21 Day Turnaround

You may have heard that it takes 21 days to break a habit. Well today, I am taking the next 21 days to form a habit. I recently watched a video of Gabby Bernstein speaking to a crowd and what she said really struck me. For those of you who don’t know her, Gabby is most known for being a best selling author, international speaker and Spirit Junkie! A little over 13+ years ago Gabby started her journey to sobriety and has been guiding people on their spiritual path ever since. When I came across the video from Gabby, I was compelled to watch and listen closely, as there is always something she says that resonates with me. The saying I can still hear in my head from Gabby is about permission. Gabby says (and I’m paraphrasing here), “When we allow ourselves to have permission given thoughts to something that we know is not right for us, we tell ourselves that it’s okay if you have that drink. It’s okay if you miss that workout class. It’s okay if you eat the whole cake. It’s okay to go back to the broken relationship,” we are giving ourselves the permission that leads us back to that bad behavior. Now we all have vices, we’re human! And hopefully by now we all know what our vices are. My goal with the next 21 days is to intercept these bad habits and turn the negative behaviors in my life, into positive ones.

Gabby’s words stuck with me and I decided to say f$%k it, to take control and make a change. For the next 21 days, I am committing to myself, and now to all of you, that I am breaking the habit of snoozing, showering and immediately getting back into bed, and making every excuse in the book to not work out that get me nowhere. Even if it means waking up at 5am when it’s still dark out, even if it means walking around in the freezing cold and windy streets of Hoboken, even if it means I get a couple less hours of sleep, I am committing to something much greater than myself, and much greater than I have ever done before.

I have come to a place where I feel mentally ready to take on this next step. I already know that it won’t be easy, but I also know that I can do this. I am determined to make it through these 21 days to rewire something in me that hasn’t been rewired in a very long time.

When I spoke about the significance of the small things, this is what I mean by the small things. Would it be lovely to lose weight, feel like myself again and have an active and healthy lifestyle? OF COURSE! This is just one of the many small steps that I will take in order to bring back an essential part of my life and who I am, one that I truly felt has been missing.

My goal is to bring awareness back into my life of the importance of a healthy body, a focused mind, and a dedicated spirit. This challenge is to improve my overall mindset, health and well being. It is a reminder that I am young, I am alive, and I am more than capable.

This journey is one that I am starting, but it’s not just for me. I created this with all of you in my mind and in my heart. I believe we all know what drives us and we all know what holds us back. And facing those vices is hard to do. But the truth is, all you have to do is decide that you are ready to do something about it. With the 21 Day Turnaround, you aren’t just committing to the next 21 days, you are committing to be a better version of yourself for the rest of your life.

I will check back periodically within the 21 days to make sure I am staying on track and to keep me honest. I know this will be a challenge I will never forget, and hopefully just the beginning of a new series that I would like to share with you all called: 21 Day Turn Arounds.

As always, thank you for being you, thank you for being here. Have patience, keep the faith, and dream up your new reality.

MBSFaith Flynn