52 weeks to simplify your life challenge
NOTE: After 18 months of processing the 52 week challenge and growing even more from the experience I created the first Simplify Your Life book. It addresses all the internal work covered in the challenge plus additional topics that were missed during 2012. You can read all about it, read feedback and even download the first 60 pages right here for free (or go straight ahead and buy the book – it is pay what you can!)
Do you find yourself dealing with the same issues over and over again year after year?
Do you struggle to get your home organised?
Do you find your life is complicated and not following the path you intended? Do you feel like someone else is directing the show?
Do you make “resolutions” each January only to forget what they were by Valentine’s Day?
I will share ideas, techniques, tips and challenge you to explore and make changes one week at a time – building on what we learn together as we go. I am not an expert or guru, but have been down this road and feel I have a plan / idea for tackling this once and for all. I would like to change with all of you rather than on my own and share what I have already learned.
I will post every Monday on the blog with new information and a “take action challenge”. I will open up a linky each week for you to share your updates on the previous week’s challenge (or whatever challenge you are up to). If the week’s subject is something you already have under control I hope you will write a post and share what works for you and add your wisdom and experience to the pool. I hope there will also be lots of discussion on the HLS Facebook page. If you join the challenge after the start please make sure you at least do the reading and challenges in the Who you are series and the Inner clutter sections (will be at least January and February). Apart from those foundations jump in on any other subjects as you see fit.
Find your simple,
The challenge ran in 2012 with support and collaboration through the blog. It is not being run again on the blog, but the posts are included below for you to access freely. Work through them at your own pace. Work through topics that you need help on in your life. Leave out ones that don’t speak to you. This is not a case of “must do every challenge” , but rather do what works for you and how it works for you.
Week 2: Values. What do you stand for? (includes link up for week 1)
Week 2: Refining my values to core (includes my 5 Values)
Week 3: Creating a family mission statement (includes link up for week 2)
Week 3: Guest Post: Life Planning for your family – how to get your partner on board (coming Wednesday)
Week 3: Sharing my family mission statement and my process (coming Thursday)
Week 4: Exploring Balance (Wheel of Life exercise) (includes link up for week 3)
Week 5: A Moment to Catch your Breath (includes link up for week 4)
Week 6: Goal Setting and Priorities (includes link up for week 5)
Week 7: How to Create a Vision Board (includes link up for week 6)
Week 8: Happiness Defined (includes link up for week 7)
Image credits: If you change nothing, nothing will change - poster available from etsy