30 Days of Change Blog Carnival: Call for Submissions

January is approaching and with it, people are proclaiming their New Year’s resolutions. In a couple of weeks, most of those resolutions will have been forgotten, lay waste by creatures of habit. The good thing is that habits can be changed!

Hybrid Rasta Mama and Living Peacefully with Children are teaming up to challenge you to 30 Days of Change. Take one month to address one habit. You can choose to eliminate or change a negative habit or add a positive habit to your life. Write about your personal challenge and share with others who are working on their own challenges.

Here are some tips to  help you get started:

  • Keep it simple. Don’ try to do too much at once. Pick one item that you want to change in your life and work toward that. Later on, after you have built this new habit or eliminated an old one, you can focus on changing something else. for now, just work on one thing. This will increase your chances for success.
  • Keep in mind what and why you want to change. It’s great to change a habit for someone else, and our children are often a great reason to cause change. However, don’t forget about yourself. Whether you decide to do something for your benefit or others, the cross over between our interactions will affect everyone.
  • Recognize times or events which may cause you to slide back into old habits. Strive to eliminate or minimize triggers and actively replace your old habits with new ones. If that means you catch yourself participating in an old habit, stop yourself and do a redo.
  • Get help. You don’t have to do everything alone. Ask your family and friends to help you. Seek out others to help you achieve your goal.
  • Don’t give up. Habits don’t change overnight, which is why we are challenging you to take 30 Days to Change!

After your 30 Days of Change, write about your change by February 8th. Be certain to submit it to us via e-mail (Jennifer{at}hybridrastamama{dot}com and mandy{at}livingpeacefullywithchildren{dot}com) and via the nifty form. All posts should go live on February 15th. You can talk about why you wanted to change something in your life, how you went about it, how the change has been positive in your life and the lives of those around you, or whatever else you want to write about your challenge.

We hope you’ll join us as for the 30 Days of Change Challenge and make a positive difference in your life!

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