New Year Resolutions are hard to keep. Sometimes they are just too big to grasp, and too overwhelming to start. This year I decided to get some help; I leaned on Jon Acuff’s “Do Over” challenge, and it was Goldy Locks’ just right for me.
Each day you read ONE page, just one, then answer a few questions… The words encourage and inspire, while the questions help you focus and put yourself in gear. Then you spend 10 minutes doing what you want to do over. You do this for 10 days, meaning you’ve only spent 100 minutes. So if it doesn’t work for you, it didn’t hurt. If it does, it’ll gain momentum and snowball forward throughout your year.
For my first “Do Over,” I decided to spend 10 minutes a day drawing or painting. I had always loved making things as a kid. Craft kits were always on my wish list and paper and pencils were always packed for vacation. Whether it was drawing, scrapbooking, crafting, I loved to create. But as I grew, life got more and more busy, and the things I wanted to do were replaced with things I had to do.
So I wanted a Do Over. This time I was putting a priority on something I love. I was and still am worried that I lost the nack for it, but I’m “kicking fear to the curb” and doing it anyway. It’s scary to show my work, it’s vulnerable, and I know it’s not perfect… but I’m not going to stop chasing my dream just to look “cool.” So here it is… here are some of the things 100 minutes brought me.
I enjoyed this challenge so much, I’m going to do it again. This time I’m inviting you to join me. 10 minutes for 10 days, chase your dream.