For starters, I can’t believe it’s month 10 (!!!!) of this yearlong challenge. The 2014 new year feels like yesterday…no really, I’m not even being clichè!
Secondly–in a way, procrastination has really paid off for me so far this October (ha). I hadn’t gotten around to picking my next ‘habit’, and was even contemplating giving it a rest this month. I really didn’t feel like taking on or overanalyzing anything. I was ok with that.
And still, it felt kind of blasè.
Oddly enough, my company posted a concept for a 21-day integrity challenge that conveniently starts t o d a y!
Integrity isn’t exactly something I think I struggle with per se, but really–who can’t use a little more it?
the fine print:
“It takes 21 days to make a habit, right? Well, this is an opportunity to bring awareness and c e l e b r a t e the practice of integrity in your life…
Integrity is a matter of a person’s word; what it takes to be
whole and complete.
…Discover the i m p a c t of honouring your word in a l l areas of your life*.” @lululemon
We all have those ‘promises’, times of giving our word; that we break even to ourselves. i.e.: Setting the alarm at 6am to go to the gym (yea, right). Writing handwritten notes and calling old friends (about that…). Eating less sugar (nom, nom, nom). You get the idea.
How can we not only acknowledge that, but r e s t o r e it?
Because integrity isn’t about being perfect. It’s about understanding when we fall out of it, and then taking the responsibility and necessary actions to clean up our ‘messes‘.
You’re either in or out of integrity. Practicing it, simply gives you the tools to deal with both states; supporting you in remaining whole & complete.
*They have laid out 21 days worth of integrity practices via activities, posts, podcasts, mini challenges, etc. that I’ll be completing . During & at the end of the month, I’ll be sharing some of them, evaluating where I may of faltered, what came up for me, and of course–what I learned.