30 Day Challenge

Over the weekend, it occurred to me that I could use some random inspiration to try to motivate myself to get some things done.  Mostly, I’m busy, but I still want to be healthy, keep up with certain activities, or maybe try something new.  But it’s easy to come home, bemoan the hard and/or long day at work, and not do anything that doesn’t absolutely *have* to be done.  So I decided to take on a 30-day challenge of some kind.  I haven’t decided yet what it’s going to be but I got a lot of ideas from this post.  I was thinking of taking on something related to things that tend to fall by the wayside when school starts–cleaning, reading, exercise.  Exercise is out for right now, as I’m in a boot again for another couple of days.  And cleaning, bleh.  But reading or some other intellectual activity seems manageable.  I tend to watch tv or surf the Internet.  I’d also potentially like to acquire or reacquire a new skill–musical instrument or sewing, maybe.

In my mind, I envision this challenge enriching my life in some way, perhaps really embedding itself as a lifelong habit.  Seems a lot of pressure for picking the right thing, then.  Make your suggestions in the comments, and maybe you’ll join me along the way.

2 Replies to “30 Day Challenge”

  1. It’s simple, but I like the idea of doing this with pleasure reading. I set myself a target number of books to read this summer (finished on the last day), and it was great. Of course, I haven’t read anything since, so maybe the 30 day challenge is a better model for continuing the practice. I suppose you could also do something like a daily crossword puzzle, or find an interesting board game (maybe an app) to play daily – there are a number of good recommendations here: http://meadowparty.com/blog/tag/apps/

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