The March Lifestyle Challenge

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So! This challenge came about after I posted a series of stories to Instagram talking about the challenges I did for myself in Jan. and February and needing a new one for March.

My challenges started simply enough with the Whole 30 in January (something I do every year and try to do 2-3 more times). Towards the end of January through working with my coach, I knew I wanted to incorporate more self-care and get back to a variety of fitness routines that I loved, so I decided I would work a half-day on Wednesdays so that I could do hot yoga and I would sign back up at our rock climbing gym.

I also started writing these two monthly challenges down into my Daily Self-Care Checklist as a reminder of what I was working on. So, very unintentionally I started down the path of creating monthly challenges for myself. 

This is a sample of what my morning self-care checklist looks like.

This is a sample of what my morning self-care checklist looks like.

The idea of choosing to do something for 30 days is so attainable and it seems less daunting than for a year (or whatever). 

I love monthly challenges because while I think they are vitally important for business owners (especially if they center around self-care), but EVERYONE can benefit from a challenge that either incorporates or removes something from their lives.

Another benefit to the 30 days, is that it sets you up for success and to continue doing those practices even after your official challenge month is over. We're headed into March now, but my husband and I are still sticking primarily with Whole 30 style eating (but yes, including some great dark chocolate, wine and bread every now and then - gotta enjoy those worth it moments), and I've successfully stuck to my half-days and am loving my new fitness practices.

Here's where you come in!

After chatting with you on Instagram, I figured why couldn't we ALL pick something as our monthly challenge for March and share it with each other to stay accountable? Sounds fun right? And the best thing is - this can be WHATEVER you want to work on!

A list of possible ideas could include:

  • Limiting phone / screens after a certain time
  • Drinking 2 huge bottles of water per day
  • Eating a salad daily
  • Praying / meditating for 5 minutes a day
  • Making your bed daily

I'm choosing to focus on a nighttime routine. I don't exactly know what all this will entail, but I'm going to start with adding it to my Daily Self-Care Checklist so that I can hold myself accountable. The great thing about this is that it will be adaptable to what I want to do / what ends up working for me. What I'm thinking so far is this:

Sydney's March Lifestyle Challenge: The Nighttime Routine

For the next month, I am going to commit to creating a routine around post-work/pre-bed that will support my wellbeing. I want to experiment with these types of nightly routines to see what supports me best:

  • Choosing my outfit and packing all bags needed for the next day
  • Skin care routine - washing face + moisturizing 
  • Stretching for 10 minutes
  • Journaling gratitude from the day (hand writing?)

It's your turn!

I would love, love, love to have you join me! All you need to do is simply post about your challenges on Instagram or Facebook - tag me and use the hashtag #MarchLifestyleChallenge so that we can all see what you are working on and provide support! To help keep you on track, I created a calendar download below where you can mark off the days. Feel free to use  - I just hope that it will provide accountability for you!

chic stripes march lifestyle challenge calendar

Sydney is a personal wardrobe stylist with over nine years of experience in the fashion industry. She specializes in helping women create sustainable and timeliness wardrobes that work for them, not against them. She is also the creator of BEYOND where she provides coaching services for aspiring personal stylists helping them take their styling hobby to a full-time business.

Sydney is a graduate of the Los Angeles-based School of Style, holds dual masters degrees and currently lives in Richmond with her husband and three cats. She loves black coffee, vintage, and the great outdoors.

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