We all know that change doesnโ€™t happen overnight. It happens gradually โ€“ day by day, week by week, month by month. And now that a new year stands before us, we are challenging you to gradually build up your life. The monthly Build Up Challenge is an effort to focus on small changes throughout each day, week and month, and building up these small actions over time will lead to significant changes in our lives.

At Orlando Mom, we started 2024 off with intentionally building up positive habits that will help our well-being and allow us to build up our families and homes too.

Each month, we are going to share and challenge you to work on five habits for the month โ€“ one for each of these areas of life:

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Physical Wellness
  3. Emotional Wellness
  4. Family
  5. Home

It is our sincerest hope that you will join us and other moms throughout Central Florida by reading about these monthly habits and finding ways that work for you to implement them into your life.

We will be sharing reminders on our Facebookย andย Instagram for these habits. Weโ€™ll ask how you are doing tackling each challenge and we want to hear from you so that we can share your progress and help motivate others.

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Mindfulness โ€“ Try “Morning Pages”

Derived from Julia Cameron’s Book- ‘The artist way‘, morning pages areย streams of consciousness writing done first thing in the morning, in three pages.ย Put simply,ย the morning pages are three pagesย of longhand writing; strictly stream of consciousness. Pages are meant to be the act of moving the hand across the page, and writing down whatever comes to mind – the stuff that eddies through our subconscious and muddies our days.

Physical Wellness โ€“ Move Your Body

Dedicate some time each day to moving your body. If you do not currently have an exercise routine, start with a 10 minute walk. Build upon that everyday. The goal is to just MOVE in whatever way makes you happy. Track your movements with an app or a fitness tracker to motivate yourself each day!

Emotional Wellness โ€“ Phone a Friend

Human connection is important for each and every one of us. Be intentional this month and make time to phone a friend (or a relative) that lives far away. Spend some quality time connecting on an emotional level to up your spirits!

Family โ€“ Make a Meal Together

Try something new for Friday dinner and cook together! Let the kids pick out a meal, help you shop for the ingredients and meal prep together! It’s a great way to get them involved and spend some QT together! When dinner is done, maybe they’ll even do the dishes!

Home โ€“ Declutter Another Space

There is a lot we can do in managing our home to help reduce our stress. For the month of March, find another space to declutter. Maybe it is a closet or the dumping ground on the counter or your kids books. Decluttering is something that you usually know needs done but gets put on the back burner until you have time and bothers you everytime you see it. It is a proven fact that decluttering your space will help you feel less anxious. Who knows? It may feel so good that you may find yourself decluttering other things too!

This is it! this is the Building Up Challenge for March!

Let’s work on the Building up Challenge together until March 31! Then, weโ€™ll be back with 5 new habits for April. Remember to comment on our social media posts with how you are doing, we’d love to encourage you and share with others too!

Remember, You’re Doing Great Mama!

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Eryn is a health conscious momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 7 to 21! She is a marketing maven and mentor with over 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 17+ years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is in love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep.ย Eryn uses her ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ to ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ & ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a low tox living advocate. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is "be on purpose" and she lives to better the lives of others.


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