Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kitten's life changers

This evening I was up at the Cat Family Homestead, hanging out with the 'rents and Sister Kitten, who told me about a little activity she's doing with her best friend.

Recently, as she was helping her BFF out with her two little boys, they talked about certain changes that they wanted to make in their lives. Both want to exercise more. Both want to change certain eating habits. Sister Kitten wants to spend less time on the computer and the Internet. So what she and her BFF did was make a list of all of the things in their lives that they wanted to change, and they typed them on an Excel spreadsheet. They assigned each task that they wanted to change a certain number of points. For example, for each day they exercised, they got a point. For each day they went without sweets, they got a point. If they had vegetables at every meal, they got a point. At the end of the week, they decided to tally the number of points they earned, and if they got to a certain goal, they would reward themselves. (Sister Kitten didn't get a chance to explain what the rewards were).

They decided to begin with an eight-week commitment. After eight weeks, I'm not sure what they're going to do. But I thought this was a really terrific system, and it got me thinking. I'd like to set something similar up for myself. After I write this blog post, I'm going to make a list of things I'd like to change about my life, and assign them point values. Plus, I need someone to help hold me accountable. Sooo...I would like to invite all of you who are reading this to participate with me. Leave a note in the comments section if you are interested in participating in this project (I really don't want to call it a challenge), and we can share ideas and thoughts.

Tomorrow I hope to have a list of habits I'd like to change, and will publish it here on the ol' blog. I hope you'll be able to join me!


blueviolet said...

I love this idea and if I weren't totally overwhelmed with having to pack and move, I think I'd take this on. There's no way I would keep it up right now. :(

Jenners said...

Lord knows I need to change some things. But I'm not in a position to do this right now but I think I'll keep it in mind as a way to help me stay on track. Good luck!

Momma Hunt said...

Sounds great. Good luck

SisterKitten said...

Yay! I'm so excited you are doing this! The BFF beat me last week but I can't get her this week, I know I can. She requested pellegrino mineral water as her reward.

Also I am now giving myself points for flossing too.