I love the theme of this 30 day challenge. Research shows that grateful people are happy people. Intentionally counting my blessings has been one way that I've kept myself on track and don't waste time or energy being envious of what others have.
Today I took part in a training at work related to the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator). I first took it when I was a sophomore in high school for a leadership program. Back then, my type was ESTJ. My results about 20 years later? The same. (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging). I think that validates the idea that preferences don't change much over time, though a person's ability to function outside of them may. Learning more about this and how the dynamics between different types play out at work will be helpful professionally.
It's also going to come in handy at home. Hubby's homework before our next date night is to read my report. I think it will help him understand my strong need to be organized in household routines and planning. He's definitely more of a "let's figure this out as we go" guy and likes to do things spontaneously. Both attributes work sometimes....and when we are remodeling our kitchen or trying to make plans with friends who also have small kids, fly by the seat of your pants may not be the method to stay on budget or get everyone in the same place at the same time. But then, if we always did things my way, we wouldn't have had se of the great times together that we've had. This helps me appreciate how we complement each other.