It’s that time of year again. Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake Off are back on our screens and to me that can only mean one thing – the big countdown to Christmas!! It’s like a weekly advent calendar.
No matter how much we don’t want to think about Christmas and everything that entails too soon, we all know that it will be here before we know it. The next 3 months are going to pass by no matter what we do with that time, so are you ready to make those next 12 weeks count??
How often have you got to the end of yet another month and felt it was all a bit like ground hog day. Those plans you set yourself are still just plans, nothing seems to have changed and you just feel time is slipping away. Dreams are only dreams until you take some action!
step out of your comfort zone
I’m always full of awe and admiration for the contestants on those two programmes. They agree to push themselves way beyond their limits and comfort zones, to learn a whole load of new skills – things they have never tried before, to practise day in and day out, to put their efforts out there for millions of viewers to watch, to be judged and critiqued, the pressure and stress on their shoulders is at a whole different level.
At the end of their ‘journey’ not one of them regrets putting themselves in that position and taking on the challenge of a life time. They all say, without doubt, that it is the best thing they have ever done.
Their confidence goes through the roof. They know that if they put their mind to something and work hard anything is now possible. Their sense of achievement at how far they have pushed themselves is incredible.
So my question to you is…wouldn’t you like a slice of that?
What can you do in this countdown to christmas?
What would you like to achieve in the next 12 weeks? What would you like to accomplish? Is there something that you want to start or try or just get done? It doesn’t have to be earth shattering. Maybe it’s….
- Decluttering your garage, your loft or a room.
- Learning a new language
- Losing some weight
- Taking up a new sport or hobby
- Getting fitter
- Joining a club
- Cooking more healthily
- Drinking more water
- Becoming a vegetarian
- Creating a bucket list and ticking a few things off
- Looking for a new job
- Writing your CV
- Finding a volunteering role
- Getting up / going to bed earlier
- Putting more activities and plans in your diary
- Reading more books or listening to podcasts
- Learning a new instrument
- Taking up dancing
- Cooking from scratch
- Learning how to bake
- Saving more money every month
- Going for regular bike rides or walks
- Joining the gym or a boot camp
- Taking up yoga
- Doing some meditation every day
- Spending less time on social media
- Do some journalling everyday
- Start to write a book
- Learn to paint
- Upcycle some furniture
- Being inspired by the London marathon and doing the couch25k
- ….. the list really is endless
this time will pass regardless
Remember that this time is going to go by regardless and before we know it someone will be lifting the glitter ball and holding aloft the bake-off trophy. And scarily our Christmas decorations will be up. So why not do something useful with that time??
The beauty of whatever YOU decide to do is that you will not be watched by millions of viewers, nor will you have Craig or Paul telling you off for being flat footed or having a soggy bottom. You can be your own cheerleader!
make it count
But you WILL have that amazing sense of achievement and that you didn’t waste that time – that you made it count.
I can’t wait to hear what you will be doing.