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The 1% Shift Challenge And How Things Are Changing Here

by - Monday, January 06, 2020

Hi friends! Welcome back to the real world. This Monday after Christmas vacation is the hardest, isn't it? I don't know about you, but I dreaded the past few days of having to get groceries for school lunches, putting away Christmas decor, and resetting my internal clock to wake up before 8am. UGH.

While I enjoy getting back into a routine, there are definite changes I'll be making in 2020. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have heard about one of the big changes. I'm calling it the 1% Shift Challenge and I invite you to join me. I actually launched it on Saturday but there's lots of time for you to join in on this Challenge happening throughout January.

So what is the 1% Shift Challenge?

Simply put, it's a way to get significant results with small changes. With the Challenge, I'm encouraging you to trade big, bold impossible goals, for small, attainable repeatable actions. It's using new habits and behaviours to slowly shift the course of life. It's about changing your mindset, looking at things differently, and taking action.

Have you ever started something, say writing in a journal, or exercising regularly, or trying sushi for the first time and loving it, and before long it becomes a habit and you wonder why it took you so long to bring this new, joyful thing into your life? I want to build on that idea.

The idea that to become who you want to be you need to act like who you want to be
The idea that you can get better at something just by doing it over and over
The idea that change is good and not that difficult
The idea that small successes build and grow and multiply

If you like those ideas, I hope you'll sign up and join me.

Why the shift?

Looking from the outside, this preoccupation with making life changes (and talking about it here on the blog and launching a month-long challenge around it) might seem like it's coming out of left field.

This is a design blog, isn't it?

Yes... but I'm more than just a design blogger. We are ALL 'more thans'.

And while I haven't talked too much over the years about things outside of design, that changes now. Perhaps it's a mid-life crisis (I turn 49 in two weeks!) or perhaps it's a January mood-swing or maybe because astrologically 2020 will be powerful for Capricorns and will push every one of us towards new goals. Whatever it is, change is in the air and I'm ready to ride this wave.

Perspective is everything 
I'll be expanding more about what I talk about here on the blog. It needs to evolve... Rambling Renovators is 12.5 years old and, just like any entity, it needs to keep with the times. I'm at a different stage of life than when I first started writing here and my perspective has changed. We've moved on from first houses and DIYing everything and being single - to second houses, cottage properties, new careers, and being married with an older child - and still DIYing everything, ha!

That's a long-winded way of saying I'll still be blogging about home and design, but also so much more. I've got a post about How To Stop Spending Money coming up soon (always so hard to do during the holidays!). I'd like to talk about some of my favourite low carb recipes.  And I'll be touching on some self-care topics too (being in your 40's makes one think about those things alot!).

I realize that might not be everyone's cup of tea. You came here for the design and DIYs, not some mid-lifer rambling about finances and skin care and personal development.

And that's okay. More than okay, actually.

Because if you are reading here, I want you to get something out of it. I want to connect with you because you want to create a beautiful home AND a beautiful life within those walls. It's no longer enough for me to just blog about what looks pretty.

Okay, so my personal shifts might be larger than 1% lately ;)

I hope you'll continue to read along, because 2020? It's going to be the best damn year ever.


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