Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 4: Fun & Recreation]

Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 4]

I’m going to make 12 fresh starts in 12 life areas over the next 12 days.

I don’t expect to succeed at everything, but I want to give a bunch of things a try. Join me!

Day 1: Personal Development

My Day 1 Fresh Start was to raise my weights in Body Pump class for biceps and shoulders.


✔ Raised weights on days I’ve had Pump class. My form has suffered and I’ve missed some reps at the end. But that’s to be expected!

Day 2: Health & Fitness

My Day 2 Fresh Start was to give up Smith’s Cheese & Onion Chips – at least for September.


✔ Wow – three days chip-sober! This one is hard to stick with.

Day 3: Career & Business

My Day 3 Fresh Start was to begin planning out changes to my website’s homepage.


✔ Mapped out ideas over lunch with my business partner. Will have something new to try out soon. 🙂

Day 4: Fun & Recreation

Today my fresh start is from category 3: To do more of something.

I’m going to listen to more music on my iPod when out walking (usually it’s audiobooks and podcasts.) I have heaps of fabulous tracks that put a spring in my step and a smile on my face – but I hardly ever play them. So my fresh start is that at least once a week I’m going to have an all-music iPod day!

I’ll let you know how I go tomorrow – when I’ll make my fifth fresh start – in Technology & Social Media.

What About You?

Think of your own Fun & Recreation goals and plans. In what area could you:

  • Start something new or try something you haven’t done, eaten, read, or experienced before
  • Give up something – maybe a habit that undermines you or an obligation that weighs you down
  • Do more of something – be specific about ‘more’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
  • Do less of something – be specific about ‘less’, but don’t be overly-ambitious

I hope you’ll choose something and join me!

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4 thoughts on “Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 4: Fun & Recreation]

  1. Tricia in England says:

    Day 4 I thought I would quietly miss out- but then a question on Linked In had me looking for my theme tune, and instead of finding the lyrics I got the video! on youtube. So I watched that 3 times, and emailed myself the link.

  2. Barbara in GA says:

    Day 1 (meditation) and day 2 (eat less!) are going fairly well. Day 3 didn’t happen, but as I’m not in the business world, I’ll not beat myself up over that. 😉

    Day 4: More music! I agree with you on this one. I have a perfectly good iPod that sits in a drawer much of the time. It’s coming out today.

    US holiday coming up (Labor Day, Monday Sept. 7), so I won’t be commenting again until Tuesday. Off to have fun with friends!

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