What I love most about the No Comfort Zone Challenge is the week long duration. Each week I begin with something different and if I like what I did last week I find a way to incorporate into my life. And if I don’t like it, well, it’s only a week, right?
I had no idea that spending time in my basement away from my regular routine would lead to hot baths, quiet mornings and a more organized basement!
Last week, I challenged myself to read a book out of my comfort zone and … and boy oh boy did I pick a doozy. The nonfiction book called The Imperial Life in the Emerald City is an expose about the misadventures of the US occupation in Iraq after Saddam’s fall. As I read, my heart dropped and my disgust grew. The arrogance and deceit were evident everywhere you looked. My heart hurt to read it. So, good-bye book… I gave it a good try (6+ Chapters) but the leadership, greed and disregard for the citizens was too demoralizing.
A second book I have open and am reading is called The Happiness Project and it’s a study about …yes, you got it right — Happiness. Talk about two sides of a coin! Whew…
This week will be 30 minutes walking per day – outside. NO treadmill, track or elliptical machine. Out in the fresh air under the sky I love so much. I’ll let you know how it goes.
What do you plan to do?
- NoCZ-12 Week 3 Update (margekatherine.com)
- My Happiness Project (mysubjunctive.wordpress.com)
- The Happiness Project – The Beginning (ccarretero.wordpress.com)
- Featured Shop: The Happiness Project (everything.typepad.com)