I read about a 31 day challenge that forces me to choose a topic and blog about it. I decided to blog about 31 ways to improve your mental health in this glorious month of October but I was unable to get into the challenge by the deadline date. So, here I am with a great topic and every intention to follow through on my own.
Tip #1 – Be flexible. As you can see, I’ve already altered my original goal, refocused my work and am moving forward. Flexibility is key to a good state of mind. The alternative is rigidity which can be pretty painful in a world where change is the norm.
I believe flexibility is an art. It allows one to bend like a willow but still be rooted when it matters.
Adventure comes to the person who is standing with arms wide open!
Staying open to adventure, getting out of your comfort zone and taking risks (even itsy-bitsy risks count) helps us learn new things about ourselves.
What kinds of risks?
- Talking to a stranger
- Writing to an author
- Wearing something different (new hairstyle, new cologne/perfume, bold colors)
- Accepting a challenge
- Saying no to a request
- Asking a favor
When the ‘little things’ happen – like getting stuck behind a train, losing the car keys, an unexpected visit, a long line in the grocery store, how we respond to these events can make or break us. In the big picture, they don’t matter. Ok, in the small picture, they don’t matter either when you have a flexible attitude.
And of course, this flexibility allows me to sign up for a 31 day challenge when it’s 5 days underway and then realize I’m already out of that loop. Yes, some would stop here and walk away. Really?
It’s about the challenge of finding fascinating topics to share with you during the course of this month. It’s about writing more in this lovely blog.
It’s about learning as I write.
And sharing as I learn.
I hope you stay tuned and enjoy the ride!
- 31 Days — a writing challenge (write31days.com)
- 31 days of moving, moving, moving (pattiwag.wordpress.com)
- Is anxiety a sin? (denadouglashobbs.com)
- How To Build A Strong Foundation For Growth and Happiness (psychologytoday.com)
- Become a More Flexible Thinker (psychologytoday.com)
- Be Flexible: Life Lessons from “Gumby” (storeystyle.com)