Recently I watched a TED talk called “Try something new for 30 days” by Matt Cutts and he makes it seem so achievable. The talk is only 3 mins and 20 seconds long but has motivated me to give it a go. The TED talk is here
I’ve decided that I’m going to start a new 30 days challenge on the 1st of every month and try anything and everything that springs to mind. It takes around 21 days of doing something consistently for a new habit to form so hopefully some of them will stick whereas others will probably drop off.
My first challenge is to focus on toning my arms. I’m a bit conscious about them and have been meaning to do some exercises for years but I start and they don’t last long enough to make a difference.
Other ideas are:
- Take a photo each day
- Write a novel in 30 days
- Eat something new
- Read a chapter of a book
- Learn a magic trick
- Run or cycle to work
- Don’t complain or moan
- Cut out chocolate, sweets, cake, alcohol, caffine, sugar or your guilty pleasure
- Draw something different each day
- Do a random act of kindness
- Exercise each day
- Learn a new word every day
- De-clutter a drawer, cupboard or area of the house each day
- Say Yes! to new opportunities and see where they lead
- Watch a film a day
- Start the day with herbal or green tea
- Do something a little bit crazy
- Learn something new each day – YouTube is full of ideas!
- Think of your worst habit that you’ve been meaning to ditch and give it up for 30 days