30 DAY CHALLENGE STARTS 1ST NOVEMBER! JOIN US!

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Yay! I am very excited to have so many people joining in the 30 day challenge.  We can be VERY VERY HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TOGETHER. It’s great to have the company, thank you.

Let’s say that we properly start on Saturday 1st November and end on Sunday 30th November.

I will post tiny messages every day to confirm that I’ve carried out my commitments for the day which are:

NO BOOZE FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS
EXERCISE HALF AN HOUR EVERY DAY
MEDITATE ONCE A DAY
CHECK THE BANK BALANCES EVERY DAY
PLAN WHAT I’M DOING THE NEXT DAY BEFORE I GO TO BED

For those who have declared their 30 DAY GOALS already, THANK YOU. It would be great if you could keep checking in and leaving comments to let us know you’re on track over the next month. I’ll also be harassing you individually – in a loving, very nice way of course.

If you haven’t already signed up…

PLEASE JOIN IN! 

What are the things that could do every day that – or over the 30 days – that could make a real difference to your life? They can be big or tiny. 

So far we’ve had commitments to meditate, exercise, apply for 2 jobs a week, write 10 mins a day, drink green juice every day, trampoline every day (love the sound of that one). A couple of people have also mentioned Whole30 – which involves no dairy, carbs, sugar or booze for 30 days.

Email me or leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Apparently making a public commitment means that you are much more likely to stick to it – so go on be brave, make a post below. Also, I’ve read somewhere that when it comes to setting goals it helps to be very specific, so, for example, walk ten minutes a day, or intend of ‘eat healthily’  say, I will cut out sugar or eat five veg a day etc.

Covey says that there’s a real power in sticking to your commitments – it makes us feel in control of our lives and sticking to a tiny thing like walking around the block once a day can remind us that we have the discipline and power to do anything we want in life.

SO LET’S DO IT. EVEN IF THERE WAS JUST ONE SMALL THING YOU COULD DO IN THE NEXT MONTH THAT WOULD MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE? WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

 

88 thoughts on “30 DAY CHALLENGE STARTS 1ST NOVEMBER! JOIN US!

    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Great, Linda. Do you have a specific goal re how much you want to write or for how long? So ten minutes a day? Or a page a day?

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      1. Linda

        Ok Marianne, You have me backed into a corner herel Ive thought about it and I will try (No that sounds like Im wimping out before I start) I WILL either write 1000 words a day of the novel Im trying to write OR do 1 hours research for it every day.

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  1. Erica

    Eek! Here goes! I will:

    – Resist Candy Crush!
    – Do the NearlyWhole30 thing – no booze, sugar, dairy – (I live in Orkney, tatties are a must)!
    – Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
    – Go for a walk everyday, whatever the weather – (I do extreme remote working between Orkney and Edinburgh, so should be able to enjoy the best of rural and city life more).
    – Check the bank account everyday!
    – Spend 30 minutes thinking about (and writing) my ‘life-plan’ everyday – long term goals and stuff.
    – Work on my Doctorate for at least 1 hour everyday.
    – Complete the couch to 5K challenge by the end of November.
    – Reintroduce my Buddhist practice to my life – a little bit everyday (study, practice or faith).

    Quite a list, but I do love a challenge!

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Erica, this is a long list!! The life-plan is a good one, apparently a lot of big successful people do this once a week on a Sunday to keep them focussed. What is your Doctorate about? Thanks for joining in all the way from Orkney. xx

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    2. Stephanie

      For the next 30 days I am committing to creating and launching five new websites!

      These websites have been on my to do list. I have been talking about them and not following through.

      Well ladies and gentleman, get ready! I’m going to do it!

      Thanks for initiating this Marianne! I love your blog. 🙂

      My November goals:

      1. I will launch my 100 Days EFT challenge, tap each day and create a daily blog post, along with capturing results.

      I came up with this idea a year ago, and challenged my friend to tap with me for 100 days. Both of our lives were completely changed in the most amazing ways. We both decided we needed it again, and this time I’m launching a website that will go along with it. My goal is to capture results and help people change their lives.

      2. I will launch my Karma Release website. Each day I will make further progress until it is finished. Once complete, I will begin creating daily content to share. Content will include different methods of releasing karma, along with demonstrations.

      3. I will launch my Be Awesome, Inc. initiative. I will work daily to further this along. This website will be self help oriented, focusing on all the ways to be awesome. More on this soon.

      4. I will be launching a hypnotherapy website with mini-trances, helpful content, and demonstrations. The focus will be on clearing the past, healing your present and creating your future.

      5. I will officially launch my Help5000 initiative. Someone anonymously gave me $5,000 a few years ago and since then, I have decided to personally help 5000 people for free. All I ask is they personally help two people, if they feel called to do so. Together we can make a positive impact.

      I’ll keep everyone posted daily and share when I’m complete. 🙂

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      1. Marianne Power Post author

        Wow Stephanie, You’re going to have a busy month. Absolutely love the idea of the Help5000 initiative, what a gorgeous thing to do. Really inspiring, thank you. I’ve been hearing so many good things about EFT too, great idea. Look forward to looking at that. Do you think you’re taking on too much for just one month, might it be better to focus on just a couple of your great ideas?

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      2. Marianne Power Post author

        Hi Stephanie, how are you doing? How are you getting on with your challenges and your websites?

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    3. Marianne Power Post author

      Hello Erica, just checking in – how are you doing with your long list? Are you getting there? x

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  2. Vickie

    I will:

    – Meditate once a day for 10mins
    – Read for MA for 90mins a day (not unrealistic – personal circs currently allowing for this during November!)
    – Go through ALL MAIL every day: recycle junk mail, shred confidential info I don’t need, file whatever is file-worthy, action what needs to be actioned that day (this will make a massive difference to me – I just spent a whole day going through mail that I haven’t dealt with)

    I will continue to:

    – Go for a run. Aim for 4 sessions p/wk, definitely do 3.
    Let’s see! Good luck everyone, lets keep each other inspired xx

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Hi Vickie! How are you? Love the idea of keeping in top of the mail – do you mean email and physical mail? What’s your MA in? Do you enjoy it? Thanks for joining in and yes, lets all keep each other going. xx

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      1. Vickie

        Hiya Marianne,

        My MA is in Music Industry Management and I absolutely love it! It was a massive step to enrol onto the course but in a F*ck It/Feel The Fear…leap I quit my job, got a part time one and went for it! Financially I am a lot less well off (but getting by!) but am a million times happier.

        Yes I’m determined to keep on top of physival postal mail AND email! I have a filing system for physical mail set up into different categories e.g. current finance, historical finance, uni, DD’s etc…the challenge is to use it daily and NOT binge file 3 times a year!

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        1. Marianne Power Post author

          Hi Vickie, how are you? How are you doing keeping on top of all your mail. I hope it’s going well. Mx

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  3. Elaine

    Ok, here goes!
    I will
    ..meditate for 10 mins every day
    ..stretch and gentle exercise for 10 mins every day (getting ready for my yoga class once a week – starting in November!)
    …make a new veg packed meal once a week
    Keeping it short so that it is very manageable!!
    Good luck everyone 🙂

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      That’s perfect Elaine, small clear steps that can add up to something really good if you keep at it.

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      1. Elaine

        🙂 Thanks Marianne, woke up feeling very positive about this… am not sure why I haven’t managed to do it up to now – especially just 10 mins sessions – it’s been on my daily todo list!!! – but at the end of the day, there it still is waiting to be moved on to the following day!!! … so with you and stretching in mind! I hunted out my very dusty yoga DVD and did half a hour this morning!!!! … thought if I made a start now.. by next week I’d be up and running and in the swing of it!!! and hopefully by the time I go to yoga class (Wednesday) I might be a tiny bit flexible!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 Plus feel better in myself and about myself – here’s to keeping at it! xxx

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        1. Marianne Power Post author

          Elaine THIS IS SO BRILLIANT! YOU ARE INSPIRING ME!! I’VE JUST DONE TWENTY MINS MEDITATION BUT NO EXERCISE YET AND HAVE JUST EATEN A SHORTBREAD. OH WELL.

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          1. Elaine

            Well done with the meditation!!! Be brilliant if we keep this up!!!! I’d managed the exercise but not the meditation, and had 2 digestives…. so am with you all the way!!! Today am feeling very pleased with myself as have managed both exercise and meditation yihaa!! … even managed 2 pears and an orange!!! …. haven’t quite kicked the biscuits to touch yet… little by little!!!! …
            Was amazed to read your next blog… blimey that’s me all over… the ‘going to post then talking myself out of it’ and here I am now rabbiting away!!! …. you do realise what you’ve done !! ….. may just have to go and post on that too!!!!!!!!!! hugs xxx

          2. Marianne Power Post author

            Well done on the exercise AND meditation – they’re meant to be two of the best things you can do for your happiness/mood/mental health. x

  4. Sarah Clark

    I’m upping exercise (just rejoined the gym) and I also want to do daily focused rehab to my right arm, as I’ve got a Rotator Cuff Tendinitis in it and should be doing more physio exercises than I have been.

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Great Sarah – so what do you mean by upping exercise, can you put that into a specific target? So go to gym three times a week? And great re rehab – will you do that every day? x

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  5. Kara

    My change: Exercise two to three times a week. Walking won’t count! I have to get sweaty and out of breath!
    I am being realistic and setting myself a small but big goal.

    Inspired by you all, I went for a 15 minute run this morning (my first run in 6 months).
    5 mins warm up, 5 mins running, 5 mins keeping moving while I struggled for breath. It’s a start. I’ve felt so much better for it all day!

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Yay Kara, you’re winning already with the run. I started running this summer but lasted exactly two weeks. So easy to let stuff go even though I came home feeling high as a kite afterwards. x

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    2. Marianne Power Post author

      Hello Kara, Just checking in – how are you doing with all your exercise? Still sweaty and happy?! x

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  6. Kate Powell

    Well I’ve just waited seven months to see a rheumatologist. He says I have fibromyalgia 🙁 and that I have to go away, become my own expert by reading up on it on the internet, and that he wants me to loose 30-40 lb doing Atkins. Specifically Atkins. On top of the 9kg I’ve already lost this year through feeling shit! I know I could do with loosing some more weight, but think 30lb is pushing it, but I have psyched myself up to do Atkins induction phase, without cheating for one whole month, I was going to start on 1st Nov anyway. So will pitch in with you guys. I’m spending the week reading up on it, printing of recipe suggestions, and making a meal plan for the first week…eggs anyone? I’m seriously not at all convinced I can shovel that amount of meat, fish, cheese, cream, butter. and did I mention eggs. down me…without a single lovely carby thing to keep it company, but I am also heartily sick of aching all over, and being so tired I can’t think straight, so prepared to do EVEN THIS if that is what it takes.

    Prolly should also mention I make and sell food for a living, which usually involves eating the leftovers and trying out new recipes – you know, just to make it all more interesting 😉 Hahaha! Bring it on!

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Sorry to hear about your diagnosis Kate, are you in a lot of pain? IF anything makes a diet worth sticking to it has to be when a doctor is telling you it’s essential. Good luck, you can totally do it. Do you know why he recommended Atkins specifically? What job do you do with food? That definitely complicates things but I guess it’s a case of priorities. Getting well has to be number one. Keep us posted. Thinking of you. Mx

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      1. Kate Powell

        Fibro pain is different for everyone, for me at the moment it’s a bit like having permenant flu, my hips legs and feet feel really heavy, hard to move, and keep me awake and I have got lots of pain in my hands (I have osteo arthritis in my hands too apparently but I think the fibro is making it worse!) I’ve been doing some research and I think he’s chosen Atkins as it’s very similar to some of the Paleo diets (previously known as stone age) where there is so little modern food it kind of presses a reset button in your auto immune system, I do also need to loose some weight ( 🙂 ) but probably more people can relate to the label “Atkins” than “Paleo” I wouldn’t have been one of them, because I do a lot of gluten free stuff at work, and I’m quite up on the latest diet trends.
        I have a stall in a local producers market here in West Wales, I sell mainly cake, but about half of what I make each week is gluten free, or dairy free (or both) and some vegan savoury food. I’m not Vegan/Veggie but there is a lot of locally meat on sale there (fabulous wonderful meat) and cheeses, and there were always wistful looking veggies floating past my meat selling neighbour looking hungry! I think St Dogmaels may be the GF, Vegan, Paleo capital of the world, as so many of my customers are. Also lots of old hippies 😀

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  7. Tess

    Thanks for the invite Marianne! This is what I need, a public declaration because I am very UNdisciplined.
    From Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th, I will try my hardest to:
    – go to bed at 11 pm or earlier every night because I never have enough sleep
    – exercise for at least 15 minutes everyday
    – not eat gluten for 30 days – this is the hardest because I LOVE my bread

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Hi Tess, how are you doing? How go the goals? Are you getting to bed early and staying away from the gluten? mx

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  8. Lotte

    I’m going to write every day. Not committing to how much (life unpredictable with the wee one), but there will be writing every day in November. Oh Yes.

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Yay – brilliant Lotte. Even if it’s just a sentence it’s still keeping the writing muscle active. xx

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  9. Zoe

    What a great idea 🙂
    I started the mindfulness course outlined in Mark Williams and Danny Penman’s book yesterday so I commit to listening to the guided meditation twice a day, mindfully drinking my tea and whatever habit releaser is set for the current week.
    My current housing situation is really bad so I commit to doing at least ONE thing about it every day, whether contacting someone or researching something.
    I will also take my vitamins every day, study for 2 hours and exercise 4 days a week.
    The timing of this is perfect for me 🙂 Good luck everyone 🙂

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Enjoy the mindfulness, everybody is saying good things about it at the moment. And good luck with one thing a day to improve your housing situation, chip away at it. You’ll get there. Mx

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  10. Sarah Brazil

    I originally thought ‘I’m too busy’ for this, maybe another time, but it’s day 3 of a migraine so I’m going to pledge to meditate every morning and eat better. This is going to take the form of making a vegetable juice every morning, since I’ve spent a fortune on a Heston Blumenthal juicer! Body clearly sending a message… Good luck with your challenge Marianne!

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Brilliant, Sarah. Use that BL**DY juicer! Sorry about the migraines, that’s not fun. As you say, body sending a message. x

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  11. Zoë

    See, I know I’m good at being pretty good most of the time, but pretty bad at these resolution thingies. But if I keep it basic, maybe I can do it 🙂 What I really want is to be better at keeping my apartment clean. So I’ll do 1 thing to tidy or clean the apartment a day for 30 days (even if just putting away a couple tops draped over a chair…). And I will have 2 of my healthy Vitamix shakes (almond milk, frozen berries, frozen greens, protein powder, chia seeds, goji berries) a week. (I tend to have it once a week now, but the other time can be instead of one of my pizza nights.)

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  12. Daryl

    I like the sound of this challenge and I’ve come up with 5 daily challenges that I going to try to stick to for November. They are as follows :-

    1 – Grow a moustache (as part of the Movember challenge).
    2- Do a plank exercise a day that suppose to help create a 6 pack on your stomach.
    3 – Do stretch exercises to help develop my running skills.
    4 – Do a daily task that I keep putting off, ie. wash the car, tidy my bedroom, read and finish a book, etc
    5 – Try to face a fear every day, ie. talk to a stranger, sing at karoake, speak up more in discussion groups, etc.

    As you say, stating these challenges in public should help me to stick to them for the whole month. Thanks for the support.

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Great Daryl, love the daily task you keep putting off – and facing a fear. Fantastic! Keep us posted and thank YOU for the support.

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    2. Marianne Power Post author

      HI Daryl, How are you? How are you getting on with your five daily challenges? We’re one week down… hope you’re doing well. Keep in touch. Mx

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  13. Helen

    I’ve been following the blog since the beginning and really enjoying it. Your last post nudged me into finally commenting! My challenge is to check bank balance everyday (I get paid on 31st Oct so the starting on the 1st Nov works well for me- let’s see how I feel at the end of the month, bleurgh!) and to sit and have a cuppa for 10 mins everyday between work activities and post-work time so that I learn to separate the two: meditating would be too big a goal I think so I’ll go with sitting and tea drinking for now! I’m looking forward to the updates and good luck everyone!

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Love the sound of the sitting with tea, Helen. A great way to pause and get calm and take stock. And a great divider between day and evening. Really like that one. And great to bank balance too.xx

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    2. Marianne Power Post author

      Hi Helen, How are you? How are you getting on with your mindful tea drinking? I loved that idea! I hope you’re doing well.

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  14. JohnC

    No more winding people up for 30 days, but on the 31st all bets are off.

    By the way, like the pictures in the DM today, you could have used Brylcreem instead of the other stuff

    XxXxXxXxXxXx

    JC

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  15. Iva

    Well, I’m still commited to my goal – no chocolate, cakes, biscuits etc until November 30. Wish me luck :). I really think that saying this in public would help me to stick to my decision. Good luck to all!!!

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Hi Iva, How are you? No chocolates, cakes and biscuits?! Hope you’re doing well. Keep in touch.

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  16. Kathryn Rogers

    Hi Marianne

    Given my track record and experience of setting myself up to fail by trying to do too much, I am committing to do just one thing for the next 30 days and that is to listen to Louise Hay’s self esteem affirmations for 30 mins every day.

    Have done this before and the knock on effects have been that I take much better care of myself and feel fab by the end of it.

    Looking forward to hearing everyone else’s experiences. Wishing you all lots of luck.

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Kathryn, this is such a good goal. I’m think I’m going to do You Can Heal Your Life next month, so I’ll be joining you then with the affirmations. It’ll have a knock on effect with everything I’m sure. Keep me posted, would you? Let me know if you think it’s helping? How long did you do it for before? I love having you here reading and encouraging, you’ve gone through so much of all this before, so your wisdom is appreciated.
      mx

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  17. Michelle Bunt

    Hi Marianne,

    I’ve been doing part of my commitment for a week already (Whole30) and have lost 1.6kg. I’m feeling good about making better choices within my circle of influence.

    Have decided that actually I have NO DESIRE to get a job (one of my goals was to apply for 2 jobs a week) and would rather up my writing income and rely solely on that so I have modified my goal to send out 4 pitches a week instead.

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    1. Michelle Bunt

      Oops! 2.6kg!!! (not 1.6kg). Did I subconsciously leave off a whole kg because I have never lost this much weight in a week before? Maybe!

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  18. Louise a

    Cut out dairy and carbs
    Half hour exercise and/or meditation each day
    Plan an get organised for the next day before goin to bed each night

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  19. Frances shank

    I have decided to give up chocolate, rice and potatoes. I am going to read for 1 hour and walk for 30 mins each day.

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  20. Louise Delaney

    Hey Marianne,
    Slightly eleventh hour, but I am going to do something for my mind, body and soul everyday.

    For my mind, do something to promote my business. Having spent the last 2 months getting the roots of the BodySyncUK in place, I now need clients. So I am going to put something on social media, talk to someone, do something on the marketing materials, get the website up and running etc.

    For my body, do Access everyday. This is a series of techniques that is a bit like a system diagnostic and fix for the body which only takes 10 minutes.

    For my soul, do something towards de-cluttering my home. Put something on a selling site, bin something, move something to where it should be, etc.

    And at the end of it, I will have a client base, feel healthier, focussed and less creaky; and be ready for the next project – decorating!

    This is all around my main job of toddler taming!

    Good luck everyone!

    Louise

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Louise, congratulations on the business. Is BodySync UK a form of training or the name of your company? I’ve never heard of Access either, sounds interesting. And LOVE the de-cluttering goal. Have you heard of the Minimalists? My friend went to a talk they did a few weeks ago and said they were great. As I understand it, they were a couple of very successful US business men whose marriages both ended and started a kind of chuck out everything and start again process. They’ve now started a de-cluttering, live with less movements. Sounds quite inspiring and exhilarating.

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      1. Louise Delaney

        Hi Marianne, BodySyncUK is my business name and I’m a BodyTalk practitioner. BodyTalk is a type of therapy which focusses on re-establishing communication within the body so it can resolve issues at the root cause. Access is a set of simple BodyTalk techniques that anyone can do on themselves or other people which can help with health issues as well as balance out stress-related symptoms.
        I’ve been wanting to de-clutter for ages so this is an ideal push. The Minimalists sound interesting – I’ll check them out.

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  21. Barney

    So happy to be starting today. I really need to eat and drink more healthily as well as exercise more. It’s great reading everyone’s pledges. It helps to feel you’re not alone. If we can stick to the plans we will be happier, healthier and hopefully slimmer before Christmas. Best of luck to everyone and thanks to Marianne for setting it up.

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Pleasure Barbara, I’m just so excited people are joining in. It’s the perfect time, isn’t it, in the run up to December. Do you have any specific ideas of what it means to eat and drinking more healthily? Eat more veg every day? And do you have a target re exercise? Keep us posted.

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  22. Emily

    Right thank you Marianne for this challenge and the community of people participating.

    I was thinking about committing for a while – wavered – did what I thought I’d give up today so then thought, I have to commit.

    So as of NOW – 13:14, 1st November 2014 I hereby:

    – Renounce all sugar from diet. This means no white pasta, white bread, white potatoes, white rice (but wholegrain versions of those are fine). I will eat fruit (avoiding bananas, grapes) but only with nuts.
    – Only watch 2 hours of tv a day.

    Thank you so much. I’ll be taking one day at a time as I have a serious addiction but public accountability will definitely be a strong motivator.

    Emily

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Emily, hello! Welcome! Lovely to have you joining in – No sugar and max 2 hours of TV a day is noted and we’ll be checking up on you. Have you given up sugar before? Why do you want to do that? I was sitting next to a girl at a talk yesterday who gave up sugar a couple of years ago for health reasons. She says she found it really hard for the first month but now her tastes have completely changed and she doesn’t even think about it. Good luck, keep us posted.

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      1. Emily

        Hello Marianne,
        Thanks for your message. I have given up sugar – numerous times and sometimes for extended periods of time – but have now accepted I am (choose to be?!) a die-hard addict who will have to be vigilant, perhaps for the rest of my life. But my body, mind and spirit are sooo much better when I’m off the wagon and have really been enjoying reading your blog (via Anna van Pragh) and thought this was a great opportunity to break the abstinence down into a manageable time frame as a challenge – it is more motivating and fun for some reason.
        Reading the blog has been great as it’s good to get an English perspective on the predominantly American self help offerings.
        Emily

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  23. Lorna

    Hello, I commit to not drinking alcohol for 30 days, meditating at least 10 minutes a day, writing down how much I spend and checking my bank balance. This has definitely come at the right time as I really feel like I need to take some control of my life . I also had the hangover from hell on Saturday with the horrible after drinking angst so time to get my act together. Good luck everyone.

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Hi Lorna, How are you How are you going with the booze free life and meditating and bank balancing? We really are living parallel lives.

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  24. Caroline

    Hi Marianne, I hope I’m not too late to join the challenge but better late than never. I would like to get into a lift at least twice a week, it may sound weird to some but it’s stopping me having lunch with my friend because she works on the 12th floor of an office block.
    And also go easy on the booze. I’m not committing to giving up completely but limiting myself so avoiding the hangovers from hell.
    By the way, love the blog and look forward to your posts.
    Caroline

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Great to have you on board, Caroline. What’s the problem with the lift? Do you get claustrophobic? Good luck with tackling that one and the booze too. Delighted you like the blog. Really and truly feels so good to have so much interaction with everyone. Keep in touch and let us know about the lift.

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      1. Caroline

        Yes Marianne I get claustrophobic but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, I seem to live in a constant state of anxiety. Oh well, maybe this will kickstart me into confronting some of those demons.

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        1. Marianne Power Post author

          One step at a time, Caroline. Sorry to hear about the anxiety, that must be very difficult. I’m no expert but I guess all you can do it to face your fears, just a little bit, each day and we’ll be here to cheer you on. Good luck.

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  25. Barney

    Giving up the wine completely for November and avoiding chocolate, white carbs and as many sugars as I can. Going for whole grains and fruit and veg where possible. Also replacing diet coke with water. 2 days done and feeling really motivated. The weekend is the hardest part, so the rest of the week should be OK. Oh and as for exercise, committing to 30 minutes walking a day, did an hour today and 40 minutes yesterday so on target so far. Also added writing down 3 things to be grateful for each day.
    Phew!

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Hi Barney, How are you doing? How goes the healthy eating and exercising and being grateful? x

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