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Repeat after me: “If I’m still here, I still have time.”
I don’t normally publish new content on Fridays, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity on this monumental day. September 22nd. Why? Not only is today the last day of summer, but today marks 100 days till January 1st. If you’re like me you’re probably thinking, “Crap! The year is almost over. What I have done the other 256 days of the year?
Don’t panic there’s still time left. As of writing this post, you’ve got 100 days, 14 hours, 55 minutes and 15 seconds until the new year. That means 100 chances to do something right and that can ultimately improve an aspect of your life. My goal is to do something that improves my life daily. I’ve come up with a list of things I want to do consecutively for the next 100 days. It seems like a long list, but it’s really not that bad. Some of these are things that I already do daily while others are things that I do but not as consistently as I like. Regardless, I know that whatever I stick to will be an accomplishment and a move in the right direction. Hopefully, my list will inspire you to do something consistently for the rest of the year as well.
Drink Water Everyday
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love water. I didn’t always love water though. My love for water started when I decided to give up soda for lent a few years back. My love grew stronger once I made a conscience effort to knock of debt faster since water is cheaper than juices and than started teaching fitness classes. I start every morning with a glass of cold water and it makes me feel so good and tastes even better. My husband always makes fun of me for proclaiming my love for water every time I drink it. I really don’t understand how some people just don’t like water. Needless to say, this is a habit I plan to continue for the next 100 days of the year.
Working out is something I already do pretty consistently. It’s hard not to when I’m a Zumba and pole dance instructor. However, I found that I only seem to get those workouts in when I teach. Maybe it’s because I’ve still got other work to do, maybe it’s because I’m busy with Little Prince or maybe it’s just because I get lazy. Regardless, I feel like I could be doing more in the fitness department. Whether it be jogging, pole dancing, push-ups, stretching or crunches I’m dedicated to doing some kind of physical activity daily. I’m trying to convince my husband to commit to doing crunches daily for the next 100 days so we can motivate each other.
Write a Letter Every day
When was the last time you hand wrote a letter? While many of you may say years, I’m happy to say that for me it’s only been a few months. Writing handwritten notes truly brings me joy and I hope brings my recipients joy as well. I love writing notes of encouragement, signing them anonymously and sending to strangers. I consider it one of my random acts of kindness and it makes me happy. Now, I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I’ll be able to stick to this one daily for the next 100 days but I’ll certainly try. If anything, it will get me back to writing them more than I did in the past.
Look My Best Everyday
My mother always told me that when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you do good. It sounds very superficial but it’s true. I’m willing to bet that when you are wearing crappy sweats you will probably feel crappy too. I’ve always tried to look my best everyday, but it hasn’t always been easy since having my son. And I always feel the difference in my demeanor and quality of life when I don’t look my best. Looking my best everyday doesn’t mean I have to be dressed up everyday. It just means that I will always make an effort to look good. That may mean something as simple as a pop of my favorite red lipstick. Something as simple as lipstick and fixing my hair is definitely easy enough to keep up for 100 days straight. Not only does looking my best everyday make me feel good, it helps me do good and it helps my marriage. I’m sure my husband loves to see me looking good as well. You know what they say, “Never stop dating you spouse.”100 Days of Greatness has begun. Countdown to the new year is on! Click To Tweet
Help Someone Everyday
I wrote a post a while back along the lines that the best way to become a millionaire is to help a million people. Lucky for me, I absolutely love helping people. I already do this daily, but I always try to help someone everyday if I can. It can be as grand as donating money to a charity or as simple as sending a job posting to an unemployed friend. Bottom line, if I haven’t done what I can to help at least one person for the day, my day isn’t complete. Giving just makes my heart smile.
Exfoliate and wear a mask daily
I’ll be blunt. My skin sucks. I haven’t had a clear complexion since I was 9 years old. I’ve always been plagued by acne or hyperpigmentation. While some of it is hormones and genetics, a big part of it is my lack of consistency. I just never seem to stick to a facial regimen as long as I should. That’s something else that changes today. I’ve learned that my skin loves exfoliation and sheet masks. I just don’t do them enough. My plan is to use a gentle exfoliator daily as well as some type of mask. I absolutely love the Aveeno 60 second In-Shower facial and Peter Lamas Pumpkin Exfoliator for daily exfoliation. (I’d love to use sheet masks daily, but those can get expensive.) I think sticking to that routine for the next 100 days will certainly make positive changes in my skin. If all goes well, I’ll be reporting back on my skin in 100 days.
Do Something to Improve My Blog Every Day
Since giving birth to little prince, my blog has taken a hit. I should have known this already, but running after a toddler all day is hard to do while working from home. I just don’t have the time to dedicate to it like I used to. I’m usually tending to little prince or conducting interviews for a magazine article. My blog just hasn’t been at the top of my list. That all changes today. Whether it be writing a post, marketing, inserting pictures, or checking links I’ll be doing what I can to improve my blog daily.
I might even employ the help of local New Jersey business man, Matt Anton, who runs NJ SEO, one of the top marketing agencies in New Jersey. If you run a blog, a website or really search for anything online, you’ve probably heard the term SEO which is an acronym for “search engine optimization.” That’s the process of making your online content easily accessible to search engines via link building, keywords and more.
The folks at NJ SEO can improve your traffic flow, create keyword ranking reports for your site, and implement an SEO strategy for you. All things that are definitely important when it comes to blogging. They even do social media marketing! Considering Matt was the marketing manager guru for Liberty Travel Agency, I’m pretty sure he’ll be able to work wonders. Plus, he’s a family man, evident from his photos with his wife and daughter on the site, and the Georgia office run by his brother, Dan Anton.
Be better than I was yesterday
Remember that? That was my goal for the new year. I was to write down how I could be better than I was yesterday, everyday for the entire year. Unfortunately, I switched planners and once I did that I stopped doing this after a few months. However, there was certainly a positive change in my life when I kept up with it.
Writing down the ways in which I was better than I was yesterday allows me to celebrate my wins as small or big as they may be. They also allow me to see where there is room for change. I love myself and I’m learning to love myself even more as I highlight the areas of the day in which my shine outshone the previous day.
What will you do make the last 100 days of the year count? Is there something you plan to do consecutively for 100 days to improve life?
TERRIfic Words: A year from now you’ll wish you had started today.