My dear friend, Rachel Hollis, said that if we do anything for 30 days, it becomes a habit. Two things. First of all, I have no clue if someone said it first. I’d had to be one of those people that infringe on someone’s quote. The other thing is that I don’t really know Rachel Hollis. I am just obsessed with her in a stalkerish sort of way. Good news, she’s on the other side of the continent, so no worries about me showing up at her house for dinner.
One of my favorite things on my vision board is a marathon. I’m actually only shooting for a half marathon. I’d like to be able to complete it in one day without killing myself and all. I’m one of those people that could walk all day long, but haven’t ever really given running a try. Well, I’m giving running a try. Today, I went for a mile. I know, only like 12 miles off, right? I’m not running this thing tomorrow and I have to start somewhere. So, my goal…run at least a tenth of a mile further every day until I get there. Also my goal…do it every day.
To me, there is nothing more fun than making goals. I have pretty pens and stickers and I’m a list junkie. The execution sometimes gets me a little hung up. As in, it’s easier to say things than do things. Back to my dear friend, Rachel. If I cannot keep a promise to myself, then why should I keep them to others? Why is that more important to me? (Those aren’t direct quotes, just mentality adjustment.)
I actually believe that 30 days is a good mile marker for habit. I stopped drinking Diet Mountain Dew. About 30 days in, I didn’t want another one. In fact, I rarely touch any type of soda. I refuse to say that I’m one of those people that never drink soda. That would be a lie. Occasionally, when we are out to eat, I just drink a coke. Horrible, I know, but really…I mean, a coke every month or so doesn’t really put me on the list of insanity. So, there you have it, “Day 1” is done!