The “Get Your Life” 30 day challenge

I’ve noticed myself saying certain phrases: “I’m not about that life, gave me life, get your life, and I’m about that you fill in the blank life.” The most prominent of them all is “Get Your Life.” It all got me thinking. What if there was a get your life challenge? Would I participate? Yes I would. For those of you who may not know getting your life is a practice. It’s a lifestyle. It involves looking at your actual life (not to be confused with your down the road life) and seeing what is missing from it. It can be as simple as needing to drink more water or as extreme as learning to say no and set boundaries (saying no is extreme). Image

The point is only the person that is getting their life actually knows what needs to be got.That’s why I’m taking initiative. Instead of waiting for a celebrity like Beyonce or some other woman/person of color that people follow to suggest it. I’m going to put it out there. It’s called the 30 day “Get Your Life” challenge. For those of you who are interested. I know I am. First we’re going to take a suggestion from Julia Cameron’s “Artist’s Way.” Draw a circle divide it into six areas (it should look like a little pizza pie with six slices). Image

Now in each slice write one of the following words: romance, exercise, spirituality, career, adventure, and friends. Place a dot in each slice to the degree that you are satisfied. The closer the dot is to the inside of the pie the less satisfied you are. The outer rim indicates that you are greatly satisfied. Now connect the dots. Where is your life lacking satisfaction? What could create more balance for your life? Now, here’s the fun part! Once we know what’s missing we get to figure out ways to implement what’s missing into our lives! We get to get our lives for the next 30 days! If we like the changes we can decide after 30 days to continue. It starts today! “Get Your Life!”  The challenge ends June 11, 2013.Image

The thing is, at least for me. Most times I sit around waiting for someone to come along and fix what’s missing in my life, or tell me what’s missing for me. But the truth is I am my solution just as much as I am the problem. The only thing that stands in the way between me and my life is me. Living is a choice. Bringing clarity into my life for the next 30 days should be very helpful towards living my life instead of letting life live me. I look forward to the lessons. I look forward to getting my life. I hope you decide to “Get Your Life” as well. Thanks for stopping by. Let’s talk again soon.