I'm creating a challenge for myself...and, anyone who would like to sew...along. =)
It's a challenge to sew just 30 minutes each day (6 days a week, 1 free day) for the whole month of May 2017.
What gave me the idea for this challenge was an article I read (here) written by John Clear. He believes that one should focus on the system (how you get to the goal) instead of the goal itself. He says that focusing on the goal(s) to heavily is counterproductive. As I looked back on my Weight Watcher journey started last October 2016, and my goals while using the Treadmill 6 days a week, I realized that I've been more successful this time around because I've wanted the journey to be important. The journey is where I'm learning how to stay with the good habits and how to improve the habits too.
I do have goals in place for each of these areas. But, I've not hired an executioner in my mind to stand me before a mental firing squad, if I don't reach my goals on a specific day in time. I do set some consequences for myself but they are part of the system along the journey.
So...for this Sew30Sew FUN challenge:
Goal: To get more sewing done on a daily/weekly basis, having FUN at the same time!!
In doing so, I hope complete some of my P.I.P.s (projects in progress).
---I will sew a minimum of 30 minutes each day 6 days each week, giving myself one day off
---What I sew each day can be randomly chosen, does not have to be the same project each day
or even the same project for the whole 30 minutes
---It must be ACTUAL sewing time...not rearranging my sewing area, or cleaning the sewing
---The 30 minutes CAN be divided into increments throughout the day
--- I *will* allow myself to start new projects. This is not a challenge to finish projects started.
At the end of the month, I will give a way the total dollar amount I've put my "cyber-jar" as a Gift Certificate. To have a chance(s) in the random drawing at the end of the month, a person must make a comment (or comments) on my weekly "check-in" posts, either on this blog or on my Instagram: anniesrubyslipperz (#Sew30SewFUNMay2017)
Get your sewing area ready...maybe set out a few things you've been wanting to sew on, and...
~~ GO! ~~
challenge PARTY begin...
MONDAY MAY 1st!!!