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Starting Tomorrow: The 31 Days of Adulting Challenge

The 31 Day Adulting Challenge

Do you ever just feel like you’re faking your way through life?  I do all the time.  I take full advantage of being able to make my own schedule and eat what I want and go to bed whenever I feel like it.  I pretty much live the life my kids wish they could.

There are two problems to this though:  1) When it comes time to do something I have to do, I don’t want to.  I mean, I really don’t want to.  2) I make horrible, child-like decisions (like this weekend, when my husband and I ate an entire box of Samoas).

So the time has come.  I need to grow up, so for the month of March, I’m drying out.  Experts say it takes a month to break habits.  Plus, just one month doesn’t sound too bad for trying something new and if I hate the changes in the end, then back to my cookie-loving lifestyle I go (maybe).

So here’s the plan:  For the entirety of the month of March, I’m doing grown up things:  Waking up early (and maybe even going to bed early).  I’m not going to drop off my kids at school while I still wear my pajamas (a personal favorite of mine).  I’m going to eat Paleo (which means cutting out processed foods, another personal favorite).  I’m going to go for walks a few times a week.  I’ll make phone calls in a timely manner and not let email pile up in my inbox.  And I’m going to declutter every day because a) it will help me keep my focus away from wanting to eat junk, and b) a decluttered house is going to feel great to live in and it needs to be done.

Here goes nothing,






Thank you so much to the following blogs for letting me share:

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12 thoughts on “Starting Tomorrow: The 31 Days of Adulting Challenge

  1. Kayla says:

    I do all of those things too. I’m really bad with my sleep pattern. I’m a night owl by nature so I never go to bed early, then I end up sleeping in late. Then when I have to do stuff for my blog I tend to procrastinate, which is horrible. I’m still a kid at heart. I don’t think I will ever fully grow up (I love cookies too much).

  2. Hil says:

    I don’t want to grow up. Growing up sucks!

  3. This whole adulting challenge sounds terrible to be honest. 😉 And hard. I wish you the best of luck and I probably need to join you!

    1. Christine says:

      It really is kind of terrible, but it probably needs to happen.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Christie says:

    Sounds like a great plan, Christine! I decided to give up caffeine this week…I’m on day 2 and so far I’m surviving. I must say I slept much better last night than I usually do, so I’m convinced I’m on the right track. My plan is to eat healthier, too as well as workout at least 3 times a week. Let’s see where this thing takes us!!

    1. Christine says:

      Good for you Christie! How are you holding up now? I once mistakenly bought decaf coffee instead of regular. My husband and I were so convinced we were sick: laying on the couch with no energy, our heads pounding. Then I realized my mistake. It can be scary coming off of that stuff and scarier that it has that kind of power.

      Good luck with your challenge! I look forward to seeing where it goes 🙂

  5. Jean says:

    Have you ever read any of Gretchen Rubin’s books? She wrote The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and her newest book is actually about changing habits titled Better Than Before. I haven’t read her newest book yet as it is constantly checked out at the library but her other two were great. This post immediately made me think of her books. By the way, if you and your husband ate an entire box of cookies together, then technically, you only ate half the box 😉 I’m never so nice to share like that. Good luck with your challenge!

    1. Christine says:

      Disclaimer: my daughter was selling cookies, so they were in the house. There were so, so many boxes over the last 6 weeks. So many.

      I’ve seen The Happiness Project around, but didn’t give it much thought. I’ll have to put her books on my reading list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  6. Hi Christine, I love your post, its fun. I wish for you the best with your challenge, I have one too, my new lifestyle change in foods I eat and trying to maintain a program that I am on. I need to go back and read my post from the first of the year, I think I blew that.

    Thanks for linking back to our #OMHGWW, I appreciate it.
    Have a fantastic week!

    1. Christine says:

      Thank you so much Karren. Good luck with your challenge! It can be so hard to step out of our comfort zones!

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