Long before I read Kaia Roman‘s book, “The Joy Plan: How I Took 30 Days to Stop Worrying, Quit Complaining and Find Ridiculous Happiness” I had decided to take 30 days this summer to dedicate myself to doing something focused that will have a positive outcome. My choice involves a disciplined writing practice. I am also going to try to give up one habit it is time to kick.
Thirty days. According to numerous websites I Googled, it can take between 21 and 66 days to change a habit, form a new idea or produce a change. That’s probably why you see so many self-help books that promise “21 Day” and “30 Day” plans. In fact, a website called ThoughtBrick.com offers 100 actions to consider doing in 30 days. All are manageable. Here is the link.
Many people talk about giving up something for 30 days, like sugar, alcohol, tobacco or gluten. It sounds like Lent, which lasts 40 days. And like Lent, most people return to their habit at the end of the time period. Instead of deciding to give up something, why not try a new activity, devote time to developing a skill, give time to others or change one habit for 30 days? Of course, 30 days is a drop in the bucket list for creating a lasting outcome. That takes a lifetime commitment, whether you are intending to eat better, exercise more, save money, make money, change your life, change your attitude, etc.
Kaia Roman, my guest July 17, 4pmEST on Fearless Fabulous YOU! (W4WN.com), believes it takes a mindful plan which she provides in her book. Creating a plan is important for launching a business, managing weight loss, preparing for the birth of a child, a wedding or major life change. But how does it work for changing how you think and act? Kaia will share her story July 17 about how her “Joy Plan” brought her back from despair after the collapse of her new business. Then you can decide if you want to make a plan of your own. wwwTheJoyPlan.com
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