If you’re reading this now, you know that social media is a huge part of the NoExNo community. The whole reason No Excuses November even exists is because of a single Facebook post.
To honor social media’s initial role in spreading the word about NoExNo, here are some ways to maximize NoExNo with social media:
Use the No Excuses November hashtag
When you share your goal setbacks and successes on social media, make sure to use the hashtag #noexno16 so fellow participants can cheer you on and track your progress.
If you’ve participated in NoExNo before, you know the best part is getting to see what fellow NoExNos are up to.
Whether Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook is the social media platform you prefer, you can utilize the NoExNo hashtag to let your friends know what you’re setting out to accomplish in November.
Participate in the Facebook group
It was actually a fluke that we started the No Excuses November Facebook group, but it quickly became the best way for NoExNos to connect with each other. The Facebook group is the place NoExNo participants can post their progress, cry about setbacks, and brag about successes. Every year, the Facebook group takes on a different role and I can’t wait to see how you guys cheer each other on in 2016!
Change your Facebook cover photo
Speaking of Facebook, another cool way to show your commitment to your goal this month is to rep No Excuses November on your social profile.
This is just an example (from last year), but it wasn’t especially hard to make:
I used Canva to make this cover photo using a free high-quality image from Pexels. You can use any photo you want (maybe your own!) and edit the design with tons of free options. For someone who isn’t especially design savvy, I found this pretty easy to use.
Share your goal with the world
I know, I know. Sharing your goals publicly can be scary. But you know what? When you share your goals with your friends, there’s a certain amount of social accountability and support that comes with it.*
If you declare on Facebook that you’re taking a Krav Maga class as your No Excuses November goal, your friends will be excited to cheer you on in your new endeavor.
The flipside is that they’ll also know if you never follow up with or complete your goal.
The threat of social embarrassment is a powerful thing, you guys. You’re more likely to follow through with your goal when you share it with other people.
After all, isn’t that why you signed up for No Excuses November?
*There’s nothing wrong with choosing to keep your goals private. I’m only recommending it because it’s really helpful for me to share my goals because it motivates me to stay on track.
Allison Baker is a content marketer, novice improviser, and expert bourbon connoisseur. She is the founder of No Excuses November and is a very skilled procrastinator.