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May challenge accountability time!

The end of the month means it’s May challenge accountability time…

May challenge accountability time is here!

Did you take the challenge?

[If you missed it, you can catch-up here. Otherwise, read on or tune in above and let’s wrap it up!]

The challenge was pretty simple. I asked you to:

  • think about what health appointments you need to prioritise in your own life
  • make a list of them and
  • do your best to either make the appointments to get them done or at least get the ball rolling

So how did you go? Did you take the challenge? Did you write your list? If you did, tell me in the comments below. How many things did you have on your list and how many did you actually make progress on?

And to all my challenge takers, I want to say that I’m really proud of you! And you should be proud of yourself! Your family, your health, everything will benefit because of this. Because we have nothing without our health. So well done to you for making it a priority.

And what I hope you take away from all this is that it actually isn’t that hard.

It’s simply deciding it’s important enough to warrant your attention and taking aligned action that supportes that decision.

And so often the things we want to do are not as hard as we think they are. It’s just a matter of prioritising and starting.

So kudos to you if you decided it was important AND took action.

“So Sophie, what’s next?” I hear you ask!

Tomorrow’s the 1st of June. We’re heading into winter and I thought it might be fun to do another little challenge to help keep you organised. So…

What do you want help with?

What’s taking up your headspace?

What nagging task could you finally face if you had some support and accountability?

Because rather than thinking about it all the time, let’s just deal with it.

June here in Australia means Winter, turning indoors and bunkering down.

It also means the end of the financial year so maybe financial tasks are on your mind? Things like catching up with receipts for your personal budgeting, income tax or business bookkeeping for example.

Or maybe it’s the perfect time to finally sort out your email inbox. Especially if, like me, you’re stuck inside more than normal because of lockdown.

Or perhaps you’re thinking about turning your hobby into a business? Or rethinking how you currently work?

Because I know, especially here in Melbourne, we continually have to think about how we navigate these situations whenever life gets turned upside down and comes to a grinding halt. I’m certainly in that boat at the moment, not being allowed to go into people’s houses to help them declutter and organise.

In fact, I actually ended up de-cluttering my daughter’s room on the weekend! So that might be another thing you want help with? We could all pick a space in our house and declutter it together this month.

Anyway, let me know what you want support with below and I’ll make it happen.

Because often, you already know what to do. It’s really just about being accountable to do it. And I’d love to be your accountability buddy, if you’ll let me.

May challenge check-in

Are you taking my free Challenge in May? It’s all about getting your health organised.

Tune in below for a quick 2 minute check-in plus simple steps to get started if you’re late to the party.

(P.S. It’s never too late and neither are you. You are right on time)!

In the previous episode of AlignMe TV back at the start of May, I was talking about how as women, especially, we often neglect our health and I challenged you to use this month to catch up on your health appointments. So to help keep you accountable, I wanted to check in and see how you are going.

So how ARE you going?

I was actually just doing some filing and came across my Ambulance Victoria membership. If you don’t already have an Ambulance Victoria membership, I highly recommend you get one. I’ve just paid for a full year for my family of six and it was under $100 for the whole lot of us. Touch wood we never have to use it, but it’s a very good peace of mind in case we do and really you can’t afford not to have it when you’ve got kids.

So Ambulance Victoria membership… if you haven’t got one already, jump on and do that this month. Make it Number One on your list!

Something I need to do this month is make an appointment to get my moles checked as I haven’t done that for a while and it slipped my mind during COVID.

What do you need to do? Because this is how we start. Grab a pen & paper and jot down all the things that you can think of that need your attention.

  • Are you overdue for the dentist?
  • Do you need to get your prescription and your glasses checked and updated?
  • Make an appointment with the podiatrist?
  • Are you up for a massage?
  • Have you got a niggling pain or injury that you need to go and see someone about?
  • Are you not sleeping well?

What could you do this month to at least take the very next step to making sure you get your health back on track?

Because that’s what this is really all about. It’s about breaking down the things you know you need to and want to do to keep making progress and stay in momentum.

So if you’re serious about taking care of yourself, at the very least you could make a list of the things that you need to do and pick one thing to start taking action on. Pick up the phone and make that first appointment. Start to get the ball rolling and before you know it, you’ll be getting all of your medical appointments up to date and your body and your family will thank you for it.

So, now’s the time for action. Grab that pen and paper and write your list!

Your challenge for May 2021: Healthy Habits

Tune in to see what I’ve been up to lately, and also take a free little challenge I’ve set for you. If you’re a busy mum, you need to watch this!

Recently I was at an event with some fabulous people and something that came up was our health and how we don’t always put ourselves, particularly as women, first in our lives.

And it’s so true! Like one of the mums there was saying, if it was our kids and there was anything wrong, we would drop everything and go and make an appointment straight away. But as mums, we often don’t make the time to do that for ourselves and just keep putting it off.

We think we’ll get round to it.

We put up with it.

We delay it.

And at the end of the day, it can come back to haunt us and create a really big problem where there didn’t need to be one.

Perhaps you’re putting off a dental appointment or other female appointments that you know you need to have. Maybe it’s just getting a niggling little injury fixed or taking time out to go and have a massage or whatever it is that’s going to keep you healthy.

[Insert YOUR achilles heel here]… pun entirely intended!

It’s crazy because we’re too busy keeping our family together to look after ourselves. But if we don’t look after ourselves, we’re not going to be there for our family. It’s a vicious circle and we need to act TODAY to break it.

So this month, I want to challenge you to stop and think about what you need to do in terms of your health to catch up and get back on track. Specifically in relation to any medical-type appointments that perhaps we put off, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

Make a list!

Grab a pen, grab a piece of paper and I just want you to think… when’s the last time you went to the dentist and had your teeth checked and cleaned?

When’s the last time you went and saw your GP and had your blood pressure and your cholesterol checked?

Or perhaps it’s a breast screen or pap smear you’ve been delaying?

And guys, you’re not off the hook either.

When’s the last time that you’ve had a massage to fix that niggling pain that you’ve got?

Or seen the physio to address a problem that keeps coming up for you?

I want you to make a list and then this month, your challenge is to do what you can that’s due and to make appointments for the rest so that by the end of May, you’ve either caught up on those medical appointments or you’ve got appointments in the diary for a time that’s going to suit you and that works for your schedule.

So if you’ve been to the dentist in the last three months, fantastic! Your job now is to either ring up and make the appointment for another three months time so you’re going every six months. Or make a note in your calendar to ring up say, six weeks before and make that appointment because then you get to pick a time and day that suits you.

So who’s up for the challenge? Will you put your hand up and say, yep, Sophie, I’m in, I’m going to do this?

I’d love you to post what appointments you come up with as being due because it might prompt somebody else to realise they need to do the same.

Have an awesome May and let me know how you go with your medical appointments.