Weekly Challenge 7: Be Present

Sorry for the delay, so hopping right to it… Here’s to the lucky #7 weekly challenge!

This weeks challenge is all about being present in our daily interactions. About taking the time for our loved ones. Let’s start with getting acquainted with the “do not disturb” function on our phone. Look it up if you don’t know how it works. Now, everyday before you go to work and when you come home I want you to turn “do not disturb” on. Maybe even consider setting your phone somewhere you’re not going to look at it.

Don’t like that idea? Then turn off notifications. I’ll be doing a mix of the two. Might even turn off sound/vibrate on sms/messaging. The point here is to help get rid of that temptation to always be checking your phone, and it does not help if it’s always nagging you for your attention.

So, needless to say, if you have a job where you’re on-call and responsible for any sort of critical function you should either wait on this challenge or not participate (though I’d recommend waiting). Outside of that, I hope you’ll join me in giving your family and loved ones more attention.

To join the challenge follow this link or go to my goal page where you can find it and join in. Each day when you’ve ate nice and clean without any junk be sure to “check in” on coach.me.

Weekly Challenge 6: Eat Clean

If you’re been following along at home with the weekly challenges you should now be getting up earlier, have smooth clean teeth, be more relaxed, and writing all about it! Seriously though it’s been interesting to see what is sticking and what is not.

This weeks challenge is to try and clean out our systems a bit by “eating clean”. What do I mean by that? Whatever you want it to mean. We’re all adults and know whats not good for us. For me, my stomach has been queasy for a while now nearly every morning. Of the 3 things I think it could be, two of them are diet related so my focus will be on no sweets and no alcohol. I realize that I could have made these into 2 separate challenges, and maybe I’ll extend one or the other depending on the outcome of this weeks challenge.

What about you? What is “eating clean” going to mean to you?

To join the challenge follow this link or go to my goal page where you can find it and join in. Each day when you’ve ate nice and clean without any junk be sure to “check in” on coach.me.

Weekly Challenge 5: Floss

Hope everyone who participated in the 1st 4 weekly challenges has had great success, and is excited for this weeks. Waking up earlier hasn’t been too bad, but I had limited success w/ meditation. How about you?

This weeks challenge is to take up a habit that many dentists say is even more important than brushing your teeth. That habit is of course, flossing. If you’re anything like me you probably don’t do this nearly as much as you should.

You may have even gotten on a kick once or twice, but then fell of the bandwagon. Well here’s a chance to get back on or get started. Either way there’s no shame, and I’d love for all of us to have healthier teeth and happier dental hygienists 🙂

To join the challenge follow this link or go to my goal page where you can find it and join in. Each day when you have nice clean teeth, be sure to “check in” on coach.me.

Weekly Challenge 4: Slightly Alarming

This week we are going to build off of week 1s challenge to wake up every day at the same time to an alarm clock without hitting snooze.

This week, we’re going to wake up 30 minutes earlier. Don’t say I didn’t warn you that the challenges would build off of each other 🙂

Again, the rules are you need to use an alarm clock and no snooze button. By the end of the week, you need to be waking up 30 minutes earlier. Whether you want to jump right in and start w/ 30 minutes or work your way up to it by the end of the week is up to you. Personally, I am going to jump right in.

Of course, if you’re getting up 30 minutes earlier I would also highly recommend that you start going to bed 30 minutes earlier as well. Sleep experts do still recommend 6.5-8 hrs of sleep a night – even for adults.

What will you do with your 30 minutes in the morning? I’m planning to continue the meditation habit or try to do some working out.

There will be no “new” habit on Coach.me this week as we can continue to use week 1s habit. Looking forward to seeing the early risers!