August 2018 Challenges – Week 2 Update
Now that we are a week into the month of August, I have had enough time with the self-care and lettering challenges to know what is working and what isn’t.
The lettering challenges are definitely working for me. I love doing them every day. They are allowing me to spend time and energy doing something I really enjoy that is also very relaxing. Mission accomplished there.
100 Days of Life Challenges, #1 ::: 30 Days of Gratitude
This one hasn’t been working quite as well. While I’ve been meeting the requirement of writing 3 things down every day that I am grateful for, I was unsure of how to share with others.
I started out by sharing on Instagram Stories, but I noticed people very quickly started skipping forward on my stories. Almost everyone was either not watching at all or skipping forward, which is almost the same.
I wasn’t sure if I was putting people off or if they just don’t care, the latter of which I would actually prefer. I figured the best way to know for sure was to just ask. So, I put a poll out and asked if anyone wanted to keep seeing my gratitude posts. 29 people viewed the poll. 6 voted ‘yes’ while 23 didn’t respond at all.
At first, I was a little upset by this. I mean, I can see who has viewed the story and didn’t respond. But then I realized something – 6 people voted yes. They want to see these posts. And those other 26 people? Well, they didn’t say no. They had the chance and kept on going, so why should I be so worried about what they think?
So, I’m going to keep sharing my gratitude posts on Instagram as I have been. I missed the post yesterday (I wrote it in my planner and just never made the image) but today I am going to make sure I share one.
Boho Berry Challenge
This brings me to my last challenge – the Boho Berry challenge, which is focused on the topic of self-care this month. I started this challenge thinking it would help to put me in the right mindset moving forward. Unfortunately, I just don’t know how interested I am in continuing.
The truth is, I don’t particularly care for some of the prompts. I kind of just feel like I am repeating myself over and over again. It feels like a chore to keep up with it because I’m just not enjoying it.
So, I’ve decided to move on from this challenge. I’ll keep following the creator and see what other challenges she has in the future, but this one just isn’t for me.