The title sounds so boring, right? I promise it’s not. A couple of weeks ago I talked to you about how I signed up for the Frost Bank Opt for Optimism campaign and wanted to follow up with you to let you what I’ve done with the challenges so far from my perspective.
What this campaign is about is being optimistic. When you opt for optimism you are more likely to stick to goals. Aaron and I are big goal setters and having a child on the way has us setting new ones. We want to make sure that she will always be taken care of.
Each day Frost has been sending out these little ways to change your outlook on the day. I’ve loved getting them each morning and wanted to share some of my favorites challenges and what I’ve done with the challenges so far. I’m also sharing what I’ve done to complete that challenge. Even if you forgot or want to join in, it’s not too late. You can sign up here.
Opt for Optimism & What I’ve Done With The Challenges
- LIST 5 THINGS YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR ON A STICKY NOTE YOU’LL SEE DAILY:
The list could go on and on, but start with five things and place the note on a place like your refrigerator or bathroom mirror so you’re bound to see it. If you have kids, this is a great one for them to do, too.
- A healthy pregnancy
- A super sweet husband who has been supportive of al my wishes for pregnancy and baby. Aaron’s put in a lot of effort to read the books and take the classes, all to help me.
- I’m grateful for a healthy dog. He got into chocolate about a month ago and that was scary.
- DELETE THE APPS YOU DON’T USE FROM YOUR PHONE:
Culling and organizing your digital spaces like your phone, desktop and inbox are a great way to simplify the days ahead. And little acts like this can snowball into positive habits that last.
- I not only deleted about 7 apps from my phone that aren’t being used but I also cleaned out all the downloaded items to my computer that were taking up space.
- I managed (and this took some time) to unsubscribe from quite a few websites that I’ll never use or shop from.
- WRITE DOWN A GOAL RELATED TO YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH:
This can be short term or long term but it should be meaningful. Remember that starting small is fine because you can build on small successes over time. You know I love health so this one was no surprise for me to want to take on.
- Postpartum- give myself 6 full weeks before hitting the gym.
- Work on a six pack starting next March 2019
- Join a group class at my gym in March 2019
- Stop dairy fully when baby girl gets here
So there you have it. There are so many more great challenges, such as calling a family member you haven’t talked to in a while and celebrate someone on social media. What a great one. Everyone deserve to be praised on some level. It builds moral and can be contagious. So go ahead, try these challenges and let me know how it goes. Let’s spread a positive way of living!