Choosing Your Change

Jul 24, 2023
Not sure what your #OnePositiveAction should be? You are in the right place. 
Just like the fluttering wings of a butterfly that can ultimately influence weather patterns around the world, your small but intentional actions have the power to spark a wave of transformation in every aspect of your being. In this challenge, we invite you to embrace the concept of the butterfly effect, it all begins with a conscious decision to take #OnePositiveAction which sets in motion a chain of remarkable transformations.
As you embark on your #OnePositiveAction, there are two approaches you could take:
  1. Break down a big, hairy, audacious goals into a two-week achievable challenge. Take advantage of our abundant resources and our supportive community to accelerate your progress.
  2. Focus on a small but significant action that you've been postponing or wanting to do but need that extra boost to take action. This will contribute to your personal growth and overall well-being.
Remember, no change is too small, and every step counts. Minor tweaks can make a major impact. 
To inspire and guide you, we have curated a list of transformative ideas - but it is essential to make them your own. 

 

1️⃣ Physical Health:
  • Exercise regularly: Incorporate walks, runs, or fitness classes into your routine. Maybe there's a dance fitness or kickboxing class or you've been meaning to join!
  • Eat well: Prioritize a balanced diet with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Remember to keep your goal realistic and achievable for the two weeks - it could be cutting out sugary drinks,  cooking at home with fresh ingredients, or increasing your vegetable intake!
  • Hydrate: It could be as simple as drinking 2 litres of water throughout the day. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that even mild dehydration, as little as 1-2% loss of body weight due to fluid loss, can impair cognitive performance, including attention, memory, and motor skills!
  • Improve sleep: Make it a habit to wind down without screens before bedtime, giving yourself the chance for a restful and rejuvenating sleep.
 
2️⃣ Mental Health: 
  • Self-reflection: Journal or meditate to understand your thoughts and emotions. Not sure where to start? Gratitude Journals are a great way to help turn your thought pattern into a positive upward spiral.
  • Connect with others: It could be as simple as carving out time to foster meaningful connections and social support with your partner, co-workers, children, or friends. 
  • Positive Content: We all know that mindlessly scrolling can take its toll. Maybe cutting back on your social media usage or creating a healthier digital space that leaves you feeling refreshed and inspired is the way forward for you!
  • Practice stress reduction: Try 15 mins of yoga or meditation in the morning! 
 
3️⃣ Skills & Community
  • Expand your knowledge: Enroll in online courses, watch educational videos, or revisit past interests to enhance your skills.
  • Unleash your creativity: Engage in artistic endeavors such as painting, writing, or learning to play a musical instrument.
  • Make a difference through volunteering: Find local organizations or causes that align with your values and offer your time and expertise to support their initiatives.
 
4️⃣ Relationships:
  • Quality time: Dedicate uninterrupted moments with a loved one, whether it's a date night with your partner or tech-free activities with your kids. By being fully present and engaged, you strengthen your bond and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Communication: Practice active listening by giving your full attention and showing genuine interest in what others have to say. Engage in open conversations where everyone feels heard and valued, fostering deeper connections and understanding.
  • Gratitude: Express love and appreciation to the important people in your life through heartfelt gestures and words. Take the time to write a thoughtful note, express gratitude for their support, or simply let them know how much they mean to you. Small acts of gratitude can go a long way in nurturing relationships.
  • New connections: Step out of your comfort zone and join social or hobby groups where you can meet like-minded individuals. Whether it's joining a book club, a sports team, or a community organization, these new connections can expand your social circle and introduce you to fresh perspectives and opportunities for personal growth.
 
5️⃣ Professional:
  • That thing you've been putting off:  Maybe you need to finalise that report, enhance your proficiency in a software tool, update your professional portfolio, organise your workspace, or schedule meetings with a potential client.
  • Streamline a work process: Identify an area of your work that can be made more efficient or optimised. Set a goal to streamline that process within the next two weeks. For instance, you could automate a repetitive task, implement a new project management tool, or establish clearer communication channels within your team.
  • Nurture professional relationships: Set a goal to foster stronger connections with your colleagues and team members over the next two weeks. This can be achieved by scheduling team-building activities, organizing regular one-on-one check-ins to provide support and feedback, or collaborating on a project that encourages teamwork and trust. 
Remember, choose a #OnePositiveAction that resonates with you and brings you joy, make this challenge your own, and make use of our resources available. Start small and celebrate your progress along the way. Together, let's create positive transformations in our lives! ✨
If you haven't already, enter our #OnePositiveAction Challenge here: https://www.fiit4growth.com/onepositiveaction 

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