#DOSummer2015 Update #2: On Coasting and Accountability

#DOSummer2015 isn’t a very difficult challenge if you’re going for the exercise idea, like me. The nice thing about doing a challenge that requires only 15 minute intervals is when you exercise, you can usually cross off three or four boxes each time. However, it also means you can go nearly a week without crossing out any boxes and still feel ahead—in this case, that’s me. Coasting along.

So, maybe what #DoSummer2015 is helpful for is not so much forcing me to exercise but rather, showing me how quickly I’m willing to slack off on my exercise schedule. It’s amazing what a low level of accountability can do to a girl’s motivation.

However, what I’m learning this summer is that you can’t rely on accountability. Yes, deadlines are good and so are boxes to check off. But in the end, there are times you need to motivate yourself to do something simply for yourself and nothing else.

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Jon Acuff’s DO Summer Challenge

First off, apologies for the single and tardy post for this week. One of my classes ended as one of my internships (the freelance one) began, so there’s been a lot of shuffling around between blogs, emails, exams, papers, presentations, meetings, and commuting. However, my class ended just a few hours ago and I’m really enjoying my internship, so all in all, things are pretty great right now.

One of the first blog assignments I received for my internship was to write up a quick post about a new challenge Jon Acuff issued for this summer. In case you aren’t familiar with who Jon Acuff is, here’s a link to his bio. And if you’re too lazy to read that, here’s my version: he’s a speaker, author, and blogger who is fairly well known for his sarcasm, semi-motivational speeches, and snappy copy.

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