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Not sure if you've noticed but there is a bunch of negativity happening in our world right now.  We are all in the middle of a pandemic, our country is divided on many levels, and 2020 has been a year that has been financially hard for so many.  Personally, when I'm surrounded by just a little bit, it drags me down.  So, for November, I've got a little challenge going on for me personally and if you are needing a break from all the negativity, feel free to join me.

The November Challenge - for me, it is more about being consistent with filling myself up with positivity and being intentional about what is bringing me joy each day.  I wanted this challenge to be the forefront of my thoughts each day and to find something new that I was thankful for...and more than just the typical 1st grade answers of "food", "recess", "my toys".

If you want to join me for a little shift in perspective and be part of the Thankful Challenge, here's the super-easy way that it works:

  • Step One:  Just start.  Today is a good day to make that happen.
  • Step Two:  Write it down in a journal, a piece of paper, on social media...whatever works best for you...one thing that you are thankful for today and why.  The challenge here is to go beyond the 1st grade type of responses and to dig a little bit on the deeper side.
  • Step Three:  If you are on social media, always ask the question "What are you thankful for today?" and see if other people will respond.  Who knows, you might inspire them too!
  • Step Four:  Do the next day...and the next.  If you miss a day, that is life, so don't beat yourself up.  It is a thankful challenge not a "I can't believe I am a failure now because I missed a day" challenge.  Give yourself some grace and just move on to the next day.  Or, do what I did and put two in one day.

See, it's easy peasy.  If you are ready to try, awesome!  If it's not your thing, that's fine too.  But, I'd love for you to join me and encourage me as I share mine on Instagram and my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

Another fun challenge that you could do that is similar is the November Pumpkin Challenge.  You can read up on it and see some fun pics here.

Listen to Jessica Williams weekdays from 6 am until 10 am on Y105FM's Early Morning Show with James Rabe and Jessica Williams

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