Something I am learning about myself is that one, I thrive with encouragement and two, a little support goes a long way. A few months ago I asked a friend for some help on a very specific personal goal and wow-- the results are rather amazing. It's not that I am not setting the goal and doing the work--and, they are not a professional coach or anything like that, it's more like I am swimming across the lake there's someone riding alongside in boat and they have a megaphone. And, every time I get overwhelmed and want to give up on myself, they shout, 'just keep swimming.'
Jen and Michelle had the bright idea to bring this to the whole group and see if we couldn't collectively move past those small obstacles that can seem so daunting. Of course, this is also a way to set small, short-term goals to help us on longer range plans.
So, what is a double-dog-dare, squamstyle?
The Double Dog Dare
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Jen Gray - I have an enormous amount of people in my day to day life who make things easier for me (the receptionist at my doctor's office, the guys who help me set up at work, etc.). I always intend to write a little note in thanks for their support and service, but I never seem to get around to it. This month, I would like to dare myself to write 30 letters of gratitude and actually MAIL these to the ones who so deserve some recognition. It is something really simple, but something I do not do enough. So dare me. In fact, Double Dog Dare me, because a dare is way more fun than a to-do list!
Michelle - i'm going to double dog dare myself to move my body for a full hour every day this month! It's so easy with the cold of winter to want to huddle up under a blanket...I want to create internal heat to help me stay healthy and happy!
Elizabeth - bring Daisy to the Athenaeum
Christine - bundle up (both me and my 1-year-old, this is harder than it sounds), and get OUTSIDE for at least an hour a day for the month of January
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**photo by emily proudfoot
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