that I had even opened the app

Oh well, it looks like this tiny challenge might be tougher than I thought. .try again with day one tomorrow


A Difficult Challenge

I am an expert at challenging myself. ..I really don’t know why try to make my life difficult for myself. Maybe I am a secret masochist!

Well, today I have really dropped myself in it big time. I have given myself a challenge of all challenges. .and I have publicly announced it on the local radio station as part of their 100 day challenge to raise money for local kids

That’s right everyone my challenge is to stay off Facebook for 100 days. .Did you hear that 100 days!! Not all in one go though. .phew I have committed to do it over 250 days

Now. ..why exactly do I do these troublesome challenges!

50 Things

My first year blogging anniversary is almost here. 

I started on my 50th birthday, and yes that’s means I am almost 51 now. .shock horror  and pause for wow, you look 10 years younger  😉

I set quite a few challenges on my birthday last year, one is now complete and one will go on for the rest of my life. ..a blog a day until death. .at least 60 years away 😉I do love a good challenge! 

The one that has reached completion was to do 50 Things this year that I have never done before, I must admit it’s not the most inspiring list ever and many of them are places I travelled to which I have never visited to before or happened by accident.  But list is now complete. 

It’s just the rest of my life challenge to complete now ……

Go Heavy on Variety 

Variety is the spice of life and it’s totally true. 

If you live your life doing the same things what’s in your life to challenge and excite you? 

My day so far has been varied, challenging at times but also fun too.

So in brief, a short relax in the morning following by a one to one with a client and then another one to one with a very troubled lady who had been referred to me. And then I ran a workshop on self hypnosis which was enjoyable and had good feedback.

Next it was offf to pick my daughter up and it was then a long drive to a friends house for a housewarming party in her house and garden.  Chatting to new and old friends.

Nothing amazingly out of the ordinary happened today but it’s the ,”variety ” of life that is one of the keys to lasting happiness