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Luminary Brain Trust Self-Care

20-Day Challenge

Monthly Accountabili-Buddies Collaboration

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Accountabili-Buddies Challenge!

Stretch our courage muscles & develop the discipline of kindness. One tiny action every day adds up to long-term transformation.

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Reserve a space in next month's challenge spreadsheet

Daily
Check-In

Track your progress in this month's challenge

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Share Your
Accomplishments

Bask in the glory of the League of Badassery

New here?

Oh yay, a mistake!

Did you biff it for a few days - or even the whole month?

Be a good mentor and share what you learned.

Success!

What small challenges have you managed to work through this month?

Show us what's possible and celebrate with us!

Guidelines & FAQ

HOW TO

Intrigued? Confused? Add your questions below.

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  • Most of us put our own mental health and physical health second to those we love. This is selfish martyr-y nonsense, and it has to stop.
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  • To ignite the next generation of kind & courageous humans, we have to sustain ourselves as a resource.
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  • This means honing patience, mindfulness, and the discipline to maintain a grip. We care for our mental health because everyone we care about relies on us to manage our own baggage.
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  • This also means caring for our bodies and the spaces we inhabit. We can’t perform at our best if we’re neglecting our bodies and tripping over piles of crap.
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  • So let’s get our shit together by developing one small habit every month.
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  • And let’s have fun with it.

 

  • Our Accountabili-buddies Challenges are hosted on google spreadsheets. (Register for a free google account if you haven’t already).
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  • Sign up for our next challenge by adding your name and goals to an empty column in our Upcoming Challenge spreadsheet.
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  • There’s no ‘right way’ to fill out the column. You can use this month’s sheet for inspiration if that’s helpful, or ask questions below.
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  • Set a reminder to check in daily starting on the first day of our challenge. Set an alarm on your phone, email yourself, and mark your calendar.
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  • Then join us daily during the challenge to track your progress and cheer our friends on!
  • Start small!
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  • Smaller than that!
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  • and get hyper-specific
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  • Don’t drink 4 glasses of water a day. Drink two ounces of water every morning.
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  • Don’t go for a 1-mile walk. Put your sneakers on after your morning coffee.
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  • Don’t meditate 30 minutes every day. Sit in your favorite chair for 1 minute after dropping the kids off at school.
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  • Think of the easiest trigger habit you’d have to establish in order to develop an expert discipline in 10-15 years.
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  • This month is about starting.

 

  • When we fail to meet our daily objectives, it’s most often because:

  • 1. We tried to do too much
    Reduce that 10-sit-up challenge to a 1-sit-up challenge.
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  • 2. We didn’t account for interruptions and obstacles with contingency objectives
    Can’t putter in the garden while away from home? Step outside for 3 minutes.
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  • 3. We got sick or had a family or work emergency
    Let yourself off the hook, or pick a challenge you can take on even when you’re exhausted.
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  • Remember we’re building self-care habits so we can get a grip. Not beat-yourself-up habits to add to your busy day.
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  • If your daily tasks feel like a punishment and aren’t helping you feel more patient and relaxed, pick a different challenge.
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  • Failing and sharing what we learned – this is good mentorship! Congratulations – head over to the Friday Failure Party and share your wisdom.
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  • Absolutely! Life happens, and it’s totally cool to adjust your challenge as we go to make it more accessible. The point is to show up for each other ❤
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  • This 30-day challenge is about developing a healthy habit that sharpens you into a well-oiled weapon of mass-awesomeness.
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  • We’re here to try something new, cheer each other on, and learn what we need to prepare so we can maintain the most formidable tool in our kyriarchy-smashing arsenal – our badass bodies and brilliant minds.
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  • If you want. But it’s less motivating. So try it out.
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  • But I’d recommend just signing up for the next challenge and waiting so you can make the most out of those ‘fresh start feels’
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