Because of the success I had two years ago with Mari L. McCarthy’s Start Journaling and Change Your Life in 7 Days Challenge, I was excited to try the 24 Days Whole Health Journaling Challenge, Mari’s latest challenge, but also a little skeptical. Prior to opening the book, I thought “I am healthier now in all aspects of my life than I have ever been.”
In the years since completing the 7 Days Challenge, I changed the way I ate and lost 20 lbs., then gained 10 lbs. of muscle, went back to school to advance my career, returned to competitive swimming, and then added running, cycling, and triathlons to my list of healthy hobbies. I have this “Whole Health” thing down pat, I thought. I wondered what could be gained from this new journaling challenge.
I didn’t get past the first writing prompt on Day 1 before I realized that although I was happier and healthier than ever, there was still room to achieve a more consistent balance. For my Day 1 prompt, I wrote down that I was “tired,” which I had been since 5:30 a.m. that morning when my dog pushed her nose in my face. But by writing it down and exploring that tiredness through several more prompts, I was able to recognize WHY I was tired (it wasn’t my dog’s fault) and consider potential solutions for re-gaining my energy and preventing this wave of fatigue from reoccurring.
The prompts throughout the 35-page e-book are designed to help you to do just that:
- Contemplate all aspects of your health – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual
- Recognize the state of your health
- Examine why your health is in the state, for better or worse
- Explore potential solutions for achieving optimal health
- Determine ways to maintain healthy habits and prevent unhealthy one from reoccurring
And you can accomplish this insight to your health in just 24 days (or less) without pricey medical bills.
The 24 Days Whole Health Journaling Challenge begins on June 1, and to participate, all you have to do is sign up (for free!) and then a get a copy of the e-book (which you can get at 20% off as of this posting). If you want to be even more involved with the challenge, you can join the Facebook group, where Mari will personally welcome you and encourage you to post your goals.
Whether you’ve been journaling for years or just getting started, whether you’re happy and healthy and want to stay that way or you're looking to improve your health and well-being, I encourage you to check out The 24 Days Whole Health Journaling Challenge and get better acquainted with your mind, body and spirit.