They get them accustomed to
drastic and massive change because they want them to have drastic
and massive change in their lives. The only time they ever got up
at four a.m. before was to go fishin'! Now it will be every
So what about a life boot camp? Is it
possible? Is it something we could, or should, try? I think for
many people, the idea of a six-week period of drastic change would
be great for them. Even if they didn't live that way the rest of
their lives they would still probably make a major shift in the
direction they want to go and would be happy with the results they
So here are some thoughts on ways you
could go through a life boot camp. Give it a try for six weeks,
just like in boot camp, and see if it doesn't make a difference in
your life. As always, if you are going to do something physically,
contact a doctor and if financially, contact your financial
advisor before beginning anything.
Try getting up a half hour earlier and going for a walk or a run
every day. Perhaps you just skip a half hour of television at
night and do it then.
Try cutting out desserts or other favorite fattening foods.
Make contact with a broken relationship and begin to get together
with them to restore your friendship.
Take time each day, even if just for fifteen minutes to sit
quietly in silence or with some soft music just to quiet your
Don't make any new purchases that aren't essential for six weeks.
Take any extra money you get and pay it all toward your debt.
Attend your local family of faith for six weeks in a row.
Take time each day to listen to some spiritual music or read good
faith building literature. (This can probably be combined with the
time you take for emotions)
These are just some thoughts for you. I
am sure you can come up with some of your own. The idea is to make
a drastic step in the right direction. Maybe you do all of them;
maybe you combine just a few. The goal, however, is to put
yourself into a life boot camp situation. That is what will help
you change and make you strong!
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Reprinted with permission from the Chris