100 days of wakefulness– sleep walking to my 40s

Where has the time gone? I’m not talking about how fast the kids grow or how I’m getting so old, but rather where have the days gone? I’m sure you have done the same as me – you reach the end of another busy week and you realised you feel like you missed it. The number of times I sit down to watch the weather forecast and zone out before it reaches our area has become a bit of joke between my hubby and I – I wonder what else I’m missing out on because of sleepwalking through life. I know, I know, I’m a mum of small kids – life is tiring, kids are tiring.

I worked out the other day that this week will start the 100 days count down until I turn 40! I’m not freaked out by the age – I think I’m like cheese or wine and get better with age. I certainly enjoy being older and further away from drama – maybe I’m an old before my time fuddy duddy 🙂

Anyway with this last 5 years being consumed with babies, parenting and basic exhaustion I have decided that for the next 100 days I would purposefully focus on my character and habits – to be awake about my choices and actions. I want to re-evaluate and discard some bad habits I have pick up and nurtured through my 30s. There are also some good habits that I would like to adopt and carry through to my 40s.

So for the next 14 weeks I have allocated a character or attribute to focus on for the week – ranging for self-control, to kindness, to courage and adventure (because I like organising stuff). I want to be purposeful and mindful in the choices I make – both in actions and thought for the next 100 days. They used to say that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit – but now the research says 66 days on average so hopefully in 100 days some traction can be made.

Isaiah 52:1 Wake up, wake up! Pull on your boots, Zion! Dress up in your Sunday best, Jerusalem, holy city! Those who want no part of God have been culled out. They won’t be coming along. 2 Brush off the dust and get to your feet, captive Jerusalem! Throw off your chains, captive daughter of Zion!

(The Message)

Let’s see what the next 100 days of wakefulness will bring. It’s wakey wakey time!

2 Replies to “100 days of wakefulness– sleep walking to my 40s”

    1. Rather than pick activities I decided on themes for each week (I’m such a Geek!). This week is self control but there are weeks of courage and kindness etc that might see some interesting activities. I also put in a week of quiet – but I think that might have been wishful thinking 😉

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