This post goes under Random Musings. Over the last month or so I’ve been deliberating on doing a challenges. Lots of people undertake challenges. Some people live Biblically for an entire year – The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible. Others don’t buy anything for a year Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping. Some opt to wear only 30 items for 30 days. Others wear one item for one year. Most of people tend to do this around January every year. Well, I’m not most people. And I’m ADHD so maintaining something for an entire year seems like a bit much. So I’ve opted to do one year of 30 day challenges. When am I starting? A week ago. Yeah. I know.
What types of things will be occurring and when? This was a bit of a strategic decision. I didn’t want to do anything too drastic that I wouldn’t actually follow through on and I didn’t want anything too easy that would make it insignificant. I also didn’t want it to be a Year of No. I didn’t want it to be a year of no this, no that, blah blah. Way too negative. So I tried to balance it a bit. So here’s what I came up with:
Get rid of one thing a day – photos posted on Instagram _keylor_
Take a photo every day – photos posted on Instagram
No sugar for 30 days
A thank you card a day
Workout every day
Write for 30 min every day – this corresponds with NaNoWriMo. I mean, I should write a book or something, right?
Cash only – this means advance planning for holiday gifts ordered online and cash budget for December. This does not include regular bills paid by online banking.
No dining out – This makes sense on the heels of the indulgent holiday season.
Only 30 items from wardrobe – this should help curb the urge for spring shopping
Take Lola out to play for at least 30 min every day.
Read for an hour (this may also involve no TV/Netflix/Hulu)
No cellphone – this will be tough.
A few random ones that didn’t make it into the official list for this year but have the option of being included or swapped out for one this year:
- No spending
- No dairy
- No car
- Talk to a family member every day
Wanna join me? Wanna swap out a month of mine for something of your own? Sweet! Tell us about it, maybe we’ll switch one out too. Invite your friends. A month is just long enough to make it challenging but just short enough not to make you crazy.